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Spinning Round for Rattleback Records this Record Store Day
It’s perhaps the best day of the year — Record Store Day (RSD). On April 22, 2023, celebrate this music lover’s treasured holiday by making a trip to your favorite local record store. I know I will be.
So in honor of Record Store Day 2023, I had to support local a little early at one of my favorites: Rattleback Records. .
2022 Final Ballot – Best of Chicago
Thank you to everyone nominated and voted for Best of Chicago 2022! Rattleback Records tied with Laurie’s Planet of Sound for 3rd place in the Best Record Store Category.
See all the winners in Arts & Culture, Buy Local, Cannabis, City Life, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife, and Sports & Recreation in the Best of Chicago 2022 special issue online. You can also download the a free PDF of the print issue.
Refer to the closed ballot below to see all the categories and finalists. Click here to see the main page..
Chicago mayoral candidates make final push before Election Day
Fox 32 Chicago
On Friday, several of them were out and about talking to voters, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, hoping to win a second term.
She stopped by an Andersonville shop, Rattleback Records, an LGBTQ-owned small business on Clark Street. The mayor greeted potential voters inside and outside the shop..
The best attractions and things to do in Andersonville, Chicago
Time Out Chicago
Andersonville boasts museums, galleries, theaters and comic shops along the Clark Street corridor..
Chicago Pride: LGBTQ+ business owners share how they survived pandemic
ABC Eyewitness News 7
CHICAGO (WLS) — LGBTQ+ businesses owners are sharing the struggles they faced during the pandemic, and how they managed to survive amid safety restrictions and shutdowns..
As Many Small Businesses Close, One Local Andersonville Shop Expands
Like a forest fire, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent forced business closures have scorched the business landscape throughout the world. Pushing through however, are small signs of life that signal that we will in time rise again.
Dida Ritz, Glitter Moneyyy and more performing in a benefit concert
Milan Polk, Chicago Tribune
On Sunday the Chicago Artists’ Relief Fund, along with Rattleback Records, will hold an online benefit concert for artists unemployed due to COVID-19, especially artists of color. The lineup includes 18 local acts such as drag queen DiDa Ritz, Chicago Soul Spectacular, and rappers such as Glitter Moneyyy and Roy Kinsey.
Think Global, Shop Local. Andersonville Edition.
Brigitte Treumannt, Classic Chicago
Today it is my great pleasure to present some of the appealing newcomers on the street: an intriguing bookstore, two fabulous, yet very different, studios/shops/artistic venues, and a wonderfully funky record store…
Same-sex couple rocks records at Rattleback
Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
There’s a new retailer in town, called Rattlebake Records, located in Andersonville at 5405 N. Clark St. Husband-and-husband team Paul Ruffino and Mike Weaver opened the place recently and it features vinyl, CDs, cassettes, movies and retro novelties for the home…
Andersonville music store puts new spin on old records
Bob Kitsos, Inside-Boosters
Rattleback Records… Okay, let’s get the name squared-away. it’s not a reimagined Slinky or a newly discovered species of snakes, but a recent addition to the Andersonville retail corridor and the culmination of a lifelong love of music and vintage treasures by owner Paul ruffino…
Today Andersonville has a record store again
Taylor Moore, The Chicago Reader
After a drought of more than a year, today Andersonville has a record store once again…Decked out in bright colors and midcentury furniture (some sourced from the Brown Elephant across the street), Rattleback is a love letter to all things vintage….
Find vinyl records and more at Andersonville’s new Rattleback Records
ABC 7 Chicago, By Hoodline
A new spot to score vinyl records, music and DVDs has opened for business in the neighborhood…The record store offers both new and used products. It has everything from The Grateful Dead to the Beatles to Abbott and Costello. Vintage barware, books, posters and art prints are also on offer….