Everything You Need to Know About Record Store Day

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There is a palpable tension inside, he said. "Patti Smith did Horses at the State Theatre, that was just fantastic, and so I think there is something to be said for touching, feeling, walking into a record store". "People identify through music".

Record Store Day takes place nationally on 21 April. "So Record Store Day ends up being a celebration of that culture".

Every so often, a record that isn't in the store is requested by somebody.

Speakertree has been participating since 2008.

This year, 422 special editions, live recordings and early releases will be carried by independent record stores scattered across the globe.

Hebert said Record Store Day (his biggest day of the year) is great for business, and helps shine a light and celebrate the resurgence of vinyl collecting.

It was a risky move for Kellerman to open a brick-and-mortar storefront when other independent record stores across the city were folding.

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding almost 1400 independently owned record stores in the USA and thousands of similar stores internationally.

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Conceived as at a gathering of independent record store owners, Record Store Day, now in its 11th year, has spread this celebration of the unique culture of mom-and-pop corner record shops to more than 1,400 stores in the US, and thousands of similar stores internationally.

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Do you ever find that non-RSD releases you order for the shop are delayed by the event? Once a Record Store Day release is gone, you might not see it again. When participating record stores sign up for the day, they sign a pledge not to reveal which records they get until the day of the event.

Norfolk-residing Turner Prize winning British sculptor Antony Gormley is an unlikely Record Store Day subject, but London jazz label Gearbox Records have created this sound portrait of his cathedral-like studio in all its working glory. That makes it more hard for artists to justify releasing music physically, with more and more of them opting for digital-only releases.

Prices range from $8.95 to $80. Like a collector's Christmas, Record Store Day only comes once a year.

DiFabio said the continued interest in the format is because of the socially inviting aspect of it, where a group of people can sit down and listen to an entire record and enjoy it. The store will have almost 600 records for 99 cents apiece and almost 500 CDs for 99 cents each.

"It has evolved above and beyond our single biggest day of the year", said Greg Halamay, owner of Finders Records in Bowling Green. I think they're necessary in the community and hold a special place in a lot of people's' hearts as being a home for the music nerds who don't otherwise have one.

"It has a tangible quality", he said. In addition to two floors of CD's, DVD's, T-shirts and overflowing racks of vinyl, the shop has played host to live appearances by The Misfits, OFF!, The Bouncing Souls, Supertouch, Laura Jane Grace, Screaming Females, Stephen Malkmus and dozens of others. It's supposed to be a party for anyone who loves music. I've heard bootlegs from this era and they are sloppily fantastic.

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McGlothin won't be surprised to see Speakertree packed with people for the first few hours Saturday morning. "It's a day when record retailers and record manufacturers work together to produce an exclusive offer seeped in the idea that the record shop has something unique to offer the purchasing public".

"We played in Adrian, and the crowd went insane", Question Mark said.

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