Photo courtesy of Mills Record Company
Long-time listeners and eager newcomers will tell you: Kansas City is in the midst of a vinyl revival. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why Kansas Citians are so enthused—some might attribute it to nostalgia, insisting that collecting records brings them back to a simpler time, one where everyone rocked bell bottoms and Leif Garrett was a bonafide star. Others may insist that with digital music so omnipresent, there’s comfort in a turntable’s warm, scratchy sound. Regardless, the number of KC record stores has steadily increased in the last few years, leading to the establishment of new hubs for live music, local flavors and vintage LPs.
Here are some of the best places in town to find vinyl: