Going For a Spin at Revolver Records

Since opening in the early summer of 2019, Revolver Records on Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia, NC has been a big part of a resurgence of local options when it comes to shopping for vinyl. They were the first independent record store to open in Gaston … Continue reading

Vinyl Deals Galore Intersect at the Sleepy Poet in Gastonia

A current joke going around a lot of cities in the Southeast is that every street intersection has 2 dollar stores, 1 mattress store and a church. Well, at the main floor intersection of the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in downtown Gastonia, NC, you’ll find … Continue reading

A fresh trip on Tony Harnell’s “Mercury Train”

In mid-October 2019, Tony Harnell, known to most as the former frontman for Norwegian band TNT, announced on social media that one of his most unique albums was about to see a first-time release on vinyl. “Round Trip” was initially released in 2010 on cd … Continue reading

Record Shows and Special Events Dec. 14th and 15th

This coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday December 14th and 15th offers the last chance this calendar year to hit the biggest record shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, as well as a unique “Cover art” show and other events. The last set of Greg Neal record … Continue reading

Hardy Boys – A Near-Mint in Mint Hill, NC

We finally found ourselves headed East out of Charlotte recently and stopped in at Hardy Boys Records and Comics in Mint Hill, NC. The “Hardy” in the name is owner Dean, and the boys are…you guessed it: his boys! (Be sure to check out the viral … Continue reading

Two Charlotte area stores featured on Spectrum News

Courtney Davis at Spectrum News in Charlotte, NC recently featured the just opened Noble Records in Matthews, NC and Hardy Boys Records in Mint Hill, NC in a video segment focused on the resurgence of vinyl. The clip includes interviews with Dean Hardy and Dillon … Continue reading

Record Shows and Sales Oct. 12th-13th

This weekend sees the next round of record shows hitting Charlotte and Raleigh as well as the monthly sidewalk sale at Station Square Records in Rocky Mount, NC. It’s also time for the latest Upstate Record Swap in Greenville SC and the “Punk Rock Flea … Continue reading