As nice as it would have been to make the rounds and take in all the shows on Record Store Day, the festivities at HiFi Hair & Records by Loring Park stood out the most. This was for many different reasons, not the least of which (in the interest of full disclosure) was that my band, Street Hassle, got to close out the night there.
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But more important was the fact that the whole day there was dedicated to local hero Slim Dunlap. Slim is the former guitarist for the Replacements (and renowned solo artist in his own right) who suffered a serious stroke a few years ago and is still struggling with the effects of it. Exclusively for Record Store Day, New West Records re-released Slim's two solo albums, The Old New Me and Times Like This, as a double-LP set, and they were being snapped up by fans from the minute the store opened.More »