Music lovers, rejoice! It’s Record Store Day!
Founded in 2007 and observed the third Saturday of April, Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent music and record store culture. Musicians mark the annual event with special releases and in-store performances. Meanwhile hundreds of independently owned record stores offer special vinyl and CD releases and other exclusive promotional items. Among this year’s participating stores are Buffalo’s own Spiral Scratch Records and Record Theatre.
Spiral Scratch Records, 2531 Delaware Ave., will open it’s doors at 10 a.m with plenty of Record Store Day fun. The store will have an exclusive Record Store Day 7′ from Buffalo indie rock band Failure’s Union as well as the brand new Sonorous Gale 7′. Other Record Store Day titles include: Ted Leo 7″ (with exclusive tracks), Sonic Youth, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Against Me!, Album Leaf, Joe Strummer and more. But wait.. there’s more! Spiral Scratch was chosen as one of 10 stores in North America to make the cover and title of F*cked Up’s Daytropper 7″. For more information visit Spiral Scratch Records blog.
Record Theatre, 1800 & 3500 Main Street, will also open at 10 a.m. and offer up exclusives from acts like Beach House, Devo, Muse, Nada Surf and more on a first come, first serve basis. Each location will host several live in-store performances through out the day.
LIVE IN-STORE PERFORMANCES!
@ University Plaza Location (3500 Main St.):
1:00 pm – Spirit Chief
2:00 pm – Son of the Sun
3:00 pm – Mike Vargovich
4:00 pm – Cassi Meyerhoffer
5:00 pm – Pennsylvania & Gold
6:00 pm – Wooden Waves
7:00 pm – The Stay Lows
8:00 pm- Tha Poet A.I.C. (Spoken Word)
@ Main & Lafayette Location (1800 Main St.):
12:30 pm – Here Come the Comets
1:30 pm – DJ Cutler
2:30 pm – Kool Taj
3:30 pm – Bass Reeves
4:30 pm – Hunger Anthem
5:30 pm – Standard of Living
For more information on Record Theatre’s Record Store Day celebration visit recordtheatre.com
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For a comprehensive list of exclusive Record Store Day releases visit: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Page/836
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