Dispatch from Shawnee: Record Store Day
Being a duck of limited resources and time, I decided to celebrate National Record Store Day at two places I very rarely get around to: Needmore Discs and Vinyl Renaissance, both near Nieman Road in Shawnee (ND is on 75th; VR is on Shawnee Mission Pkwy).
Needmore was brisk but not packed when I got there around 3. I’m acquainted with owners Erik and Colleen Voeks almost more because of their involvment with the local music scene than for running the store. In addition to having his own history with the area as a songwriter, Erik plays bass in the Gaslights. He’s also got a bit part in this weekend’s production of This Is Not Spinal Tap, which you can still catch tonight at 7:30. (By the way, if you saw it this weekend, what did you think? Worth going?)