There’s a place in San Francisco that brings together the sounds of the world. From Ethiopian Jazz to Brazilian tropicalia to Norwegian thrash metal and even the songs of bats.
It’s hailed as one of the best independent record stores in the U.S. by both Spin and Paste magazines. Aquarius is not only the oldest one in San Francisco; it just may be the most intriguing. I investigated why and how one record store has helped keep the light shining on underground music.
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about independent record stores. April 21st is Record Stores Day. With over 700 independently owned record stories, what’s the value of a brick-and-mortar outlet selling music in the digital age? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. How have the economics of running an independent record store changed? Do record stores still matter now that you can download just about anything? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.