Chain Reaction Records 8799 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood Chain Reaction, which specializes in punk and metal, is throwing a Record Store Day celebration from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m. that includes sales on skateboards and select CDs and vinyl. It has increased our contact with music lovers through out the region, allowed us to build our network of musicians locally and nationally, promote music and playing music to people that hadn't considered playing an instrument.
"A lot of people will often come in the shop and say, is vinyl back?" Be sure to get down to your local independent record store early as they'll only have a limited supply of each design!
To celebrate the day, some artists will just pop into a store or will have a specialty album shipped out. Here's a roundup of stores in the area that are participating in Record Store Day, as well as some events happening around town.
Ella Fitzgerald. The two-LP set Ella Live at Zardi's, released previous year, can be had on jazzy pink and blue vinyl.
Beginning on Record Store Day, the folks at Friendly Records in Bristol have decided to make it "Record Store Weekend" with live performances from Snails, Alex Lipinski and Olive Haigh. Also available: the soundtrack to the 1991 film Rush, available for the first time on vinyl. A Let's Dance 12-inch single has the full 7:34-minute demo version of the song, mixed by Nile Rodgers, and a live version from The Serious Moonlight Tour concert film. The first Record Store Day was launched as an annual music event the following year on April 19, 2008, and has been held on the third Saturday of April every year since then. We're not crying, you're crying.
Speakertree is Lynchburg's only local record store and has been in business almost 10 years.
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"Stopping by on Record Store Day and seeing that place is gonna be a madhouse". The single will be backed by a recording of "New York poem (for Polly)" taken from the album Useless Magic that will be released in July.
Black and Read 7821 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada While Black and Read houses a number of books and games, the Arvada store also carries a wide selection of vinyl.
The crowd at the Princeton Record Exchange for a past Record Store Day.
Bruce Springsteen "Greatest Hits", a two-LP set long out-of-print, reissued on red vinyl.
Arielle Stevenson brought her Hello Darlin' mobile record shop to Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg for a Record Store Day pop-up on April 21, 2018. With a cassette or CD, you can press play and walk away.
Various artists. The eight-track Speak Out: Recorded Live at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival collects performances of protest songs with artists including Billy Bragg, Jim James, Marco Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick Offerman, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.