Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Is Almost Here!!!

This Saturday, April 20, is Record Store Day 2013! Record Store Day started in 2007 by a group of independent record store owners and employees who wanted to spread the word about the unique culture that surrounds the stores. On this day every year independently owned record stores come together to celebrate with artists and special releases.

In recent years record stores have started to pop back up and it's awesome! There are a decent amount of stores in the metro Detroit area that are participating this Saturday. UHF, Flipside, Found Sound and Hybrid Moments are just few of our favorites. To see the full list of participating stores, click here.

The stores will also have some special performances in celebration of the holiday.

UHF in Royal Oak will be open from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and will have performances by Timmy's Organism and The Henchmen. They have also ordered 'a shiite load' of every limited edition Record Store Day release that is offered. UHF will also have a pop-up shop at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s show at the Majestic that night.

Found Sound in Ferndale will have performances by Passalacqua, FAWN, Pink Lightning, Lord Scrummage and Daher-Malis Duo. The store will have extended hours all weekend, opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday and staying open late for the performances. There will also be tons of special RSD releases available. Found Sound is not just celebrating on Saturday though. They will have shows the rest of the weekend, too. There is a jazz performance at 7 p.m. on Friday and a screening of the film "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park" at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to the free shows going on, there are of course all of the special releases. A couple of the ones we are looking forward to are The Hounds Below/Flint Eastwood/FUR/Fawn 4-way split and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s Patterns EP that includes 2 special remixes. Click here to see a full list of all the special Record Store Day releases.

These are just a few of the awesome things to look forward to at Record Store Day 2013! You can always visit the official website here for more info.


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