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Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2011 is Saturday (4/16)! Shops will be flooded with limited/rare releases from tons of notables (watch a video below of some of the stuff), and they will hopefully make lots of money. Some area stores will also host free live events...

Other Music, though they seem to have scaled it back a bit from last year, has a special show scheduled for Saturday, but set your alarm clocks.

We also have a very special in-store performance on Saturday from NYC's own Regina Spektor ...The first 100 customers who buy her new RSD 7" Four from Far at Other Music on Record Store Day will get one ticket to see a private solo performance Regina is giving right next door to OM at 2 p.m. on Saturday. That's the only way to see the show, so come on down early, get in line and buy her new RSD 7" record.
Regina will also be screening her concert film Live In London later that night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Anyone who can't get in to the live show, will get $3 off admission with an Other Music Record Store Day receipt (show it at the box office).

OM will also have "a ton of cool gifts and prizes, records, CDs and swag, including a backpack and a gift certificate for a pair of sneakers from our friends at Onitsuka Tiger for the first five customers who spend $250 or more". Other Music opens at 11am.

As previously discussed, Obits, The Jay Vons, I Hate Our Freedom, and Spa Castles will team up on Saturday, but Generation Records have also added DJ Sets from Yo La Tengo (all three members), Tom Scharpling (WFMU's Best Show), Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks), Bill Dolan (American Standard), Mike Longo (Hoboken Heartthrob). Doors are at 11AM, bands start at 1PM... full set times and flyer are below.

As also previously discussed, Damon & Naomi play a free in-store at Sound Fix Records who open at 10:30am on Saturday.

Eula will appear at Permanent Records "throughout the day" before playing Bruar Falls later that night with Shark?, Ghost Bunny, Pow Wow & DJ Ron Like Hell as part of their Maurice Narcisse record release party.

As discussed, Fat Beats & Waxpoetics will open a pop-store in DUMBO that will host a ton of hip hop/funky notables including The Stepkids, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Neek The Exotic & Large Professor, CSC Funk Band and many more. The pop-up store opens at noon.

East Village Radio will broadcast live from Academy Records in the East Village (12th between 1st & A) from 4 - 6PM.

Kim's Music & Video will host Angel Olsen (5pm) and Bow Ribbons (6pm) for RSD, with the store opening at 9AM.

Though it isn't exactly a record store or a free show, Fontana's will host a "RSD Afterparty" from 3PM to 7PM with Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, The Kickdrums, Midnight Spin, and The Pass. The show costs $10.

Cake Shop used to be a record store and it will be again on Record Store Day. As Bill said, "Eternal Summers also play Cake Shop on Saturday (4/16) which is the venue's Record Store Day extravaganza, featuring a slew of great -- mostly local -- bands. The downstairs will be a record mart during the day (noon - 6PM). Bands during the evening include the previously-mentioned McDonalds, Natural Child, Widowspeak, Overlord, Hands & Knees, Night Collectors and Twitchers." The flyer is reposted below.

Looney Tunes in West Babylon is sure to actually be looney, as the store will host free shows by Thursday, Kevin Devine, The Pretty Reckless, Alex Skolnick, Grace Read, Tiger Riot, and Hotel of The Laughing Tree starting at 2PM. More details on how to get into see each band (each has a different entry condition) head to the Looney Tunes site.

Vintage Vinyl in NJ has... John Leguizamo. (whatever works)

J&R Music World will host Lez Zeppelin "and others to be announced" on Record Store Day. Doors open at 10AM.

Elsehwere you have Dom playing in Newbury Comics right before TV on the Radio do a signing, My Morning Jacket at CD Central in Lexington, Off! at Fingerprints in Long Beach, tons of bands at Grimey's, The Growlers and special guest at Origami Vinyl, and much more. There will be a Record Store Day tent at Coachella for those braving the sun at the sold out fest this weekend. Check the Record Store Day site for many more listings (though note their list is far from complete).

What did we miss?

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BrooklynVegan is also a proud Record Store Day partner this year. Look for our metal-centric ad in a free Decibel mini-mag that will be available at various record stores on Saturday. The cover looks like this:

Decibel

If you can't get the mag, you can also download the free sampler that comes with it online And though heavy music isn't strongly represented this year live, we are happy to remedy that in recorded format by giving away a massive prize pack of vinyl to one (seriously) lucky reader. It includes:

  • Trap Them's Darker Handcraft on vinyl
  • a Kvelertak t-shirt
  • Red Fang - limited edition Wires 7" vinyl
  • A prize pack of Goes Cube 7" vinyl featuring every song on Of Tides & Drifts "Property" (sorry, the label informed us that they instead only have "Property" for this contest)
  • Obscura - Omnivarium LP on vinyl (clear, not available to the public, 100 copies pressed)
Details on how to win, RSD videos, flyers and schedules and stuff, below...

