“My first record store was called Exile on Main Street. It was cleverly named as it was located on Main street in Mt. Kisco, NY where David and I grew up.”
“As a kid it was hugely intimidating. I didn’t feel quite cool enough to hang out there. To be honest I still don’t feel cool enough to hang at certain record stores. That part never really goes away. I felt way more comfortable and safe at Borders Book Store or this goofy shop called Digital Upgrade that only sold CDs. I bought CDs like The Offspring’s Smash and Salt N Pepa’s Very Necessary there.
When I was around 12 years old I started to build the avocados to browse the aisles of Exile. I would watch what other older skater kids would buy and try to seem cool and eventually had the cojones to buy a record after my dad got his old turntable working again. My first purchase there was Sly Stone’s Fresh—the one where he’s doing that badass karate kick or whatever you’d call it on the cover. I still have it, but those Salt N Peppa CDs are long gone.
That’s the beauty of vinyl. A record is a fixture in your collection for a lifetime. CDs died a slow death with the likes of Borders and the legendary Digital Upgrade.
The Dig are hitting the road in support of their brand new release Bloodshot Tokyo—and we have an opportunity for you to catch them in the city of your choice! Simply peruse the tour dates…
THE DIG TOUR DATES:
2/22: New Haven, CT at Bar
2/23: Boston, MA at Great Scott
2/25: New York, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/28: Toronto, ON at Velvet Underground
3/01: Montreal, QC at Quai Des Brumes
3/02: Rochester, NY at Bug Jar
3/03: Philadelphia, PA at Milkboy
3/04: Pittsburgh, PA at Spirit
3/05: Washington, DC at Black Cat
3/07: Durham, NC at Pinhook
3/08: Charlotte, NC at Evening Muse
3/09: Savannah, GA at Savannah Stopover
3/10: Atlanta, GA at Masquerade Purgatory
3/17: Phoenix, AZ at Valley Bar
3/18: Los Angeles, CA at The Echo
3/20: San Francisco, CA at The Chapel
3/22: Portland, OR at Doug Fir
3/23: Seattle, WA at The Sunset
3/24: Bend, OR at Volcanic Theatre
3/25: Boise, ID at Treefort Music Festival
3/26: Salt Lake City, UT at Kilby Court
3/27: Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge
3/29: Ames, IA at Iowa State University
3/30: Minneapolis, MN at 7th St Entry
3/31: Milwaukee, WI at Shank Hall
4/01: Chicago, IL at Scubas
…and enter to win in the comments below citing the city where you’d like to catch the band, and briefly why we should send you. We’ll choose 2 winners in 2 cities for a pair of tickets each on February 21, 2017.
The Dig’s new full-length Bloodshot Tokyo is in stores now—on pink vinyl.