It almost sounds like a joke, but Cassette Store Day will take place Sept. 7 and organizers told Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Examiner Sept. 3. they definitely plan to bring it back next year. It appears the cassette is not dead.
The event's website lists participating dealers all over the world and several special releases and events coming that day and said that releases that don't sell out on Cassette Store Day will be available through the shops and labels' websites a week after the event.
“Music sounds great on cassette I have a big collection of original albums on cassette from artists like Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, MC5 and Suicide,” says Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream on the site. “I also have great compilation tapes I made to play on Primal Scream tours. Cassette is a cool medium to listen to music on. Warm and fat. Good bottom end. Yeah!”
Events are being held at stores around the world, including in Fullerton, Claremont and Oakland, CA., and Brooklyn, N.Y. in the United States, according to the website.