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Record Store Day releases 2011

Record Store Day

Record Store Day

Record Store Day

Records Store Day (4/16) at Generation Records 2011
DJs
11:00 - 11:40 - BILL DOLAN
11:40 - 12:20: MIKE LONGO
12:20 - 1:00: JAMES MCNEW (Yo La Tengo)

SPA CASTLES 1:00 - 1:20 pm
DJ: TOM SCHARPLING - 1:20-2:10
I HATE OUR FREEDOM 2:10 - 2:40 pm
DJ: IRA KAPLAN ( YO LA TENGO) - 2:40 - 3:30
THE JAY VONS 3:30- 4:20 pm
DJ: GEORGIA HUBLEY (YO LA TENGO) 4:20-5:10
OBITS 5:10-6:10
DJ: ERIC DAVIDSON (NEW BOMB TURKS) 6:10 - ???

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TO WIN THE VINYL MEGAPACK: E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM. In the subject of the email, write "MEH-TAL". Include your first and last name in the email and a winner will be chosen at random and contacted back with more instructions ASAP. Good luck! (and note: your email will not be used for any evil purposes or shared or anything).

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Comments (83)

Damn it, all the Regina Spektor nuts are going to line up at Other Music around 1 a.m., aren't they

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:31 PM

Colin Hay at Jack's in Red Bank NJ, 3pm.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:31 PM

If the goal of RSD is to buy stuff from independent shops, shouldn't they have stuff for us to buy?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:32 PM

DJ's Set by
-Julian Casablancas
-Milli vanilli
-and Barney

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:35 PM

yeah fuck i wanna get shit before it sells out, but standing in a ridic regina specktor fan club line for awhile doesnt sound fun. worth it? what time did a line form last year for OtherMusic?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:39 PM

2:32, i'm not sure what your post even means, but there's tons of limited edition releases that come out on record store day, available exclusively at the record shops, if that's what you're getting at. some of them are even good.

then they turn up on ebay sunday morning.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:40 PM

Only worth it if they have really good sales...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:49 PM

I thought I read on subpop that Obits was off, but looks like its a go!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:53 PM

So what time should I get to Other Music???

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:54 PM

I'm confused - from subpop:
"Please accept our sincere apologies on behalf of Obits for their RSD in-store cancellation. They were super excited to do it, but one of the members had an unforeseen scheduling conflict. Trust me, they are bummed to not be doing it. But, while we try to convince all of the bands on the label of the relevance of playing NY, Obits live there and actually do play there fairly often. One example would be this Friday, April 9th when they open for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at Irving Plaza. Future Obits shows (in NY and elsewhere) will be somewhat reliably posted here: http://www.subpop.com/tours/obits
by chrisj @ April 8, 2010, 2:34 PM"

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:55 PM

" but there's tons of limited edition releases that come out on record store day"

There are not TONS of releases. Just a handful. If you are not there before the store opens, you are left with all the rejects.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:57 PM

Is Itunes participating in Record Store Day?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 2:59 PM

"The first 100 customers who buy her new RSD 7" Four from Far at Other Music on Record Store Day will get one ticket to see a private solo performance Regina is giving right next door to OM at 2 p.m. on Saturday."

In other words, not only do I get to flip the 7" on Ebay, but I can make money from the ticket as well? Sweet.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:00 PM

Who else is excited for the Beach Boys 78 RPM 10"?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:03 PM

My record player won't allow me to play 78 rpm:(

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:07 PM

2:55, that is from last year.

Posted by BBG | April 15, 2011 3:14 PM

Can they at least just sell the Regina Spektor record in the space next door to Other Music where the show is? When they OM opens on RSD, they only let in a few people at a time, anyway, so all the Regina fans will be talking up space to buy just one item.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:18 PM

hi, what kind of performance is Regina giving?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:24 PM

"by chrisj @ April 8, 2010, 2:34 PM""

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:25 PM

"hi, what kind of performance is Regina giving?"

improvised bellydancing

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:26 PM

what releases are going to be the big ebay flips? nirvana ep? lips box?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:27 PM

Hunx & his Punx record store day exclusive comes with a free glory hole.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:30 PM

"In the subject of the email, write 'MEH-TAL'."

BV is the MEH guy!

Posted by Cuse | April 15, 2011 3:36 PM

I hear OM is recording the Regina Spektor show so they can release it on vinyl for the NEXT Record Store Day. First 100 people in line next year get a free hummus tasting class in the space next door.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:40 PM

Underwhelming to say the least...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 3:55 PM

ami really going to have to wait in line for a half hour before the store even opens just cuz of this regina s bullshit? fuck this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:01 PM

Other than big-time music enthusiasts/collectors, is it worth it to even go then?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:08 PM

4:08, it is also worth it for people who flip their purchases on eBay.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:16 PM

What a banging weekend...
Saturday- record shopping day!
Sunday- hummus shopping day!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:20 PM

wow RSD sucks
what is the point really?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:26 PM

If people are just gonna flip shit on ebay, they are really missing the point of Record Store Day and destroying its sanctity. It's like someone who only celebrates Easter for the Jelly Beans and Cadbury Eggs!

