Thursday, April 16, 2015

Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015 is this Saturday, April 18th! The event was created to get people in to their local independent record stores and also to promote the culture of records and these stores. Over the past 8 years it has grown immensely, with tons of exclusive RSD albums being released every year and record stores holding all sorts of events, basically making a party out of it.

The Metro Detroit area has some great stores, many of which have promotions and events going on this Saturday for RSD. Here's a list of a few of the stores with activities going on this Saturday.

Flipside Records:
Doors open at 10 a.m. with Free Promos, 20% Off All Used Music, Video Games, DVDs/Blu Rays & MORE! There will also be live music from Charming Relative , Remnose & 1592!

UHF Records:
This shop will also have in-store performances in the afternoon from Moonwalks, Danny Kroha and The Muggs! There will also be a Third Man Records Roulette Wheel on site. Anyone that purchases 3 records from TMR will get a chance to spin the wheel and win records, tickets, merchandise, and more! Head over to UHF's Facebook page on Friday after 4 p.m. to see a list of what RSD releases they will have in stock.

Lo & Behold:
Lo & Behold in Hamtramck is doing things a little different for RSD. They have teamed up with Girls Rock Detroit for a Meet & Greet. The event will feature a Children's Jam Session, Folk Songs & Stories, performances by Molly Jean, Tony Paris and Dave Morrison, a raffle drawing and food and drinks. The Girls Rock crew will be on site spreading the word about their first Rock N Roll Summer Camp too. The fun happens from 2-7 p.m.

Stormy Records:
It's all about the music at Stormy Records! They will have some RSD selections in stock, but they are focusing more on the great used records that they sell every day. They have some that they have been saving just for this day and they will also have 4 crates of $2 "solid rock n roll titles".

Weirdsville Records:
Our good friends from HYPE Screen Printing will be in house slinging shirts to anyone that spends $75+! The store will also offer 20% off all used vinyl, cassettes, CDs and DVD, Those Hounds will play live and Andy Garcia is DJing throughout the day!

Melodies & Memories:
Get to this shop early and you will get a free doughnut and some orange juice! Sounds like reason enough to make this your first stop! Jett Plastic Recordings will be on site with their special RSD release, from Macaulay Culkin's band The Pizza Underground. Kenny Tudrick will also perform live.

Found Sound:
Found Sound will be hosting a hell of a show at the end of Record Store Day! The lineup includes The Beggars, Duende!, Deadly Vipers and The Scrappers. The music starts at 8 p.m. and goes to Midnight, and admission is always FREE!

There are quite a few other record stores throughout Metro Detroit that aren't on this list, but these are the ones that we heard were going above and beyond the normal RSD releases. Speaking of RSD releases, for a full list of what is being released click here. You can even download a pdf of the list here. Wherever you end up this Record Store Day, the important thing is to get out there and support your local record store. Afterall, they are the best stores around!


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