Record Store Day

Record Store Day

Join us to celebrate 15 years of Record Store Day! SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD    9AM – 7PM  Live DJ   –   8 Bands Food available from Big Red BBQ Coffee available from Sun Bear Specialty Coffee Roasters Extra Medium Shirts on Site doing RSD custom T-shirt...
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...