Friday, April 12, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Guide to Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 is this Saturday, April 13th and there's no doubt that there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of music enthusiasts lined up outside of all of the stores around town. Some will be trying to get their paws on this year's RSD exclusives, while others are there just to take advantage of the sales that most stores are having. To make your Record Store Day a little easier, we made a list of some of the best stores around Metro Detroit and what they will be offering. Some will have live music, some will have great deals, and some will have free food. Decide for yourself which stores have the most to offer.

Dearborn Music (Dearborn): From the looks of things on Facebook, Dearborn Music has a lot of those RSD releases that you want to get your hands on. They will be posting a full list of what they have at 6 p.m. on Friday. Doors will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday!

Flipside Records (Clawson): Doors will open at 9 a.m. and there will be lots of RSD titles in stock! The specials for the day include 50% off ALL Used CDs and DVDs and 20% Off All Other Used Items & Toys, Used Vinyl, Stereo Equipment, Video Games, Comics, Cassettes, Art, etc. 106.7 WLLZ will be in store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will even be free soft drinks and candy!

Found Sound (Ferndale): Giveaways, RSD releases, and more! Doors at Found Sound open at 10 a.m. From 1-5 p.m. they will team up with Live Nation for some awesome giveaways, including concert tickets! From 3:30-5 p.m. WLLZ will be there. Keep an eye on Found Sound's Facebook page for a list of RSD releases that they will have available!

Hello Records (Detroit): It's Record Store Day and Customer Appreciation Day at Hello Records! All used records will be 50% off and $1 records will be 3 for $1. There will be DJs performing throughout the day too! The shop is open from 10 a.m. 'til 7 p.m. See the lineup of DJs for the day here.

Melodies & Memories (Eastpointe): This shop is doing something extra special this Record Store Day; they're celebrating J Dilla. The shop will open at 9 a.m. so you can get your hands on those RSD titles. Then at noon, Dilla Day starts. Dilla Delights will have a pop-up shop, DJ Butter and DJ King David will be performing live, Uncle Herm and some of J Dilla's musical family will be on site, there will be raffles, refreshments and more. Get all of the details here.

Peoples Records (Detroit): Peoples Records will have DJs playing from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Plus, there will be pizza and beer! The lineup of DJs for the day includes Leo, LADYMONIX, Shake, Tyler Dancer, Charles Trees, Deon Jamar and Craig Huckaby.

Third Man Records (Detroit): Detroit's own Bars of Gold will be playing a live set at Third Man Records Cass Corridor this Saturday! The band has a new album SHELTERS being released the day before. They hit the stage around 4 p.m. Later that night, the Freep Film Festival proudly presents "Fire Music" followed by an intimate talk with the creators and subjects of the film. You bet your ass that Third Man will have some awesome releases too, including the TMRxCrosley triple inchophone and six The White Stripes singles preciously unavailable on 3” vinyl.

Trax-N-Wax (St. Clair Shores): This is possibly the biggest RSD bash in the area. There will be 13 bands playing throughout the day, Motor City Juke Joint will be streaming live, and there will be an in-store signing by ABK of Psychopathic Records. Some of the highlights for the day include sets by VNESSWOLFCHILD​, Girl Fight, and Leaving Lifted. See the full lineup here. Doors open at 8 a.m. and there will be free food throughout the day including doughnuts, cookies and pizza courtesy of Johnny Z's.

UHF (Royal Oak): UHF always gets a great selection of RSD titles. They will also be giving away a ton of tickets throughout the day, thanks to AEG! Some of the tickets up for grabs include EELS and Gogol Bordello! Check their instagram for the full scoop!

Village Vinyl (Warren): Not only will Village Vinyl be celebrating Record Store Day, but they will also be celebrating their 2 Year Anniversary. Doug Podell and 106.7 WLLZ will be at the store from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The store will also have great deals with 20% off select items and 10% off everything else (excludes RSD titles). Plus, take your receipt across the street to Kuhnhenn Brewing Company and get $1 off your beer! Village Vinyl's doors open at 8 a.m.!

Weirdsville Records (Mt. Clemens): Doors will open at 9 a.m. and there will be free coffee and cookies while they last! Deals for the day include 20% off used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, DVDs and guitars. If you spend $75 in new music, you can even get your hands on a FREE 2019 Weirdsville Record Store Day t-shirt while supplies last! There will be live music in-store too, with performances by Emma Lee, Electric Bagels, StickShift, Those Hounds and The Slot Rods. Check set times and get more info here. And WLLZ is really making the rounds on Record Store Day! They're making a stop here too, around 2 p.m.!

And, while you're bouncing from store to store around town, make sure you stop by New Way Bar in Ferndale! They will be hosting a matinee show featuring Duende!, Dinner Music, The Luddites and Switchblade Vengeance. The show starts around 1 p.m. and cover is free!


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