Events: Record Store Day

Saturday is the second annual “Record Store Day,” a nationwide effort to celebrate (and draw a little more business to) those indie record shops that have kept all of us music-heads happy, if not a little poorer. Mole’s, Everybody’s Records, Galaxy CDs a

Record stores in general have had it tough over the past few years, thanks largely to the rise of downloaded music (legal and otherwise). But while big retailers like Virgin and Tower have been destroyed and places like Wal-Mart have slimmed their music sections down considerably, independent record stores haven’t been hit as hard thanks to a built-in, dedicated customer base. Saturday is the second annual “Record Store Day,” a nationwide effort to celebrate (and draw a little more business to) those indie record shops that have kept all of us music-heads happy, if not a little poorer.

Mole’s, Everybody’s Records, Galaxy CDs and Shake It Records are all listed as RSD participants at recordstoreday.com, meaning they’ll all be offering special deals (including exclusive offerings from renowned artists specifically for the event) and many will host in-store performances. Everybody’s will have local music throughout the day, with bands like The Blue Birds, Bucket and duppy a jamba. Over at Shake It, you can catch Indie Rock legends Kelley and Kim Deal of The Breeders performing at 8 p.m. The Deal sisters have a new EP, Fate to Fatal, due next Tuesday, but you’ll be able to pick up a copy of the limited edition 12-inch vinyl release (featuring artwork hand silk-screened by the band) at Shake It this Saturday, as well as the new vinyl reissues of the band’s Pod and Last Splash LPs. As another added bonus, bring a canned good into Shake It and get 10 percent off of your total purchase.

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