[musicmonday] Hidden Gems

In keeping with my new Music Monday trend (of writing the blog an hour into Tuesday and then pre-dating it), I thought I’d share with you this amazing store I happened upon today in Burlington, VT.

Located just off Burlington’s beautiful Church Street in the picturesque downtown area, Burlington Records is no doubt a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

According to their website, “Burlington Records is a community of area collectors of vinyl records, music memorabilia, and equipment founded on the belief that great music exists in all genres from classical to punk to hip-hop, folk, rock and everything in between.

I have to say, when I spotted the sign a few steps from Burlington’s famous pedestrian street, I expected an independent music store that sold slightly obscure albums from Indy and local bands in addition to more popular ones. I found instead – to my delight – a narrow space chock full of…records. Who woulda thunk it? This store was crammed wall to wall with rare LPs, 45s, CDs, and hard-to-find posters from bands and artists both new and old. To my dismay, I was unable to spend more than a quarter of an hour there because of my schedule (always on the go, eh?), but I have plans to return on my next trip to Burlington! Check out a couple posters that struck my fancy below.

Read more about Burlington Records here.

What’s your favorite hidden music store? Leave a note in the comments!

[musicmonday] Feeling…Cheeky?

Ok, so I’ve decided to start a new Monday trend on my blog: Music Mondays! This week, I’ve created a playlist of 25 songs that I would consider “cheeky”. Click “pop-out playlist” below to listen in! Feel free to throw in your own suggestions in the comments. Also, here’s the music video of “North American Scum” by LCD Soundsystem because they are awesome. And cheeky.

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