The 10th annual Record Store Day—the event that single handedly helped re-ignite the current vinyl obsession, while helping countless small, independent brick-and-mortar record stores remain open—kicks off today, April 22, at record shops around town with all kinds of in-store performances, special releases, sales and more. We've compiled a small list of some of the best; take a look, happy shopping and Happy Record Store Day!
Easy Street Records, 206.938.3297. Doors open at 7 a.m. sharp. Swag and prize giveaways all day long. Complimentary coffee, bagels and bacon while they last for those in line. In-store performance schedule: Noon Michigan Rattlers; 5 p.m. Swedish Finnish; 8 p.m Bread & Butter.
Light in the Attic Record Shop, 206.359.5284. Located within the KEXP Gathering Space. 10% off new record releases. Free t-shirts will be available with a $100 purchase or more. In-store performances with Evening Bell at 9 a.m., followed by Mommy Long Legs at noon.
Everyday Music, 206.568.3321 Complimentary doughnuts and coffee will be available. In-store performances start at 10 a.m. with: Mommy Long Legs, DJ Explorateur, Pleasures, Tomten, DoNormaal, Bankie Phones, DJ Veins, Raica, Zen Mother and DJ Doctor Troy.
Silver Platters (SoDo location), 206.283.3472. In-store with Chicago's Ne-Hi! promoting its latest album, Offers, 12:30 p.m. Zombies (yes, the Zombies!) signing and meet and greet at 2 p.m. Limited edition titles like a copy of the #BeforeTheFlood soundtrack on vinyl signed by Trent Reznor, in honor of Earth Day (which also falls today, April 22).
JiveTime Records, 206.632.5483. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 25% discount on all used vinyl records and CDs. 10% - 20% discount on all new vinyl. Receive a free limited-edition, hand-screened poster with any purchase, and a free t-shirt with a purchase of $100 or more.
Spin Cycle Records Seattle, 206.971.0267. Gift certificate giveaways, including gift certificates from Doc Marten. Receive a $5 gift certificate for every $50 spent. Store opens at 6 a.m.
Porchlight, 206.329.5461. Sales on merchandise, including travel mugs, sweatshirts, turntable slipmats and more. Some Record Store Day limited releases will be available.