You have turned our records stores into a den of thieves!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:27 PM

" It's like someone who only celebrates Easter for the Jelly Beans and Cadbury Eggs! "

Is there a better reason to celebrate Easter?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:29 PM

(and no, not the same thing)

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:29 PM

YAAAAAAAY!

Overpriced limited reissues of records I already have in small quantities to make people get excited for a business model 99% of the world looks at solely as nostalgia.

Anal cancer awareness needs a day.

Record store workers need job re-training. Possibly on how to become waiters.

Physical is dying and this is the sad last gasp to milk the wallets of "collectors."

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:29 PM

4:27 there ain't no damn sanctity.

It's a cynical plot to milk the last people willing to buy actual records of their remaining cash before they get with the program.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:34 PM

4:29 is a cynical bastard, but he speaks the truth.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:34 PM

Sony USB turntable giveaway from Record Store Day and TouchTunes: http://www.touchtunes.com/recordstoreday

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:37 PM

I'm giving away free Record Store Day manual release for overstimulated Regina Spektor fans.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:40 PM

Oh boy, a USB turntable ~! Anyway, I NEED to see Regina Spektor tomorrow. What time should I show up? 6 a.m.?

Posted by Deano Bravo | April 15, 2011 4:42 PM

huh there are still record stores?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:52 PM

4:52, go away

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:54 PM

USB TURNTABLES!

Here sound the way it was meant to be. Pure analog bliss....until you plug it into your PC or Mac via a terrible built in 16 bit D/A converter.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:55 PM

How much is the Regina Spektor release going to cost? I want to see her but I don't have a turntable that plays vinyls or what have you. Also going to ask what time everyone will queue outside OtherMusic tomorrow morning?

Posted by United Friends of Frohawk | April 15, 2011 4:56 PM

Yeah I never understood why anyone would want a USB turntable. Who wants to rip their vinyl to digital?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:57 PM

"Who wants to rip their vinyl to digital?"

people like me who are too lazy to turn over records every 5 seconds

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 4:58 PM

i want to rip my digital to vinyl.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:00 PM

" "Who wants to rip their vinyl to digital?"

people like me who are too lazy to turn over records every 5 seconds "

Then buy a fucking CD or download mp3s. Dumbass

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:02 PM

Also, what records are you listening to that have 5 second sides?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:03 PM

Vinyl, digital, cds, just shut up and get ready for THE CLOUD.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:05 PM

Wait, what's the deal with the handjobs at the Regina Spektor show?

Posted by overstimulated regina spektor fan | April 15, 2011 5:07 PM

"Overpriced limited reissues of records I already have in small quantities to make people get excited for a business model 99% of the world looks at solely as nostalgia."

"Physical is dying and this is the sad last gasp to milk the wallets of "collectors.""

Do you know what? It is fun collecting and being passionate about something. I rarely purchase vinyl (only tour 7"s), but I will only buy CDs, nothing digital.

That said, Record Store Day is a mess. You can't get anything unless you are friends with someone at the store. I don't bother anymore. If you want me to support your store, how about having something for sale?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:24 PM

whats a record?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:26 PM

Hey 5:24 considering yourself a "collector" of CDs is like calling Olive Garden authentic Italian.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:31 PM

"Hey 5:24 considering yourself a "collector" of CDs is like calling Olive Garden authentic Italian."

you clearly are not a child of the 80s/90s

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 5:42 PM

I travel for work 40 weeks of the year. I also like records. I transfer my vinyl to digital for several reasons, despite the lower sound quality. First, and most importantly, I can listen to my music when I travel. That, I think you will agree, is a pretty good reason. In any case, it's better than top 40 radio. Second, I like to listen to entire albums when I listen to music. Ipods shuffle shit up so it's in the wrong order, and that bothers me probably a good deal more than it should. There's more, but I'll stop now and get to my main point:

"Why would anyone ________?" Because they have a reason to, and unless you have some sort of omnipotent super infinite consciousness (which NO ONE on this comment board, including myself, has) then you're missing something in your brainstorming of "Why would anyone ________?" Even if there was NO good reason for them to ________, it has nothing to do with you little shits that are asking.

Don't worry about it.

Have a wonderful Record Store Day everyone.

Regards,
M.M.
Currently in Oakland, CA, listening to his own records, just as he likes to do.

