Finn Wolfhard shouts out Neptoon Records and Science World in “Hot Ones” hotseat

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      You probably know him best for playing teenage Mike Wheeler on Stranger Things or Richie Tozier in It. If you’re a music buff, maybe you’re a fan of his alt rock band, the Aubreys. 

      Either way, hometown hero Finn Wolfhard has already done a lot of things at the tender age of 21—including putting his mettle to the test on Hot Ones.  

      The long-running YouTube talk show, which counts over 13 million subscribers, sees host Sean Evans interview celebrities while consuming ever-spicier chicken wings. Wolfhard was the latest victim—uh, guest—on the episode released today.

      In between answering burning questions about his star-studded movie career, Wolfhard made time to shout out the best of West Coast living. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he credits a certain teen vampire franchise with helping to open his eyes to the possibilities of the local acting scene.

      “I remember Twilight would come to Vancouver every year because they would film a new movie, and I remember them shooting by my house,” he reminisces. “It definitely had an impact.”

      Wolfhard has thoughts on the best places for a school field trip, too. 

      “Science World is incredible,” he enthuses. And he ventures up the Sea to Sky to add, “There’s a gold mining place called Britannia Mines.”

      And—most importantly—the star of the new Ghostbusters reboot knows his stuff when it comes to Rain City record stores. When Evans mentions Neptoon Records, Wolfhard is on the ball. (That’s not surprising, considering his band played a special in-store set there in 2020.)

      “That record store is amazing, because the guy who owns it has this huge vintage poster collection,” he says. “There’s really great stuff and great history underneath—and also, it’s Nardwaur’s record store.”

      He’s all grown up—and reminding the rest of the world that our indie record stores are, indeed, fire.