Record Store Day celebrates vinyl

Simon Moss
April 24, 2018

Brittany's Record Shop 6410 Fleet Ave., 216-804-3453 Celebrate Record Store Day at Brittany's new location as you extol over the many records they have to offer, especially in the genre of hip-hop, reggae and soul.

For vinyl music lovers, this Saturday is like Christmas Day.

But streaming services have become a huge part of the music distribution market, and some people, like Valencia student Maranda Mesman, 22, prefer streaming music than buying a vinyl record.

Local stores have more than doubled the amount of special release LP's for the day and plan to sell out of majority. Owner, Mark Carey, realising Limerick would be without a record store after HMV's departure chose to add one to his instrument store. Here's a roundup of stores in the area that are participating in Record Store Day, as well as some events happening around town.

RSD is always full of special releases, and this year is no different.

Beginning on Record Store Day, the folks at Friendly Records in Bristol have decided to make it "Record Store Weekend" with live performances from Snails, Alex Lipinski and Olive Haigh.

"We were instantly exposed to a community of people that appreciate art and vision, and it shaped and molded our view on our local music community", he said.

The day is a celebration of the brick and mortar store, and the atmosphere is festive.

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More than 1,400 independent record stores in the USA will be celebrating the 11th annual Record Store Day Saturday and thousands more stores worldwide. Wax Trax will be carrying as many vinyl releases as it can cram on the shelves.

Record Store Day 2018 takes place this Saturday, April 21 in independent record stores across the country.

For Record Store Day, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and The Flaming Lips collaborated on a 7-inch single with the songs "The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon" and 'Pouring Beer in Your Ear, ' composed by band frontman Wayne Coyne.

Records are gaining in popularity as new releases - as well classic albums - are issued and re-issued on vinyl.

Metallica kicked off the first record store day by appearing at Rasputin Music in Mountain View, California and there were a handful of special Record Store Day releases by bands like Death Cab for Cutie, R.E.M, and Jason Mraz.

Record Store Day was started in 2008 as a way for the staff, customers and artists to come together and celebrate the unique culture of record stores.

Wu-Tang Clan. You can get the original Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) available on cassette for the first time since its original release in 1993. Two-LP set (3 sides), numbered.

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