In an age when most of our music consumption comes via a tailor-made, streaming feed, it’s dangerously easy to forget about the joy of the hunt; the scouring, the discovering, the nod of approval from the all-knowing record store clerk, and the joyful anticipation of putting the needle to the wax. Perhaps more importantly, it’s easy to forget the joy of connecting to a like-minded musical community. Sure, Spotify has a list of recommendations for you about a mile long, but wouldn’t it be nice to get the buzz on some new tunes from something that isn’t an algorithm. Thank goodness for Record Store Day. Your annual analog reminder happens Valleywide on Saturday, April 18. Visit www.recordstoreday.com for participating record stores, promotions, exclusives, and all things vinyl-snob hobnobbery..
Sat., April 18, 2015