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Bad Kitty Roars

Dec 11, 2014

The record shop just off the square in Macomb is closing after three years of business. John Gorlewski is packing up his vinyl and moving with his family to another college town in Connecticut. 

There are at least 3,600 bad kitties in the record shop.
Credit Abby Wendle

As a token of his farewell, John recommends that Macomb listen to more Monks.

Bad Kitty is having a big sale

Friday December 12th from 5-9pm – all records under $10 will be 40% off. Saturday December 13th from noon-6pm – all records under $10 will be 50% off.  

John learned to love music from his dad who’s been a disc jockey in Rockford since 1976.
Credit Abby Wendle

John says, “I wish to extend my deepest and most heartfelt thanks to the vinyl fiends of western Illinois for their continued support over these past 3 glorious years, and a ho ho ho to all y'all.”

When an artist passes away, John puts their album on the “Wall of Death,” under his Voodoo mask from Nicaragua.
Credit Abby Wendle