Who’s going to National Record Store Day? This Saturday, April 13th, Clock Tower Records is joining the national movement to honor the culture of independently owned record stores. The event brings together vinyl lovers, record enthusiasts, fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. Clock Tower Records is home to over 10,000 records with everything from blues, punk, classic rock, country, jazz and the whole range of the musical spectrum. A number of rare Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead vinyl will be for sale for the event, while the doors open at 9am, you can join the crowds outside, some lining up as early as 6am to find the rare and unique records.
“We love exploring local record stores during our travels. When visiting Nevada City we always make it a point to stop by Clock Tower Records. Upon entry you are greeted by that nostalgic record store smell — a mix of vinyl, cardboard album covers, and maybe a little dust — that let’s you know this place is the real deal. Their extensive selection makes it a perfect place to lose yourself for a bit. And audiophiles rejoice! Clock Tower has an awesome collection of audio equipment of today and yesteryear,” said David Toste from The Camping Playlist.
Karl’s picks for those looking to add to their vinyl collection include Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and the Grateful Dead. The record store is open 7 days a week and located in downtown Grass Valley at 130 W. Main between His and Sunchild’s Parlour. What’s your favorite record? Post a comment and one lucky InnSide Nevada City blog reader will win a $20 gift certificate to Clock Tower Record, winner will be announced on Monday, April 15th. *Edited to say the winner is Megan.
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