Pin It
Favorite

Listen Local 

Record Store Day returns to preserve independent shops.

click to enlarge 2011 Album Sales
  • 2011 Album Sales

Most industries don’t get their own holiday. There is no “shoe store day” or anything like that. But there is a Record Store Day, which, since 2007, has served as an international celebration of independent music shops that have weathered the shift toward digital downloads and mega-retailers to maintain the tradition of the neighborhood record store.

As evidenced by the chart on this page, the majority of music (we used full album sales for the graphic) is no longer purchased from the neighborhood record store, but rather online or from large retailers. Still, there are more than 700 independent record stores in the U.S. that participate in Record Store Day. One of those is 4,000 Holes, a Spokane shop that has been serving local audiophiles since 1989.

Bob Gallagher, the store’s owner, has many of the special Record Store Day releases — collections recorded or released by artists specially for the day — in stock and will also have in-store performances by local musicians beginning at noon.

“Record Store Day changed our life. Last year we had a line going around the block,” says Gallagher, adding that his store has undergone a resurgence of sorts due to the rise in popularity of vinyl records.

“We’re back to being a record store,” says Gallagher. 

  • Pin It

Speaking of Record Store Day

Latest in Music

  • All Access
  • All Access

    George Lathrop makes sure the big Spokane shows and concerts run smoothly
    • Jul 1, 2015
  • Hitting Even Harder
  • Hitting Even Harder

    Seattleite Rocky Votolato kicks off a long tour in Spokane
    • Jul 1, 2015
  • All Man
  • All Man

    Gregg Allman has experienced much turmoil, but he perseveres with his mix of blues, rock and country
    • Jun 24, 2015
  • More »

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Outdoor Movies @ Riverfront: 10 Things I Hate About You

Outdoor Movies @ Riverfront: 10 Things I Hate About You @ Riverfront Park

Wed., July 8, 7-10:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Mike Bookey

  • The Dream Team
  • The Dream Team

    Meet the Spokane squad who will defend their home turf
    • Jun 24, 2015
  • It's Hoppin'!
  • It's Hoppin'!

    Accolades abound, baseball gets its own beer and more brewery expansion news
    • Jun 24, 2015
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • All Man

    Gregg Allman has experienced much turmoil, but he perseveres with his mix of blues, rock and country
    • Jun 24, 2015
  • Lightening the Mood

    Local metal quartet Mercy Brown garners fans around the globe thanks to a viral video
    • Jun 17, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Music


Review


Hip-hop


Indie Rock


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation