Happy Record Store Day everyone! Today is the day we celebrate our local independent music retailers - and Greater Cincinnati has some amazing ones.
If you are downtown and are looking for some great local music then I recommend you seek out my friends at Rock Paper Scissors. If your tastes are a bit more eclectic then Shake-it Records is probably for you. But if vinyl is king of your collection you might also want to try out Black Plastic Records in Northside or Everybody's Records in Pleasant Ridge. South of the river you can also find Phil's Records - which is where I started my music education as a young whippersnapper - and Torn Light Records in Newport for stuff you might not find anywhere else.
In honor of Record Store Day, I wanted to do a special review and I wanted to use this occasion to celebrate a local band that has completely exploded onto the world stage but who still have pride in their Queen City roots. I'm talking about Tweens.
Update: Tweens will be performing a special Record Store Day show at Shake-it Records today (April 19) at 8pm.