By Goldmine Staff
We asked, and some of you shared some of your plans for Record Store Day 2013, which will be held worldwide on April 20, 2013.
Goldmine’s Facebook page friends shared these answers:
Electric Fetus Records (three locations)
• 2000 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404, Phone: 612-870-9300
• 12 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, Phone: 218-722-9970
• 28 S. Fifth Ave., St. Cloud, MN 56301, Phone: 320-251-2569
Click here to visit Electric Fetus on Facebook
“Our favorite national holiday! There will be food & beverages, prizes and giveaways, live music from local and national acts, and of course exclusive releases. Click here to find out everything you need to know about RSD 2013 at all three Fetus locations.”
Click here to visit Vinyl Solution Records on Facebook
“This Saturday is Record Store Day. We will be rockin’ at Vinyl Solution Records. Store opens at 11 a.m. with all the limited releases. Two bands will play live starting at 1 p.m. Come by and Join the fun.”
Bop Shop Records
Goldmine got this fun e-mail invite today from Bop Shop Records. Looks like it’ll be a good time!
The Exclusive Company
• 144 N. Main St., West Bent, WI Phone: 262-334-7101
• 318 N. Main St., Oshkosh, WI, Phone: 920-235-1450
• 770 W. Northland Ave., Appleton, WI, Phone: 920-731-6010
• 423 Dousman St., Green Bay, WI, Phone: 920-435-0880
• 1669 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 414-271-8590
• 5026 S. 74th St., Greenfield, WI., 414-281-6644
• 1259 Milton Ave., Janesville, WI, 608-743-0786
Click here to visit The Exclusive Company on Facebook
Scheduled guest: Jim James of My Morning Jacket will have an in-store signing at 6 p.m. April 18, 2013, at The Exclusive Company’s Milwaukee shop.
Food drive discount: In order to show support for the communities in which The Exclusive Company has a store, each location is participating in a food drive through April 20. Customers who bring in two nonperishable food items will receive 10 percent off any nonsale or non-Record Store Day item. Those who turn their donations in early will receive a voucher good on Record Store Day.
“Now in our 57th year in business, The Exclusive Company will be offering special in-store discounts and giveaways as thanks to their customers continued loyalty and support. A limited supply of Record Store Day goodie bags and Exclusive Company limited edition turntable slipmats will also be available. The Exclusive Company has also invited local celebrities and artists to perform and DJ in our stores on Saturday, April 20.”
Updates on this year’s live performances can be found at The Exclusive Company’s award-winning website, exclusivecompany.com.
Record Store Day organizers also have shared a roundup of in-store events being offered at various shops. Click here for more the full list. Below are some of the highlights.
Several record stores have arranged free screenings of “Last Shop Standing” leading up to Record Store Day. The critically acclaimed documentary is the official film of Record Store Day. As of April 17, screenings of “Last Shop Standing” are scheduled via:
• Spun in Dover, N.H. (April 18, 2013)
• For The Record in Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 18, 2013)
• Downtown Sound in Loveland, Colo. (April 19, 2013)
• Cactus in Houston, Texas (April 19, 2013)
Among the many special releases for Record Store Day 2013 are a pair of live albums available on both CD and vinyl: “Dragons Live at Independent Records” and “Mumford And Sons Live At Bull Moose.” Mumford and Sons offered this statement as to why the band wanted to take part in the live recording effort.
“There are 364 days of the year that lie either side of one, very important day. Depending on which way you see it, most of the year is either in eager anticipation or celebration in the aftermath of Record Store Day. We, Mumford & Sons, are first and foremost music fans, appreciators and collectors of music. One of the great things about Record Store Day is it celebrates not only the music but the hard working retailers and outlets who passionately champion new and old music, from finding that rare bootleg Charles Mingus vinyl to introducing us to some of the most brand new music before the radio stations and magazines have. We seek out these stores on tour, wherever we are in the World, and think it’s brilliant that there’s a day to celebrate their existence. Happy Record Store Day!”
A host of stores are planning special guests and performances on Record Store Day. Here’s a sampling of those activities. Click here for the full Record Store Day list.
Main Street Music
Scheduled performer: Billy Bragg
The Sound Garden
Scheduled performer: Clutch. The band also will sign copies of its new album, “Earth Rocker.”
J&R Music World
New York City
Scheduled performer: Anthrax
Rasputin Music and DVDs
Scheduled performer: Testament
Scheduled performer: Opeth
Scheduled guest: The Doors’ John Densmore kicks off his book tour of independent record stores for “The Doors: Unhinged.” The book will be released April 17.
Zia Records (Eastern)
Scheduled guest: Taleb Kweli
Zia Records (Camelback)
Scheduled performance: Wavves
Twist and Shout
Scheduled performance: Steve Earle
Scheduled performanc: Steel Drivers.
Scheduled performance: All Time Low.
Scheduled performance: Josh Rouse and Paramore.
St. Louis, Mo.
Scheduled performance: Josh Ritter .