In New York City, Record Store Day 2014 got an early start at Kim’s Video & Music, which opened its doors at 8:00 a.m. The most serious vinyl collectors lined up hours before then. Unfortunately, it was the East Village staple’s last Record Store Day, as Kim’s will be closing up shop this summer–restaurateur/author Eddie Huang has already put in his two cents on the need to save local businesses.
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Elsewhere in the neighborhood, long lines formed outside of the iconic Other Music and DJ mini-emporium Turntable Lab. The real treat of the day was across the river at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which boasted an all-day bonanza of live performances in the store’s venue. Performers included indie-folk act Palehound, Philadelphia shoegazers Nothing, and British dream-pop quartet Fear Of Men, who were celebrating the vinyl release of their debut album Loom that day.