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Record Store Day: April 17th 2010

 

Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday! We encourage every music fan to head out on Saturday and support your local indie store - no corporate behemoths! This Saturday there will be prize packs, in store appearances and performances from bands but it's also important to support your local record store every day. Keep them local. Keep them independent.

Check out www.recordstoreday.com to find your local participating store.

From Record Store Day official:

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

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