Woman-owned music shop Red Zeppelin Records offers eclectic selection in downtown McKinney
Purple Zeppelin Records’ staff consists of clerk Declan Williamson, owner Katie Scott and supervisor Bayleigh Cheek. (William C. Wadsack/Community Influence Newspaper)
“A beautiful matter about it is there is not a person established demographic for us simply because every person enjoys new music,” Scott reported. “We delight ourselves on our [selection’s] variety.”
Found just off the downtown McKinney Square, Purple Zeppelin opened in July 2020. Scott stated she opened the store after seeing the curiosity in the vinyl she stocked at her other downtown McKinney business enterprise, the vintage boutique The Groovy Coop.
Thanks to Purple Zeppelin’s success, Scott recently took around the area subsequent door to the store and expanded its floorplan. That authorized her to insert much more data, CDs and cassette tapes for now, but Scott explained she has additional programs for the additional room in the future.
“Expanded retail for now and then subsequent 12 months we’ll change [the store] into a bar [and music] location as well,” she explained.
Bayleigh Cheek, who manages the history store, will likely be one of the very first people to enjoy on the prepared phase, as she is a single of four artists signed to Scott’s new music label, which is also referred to as Purple Zeppelin Records. Scott fashioned the label earlier this 12 months to release songs from North Texas artists this sort of as Cheek.
The keep is subsequent gearing up for the Black Friday version of Record Retail outlet Working day on Nov. 26. The semi-yearly buying event characteristics a assortment of confined-version vinyl pressings that are delivered for sale solely at unbiased music outlets these types of as Red Zeppelin.
“Black Friday is not nearly as large as the common Report Keep Day [in April],” Scott stated. “But this year, History Store Working day was massive [for us]. People lined up around the corner.”
Scheduled releases include things like vinyl from artists including Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Billie Eilish and Dio. Nevertheless, owing to the confined character of the releases, Scott said there are no assures of what the retailer will receive or be capable to keep in stock for Black Friday.
“The cool detail about us is [that] we’re nonetheless form of underground,” she reported. “Our genuine fans know [that] if you arrive listed here, you’re most likely a lot more probably to get a thing.”
Pink Zeppelin Documents
206 E. Louisiana St., Ste. A, McKinney
Several hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunshine. noon-5 p.m.