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Vinyl resurgence breathes life into record shop business

Published May 13, 2013

We asked Ken Chrisien at Acme and Dan DuChaine at Rushmor - both in Bay View - and Luke Lavin at Bull's Eye, on the East Side, about how the recession affected the business, about Record Store Day and more. Their answers might surprise you.

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The Scarring Party comes away from the light for show at Hotel Foster

Published March 22, 2013

Known for their tin can microphone, shiny tuba, eclectic instrumentation--which ranges from a typewriter to a customized whirring vibraphone--and, most importantly, lead singer Daniel Bullock's thoughtful, incisive lyrics. The Scarring Party's songs have roots in the early days of radio jazz, but the tone is more foreboding, as if one was being stalked by guard dogs in a French walled city while on the way to a burlesque show in Hell. Equal parts exciting, unnerving, and devious.

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Acme Records opens Saturday

Published Oct. 3, 2012

Sorting out city licensing and permits and a lot of hard work building out the space and amassing and pricing records has pushed back the opening day a bit, but Ken Chrisien better be ready to launch his new Acme Record Emporium by Saturday, because he's planned a gala opening event from noon until 7 p.m.

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Acme Records is an outlet for Shopkeeper's vinyl passion

Published Aug. 25, 2012

Despite the loss of some great indie record shops over the years, record stores are not dead. In fact, one is opening soon in Bay View, right up the street from what is likely the longest-lived record shop in town, Rush-Mor. Ken Chrisien, better known to local music fans as WMSE DJ Shopkeeper Ken, is living up to his on-air moniker and opening Acme Records and Music Emporium soon at 2341 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

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