Motor City sounds. Every week, we pick out one must-visit spot from a different city around the world with photos and a little bit of history. Think of it as a kind of 1000 places to see before you die but for record shops. No record shopping guide would be complete without at least one […]
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By now, we all know about those celebrity DJs who command thousands of dollars to get flown to Ibiza to plug in their iPad and go do lines for the next seven hours. But there are still DJs out there who do things like lug their vinyl discs to a bar and actually jockey them. […]
With a little help from his friends, Brad Hales is still unpacking. The shelves of his personalized, one-of-kind shop are filling up with shoeboxes with labels like “Early James Brown,” or ’60s Funk.” The walls are being painted in primary colors, covered with bright, cheerful murals. It looks like he hired the Jackson 5 as […]
After the original location was destroyed in a fire in 2008, owner Brad Hales lost most of his inventory but was able to salvage several boxes of 45s from the wreckage. They join the now 100,000-strong used 45s available in the store’s new space, which carries only secondhand vinyl and features bright, cheery psychedelic décor. […]
There’s something about vinyl that is intoxicating. Maybe it’s the sleeve art, big and beautiful. Or, it could be the warm sound from the speakers, or perchance it’s the physicality of the thing, where there are literal grooves that contain the sound, not just bits and bytes. For me, it’s also the memories. We had […]
Record Store Day 2012: Detroit-area Shops Celebrate With Live Music Events, Limited Editions, Deals This Saturday, as people across the country celebrate a national holiday for music lovers, Detroit’s record shops will get in the game with deals and events galore. Record Store Day, now in its fifth year, is a time to honor — […]
People’s Records – 4100 Woodward Ave, Detroit Jazz and R&B collectors should mark People’s Records as a must-visit as the store keeps in stock every obscure artist from the 1920s to the 1980s. Strictly selling only used, People’s Records is the place to go if you have an old LP or 45 to sell. The […]
Peoples Records Detroit, MI After the original location was destroyed in a fire in 2008, owner Brad Hales lost most of his inventory but was able to salvage several boxes of 45s from the wreckage. They join the now 100,000-strong used 45s available in the store’s new space, which carries only secondhand vinyl and features […]
1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit. MI 48207