For those of us, young and old, that enjoy the art of collecting, we can now gather together annually on the third Saturday every April at our favorite indie record store to add to our collections and celebrate Record Store Day!
Launched in 2007 as a way to celebrate independent record stores and record store culture, it has since grown to become a huge event both for customers, who are treated to hundreds of releases from some of music’s top artists, and the stores that stock them. Exclusive vinyl (and yes, CD) releases along with all kinds of unique products and releases are created for the day each year.
Downtown Annapolis’ own KA-CHUNK RECORDS is a regular annual participant, so be sure to stop by the store (early) on 78 Maryland Avenue and check out their product.
Baltimore music fans, stop by The Sound Garden at 1616 Thames Street
So go on out to your favorite record store and take a look at what’s being released tomorrow! Out of the numerous artists that have created works for RSD, Rams Head On Stage has hosted many of them! So look for special releases from Robert Earl Keen, Justin Townes Earle, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Zombies, Todd Snider, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Autumn Defense, and The Weepies (playing here on June 22nd!). And coming this summer at Pier Six Pavilion, we’ve got George Thorogood, who’s also got some great material he’s releasing!
For a complete list of US special releases, click HERE.
“I was introduced to lots of great music through my local record store. It was a place where people knew music and they knew me, and could make great suggestions and discoveries. Whether it is in the physical world or on-line, the value of a great and knowledgeable record store has not gone away”
“There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store. When I recently played Amoeba in LA, I realised what fantastic memories such a collection of music brings back when you see it all in one place. This is why I’m more than happy to support Record Store Day and I hope that these kinds of stores will be there for us all for many years to come. Cheers!”
– Paul McCartney