Record stores across the nation will be joined by artists and fans to celebrate a dying phenomenon, the record store. There is just something so bland and uninspiring about perusing the racks of Wal-Mart/Target/Best Buy to find new or loved music. Growing up, I spent countless hours browsing my local record store collections, talking to other music fans, and picking the brains of the clerks. The argument used to be indie vs corporate stores. Now it is just keeping any record store alive. This weekend, take a visit to you local store. Enjoy some live music and support these stores. Visit the Record Store Day site for more information and to see what your favorite artists have to say in support. Find a store near you.
My local store, Grimey's, will be hosting a full day of music, giveaways, and special prices. The festivities will be held rain or shine; performance schedule as follows:
12:00 - Tim O'Brien
1:00 - Wild Sweet Orange
2:00 - Drakkar Sauna
3:00 - Ben Sollee
4:00 - Mike Farris & Roseland Rhythm Revue
5:00 - Dan Wilson
6:00 - Old Ceremony
7:00 - Space Capone
DJs will be spinning between sets. Plus they will be giving away stuff all day including music, tickets to see Lou Reed at the Ryman, and a Baby Taylor Guitar.
Wild Sweet Orange - Wrestle With God
Dan Wilson - Easy Silence