Not only does the store have one of the largest collections of new and used punk and metal records in the state, but over the years it has hosted many shows by local bands like Saves the Day, Midtown, Titus Andronicus and My Chemical Romance, as well as national acts like Queens of the Stone Age, Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World and many others. I wanted to fill that void and bring in the unknown, selling punk and British records and what was being ignored. “Roth” said that the COVID-19 pandemic was not the deciding factor in closing the store and that he was retiring to spend more time with his family. Vintage Vinyl, a music store in Fords, N.J., that has been the heart of the state’s punk and metal scene for decades, will close its doors next month. Roth opened the first version of the store at age 23 in 1979 in Irvington, N.J. “I couldn’t find the music I wanted in chain stores,” Roth told NJ Advanced Media. Fans attend a promotional event at the Vintage Vinyl store in Fords, N.J., Nov. 26, 2011. “It was the punk era, and you couldn’t get those records anyw,” Roth said. To re-read this article, go to My Profile and then to View Saved Stories. 2021 Condé Nast. It has been in its current location since 1984.

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