Dust off your Crosley turntables! This weekend we’re celebrating Record Store Day (held the third Saturday in April) an annual celebration of independent music retailers. This event is in its 5th year and brings together more than 700 US record stores and celebrated worldwide.
Artists and record labels join in by offering up special packages, perks and releases for that day. This year three Gainesville record stores are participating – Hear Again! Music, Tonevendor and Wayward Council – meaning they’re offering exclusive deals and picking up special releases just for the day. In Orlando you can visit – Park Avenue CDs, east-west music & more, RETRO RECORDS or rock & roll heaven inc.
Expect a range of releases from: 311, Sara Bareilles, Foster the People, Paul Simon, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen, Pistol Annies, Leonard Cohen, Ozzy Osbourne, Common, Graffiti6, (my personal favorite) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more. For a full list of Record Store Day releases click here.
To get more deets on the event visit Record Store Day on Facebook. If you’re not up to the shopping they are also having an online contest of all kinds of cool stuff (including a record player for those without).