Record Store Day 2023

Record Store Day 2023

Mark your calendars!!! Join us for Record Store Day 2023!!!  Saturday, April 22nd Bananas will have bands, food, drinks, lots of fun activities, and of course all the RSD exclusive releases for ya.  Come back here or visit us on Instagram for updates.   Vendors:...
Localtopia 2023

Localtopia 2023

St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local” showcasing *OVER 300* of your favorite independent businesses and community organizations (Our 2023 festival will be our biggest ever!) We are excited to be a part of Localtopia again this year.  Come find...
Blues Part 2: Louisiana Blues

Blues Part 2: Louisiana Blues

Thoughts Before Diving In So we pulled out another blues genre! How will this one be different from the last? Wildly, we assume. What do you think of when you consider Louisiana music? Zydeco? We did.  Will these blues have strong zydeco, Cajun, and French influences?...
Blues Part 1: Piedmont Blues

Blues Part 1: Piedmont Blues

Thoughts Before Diving In When we pulled this genre out of the jar, we were so excited it was the first. Writing it on the little piece of paper, we couldn’t stop saying “Piedmont blues” over and over, because it was fun to say and a beautiful, poetic phrase. We...

Bananas Records Store Tour

With live music performed in the background, DJ Funktual takes you through our retail store that showcases a variety of music and...

Going Bananas

A profile of the world’s largest record store, Bananas Records, located in St. Petersburg, Fla. Interviews provided by Doug and Michelle Allen. Videography by Paul Lockwood. The iconic record warehouse began as a book store, called Allen’s Bookstore. The...