Thursday, April 14, 2016

HID's Top 5 Places to Shop on Record Store Day 2016

This Saturday is one of the best days of the year! It's Record Store Day! Music lovers and vinyl collectors will fill their local record stores to get their hands on deals and special releases. Some of this year's highlighted RSD releases include David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World, GWAR - Scumdogs of The Universe, Sex Pistols - Nevermind The Bullocks Here's The Sex Pistols, and of course, Justin Bieber - Purpose. The list is pretty wide spreading and has something that everyone will be excited about, you can check it out here.

In the past we've given you a run through of what is going on at pretty much every record store in Metro Detroit. Well, this year we decided to just give you our top 5 picks for record store day! Whether you decide to go to one of these shops on Saturday or a different one, all that matters is that you get out there and support your local record store!

So, without any further ado, here's our top 5...

#5 - Stormy Records - 13936 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
This store is keeping it simple on Record Store Day. It's already a great shop, they'll have some of the exclusive releases, and they aren't doing any holds. Not too much out of the ordinary going on this Saturday, but here's the reason they made our list... their Facebook event said they will have a special thanks for everyone that supports them all year long. What could it be? It's so suspenseful! A discount? A free snack? A tiny toy elephant? The possibilities are endless! But, if you're loyal to Stormy, you definitely want to stop in on Saturday and see what the surprise is!

#4 - Detroit Threads - 10238 Jos Campau, Hamtramck
Detroit Techno Militia is taking over Detroit Threads this Saturday! They are bringing DJs out to perform all day long in the shop. The lineup includes DJ Psycho, Annix, Neil V, Brent Scudder, Izzie, Bileebob, Kip & Bethany as Namizdat, Todd Weston & Ava (Daddy/Daughter Set), Stephen James, DJ Roach, Marshall Applewhite and Ryan Start. The shop is set to open at Noon and will stay open until 10 p.m. They will be bbq-ing out front and the entire day will be broadcasted live on Detroit Burst Radio!

#3 - UHF - 512 S. Washington, Royal Oak
Here's where things get a little tough. The next three stores all have great shows going on throughout the day. UHF has an awesome lineup, with Bastardous playing at 2 p.m., John Krautner at 3, and Voyag3r at 4 p.m. They are already one of our favorite record stores around, and they'll be featuring some great music throughout the day! UHF is sure to have a ton of your favorite RSD releases, so make sure to stay tuned to their Facebook page where they will be posting what releases they have. Opening nice and early at 9 a.m.!

#2 - Found Sound - 234 W. 9 Mile,  Ferndale
Found Sound will be open all day long, but they're waiting to party at night! They have an awesome show lined up, with things kicking off at 8 p.m. The night will include music from Devious Ones, The Cheetahs and Prude Boys! This would be a great lineup at any venue, but pair it with Record Store Day and it's at Found Sound, that is solid all the way around.

#1 - Weirdsville - 61 Macomb Pl., Mt. Clemens
Yeah, we know, Mt. Clemens is a bit of a hike for some of you, but Weirdsville is making it well worth the trip. Not only will they have a great selection of RSD releases, but they are offering all sorts of bonuses. They're opening their doors up early, at 9 a.m. The first 15 people in line will receive a RSD promo bag. They will also have free coffee and doughnuts (while supplies last). Once you get in the doors all used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and DVDs are 20% off, which is worth coming out for even if you don't want a special RSD album. On top of that, if you spend $75 or more (which shouldn't be hard to do), you will receive a FREE 2016 Weirdsville Record Store Day shirt! As if all of these deals aren't enough, there will also be live music from Emily Rose, Those Hounds, and more! Sounds like an awesome day! Great deals, live music, and free doughnuts is why Weirdsville is our number 1 pick for Record Store Day 2016!


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