“I opened in West Lawn in 1997, relocating to West Reading in 2005,” Stacey, the owner extraordinaire of the Reading area’s best place to score dope music, explains of her record store, Vertigo Music. With extended hours tomorrow for Record Store Day from 9am to 8pm, Vertigo will be carrying many of the exclusive RSD titles.
What else can you find at Vertigo?
I primarily sell new and used records these days as well as a few turntables as well as lots of vinyl accessories (needles, sleeves, cleaners, etc). I also have a small section of new (new releases and $5 bargain CD) and used CD, some cassettes and DVDs, t-shirts, gig posters, pins, stickers, and hair dye.
RSD is important, not just to encourage the support of Vertigo, but of all local record stores. A dying breed, the local record store is incredible for all types of reasons… mostly because you can find cool shit the big boys won’t ever stock and because the people there actually know about good music. Moreover, supporting small business is important on the whole… even if the Linda McMahon is in charge of the Small Business Administration.
I think it’s important for people to support all independently owned business’ whether it’s record stores, book stores, restaurants, etc. It provides local communities with diversity and character and it’s good for the local economy.
See you tomorrow at your local record shop, right?