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Qobuz Celebrates Local Record Stores this Record Store Day

By Jessica Porter-Langson |

This Record Store Day, April 23, 2022, Qobuz invites you to discover some of our favorite local record stores who have curated exclusive playlists aligning with their tastes and values.

Since its launch in 2007, Record Store Day has established itself as the most eagerly awaited annual event for fans of physical music formats, particularly vinyl, a medium that is now enjoying a second youth, available in this day and age in all colors and even in different shapes. Although Qobuz is a digital streaming platform and download store, we understand the importance of tradition and the benefits that the physical music world presents for artists and local store owners. Find out more about our store partners below, listen to their playlists, and if you can, get down and visit them this Saturday!

End of All Music (Oxford MS)

Located on the Square in downtown Oxford, upstairs in the historic Duvall’s building, End of All Music stocks mainly new and used vinyl which fills up three whole rooms. Along with the classic vinyls, you can find reissues and new releases in both CD and LP formats. And if you’re just beginning your physical audio journey, the store also carried audio equipment such as turntables, speakers, headphones etc. End of All Music curated a special playlist for us that includes some lesser-known hits by classic artists such as R.E.M, Can and Pavement. You can also find some newer tracks like Forever on My Mind from blues artist Son House’s latest record, or some great funk from up-and-coming band Durand Jones & The Indications.
Discover End of All Music’s playlist here

Goner Records (Memphis TN)

Goner Records opened in Memphis in 2004 by Zac Ives and Eric Friedl, the latter of whom started the goner record label in 1993. The shop originally opened to expand the label and has now gone on to run their own annual music festival called Onerfest, as well as monthly streaming shows called Goner TV. Goner buy and sell new and used LPs and 45s of all genres from Rock to Jazz, Soul to Punk and Experimental to Elvis! Goner Records’ specially curated playlist is perfect for digging into their house label. You’ll find excellent indie bands like Ty Segall and Low Life, Australian punks Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Cosmic Psychos, and hometown heroes Reigning Sound.
Discover Goner Records’ playlist here

Grimey's (Nashville TN)

Grimey's Records in Nashville, Tennessee was founded in 1999 in hopes of offering the people of Music City a welcoming place to buy records, hang out, and share their love of music. Grimey’s playlist highlights songs by artists that are near dear to the record store, some of whom are the store's friends and neighbors in Nashville, like Bully, Paramore, Lilly Hiatt, and Jason Ibell & the 400 Unit. Other songs included feature performances by current and former Grimey's staffers like Soccer Mommy, The Features, Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals Starvation League, and Margo Price. Many of the songs are by artists that have performed at Grimey's, like Metallica, Kacey Musgraves, Yo La Tengo, and Wilco. And some of the songs found on the playlist are just songs the staff at Grimey’s love to hear.
Discover Grimey’s playlist here

LUNA (Indianapolis IN)

This unassuming but legendary 27-year-old store in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the place for music lovers, offering LPs, CDs, and cassettes. Their new vinyl stock is at over 10,000 pieces, and their pre-loved selection hosts a collection of over 25,000 LPs! Hosting an eclectic mix of tracks, LUNA’s specially curated playlist has a little bit of everything. From the classic jazz of Coltrane, Kamaal and Mingus, to dub by Agustus Pablo, and even a hint of J Dilla, this playlist is the perfect place to listen to what the LUNA team are enjoying.
Discover LUNA’s playlist here

Park Avenue (Orlando FL) Established in 1984, Park Ave CDs has been serving and supporting the Central Florida music community for over 37 years. During that time, Park Ave has had the privilege of hosting many wonderful and truly memorable in-store performances. Park Ave’s curated playlist features just a handful of the many talented musicians who have graced the venue, and it seems they’ve hosted just about everyone! From Two Door Cinema Club and The National, to Childish Gambino, Machine Gun Kelly and José González.
Discover Park Avenue’s playlist here

Turntable Lab (New York NY)

Turntable Lab was founded in 1999. Fresh out of NYU, Anthony, Pete, and Jasper opened up in a college apartment with a static HTML site + a 56K modem. As the first online store to cater to DJs, the Lab made its name by selling Technics 1200s and Shure M447s at fair prices. Twenty years later and they are still known for carrying only the best Hi-Fi and DJ equipment, as well as a great range of vinyl LPs. Turntable Lab’s curated playlist is exactly what you would expect to be created by a staff made up of DJs, producers and musicians. With tracks from Aphex Twin, Keith Flint and Yaeji on the electronic side, to absolute hip-hop classics by Nas, Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest, you are sure to find your groove here. [Turntable Lab is now online-only, having closed their East Village shop in August, 2020]
Discover Turntable Lab’s playlist here