Posted by M.M. | April 15, 2011 8:09 PM

^ gay

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 8:51 PM

I'm already in line.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 9:04 PM

I saw a dude blow another dude in order to cut in front of the line. people really want that Regina record!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 10:40 PM

i am definitely way more stoked for hummus stand day...

last year it was WAY worth lining up all night to get a hummus platter with special 1,000-year tahini made from sesame seeds recovered during an archaelogical dig in a mesopotamian tomb

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2011 11:29 PM

not really sure if I should bother with Other Music but also worried if I go anywhere else I won't be able to find all the stuff I want. torn. wwjd????

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 12:49 AM

I was just at Kim's, before they closed for the night and got to peak at all of they're goods as they were getting ready to put it out. They've got sooo much cool stuff this year and they're opening at 9am! I know where I'm going first, probably won't even need to go anywhere else after that!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 2:34 AM

fuck, why am i still awake? i know i am going to sleep through my alarm and miss out on everything

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 4:10 AM

Oh god, there really is a line at Other Music right now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 6:26 AM

I just woke up. A little hung over. Did I miss everything?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 8:40 AM

Line at OM has snaked to the Crunch Gym on Lafayette.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 9:26 AM

In line at Princeton Record Exchange!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 9:48 AM

"Oh god, there really is a line at Other Music right now."

wow is this true? im glad i decided to just sleep away my hangover. record store day 2012!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 12:23 PM

Yeah OM line was crazy, but I got in line at 9:30 and they still had pretty much everything (other than the Nirvana and White Stripes stuff).

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 12:41 PM

A lot of people in line ahead of me just bought the Regina 7" and bounced.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 12:43 PM

What was up with OM not even getting Nirvana or Big Star?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 12:48 PM

J&R had a near riot, seriously. They just opened the doors and let everybody in. The scene was tantamount to when the zombies crash into the mall in 'Dawn of the Dead'.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 1:11 PM

OM did have 5 of the Nirvana, but no Big Star.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 1:17 PM

i got to other music at 12:20ish and there was still a line wrapped around the building. i got 3 of the 5 things i wanted. cool i guess

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 4:04 PM

Only 1 store in all of NYC got the Big Star. That was j&r music world
They got a total of 8. Due diligence paid off and I got one
It's beautiful and sounds lovely.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 4:48 PM

J&R was disgraceful. Almost as disgraceful as that old asshole yelling for security because people were bumping into him while he tried to stockpile things to flip online. What a douche. Generation's line was long and slow but orderly. I got pretty much everything I wanted though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 5:33 PM

I made it to J&R about an hour after they opened & they had many copies of just about everything except Nirvana. And apparently Ryan Adams. I heard some dude begging people for that album. But after years of trying Other Music & Soundfix to find out that they only got 1 or 2 copies of a handful of titles they requests, I just go to J&R now. This was my second RSD there & I'm impressed at how much they get in stock. I don't know what kind of shady mob ties the J&R music peeps have, but it comes in handy on RSD.

Posted by M | April 16, 2011 5:54 PM

Yeah OM's line was long...maybe 60 people in front of me at about 11 but it was mostly Regina fans up front. They had a lot of stuff but as stated, not Big Star or Nirvana at all. I really wanted the MMJ pic discs but they were sold out so I booked it down to JandR (20% off all vinyl) and got the last copy of It Still Moves and the James Blake album for $44 and was very, very pleased. I would love to hear what the big fuss at JandR was about cause they still had a bunch of stuff at 2pm when I was there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 6:02 PM

J&R was crazy, especially around the 7" which seemed to have been thrown into a giant pile. It was almost like watching a National Geographic special of jackals feeding. The old guy yelling for security was also complaining about the need for an "Over 55" line. Next year, I'm wearing a helmet or just going to Other Music, the selection and crowd weren't really worth getting kneed in the head, when I bent down to pick up vinyl that was tossed on the floor.

Posted by Cuse | April 16, 2011 6:18 PM

Whoever that dude was sweating Ryan Adams - can find them here:

http://www.shopradiocast.com/products/Ryan-Adams-%252d-Heartbreaker-2XLP-%28RSD-Sale%29.html

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 6:25 PM

JR had no white stripes at all. Not even 1, from my understanding.

The bin full of 7"? Not the best idea. That shit was getting pulled and torn all over the place.

"Security!" guy was a riot. Loved how everyone laughed at him. Get off my lawn!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 8:42 PM

SO mad I missed the Security Guy!!! I was there around 11:30/12pm.

Posted by M | April 16, 2011 10:19 PM

Randomly got the Nirvana & Sonic Youth records at Good Records on 5th Street after I walked past that line at Other Music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2011 11:47 PM

I got multiple copies of everything I wanted by 9am thanks to the new Kim's on 1st ave. I even bought a few DVDs! Everyday should be record store day!

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2011 12:22 PM

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