Thursday, April 16, 2009

4/18: Record Store Day

Record Store Day
All Day
Record Store Day
Across the country
(Nearby at Newbury Comics and Weirdo Records, Cambridge)

Sure, iTunes has its benefits... But you can talk to cool people who love music and get turned onto something new. It's a special experience, and we shouldn't let it disappear. Most places will thank you with some free stuff, prize drawings, live performances, or some combination of that kind of stuff.

When I went to the Newbury Comics (at Govt Center & Harvard Sq) last year, they had a table of free stuff to take whatever you wanted. I think I took a pint glass and 7" single with a cool cover. Most stores have performances like The Low Anthem (2pm) & Sarah Borges (4pm) at Newbury St and State Radio (2pm) at Faneuil Hall.

Note: "You will need a wristband to attend State Radio. We will start issuing wristbands at 10am on 4/18 at the Fanueil Hall store only."

If you haven't been to Weirdo Records yet, this would be a perfect day to go. The proprietress was selling records out of her apartment until a few months ago! Somebody will make music at some point in the evening. They'll be open extra long on Saturday (10am to 11pm).

I'm not Cheap Thrills - MA, but there are other stores include: Listen Up Music (Natick), and Music DNA (Methuen).

Support your local independent record stores on Saturday -- and all year round!

Support all independent businesses!

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