We couldn’t be more excited to share episode 2 of our new series I’ve Got Recommendations! Stinkweeds has long been a safe space to explore, discuss and discover your next favorite artist(s). We all know and feel that the constant feeding of content through various platforms can start to feel heartless and formulated. We are hoping […]

We are elated to announce and share our new video series I’ve Got Recommendations! Stinkweeds has long been a safe space to explore, discuss and discover your next favorite artist(s). We all know and feel that the constant feeding of content through various platforms can start to feel heartless and formulated. We are hoping by tuning […]

While we celebrate the American Revolution, let’s not forget that an American revolution is still happening and has been happening since 1619. Unlike the patriotic songs that accompany fireworks displays, the songs of this revolution carry the weight of centuries of fighting for equality. They have served to cope with pain, to tell a story, […]

Hello Friends, First, we want to wish everyone the best of luck as we work our way around this confusing time. We consider you part of the Stinkweeds family and we feel a great loss not being able to chat music with you every day. But, we’re going to do all we can to keep […]

We recently were the recipients of the Phoenix New Times “Best of” award for “Best Music Store for CDs.” While our biggest seller is, no doubt, vinyl records, we do take a lot of pride in our CD selection. Now this might seem strange, with all the talk of CDs being a “dead” form. But […]

June is officially African American Music Appreciation Month. Like most “appreciation months” the idea seems a bit ridiculous, considering the amount of music we consume that wouldn’t exist if not for contributions from the Black community. But unfortunately, a lot of that history gets swept under the rug, often taking credit away from many amazing […]

As we creep ever so slowly into what is sure to be a long, hot Summer (we will pay for our extended Spring), it’s important to remind ourselves that our interest in vinyl records doesn’t come without hazards. If you’re just now exploring the wonderful world of vinyl, you should know that it has a […]

Strong relationships are built on a foundation of trust, respect, affection and, of course, MUSIC! So naturally, the record store is a great date spot, whether it be your first date, or one of many nights on the town. We’ve witnessed many a couple shopping these isles, together, and we’ve seen how a shared love […]

First: I don’t care if you call it vinyls Before I jump into my thoughts on upgrading your vinyl system, I need to address a bit of a contentious subject for the vinyl listening community. For years, vinyl was seen as a very esoteric medium for music listening. It was seemingly reserved for musicians, record […]

Horror films play on our oldest instincts. In nature, dark corners can be home to many sharp teeth and claws that can pull you in. We have tamed our environment, but we still have dark corners and we still fear those places. Our imaginations fill them with terrifying things, as well they should. With all […]