With the advent of the internet and the ushering in of the digital era, the concept of the local record store may seem outdated. But you know what's missing from those torrent files and streaming sites? A human touch, a hub for the musical community to convene with others who recognize and share their obsession with sounds. Radio-Active Records offers that, in brick and mortar, to those who need more than an MP3 to explore and enjoy all there is to music.
Radio-Active's co-owner Mikey Ramirez tells New Times that his store doesn't waste resources on converting those that download music into those that may buy it. Rather, he says, "We focus on the market that exists, on the people that are passionate about music and care about independent artists and record stores."More »