Think I’m going to make a mix tape.
I am a big fan of shopping from local independent merchants and do so regularly at markets, book stores, and record shops. The knowledge and passion you get from an independent store is vastly superior to what you find at big box merchants and certainly a more intimate shopping experience than what online can offer. Foursquare has added a new category based badge that rewards those of us who regularly visit record shops called the Vinyl Badge. Users who unlock it will see the following text:
♫ “You spin me right round, baby, right round. Like a record, baby, round round round round.” ♫ Congrats on finding one of the last record stores in the world!
Any venue with the primary category of “Record Shop” will count toward earning this badge and I encourage you to explore your neighborhood for local shops to check out. Here are a few favorites:
- Criminal Records – Little 5 –
- Feed Your Head! Music – EAV –
- Decatur CD – Decatur –
- Wax N Facts – Little 5 –
Please list your favorite metro Atlanta record stores in the comments to assist others in tracking down some more great places to purchase music.
Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter and Foursquare