Roosevelt Row sadly bid adieu to Revolver Records in February, but independent record stores are still going strong in the Valley. Record Store Day, which this year takes place on April 13, was created to celebrate the culture of vinyl collecting. Here are a few local shops to get your music fix:
Zia has been around for nearly four decades because it truly does carry something for everyone. To celebrate Record Store Day, Zia will offer giveaways to the first 100 people in line at each of its locations.
Rare Specimen: The Cure, Standing on a Beach – The Singles
Five locations, ziarecords.com
Stinkweeds has listening stations playing new indie releases. Explore its well-stocked local section for the latest from your favorite Valley bands.
Rare Specimen: Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Ice Cream for Crow
12 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
The Record Room
Want to walk on the wild side? The Record Room’s inventory is edgier than your typical record store. Its punk and new wave section runs a little deeper than most.
Rare Specimen: Agent Orange, When You Least Expect It…
2601 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix
Double Nickels Collective
With its curated inventory, Double Nickels Collective is where you take out-of-town friends to go hunting for rare finds and imports. Don’t be fooled by the store’s disheveled appearance, you’ll find some hidden gems.
Rare Specimen: Buckingham Nicks, Buckingham Nicks
45 W. Southern Ave., Tempe