Top 7 Record Stores in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
At the beginning of Record Store Day, there was Metallica. James Hetfield and the boys performed in 2008 at San Francisco's Rasputin Music. It was on that day that the third Saturday in April became somewhat sacred. Given that record stores are like temples for the musically obsessed, the event has since spread like an itchy (hopefully curable) rash throughout the world. And in South Florida, we take RSD very seriously by hosting plenty of gatherings in honor of the vinyl that brings us such aural pleasure.
Perhaps you didn't know, but we in Broward and Palm Beach counties actually boast quite a few record stores. Here are seven awesome places (in no particular order) where you can score pressed wax and meet your fellow music nerds for a good argument over music nerd shit that no one else can stomach.
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7. Radio-Active Records
If you've never been to Radio-Active Records, start flogging yourself now. With co-owner Mikey Ramirez and operations manager Natalie Martinez at the helm, this place offers the most comprehensive selection of vinyl in town. They host live music in-store events fairly regularly and even meet-and-greets with such heavyweight scene-stealers as John Waters and Deltron 3030.
It's not only a place to develop your personal predilections and musical collection, it's a cultural hub in South Florida that is both invaluable and impressive. We should be proud we've got this place in our backyard.