Record Store Day 2013: Rarities, Reissues, And In-Store Performances

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This Saturday marks the day many LP lovers have been waiting for: Record Store Day.

The event, now in its fifth year, is a huge promotional event for stores that often features live in-store music performances, giveaways, and sales.

While the day celebrates independent purveyors of the preferred analog music medium, it has acquired some critics over the years.  Reissues, alternate packaging, and not-so special editions raise the ire of some who say the event is exploited by record companies looking to make a fast buck (sure, reissues of Relationship Of Command, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, and The Midnight Organ Fight on vinyl would look great on my shelf, but do i *need* them?).

On the other hand, there’s plenty reason to get excited for something like Earth Crisis’ Firestorm 12″, some Rocket From The Crypt, or Biggie’s Ready To Die

In other words, plenty of good stuff no matter how you feel.

Below is a list of some area stores, and what they have planned for Record Store Day. Click here to see an interactive map of record stores across Connecticut.

Click here for a list of participating record stores in Connecticut, and click here for a list of the available releases (bear in mind not everything will be available at every outlet).

Gerosa Records
246 Federal Road, Brookfield
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Click here for more info

Performing in store beginning at 3 p.m.:
Shawn Persinger
Richie Scarlet with Russ Wilson
Malcolm Tent
The Shoutbacks

Johnny’s Records
45 Tokeneke Road, Darien
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Click here for more info

P.J. Pacifico performs in store noon.

Redscroll Records
24 North Colony Road, Wallingford
Click here for more info
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Food from the G-Monkey and Hardcore Cupcake trucks, and 15% off everything in the store.

The Telegraph
19 Golden St., New London

Click here for more info
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Telegraph Records is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with live music all day.2pm: Sam Perduta (of Elison Jackson)
3pm: Goodnight Blue Moon
4pm: Isaac Young Duo
5pm: John Fries & Corina Malbaurn
6pm: Sidewalk Dave
7pm: Horns of Ormus
8pm: Fatal Film
9pm: Bedroom Rehab Corporation

Tumbleweeds Music Store
345 Main Street, Niantic
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Click here for more info

Willimantic Records
744 Main St., Willimantic
Click here for more info
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Live music throughout the afternoon and evening, including George Hakkila,One Hundred Year Ocean, and The World Is A Beautiful Place…

 

 

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