A look at Record Store Day through the years

Record Store Day: The biggest selling albums in indie shops of the last year

Record Store Day: The biggest selling albums in indie shops of the last year

"That is what we're about right now, pushing music on as many people as possible". "Without that connection, a record is just a piece of plastic like anything else".

Record Store Day is noted for limited releases, or pressings, of certain records.

Avanti Food & Beverage 3200 Pecos Street The modern-day food hall is celebrating Record Store Day with Dogfish Head beer and music from DJ Mystery Sisters.

Speakertree has been participating since 2008.

Brown wanted something for record stores along the lines of Free Comic Book Day. Made available only to independent retailers, these records - often pressed on coloured vinyl - come in extremely limited numbers.

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Over the past nine years since Record Store Day was instituted, cities across the country have declared it an official holiday. "There's something special about spending some time flipping through hundreds of records never knowing what you'll stumble across", Gederberg said.

Among the artists releasing vinyl for RSD 2018 include Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden. Today, more than 1400 independent record stores deal in both vintage and current releases. Fast forward to the 11th annual Record Store Day, which will be held this Saturday, April 21.

"The whole idea is to create suspense and getpeople out to the store", Gederberg said.

Gederberg said he enjoys seeing the various generations visiting the store reminiscing aboutwhen they owned different albums but perhaps got rid of them over the years.

At Nu Way Vinyl, Kirk Russell said they will have barbecue, courtesy of Smokin' on the Boulevard, a finalist in the Alabama Farmers' Federations Bama's Best Pork Ribs Contest.

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Nate Stidham, a former member of band Arson's Harbor, got his start at the record store.

Or you can just meander around the cozy store that smells of sun and cardboard and bask in the glow of many decades of love, loss and history.

New and old aficionados of records and turntables are sure to be found lining up outside of places like Vinyl Revival in Lansdowne for Record Store Day, a nationally celebrated day that celebrates businesses who sell the '78s, 7-inch singles and everything in between and the people who help boost these businesses and contribute to a growing resurgence in the format.

McGlothin owned the store from 2012 to 2014 but still goes by the shop at least once a week. The single will be backed by a recording of "New York poem (for Polly)" taken from the album Useless Magic that will be released in July. "Because unlike CDs and cassette tapes, you have to attend to [an LP record]; it forces engagement".

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