Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day 2014
by Brit Charek

On the third Saturday in April for the last seven years hundreds of independently owned record stores across the country have have celebrated Record Store Day. This year RSD lands on this Saturday, April 19th and there's more places than ever in the Akron Empire to join in the festivities. Here's just a few:

Square Records
824 West Market Street in Highland Square

The shop opens at 11am, but if years past is any indication of what is in store on Saturday, there will be people camped out several hours earlier. Check out Square Records' RSD Facebook event to see the ever-growing list of what they'll be getting in stock. There will also be giveaways, a limited amount of hand-pressed Square Records t-shirts by The Social Dept for sale, and live music from Analog Fog, Travelogue and Chimney Swift and the Echoes.

Square Records will be celebrating their 11th anniversary this summer-- click here to check out when I talked to the owner about the store's humble beginnings.

Time Traveler Records
2615 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls

This shop is selling raffle tickets at the store for an autographed Black Keys El Camino vinyl for $2.00 per ticket or 6 for $10.00 The winner will be announced on Record Store Day. 

pork records of n.e. ohio (inside Stone Tavern)
110 E. Main Street in Kent

Stone Tavern is hosting a free vinyl release show for Kent based punk group Kill the Hippies who are unveiling their new album, You Will Live With Us Forever.

Lucky Records
126 S. Market Street in Wooster

This is Lucky Records first RSD! Click here to check out the post I wrote about them when they first opened last year.

There will be bands playing the store all day, including psychedelic rockers Buffalo Killers just before they leave for a tour of the West Coast to promote their new record.

Visit Record Store Day's website to see a complete list of stores participating, and remember to support your local record store year round!

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