Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday is Record Store Day: Limited-Edition Releases, Rare In-Stores

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:55 AM

click to enlarge rsd_small.jpg


Record Store Day, that annual record-buying rite of spring that will rock independent music sellers across the world, hits again this Saturday, April 17. The event is a two-fold celebration: it's a chance for bands to put out small-run, limited-addition releases that get music fans salivating (official list here) and an occasion for shops to book in-store performances and signings that draw audiences.

Whether you show up to buy, watch, or have body parts signed by your favorite artists, Record Store Day is an opportunity to show brick 'n' mortar retailers that you want them to stick around. 

Below is a brief roundup of RSD goings-on. If you know of events that aren't mentioned, please let everyone know in the comments section.

Force of Habit records, the punk-focused shop in the Mission, will be celebrating with a flood of rare vinyl from owner Dave Devereaux's collection, including "early unreleased Morrissey, super rare Joy Division, and all the impossible-to-find Operation Ivy." There will also be sales on "some super cool stuff," which, knowing Devereaux's buying habits, could mean top-shelf turntables or even original-issue Simpson's action figures.

The mother ship of music-buying, Amoeba Music, will fete Record Store Day with a celebration befitting its massive size. Festivities kick off with a pre-party at the Uptown in Oakland this Wednesday night -- featuring DJ sets by employees of Amoeba, 1-2-3-4-Go! Records, Mod Lang, and Dave's Record Shop. On Saturday, Amoeba in SF will have Charlotte Gainsbourg in store at noon for a signing of her new album, IRM, and her limited edition Record Store Day 7-inch. She'll be followed by Jonsi of Sigur Ros at 2:30 p.m. Over in Berkeley, the original Amoeba has Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs booked for a DJ set at 2 p.m. Customers at both stores will also enjoy lots of special RSD treatment (gift bags, hourly gift certificate giveaways, and "surprises.")

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Ian S. Port


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"