Once again, it’s that time a year, time for the 3rd annual Record Store Day. It will take place this Saturday, April 17th at your local independent record store. If you’re not sure what Record Store Day entails, then it’s about time you check it out.
Record Store Day takes place once a year when all of the independent record stores in the country have sales and offer special releases. Some of these releases are rare, one-of-a-kind items from bands like the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and many more. You’re probably thinking, so what, I can get my music cheaper at Wal-Mart, Best Buys or even online, but Records Store Day is more than that. It’s a day for music fans to interact with other music fans, it’s a day to pick up some new virgin vinyl or to scoop up some of those ”one-time” goodies, but most importantly it’s a day to support your local record shop.
Two record shops in-particular to this area are Redscroll Records in Wallingford, CT and Newbury Comics in Manchester, CT. Redscroll Records is already celebrating its 3rd anniversary with a 20% off everything sale. Their doors open at 10am on Saturday so come early if you want to get your hands on some free goodies. While, Newbury Comics will be offering 30% off all their used CDs & DVDs and 20% off their vinyl throughout the day.
If you’re looking to participate in Record Store Day as a consumer, but not sure what stores are in your area, check out www.recordstoreday.com to find a store in you. Support your local independent record store today.