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04.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's 5 p.m. as I write this, and although Record Store Day will run for another three or four hours at least, scalpers are already selling its limited-edition releases on eBay with predictable mark-up. Leonard Cohen's 7-inch is going for $25; The Flaming Lips/Black Keys split 7-inch for $35, and Pavement's Live in Germany LP for $50. One particularly opportunistic seller is offering a buy-it-now o...
04.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Luke Lavin's shop, Bull's Eye Records, is among the independent music stores that won't be celebrating Record Store Day this year. "I came to the decision to treat Record Store Day like Valentine's Day, as a made-up holiday that doesn't exist," Lavin says. "I may have some refreshments here and may have a small sale to say thanks to our customers, but since we celebrate record...
04.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Buoyed by wonderful weather and excellent live music line-ups, Saturday�s Record Store Day promotion drove considerable traffic to Atomic Records and Exclusive Records, and from what I�ve read online, the response was similarly encouraging in other cities. Hopefully the organizers will follow through on the promise and make this an annual event. The special releases were pretty great, t...
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Today @ Atomic Records, Exclusive Co. and Rush-Mor Records

Record labels have been hardest hit by the music industry recession—a result that many listeners seem to be OK with, given that record labels have long been viewed as the industry’s soulless, profiteering villains—but the industry’s good guys, those tiny independent record stores, have also taken a . . .
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Online Exclusive

On Saturday, April 19, independent record stores around the country will celebrate Record Store Day. In an effort to drive consumers back to record stores, artists like The Black Keys, Built to Spill, Death Cab For Cutie, R.E.M. and Vampire Weekend will release in-store-only singles, and local record stores like Atomic and the Exclusive Company will offer special sales and free live music throughout the day.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Blending a mix of narrative lyrics, lush instrumentation and synth-pop flourishes, the Toronto-based indie-pop collective Stars has distinguished itself from fellow bands treading this well-worn terrain. Led by vocalists Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, both sometimes members of Broken Social Scene...