Elton John pays tribute to vinyl ahead of Record Store Day
Apr 23 2017 by Alex Thomas
Both Steve Louis, owner at Records Per Minute, and Greg Hall, owner of Used Kids Records, said lines stretched down the block by the time they opened their stores at 8 a.m. a year ago.
Shop owner Peter Robinson said it was always a thrill to see the excitement of fans in action during this annual celebration of independent, local record shops and vinyl records.
"Stores are popping up in small towns". We'll do more sales, or as many sales, in one day as we'll do the rest of the month added up.
The 10th annual event takes place Saturday at thousands of stores around the world - due to the deliberately loose structure, Kurtz does not have an exact figure - with some 350 special vinyl pressings in the USA market released on the day. It kicks off Saturday in NY and will also visit Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Performers include Savoire Adore, Craig Brown Band, Angelica Garcia and others. "It's blown up into a 300-release day for all different types of music", Nardone said.
"People line up to come in buy stuff, which we can't sell until that morning", Bernath said". All stores might not order all releases, and all stores may not get everything they order, so get out early if you're looking for something in particular. Around here, that means Eagle Valley Music & Comics in Minturn, across the street from Sticky Fingers Café, which is good to know because, along with vinyl LP recordings, you'll need sustenance. "Also, we will be displaying turntables, over 2500 types of vinyl both new and old, from where Vinyl enthusiasts can make a choice".
Speaking yesterday to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Crash owner Ian De-Whytell said: "We are preparing ourselves for a big crowd - a year ago we had about 80 people queuing at 5am!"
"We have an ordering system where if we don't have something that somebody wants we can get it in". "It's really been nice". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.
There are certainly comic book-inspired RSD releases this year, like the child's fable booklet that comes with Slick Rick's The Great Adventures of... But most stores are willing to put up with the stress for the financial boon.
"Each year it's just grown", he said.
The annual event pays homage to the neighborhood music store, the place where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl records or cassette tapes. "Come in and experience it". Local garage rockers Flowers of Evil will open the show at 10 p.m.