Music has a powerful ability to connect people across generations, languages and the world. People who listened to The Beatles when they first released a record can easily connect with people listening to the popular English band for their first time today. The same goes for music of all genres, from the most popular of artists to the most underground of labels.
Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 13 and Metro Detroiters are in luck because plenty of stores are still supporting the coveted vinyl discs. Support local businesses this Saturday and walk home with some fresh, new vinyl!
As a mainstay record store in Detroit, this store has carved out a niche for itself as a techno-centric record store. That doesn’t mean Detroit Threads doesn’t also cater to fans of other types of music. Their selection spans a multitude of genres from all over the world. With the annual electronic music festival Movement just around the corner, this store should definitely be on your list to check out.
Third Man Records
With a name like Jack White behind it, Third Man Records on Canfield St. in Detroit has a lot going on. There’s a stage for live performances, a record booth and a plant for pressing their own vinyl records!
Currently crowdfunding for the opening of its new store at 1515 Broadway St., Paramita Sound has been doing its due diligence to promote the music scene in Detroit. Until recently, the store was located at 1417 Van Dyke St. and had become known among locals for it’s free “Beat Profile” shows, which featured performances from artists big and small. As of this writing, pledges have almost reached $6,000 out of their $50,000 goal on Kickstarter. They plan to use the money for renovations, paying for musical performances, the introduction of a bar and more.
Located in Ann Arbor, Underground Sounds has been around since 2001. Open seven days a week, this shop is a haven for vinyl enthusiasts with a wide selection of records to comb through.
In addition to its selection of vinyl records, UHF Records in Royal Oak also has a great selection of CDs, DVDs, turntables, magazines and books. Plus, they are also a resale store, so if you have a stack collecting dust at home, bring ‘em in and find out what they’re worth!
If you’re looking for a collection of more than 50,000 titles from a store that’s been operating in Metro Detroit since the ‘50s, look no further than Dearborn Music! They cover rock, jazz, electronic, rap, classical, country and much more. Plus, they have a selection of CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays.