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Calendar, Night&Day Groove Along

Groove Along

Even in this vinyl-happy town, Groove Merchant Records in the Lower Haight stands alone as a dealer of rare, vintage, and under-appreciated sounds on wax. The tiny shop has an international reputation for digging up awesome rhythms, so it's only…
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Music, Hear This Groove Merchant: Show Preview

Groove Merchant: Show Preview

Even in this vinyl-happy town, Groove Merchant Records in the Lower Haight stands alone as a dealer of rare, vintage, and under-appreciated sounds on wax. The tiny shop has an international reputation for digging up awesome rhythms, so it's only…
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Music, Record Store Day Is Christmas for Music Retailers

Record Store Day Is Christmas for Music Retailers

For the independent record stores of the world, Christmas comes every year on the third Saturday in April. It's called Record Store Day, and since modestly beginning in 2007, this impromptu consumer holiday has grown into a worldwide celebration of…
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Music, Misc. Reviews

Misc. Reviews

It's a given that on the average week more impossibly rare funk and soul wax passes through the hands of "Cool" Chris Veltri — the proprietor of record emporium Groove Merchant mentioned in the recent feature "Funk, Revisited," (April 12)…
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Music, Funk, Revisited

Funk, Revisited

"This is the shit. This is what it's all about," says a scruffy-faced "Cool" Chris Veltri. The fabled crate-digger and proprietor of SF's legendary vinyl emporium Groove Merchant is referring to one of his recent finds, procured on a trip…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

When the Beastie Boys proclaimed, "This one goes out to my man the Groove Merchant/ Comin' through with the beats that I've been searchin'," on 1992's Check Your Head, they solidified the Lower Haight record store's rightful place in hip…
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