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Record Store Day: Damn the Man, Save the Empire

By Samantha Abernethy | Friday, April 15, 2011

Photo by Flickr user samaber.

You can’t hold an mp3 in your hand, the way you held that Rolling Stones album when you rifled through your dad’s old vinyl collection. But the art of browsing is now condensed into a brief scan of the iTunes top downloads list and whatever Pitchfork tells you to buy.

Founded in 2007, Record Store Day brings independently owned record stores together with artists, offering exclusive vinyl and CD releases as well as special performances and appearances by artists all over the country.

Some of the city’s finest indie shops are right in your neighborhood:

Scope out www.recordstoreday.com for more information, and check Chicagoist for a preview of all the Record Store Day releases.

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