It's Record Store Day!

23 April, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Evan Mason
  • It's Record Store Day!

The vinyl renaissance is in full swing, and it hasn't escaped the Collegeville area.

Releases this year include David Bowie's Cracked Actor - a triple live album recorded in 1974 - along with the vinyl debut of Tegan and Sara's 1999 debut (Under Feet Like Ours), three vinyl reissues by Spacemen 3, and a special Record Store Day tribute album to Leonard Cohen.

1806 Frankfort Ave. | 9 a.m. -9 p.m.Guestroom Records is celebrating with an in-store sets by Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg, as well as DJ sets by Girls Rock Louisville, Clay Baker, DJ Grey of Saving our Style, Aaron Chadwell, DJ Springbreak, Nathan Salsburg and Andy Myers of Cereal Glyphs.

Wade Ogle, owner and manager of Block Street Records, said the store will have nearly all RSD releases available at the store, which will open Saturday at its usual time of 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. He planned to release a list of what he'll have on hand Friday on the store's Facebook and Instagram pages as well as on Twitter.

Hundreds of independent record stores participate in Record Store Day and sell special edition merchandise to commemorate the yearly celebration. Record Store Day will feature the double LP "Complete Third", the third in a series of albums released in the past year.

Each store offers customers the chance to experience music in through vinyl records, including rare products.

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"Obviously the popularity of vinyl in the last few years helps in any situation, because we sell a ton of records".

But Wes Lowe from Alliance Entertainment, the nation's largest wholesale distributor of compact discs, DVDs and vinyl record albums, says they're now popping up in smaller communities again. "We are always adapting; for Record Day this year we even have a partnership with Sia and Spotify".

"It is limited to 300 copies nation wide, is on pink vinyl and we had a good amount of stock on the day", Mr Taylor said. "But the more it inspires people to do their own local label, local band day and expand from there, the healthier music as a whole will be". The annual event pays homage to the neighborhood music store.

See today's Star for information about more upcoming shopping events in the city, including a workshop to learn how to make your own 1950s skirt and Sharrow Vale spring market.

"I chose to participate in [Record Store Day] in order to better serve my customers".

There's also the second annual Record Store Crawls, a 12-date tour by Warner Music that will escort participants by bus to local record stores.

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