Music News: five record-store managers weigh in on Record Store Day

Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, N.C.
Shoppers browse the stacks at Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, July 29, 2018. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
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With Saturday, April 13, being Record Store Day 2019, The Current's music news checked in with five record store managers across the country:

• Jason Hughes of Rock Paper Scissors Goods in Minneapolis
• Scott Wishert of Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, N.C.
• Nathaniel Mitchell of Wuxtry Records in Athens, Ga.
• Anna Lundy of Grimey's New and Preloved Music in Nashville
• Steve Young of Record Wonderland in Roselle, Ill., near Chicago

Each of these record-store operators shared their thoughts about what is, next to the holiday-shopping season, the biggest day of the year. They also talked about what activities they have planned and about some of the special Record Store Day releases they themselves are most looking forward to. Plus, they share a few bits of advice for vinyl enthusiasts heading out on Record Store Day.

Music in this episode:
Jahzzar: "Comedie" (CC BY 4.0)
Jesse Spillane: "Dance Rocket" (CC BY 4.0)

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  • Vinyl on display at Rock Paper Scissors Goods in Minneapolis
    Vinyl on display at Rock Paper Scissors Goods in Minneapolis. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
  • Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, N.C.
    Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, N.C., is located in a former funeral home. Owner Scott Wishert says he's often asked about ghosts, but replies he's "never seen one." (Luke Taylor | MPR)
  • Music history tour of Athens, Ga.
    Peter Buck once worked at Wuxtry Records in Athens, Ga. (Luke Taylor | MPR)
  • Grimey's New and Preloved Music in Nashville, Tenn.
    Grimey's New and Preloved Music in Nashville, Tenn., is located in a former church building. (courtesy Grimey's)
  • Record Wonderland in Roselle, Illinois
    Record Wonderland in Roselle, Ill., opened in 2016. (Steve Young)
  • Record Wonderland in Roselle, Illinois
    Record Wonderland in Roselle, Ill., opened in 2016. (Steve Young)

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