Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
The Flaming Lips paid a visit to Wizard. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Wizard Record & Tapes had a sign designed by well-known artist Fred Burkhart, who designed signs for many businesses in Cincinnati. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Singer-songwriter Tori Amos and Wizard owner John James. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Wizard eventually had a neon sign designed by City Lights Neon. It’s now part of the permanent collection at the American Sign Museum. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Rachel Rampleman works the register at Wizard. Former owner John James said the music-loving staff made the store what it was. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
The original Wizard was below street level on West Charlton and later moved around the corner to Short Vine, with the West Charlton spot becoming The Cave. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Countless local musicians and music fanatics worked at Wizard over the years, including Darren Blase, now owner of Shake It Records in Northside, and Brian Baker. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Wizard Record & Tapes had a sign designed by well-known artist Fred Burkhart, who designed signs for many businesses in Cincinnati. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Information Society was among the many bands that hung out or jammed at Wizard over the years. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided
Remember This: Digging through record crates at Wizard
Who says punk rockers are scary? Henry Rollins, frontman of hardcore punk bands Black Flag and The Rollins Band, visited Wizard and even held someone’s baby. (Photo provided by John James)Photo by: Provided