Generation Records

Not far from the party going on inside Fat Beats, the West Village's Generation Records was having a Record Store Day (4/18) event of its own with NJ punk band The Bouncing Souls. Starting at 2pm, the band played a 90+ minute set, taking requests from fans and covering a lot of other people's tunes including Bruce Springsteen's "Growing Up" and "Hungry Heart'", T.S.O.L.'s "Dance With Me" and the Cure's "Just Like Heaven." The show was lighthearted - there were a lot of false starts, forgotten lyrics and mess-ups but the band and the audience both embraced it as part of the fun. A fan in the front row was enlisted as an ad-hoc drummer, beating along on the stage.

To get in...

...you [had] to purchase the band's new "Vol.1" 7-inch from us on the day of the show. [They started] selling the 7-inch about an hour before the performance and entry [was based] on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 7-inch cost $5.

While there, customers could also purchase some of the limited edition Record Store Day records that were created by many artists and labels just for the holiday.

Bill Callahan played a Record Store Day show at Other Music. More pictures from Generation Records below...

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records

Generation Records