Decades have passed since a pressed record was the go-to option for music consumption, but the thin black disks have remained a novelty among old-school listeners, hipsters, and anyone else who enjoys the iconic crackle of a needle on vinyl grooves.
So in 2007, a consortium of independent record store owners conjured a way to celebrate the musical medium and spread awareness of its survival. They called it, aptly, Record Store Day.
Today, Record Store Day counts participating stores around the world—on every continent, in fact, except Antarctica, according to RecordStoreDay.com.
Saturday marks the 12th anniversary of Record Store Day, and a handful of metro Atlanta shops are gearing up for the onslaught of album-flippers on the prowl for unique jams of old, or vinyl copies of modern hits.
It comes as little surprise that hip, grungy neighborhoods like Little Five Points never abandoned vinyl retailers when many other areas saw them obscured by cassettes, CDs, and now internet music stores. But even unassuming areas like Roswell or Cobb County’s The Battery at SunTrust Park house shops where you can score a slice of history.
Take a peek below to see where some of the best surviving—and new—record stores are located in metro Atlanta.Read More