STAINED CLASS RECORDS IS READY TO HIT UNPAUSE
In other record store news, there has been a major change-up at a beloved Parkdale music shop.
Headbangers were surely nervous when record store Parkdale Platters closed up at the end of July. It’s always sad to lose a record store, but what about the other record store inside it, Stained Class Records, the city’s only heavy metal specialty shop?
As it turns out, the bins at Stained Class won’t be empty for long. Though the shop has been closed for a couple of weeks, it will reopen in the same space at 1614 Queen West. Only now it will be a record-store-within-a-vintage-shop, as Black Diamond Vintage is set to move in. The store promises “rock and roll goods outta Toronto,” which seems like as good a fit as any.
Stained Class will return this Saturday (September 2) with a book signing by metal heavyweight Dan Lilker (of Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, S.O.D., Anthrax, Venomous Concept, The Ravenous and, somehow, others).
The event runs from 2-3:30pm. Lilker’s biography, Perpetual Conversion by Dave Hofer, will be available for purchase, as will everything else. facebook.com/stainedclassrecords