Record Store Day
Today’s the day. And we don’t mean the pot-smokin holiday, though that would probably go nicely with a little record shoppin. Today is national Record Store Day, and as we do every year, we’re here to give you the lowdown on what our local record shops are doing to celebrate the occasion. With vinyl sales at an all time high since 1997, we’re hoping to see a renewed interest in this special day, though Pittsburgh has always been holdin’ it down in this aspect as far as we’re concerned!
Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill will again be giving away more than 5,000 albums, 45s and 78s, as well as a huge sidewalk sale. (albums and 45s). They’ll also be selling original Robert Crumb Jerry’s t-shirts in all new colors, so if you don’t end up leaving with a record consider supporting your local shop and buy a tee!
The Attic in Millvale is open from 10-5 and will be carrying some coveted new releases. Check out the Post-Gazette’s recent article for a peek at some of this year’s most in-demand selections.
Head on over to Lawrenceville’s 720 Records for a fantastic selection of local and new releases. They’ll be carrying Pittsburgh Track Authority‘s latest, the Edits 12″ and have a list of their other selections on their Facebook page. In addition, they’ll be welcoming a roster of 11 different DJs throughout the day to help set the mood while you shop.
Sound Cat Records in Bloomfield will be giving away a limited-edition tote bag to their first 33 customers.
Eide’s, in the Strip District, will host an acoustic performance and signing by All Time Low at 3PM. We can only imagine what a zoo that will be, as the band has a sold-out outdoor show later that night at Stage AE.
Bloomfield’s Mind Cure Records also has a list of their RSD titles on their Facebook page. In addition, there will be 30 or so boxes with top shelf records going for very cheap, featuring $2 LPs of many genres, but heavy on Avant Garde and International records. These will be $2 each and 7 for $10.
Last, but not least, Dave’s Music Mine in the South Side has been giving out prize packs online leading up to the big day. Head on over to WYEP to listen to a recent interview the owner did about Record Store Day.
Aren’t we lucky to have so many record stores?!