"...Encore Records, Video & Apparel owner Chuck Lokey was visibly shaken last night when I pulled into the parking lot of his video rental/metal emporium. Encore was closing..."
"...Reached minutes after his 11am press release this morning announcing the close of Cheapo Records, owner Jason Shields sounded resigned – sad. “I really don't know how to do anything other than sell music,” he lamented..."
"...A year removed from premiering documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records at SXSW Film, the independent left coast label was back again cultivating a cohesive evening about boogie. While last year’s showcase celebrated a love for all things played at 45rpm, the 2015 edition was dominated by bizarro funk and R&B...."
"...To take advantage of Donovan’s increased visibility, Legacy Records is updating and expanding The Essential Donovan collection by turning it into a double-disc set with four tracks previously unissued in the States. Aside from a message included in the liner notes, Donovan wasn’t involved in the production of the set, leaving it instead to Sundazed Records owner Bob Irwin...."
"...Chuck the character stands in for Chuck Lokey the man, owner of Encore Records, Video & Apparel for 27 years. The affection his character felt for "Discount Records" in Lubbock is mirrored in his opening a rejoinder here in Austin..."
"...At Encore Records and Video during this year’s South by Southwest, Graveyard took the sweet, corner, in-store stage and for 30 rocket-engine minutes proved the group’s debut no fluke. “Evil Ways,” “Don’t Take Us for Fools,” “Submarine Blues,” “Thin Line,” “Satan’s Finest,” and non-LP track “Ungrateful Are We the Dead” made up one of the band’s very first U.S..."
"...Talk to the owners of any of Austin’s participating records stores and you’ll hear a chorus: “Record Store Day is our biggest day of the year.”..."
"...In 2010, I walked into Encore Records – then on Anderson Lane (now on E. Sixth) – and was instantaneously drawn by some all-powerful cosmic magnet to a 40 x 40 record company promo of Steve Miller’s new disc, Bingo! “This looks like one of those old Hipgnosis covers from the Seventies,” I awed to owner Chuck Lokey staring up at its spot high on a wall..."
"...Swedish psych hammer Graveyard returns with its fourth LP, Innocence & Decadence, to the Mohawk on Saturday with time- and mind-bending instrumentalists Earthless. The bands leveled a stage at Encore Records in 2008 during South by Southwest when the metal haven inhabited Anderson Lane..."
"...Nearly nine months of buying trips to Anderson Lane metal foundry Encore Records turned into a page of “Metallurgy” reviews – coming to Thursday's paper. Until last weekend, krautrock pioneers Faust were included..."
"...For the first time in its 30-year history, Encore Records looks spotless: clean floors, bright lights, no casual smudges or debris coating the racks and registers. At its new East Sixth location, its been reborn, reupholstered, and reclaimed..."
"...Also in the "bless their heart" category is Chuck Lokey, owner of Encore Records, Video & Apparel on West Anderson Lane. A local merchant of movies and music in Austin for going on three decades, Lokey was distraught last week at having to close Encore..."
"...Records aren't cool because they're rare, but rather because they're common. Remember that when you're lining up to score limited-edition vinyl on Saturday, and that the real importance of Record Store Day is spotlighting the record store itself..."
"...Austin boasts an impressive selection of recorded music emporiums brimming with vinyl and the curious characters who buy and sell them. The three most prominent, can’t-miss shops are Waterloo Records, End of an Ear, and Antone’s Records – each touting a vast selection of new and used “rekkids.” Meanwhile, a slate of boutique stores satisfy all the music nerd niches with their specialties including Breakaway Records (soul), Exploded Records (electronic beat music), Big Henry’s Vinyl & Gifts (blues), Art & Vinyl (hip-hop), Encore (metal), and Groovers' Paradise (vintage country, rock, and soul). But don’t stop there: Austin is teeming with discotecas, too, including the dominant Discoteca Sanchez. Waterloo Records..."
"...At best, these hundreds of special-edition records stimulate sales for the retailers that slang music 365 days a year and offer fans unheard material by their favorite artists. At worst, they goose collector market opportunists to hock limited-edition goods on Ebay...."