Top 7 Record Stores in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Ian Witlen

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.

See also: Top Ten Signs You're a Music Snob


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Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2014 Readers' Poll: Start Your Voting Now

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Something wonderful happened last night as the clock struck midnight somewhere on the East Coast of the United States. Our Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2014 Readers' Poll went live on the internet. This is your one chance this year to tell us here at New Times what the hell you're into, which bands you love, clubs you dig, places you like to chow.

The polls are open until April 30, and then you get to vote on the top five in each category until May 5. After the jump, peep some categories in which you can vote. Sure this is Florida, but at New Times, you every vote does actually count.


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Top Seven Rising Female-Fronted Bands in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Broward and Palm Beach counties have their fair share of musical masterminds. And though most acts here are not led by female voices, what we lack in quantity, we make up for in quality. We have some fine bands led by women with powerful messages and vocals.

What follows are seven solid groups fronted by local sisters in song. We wanted to show some respect to these brave and beautiful ladies who make it their business to keep music diverse here and to express their unique visions of the world through sound.

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BUST Magazine Features Fort Lauderdale Hotspots

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BUST Magazine

The world is looking at you Fort Lauderdale!

A spread displaying Broward County's coolest everything appeared in the February/March 2014 issue of the fantastic BUST Magazine. In it, writer Bridget Sweet calls the city, "more mellow than Miami and more punk than Palm Beach." While the gutter-punks of Lake Worth or the sun-stained, party folks on FTL Beach may disagree, there's definitely something valid to this statement.


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Best Broward and Palm Beach County Albums of 2013

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Ami Jolene

Listen up, people. Grab your beverage of choice or the stinky, sticky thing you enjoy puffing on, put the volume up, and get ready to judge.

They say the album's dead, but there's no real proof -- no bloody vinyl LPs or strangled cassettes (non-cassingles, of course) lying around with police tape protecting them. At Country Grind, we believe in the album, and so here, we touted the finest groupings of songs from Broward and Palm Beach counties released in 2013.

Our opinionated writers have gathered this list for your education and listening pleasure. Feel free to dissent. Click on.

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Download the New Best Of App

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Want to know where to go and what to do in South Florida? Your essential mobile guide -- also known as our Best Of app -- just got better. You already know you can count on the Best Of app to offer restaurant, shopping and nightlife recommendations from New Times Broward-Palm Beach's expert critics. Now the app has been redesigned to be faster, sleeker, and packed with even more carefully curated local content. Not only can you find the best burger or martini in town, you can scan critics' picks and other recommended options in those and dozens of other categories. And now that we've combined our Best Of database with our comprehensive local listings, you can always find something nearby. Wherever you are in South Florida, the Best Of app is your window to what's around you. It's fast, it's fun, and it's still free. Download it today.

Best of Broward Palm Beach 2013: Best Album

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Great news, South Florida. This week, our latest The Best Of Broward-Palm Beach issue hits the stands, and it is a galactic-sized monster, packed with more than 180 picks for South Florida's greatest restaurants, bars, clubs, people, and places. We've selected a few winners to get you in the mood for music.

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Best of Broward Palm Beach 2013: Best Drag Queen

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Great news, South Florida. This week, our latest Best of Broward Palm Beach issue hits the stands, and it is a galactic-sized monster, packed with more than 180 picks for South Florida's greatest restaurants, bars, clubs, people and places. The issue hits stands Thursday, but in the meantime we're previewing a few select winners.

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Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2013: Best Rock Band

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Great news, South Florida. This week, our latest Best Of Broward Palm Beach issue hits the stands, and it is a galactic-sized monster, packed with more than 180 picks for South Florida's greatest restaurants, bars, clubs, people, and places. The issue hits stands Thursday, but in the meantime, we're previewing a few select winners.

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Best of 2013 Readers' Choice Poll: You Have Until Midnight to Vote!

Every Friday, you start crazy clicking on Facebook to decide want you're going to do that weekend. And you're only down to do the best things in town.

You don't have to do much more than scan your events. You already know where to go: the best strip club to end up at, the loudest rock band to head-bang to, the most glamorous drag queen to gawk at, the future hip-hop legend that someday will burst out of Fort Lauderdale like fake boobs from a tight tee.

But share your wealth of good taste with your Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County brethren by voting in the Readers' Choice poll for Best of 2013.


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