There is nothing like a good record hunt. Looking for that rare pressing or colored vinyl from your favorite bands across dusty antique shows, cluttered flea markets and of course, your local record store. When you finally manage to track down one of your elusive grails, it’s a rewarding feeling that sets you up for your next adventure.
Cincinnati is a vinyl junkie's paradise with the amount of record stores that can be found in and around our city. Everybody’s Records and Shake It are must-sees for any music enthusiast. Plaid Room Records throws one of the best parties in town on Record Store Day (or any day). Torn Light Records in Bellevue even has enough metal for me. (almost) There is so much variety amongst Cincinnati area record stores you could write a book on it.
Queen City Records: Record Stores of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky dives deep into the history of the record shops and the people that run them. Stocked full of impressive photos chronicling the history of these stores. Full of fun facts and tidbits, this book is a true labor of love and belongs in the homes of both fans of Cincinnati music and history.
Come out and celebrate the book’s launch at Everybody’s Records on Saturday, December 16th from 1:30-4pm. Author Cassandra Lipp and photographer Mike Spitz will be in attendance to meet and greet as well as sign copies of the book. Live music will be performed by New Sincerity Works and Dark Colour.
A second signing will be held at Jet Age Records on Sunday, December 17th from 3-6pm. The afternoon will start with a live acoustic performance by Steve Shaw and the signing will begin afterward.
Make plans to attend one of these events to celebrate and share Cincinnati’s rich musical heritage.