Guestroom Records http://wfpl.org en Independent Record Shops Come Roaring Back in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/independent-record-shops-come-roaring-back-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The national decline of local independent record stores hit home two years ago this week when John </span>Timmons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/11/02/ear-x-tacy-closure-could-affect-live-music-venues/">announced that Ear </a></span><a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/11/02/ear-x-tacy-closure-could-affect-live-music-venues/">X-tacy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/11/02/ear-x-tacy-closure-could-affect-live-music-venues/"> would close </a>for good.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:05:24 +0000 Joseph Lord 7334 at http://wfpl.org Independent Record Shops Come Roaring Back in Louisville Q&A: Guestroom Records Bringing OKC Shop to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/qa-guestroom-records-bringing-okc-shop-louisville <p>The U.S. economy is getting better, observers say. Maybe slowly, but it's getting better.</p><p>The Great Recession and the changes wrought by the digital age decimated many industries, and the market for brick-and-mortar record shops has long been on the deathwatch list. The situation was made perfectly clear in Louisville in 2011 when Ear X-tacy, the city's biggest (10,000 square feet in what's now the Panera Bread on Bardstown Road) and most famous record shop, closed.</p><p>Smaller shops have endured in Louisville. And a new one is coming from an unlikely place.</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:40:51 +0000 Joseph Lord 6415 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Guestroom Records Bringing OKC Shop to Louisville