By now, Record Store Day has become the vinyl enthusiast’s Christmas. More than about buying rare and exclusive LPs, though, it’s a chance for fans everywhere to reaffirm their love of music and its connective capabilities. On September 7th, RSD will joined by a sister celebration in Cassette Store Day, a global extravaganza of that once-forgotten format thought extinct after the rise of the CD. Despite its fledgling status, the “holiday” has already garnered exclusives from The Flaming Lips and At The Drive-In. But the question begs: will it catch on like RSD or will it die out as quickly as it began?
On today’s Rock it Out! Blog, Sami and Nick Mayor, owner of Chicago’s Bric A Brac Records store, discuss why Cassette Store Day could work and what record stores will be doing in order to celebrate the occasion. Will you participate in CSD or will you pass since you haven’t owned a tape player since, like, 1997? Let us know in the comment section down below.
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