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Record Store Recon visits 'Black Hills'

Black Hills Vinyl has a good selection of most styles of music and its staff is very knowledgeable and knows the local music culture.

by Dr. Disc

Name:Black Hills Vinyl
Address:201 Main St., #101, Rapid City, South Dakota
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday;
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday

STOCK: Loads of record players and new and used LPs and 45s hit you right in the face when you first walk into this fairly new store. They also have a large selection of matted band photos with backstage passes.


STAFF: On the day I was there, I had the opportunity to meet the female half of the ownership team. Very nice and was very happy to not only share the history of the store with me but to talk music. Seems very knowledgeable. She stressed how they want to become a bigger part of the music culture in Rapid City. She was also very excited about the Record Store Day events. They bought the store in January, so this was their first RSD as owners.


STORE: The store is very clean. It’s located inside of an old factory building and they do a great job with the space.


SELECTION: The store’s prices are very competitive. They have a good selection of most styles of music, but like smaller stores they are limited in the number of copies they have. Even with the new releases, no more than one or two copies each are present.


SPECIAL MENTION: They planned big things for Record Store Day this year. It’s great to see new ownership making this a really special record store. I will enjoy seeing how this store grows moving forward. Stop by and tell them Dr. Disc says hi.

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