Founded in 2007 and launched in 2008, the original intent behind Record Store Day was to encourage people to support their local independent shops, which were beginning to die off in the internet age, and to inspire them to continue to patronize these mom-and-pop all year around. So, this Saturday, April 13th, head out on the town and appreciate all the lovingly-curated shops around Seattle. KEXP's Kelsey Brannan, Afternoon Show Producer & Project Manager, has compiled a list of events happening tomorrow. Check out the list below and begin to plot your Record Store Day attack! (Still wondering what to hunt for? Don't forget to check our list of notable releases and our staff & DJ picks!)
Georgetown Records will have a record-cutting demo in which musicians of all skill levels can come sing or play a song and receive their own 7” record as a souvenir for Record Store Day 2019, thanks to Groove Family Records.
Free bacon and Caffe Vita coffee will be available for early risers.
4:00 PM: live performance from Hibou
9 AM - DJ Dr. Troy
11 AM - Mike Nipper
Noon - DJ Explorateur
1:15 PM - Gus Clark
2:15 PM - DoNormaal
3 PM - DJ Veins
4 PM - The Carols
4:30 PM - Raica
5:15 PM - La Sonora Clandestina
5:45 PM - Morher
6:30 PM - Research
7:15 PM - Bad Luck
8 PM - Wizdumb & Specswizard
At 3 PM, enjoy a soothing live set of folk music by local artist Barton Carroll amidst the chaos of Record Store Day.
(venue, not a record store)
Record Store Day Celebration with Dirty Dirty, Happy Heartbreak, Sebastian & the Deep Blue, Bad Vegan
Over 100 special releases on order and a limited supply of the mini RSD3 turntable.
Free store schwag and other extras!
All used vinyl, CD’s and tapes will be 25% off! All new vinyl 10-25% off! Plus: Receive a free, limited edition, hand-screened poster with any purchase.
Light in the Attic will have over 85 exclusive RSD titles in stock.
11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi) will sign his new book Ways Of Hearing.
1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Live performance from Sundae Crush
The store will have hundreds of exclusive in stock — many of them limited edition and all available on a first-come-first-serve basis (one copy per item per customer). And then from 2 PM 'til close, you can get 10% off all regularly priced new & used vinyl. (Does not apply to holds or reserve order items.)
Sonic Squeeze will be in the house for RSD. DJs Abbie (KEXP) & Righterness (Suicide Squeeze Records) will provide the soundtrack to your RSD checkout line party. Top Pot will be on site with complimentary coffee and doughnuts.