Tomorrow is Record Store Day, marking the sixth anniversary of one of the biggest holidays in the world of independent music. Celebrating independently-owned record stores and LP culture throughout the country, the celebration begins in just a few short hours, and Saturday is packed with some pretty exciting events to fill your itinerary:
Third Man Records
Jack White is the 2013 ambassador for Record Store Day and an overall champion for the medium, so it's safe to assume that Third Man will be a hotbed of activity tomorrow. In addition to live performances, food, booze, and exclusive releases, White's record store will also host the Third Man Record Booth, the "only working vinyl record recording booth open to the public in the world."
For more information on what will be going down at Third Man, click here.
Grimey's has released their full list of activities for the day so we've lifted the rundown directly from them to post here:
10:00 - Store opens
11:00 - djb (DJ set)
11:30 - Poplar Grove Middle School Ensemble (performs selections from Beck's "Song Reader" album of sheet music)
12:00 - Daniel Bachman
12:30 - Pimpdaddysupreme (DJ set)
1:00 - Paramore
1:15 - MINDUB (DJ set)
1:45 - Alanna Royale
2:15 - The Record Wranglers
2:45 - Josh Rouse
3:15 - DJ Hammelandeggs (DJ set)
3:45 - PUJOL
4:15 - Janet from Out The Other (DJ set)
4:45 - Hotpipes
5:15 - D-Funk (DJ set)
5:45 - The Features
Between and during sets, you can grab yourself some food, exclusive releases, and drop your name for the chance to win concert tickets and other sweet prizes.
Warning: Even if you're not pumped for the Paramore set, you definitely know someone who is, so be sure to show up early if you plan to even get inside the store tomorrow. It will be a madhouse.
Get the full Grimey's schedule here.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape will be opening two hours early tomorrow at 8 am, when they will kick off the celebration by offering 20% off all used music and music supplies, giving away free merchandise, and premiering exclusive Record Store Day releases from the likes of The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and more.
Get all of the details for their event here.
The Groove will open tomorrow at 10 am, also offering exclusive RSD releases, raffles for prizes, and hosting performances by DeRobert & the Half-Truths, Tristen, Forget Cassettes, Cooper, Penicillin Baby, Western Medication, and more. Sam Fogarino of Interpol and Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk) will be there for a meet-and-greet, and Fogarino will take up post behind the turntables in the afternoon.
Check out what else The Groove has planned for you here.
Additionally, be sure to swing by Ernest Tubb Record Shops for performances by Leon Rhodes and Anita Stapleton (beginning at 3 pm) and hit up the east side for the grand opening of Fond Object, featuring performances from Cheap Time, Promised Land, JP5, JP Harris, and the Tough Choices.