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The Agit Reader – Motor City’s Spinning DJ Brad Hales

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

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Model D – Power to the Peoples: Record Store Rises from the Ashes

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

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Detroit Sounds Like This – Peoples Records

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

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Visit Detroit – Record Store Day Plays to Detroit’s Soul (2013)

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

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Huffington Post Record Store Day 2012: Detroit-area Shops Celebrate

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

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CBS 62’s Guide to Metro Detroit’s Record Stores

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

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Rolling Stone – The Best Record Stores in the USA

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

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