In the past few years, it has become exponentially easier to buy a record in San Antonio. Hogwild, that purple citadel of punk and metal on North Main, continues to thrive as the city’s capitol for shit-talking glitzy metal and bad pop. Lerma’s, on the West Side, is the tejano store of note this side of the border. When they’re not hosting all-ages, rock ‘n’ roll gigs, Imagine Books & Records challenges Half Price as the crate digger’s preferred used book/record depot. And, earlier this year, Southtown Vinyl joined the fray with a clean, industrial-leaning space and a specialization in dance music and DJ equipment.With a soft opening this Saturday, Friends of Sound makes the next move, trekking down from the vinyl-lusting city of Austin to open a San Antonio location. At 700 Fredericksburg Road, the store hopes to capitalize on SA’s growing taste for the medium when they open for good on Saturday, August 6.
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