Friday, April 20, 2012

Record Store Day 2012 - Starting tonight!

This Record Store Day is already shaping up to be better than all the other Record Store Days we’ve ever celebrated. Record Store Day 2012 is tomorrow – April 21 – and as traditional holds for this very special holiday, record stores across the country will be selling special releases, doing special things, and some will even be hosting some great live music.

I posted the above Gogol Bordello video for Record Store Day 2010 on my old blog, and this song still gets in my head every year around this time.

Here in south central Connecticut, we’ve been going to Redscroll Records in Wallingford. For the past few years, they’ve given a storewide discount, and this year, everything is 15% off, including turntables. Store is open for special hours – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. We’ll be there shortly before 9, and the last few years, there’s been a line. Here’s their event website:

Tonight, we’re headed to Replay Records in Hamden, which is opening at midnight for record store – until 1 a.m. Then regular store hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here’s the website with more information:

Here’s the list of Record Store Day releases if you haven’t checked it yet. Be excited. And get ready for a round-up with lots of pictures of us smiling with lots of shiny new records.

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