Dance, Dig for Vinyl at Saturday Record Store Day

Old-school sound Record Store Day celebrates vinyl with specials live music

Old-school sound Record Store Day celebrates vinyl with specials live music by Charlotte L. Jacobson | Music Sights and Sounds Spotlight

The tables are turning - or at least the turntables are.

For independent record store owners and vinyl enthusiasts, Record Store Day is among the most anticipated events of the year.

Now Hear This, located at 1454 4th Huntington, will be celebrating Record Store Day from 8 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Greg Halaway has owned Finders Records in Bowling Green since the store opened in 1971.

Bell says her most popular requests this year have been for Phish's "Billy Breathes", Pink Floyd's "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" (mono) and David Bowie's self-titled debut album. We have a debrief, regional meets and work really closely with a board of independent shops to ensure the strategy works for the 240+ shops that take part. "It's not weird to see people buying vinyl".

"Record Store Day has been the driving force of the resurgence of vinyl, without a doubt", he said.

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To highlight this year's special day, we put together a list of some of the top announcements from this year's celebration, including releases by historic musicians and modern acts.

It was during this meeting that Chris Brown, an employee of the ME and New Hampshire-based record store chain Bull Moose Music, presented the idea of Record Store Day through an email to Kurtz. People often play digital music in their cards, but listening to vinyl is a different experience, he said. His 2014 album Lazaretto holds the record for the biggest one-week sales performance of a vinyl album. "I also think a lot of people want to actually know more about the band and that's got a lot to do with it as well".

After a year of selling record albums - and seeing its initial stock of about 500 increase tenfold - B's Music in Mt.

"It's kind of a totem for their music", Lupton said.

"Indie stores fostered my love of rap", says Killer Mike. Beside their great selection of both vinyl and CDs on sale, Zaab Record not only hosts art exhibitions and concerts, but also sells craft beer. This current store is one I started with my friend's store in Germany for when I was not recording or touring, so this was not just something I set up.

It is that multisensory experience that is driving vinyl's newfound popularity. "I love music and I love that I get to share that with people and connect with them".

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Though the music industry as a whole grew at its fastest pace since 1997 in 2016, this surge came after the industry lost 40 percent of its revenue in the preceding 15 years, according to an International Federation of the Phonographic Industry report published in 2017.

"It's looking really good weather-wise for the day", says Colin.

Over in Wrexham, Alan Hughes, of Alan Hughes Film, Music and Nostalgia on Bridge Street, agrees about the importance of the day for independent stores like his and Vod. "We're all about a younger audience and record stores have always been a meeting place for youth in the community", he said. "It can be a unsafe habit", says Kellerman, who uses a spare room in his home to store his vinyl stash.

"We let them decide because they're the ones that have to bring it in the store", Colliton said.

"Release day was when youngsters would dash to their local record shop to collect the goodies that they knew had just been released and looked around for other stuff whilst they were there".

"College students have supported us well", he said.

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"Led Zeppelin are bringing out a seven inch single which they didn't do many times in their lifetime so that will do well and then there's things that our regular customers will want like Mogwai and Goat".

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