Steve Earle, Today is the Day & more playing free Rough Trade #RSD17 in-store
Record Store Day is two weeks away (April 22) and Rough Trade has just announced its lineup of free, all-ages, in-store performances for that day, with singer songwriter Steve Earle (noon), Brooklyn indie pop bands Beverly (1 PM) and Charly Bliss (2 PM), noisecore lifers Today is the Day (3 PM), Merge-signed post-punk act Sneaks (4 PM), and psych-pop trio Sunflower Bean (5 PM).
UPDATE: Rough Trade has announced that Talkhouse put together a lineup of between-set DJs, too. A Sunny Day in Glasgow/Showtime Goma’s Jen Goma (11:30 AM), Battles’ Ian Williams (12:30 PM),
Vagabon (1:30 PM), The Drums’ Jonny Pierce (2:30 PM), !!!’s Mario Andreoni (3:30 PM) and JG Thirlwell (4:30 PM) UPDATE 2: Vagabon can no longer make it, but Stephen Lee Clark, formerly of Deafheaven and currently of Field Agent, will be taking her spot.
Rough Trade opens at 9 AM on Record Store Day. Sneaks just released their first LP for Merge and wrapped up a tour with Downtown Boys; Charly Bliss’ debut album, Guppy, is out April 21 via Barsuk (stream a couple tracks below).
In other news: The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself is a new documentary about Today is the Day frontman Steve Austin:
Directed and filmed by Anthony Short, The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself takes a look at Steve Austin’s nearly-three-decade-long career as a musician in TODAY IS THE DAY and his reflection of his life. It explores how he balances life with his artistic passions and the undeniable effect his fans express to him about the life altering meaning it has had on them. Short spent two years following Austin around the US on tour, listening to his inner thoughts and questions about life like a fly on the wall. In his own words, he guides the watcher through his world by stream of consciousness. This reflects the conversations he has with himself in his head — a first-person account. If you were to have your life flash before your eyes right before you die, this film is what Steve Austin might see about himself.
You can watch a short teaser trailer for The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself here.
Steve Earle just began his off-Broadway run in new play Samara.