Since its inception in 2007, the fandemonium over Record Store Day has only grown. Drak,
owner of Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach, expressed his awe of fans last
year who flooded into his store “like mice after a piece of cheese. It's
It's no wonder they do–each year on the third Saturday of
April, independent record stores throw more events and carry limited amounts of
limited-edition releases of fan favorite artists. After the jump, a list of what participating Orange County
and Long Beach record stores will be doing to celebrate on Saturday.
Records– The Burger boys are bringing in Bad Antics for an
in-store show and will be giving away records and cassettes. Visit the store
Creme Tangerine– Orange
County's newest record store will kick off their first Record Store Day
with a 15-20 percent off sale on all of their used vinyl. Several local
artists TBA will perform. You can catch co-owner Parker Macy playing
some of his signature blues songs as well. They will also carry a
selection of the official Record Store Day releases.
Mick's Records– The
Torrance-based record label will be celebrating their first Record Store Day at
their brand new Long Beach store. For starters, The Street Dogs' Tobe Bean will
be doing a DJ set, spinning punk tunes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The shop will be
offering free t-shirts, several rare releases off their own label, as well as a
select amount of official Record Store Day releases. Mick will reach into his
archives and release four records to celebrate Record Store Day.
Miret and the Disasters “We're
Gonna Find A Way” 7″ limited edition on tri-color vinyl, 100 copies
Class Heroes” This 2xLP is limited to 500 and has been out of print since
Re-Issue” The 2xLP is limited to 500 and has also been out of print since
Alone/Deadly Sins “Split”
7″ is signed by the singers of each band and is limited to 100 copies.
day's worth of events planned at Fingerprints deserves a holy shit. The day
begins with a 6 a.m. opening for maximum shoppage. The band Fucked Up will act as clerks from 1-3 by
offering purchasing assistance to customers. Then, OFF!, fronted by Circle Jerk's Keith Morris,
will blow the roof off of Fingerprints with a live performance from 1 p.m. to 3
play a sold out set for those who pre-sold their Record Store Day exclusive
7″ “Medium Rare” collection of covers. Wristbands given out with
the presale are required to attend.
to be outdone, Fingerprints continues the festivities with a set from Brett Dennen at 7 p.m.
addition to all the madness, they will offer pre-sale tickets to a one-time
local viewing of the Beastie Boys inspired short film, “Fight For Your
Right Revisited” starring Seth Rogan, Elijah Wood, and Danny McBride as
the Brooklyn trio. The film has over forty cameos including Will Ferrell, Jack
Black and Steve Buscemi. They will also offer a selection of the official
Record Store Day limited edition releases and bonuses.
Media Records– For
the more DIY-minded punk enthusiast, Mass Media has got you covered. They will
be offering a sale of 20% off all LPs and 10% off all EPs. Free t-shirts or
canvas tote bags will be given with any $50 or more purchase. Their label will
release a new EP by A Heads, Discography
1982-2009. Of course, they
will carry a selection of the official limited-edition releases for Record
newly-revived record and apparel store will have a sidewalk sale on Saturday
and special hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will also carry a selection of the
official limited-edition releases for Record Store Day.
Beatles-specialized store presents an in-store by Michael Ubaldini at 1
p.m. They are planning on having several performances on Saturday by
bands TBA. Call the store for details. They will also carry a selection
of the official limited-edition releases for Record Store Day.
store is holding a Record Store Day weekend event starting on Friday. They
begin with an appearance by the
Meatmen and a free pizza
party. The Detroit hardcore band will be signing and singer Tesco Vee will be doing a reading from his new
book- a compilation of his writings from the Touch and Go zine.
On Saturday, TKO will offer a 20% discount
throughout the whole store. In addition the TKO label will release two
limited-edition 7″ vinyls available in their store only. They will release
a reissue of Poison Idea's “Darby Crash Rides Again,” a
collection of 1982 demos on blue vinyl. Secondly, they will release the
Meatmen's new “Happy Fucking Easter, Asshole” tour 7″. It has
one original song and two Germs covers- “American Leather”
and “Victim.” The cover is a play on The Beatle's infamous butcher album cover. It is
the only release with the band's current line-up.
addition to a free Gestapo Khazi and Jail Weddings show in the evening, Vinyl Solution will also carry a selection of the
official Record Store Day releases.