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Music, All Shook Down All The Sales, Giveaways, and Free Shows You Need to Know About For Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16)

All The Sales, Giveaways, and Free Shows You Need to Know About For Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16)

Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 16, so if you're a vinyl-head hopefully you've saved up and cleared your schedule for this annual music lovers holiday. Some stores are offering free goodies along with a purchase, while others…
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Music, All Shook Down 1-2-3-4, Whose Punk Record Store?

1-2-3-4, Whose Punk Record Store?

Against the far wall of 1-2-3-4 Go! Records’ new store on Valencia, brown butcher paper is draped over record crates filled with exclusive LPs, 10 inches and EPs to be unveiled on Record Store Day. Across rows of bins…
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Music, All Shook Down 1-2-3-4 Go! Records Opening Second Location in Shared Space with Lost Weekend Video

1-2-3-4 Go! Records Opening Second Location in Shared Space with Lost Weekend Video

No foolin': Next Wednesday, April 1 you'll be able to get all of your analog entertainment in one spot, right on Valencia Street. 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, Oakland's finest outfit for hard-to-find punk and indie records, cassettes, and singles by…
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Calendar, Night&Day Book Nerds Unite

Book Nerds Unite

Last year on Record Store Day, Pete Mulvihill, one of the three owners of Green Apple Books and Records, had a crazy idea. "Why the hell isn't there a Bookstore Day?" he asked in a recent phone interview. Eight…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Two New Bay Area Festivals, Pandora's Legal Troubles, and a Museum Exhibit for Record Store Day

Music Links: Two New Bay Area Festivals, Pandora's Legal Troubles, and a Museum Exhibit for Record Store Day

There's a slight chance that the public may get to hear Once Upon a Time in Shaolin after all. Though Wu-Tang Clan originally intended to release a single copy to the highest bidder, fans have created a Kickstarter in…
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Music, All Shook Down Record Store Day 2014: Where to Go in San Francisco

Record Store Day 2014: Where to Go in San Francisco

By now you've probably heard an earful about the approaching Jesus freak vs. pothead showdown on Sunday. But did you know that Saturday is also a big day in its own right? Yes, that's right, Saturday, April 19 marks…
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Music, All Shook Down Record Peddler: Speculators Make a Mockery of Record Store Day

Record Peddler: Speculators Make a Mockery of Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an internationally recognized, annual event in which record labels release special titles,…
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Music, All Shook Down A First Listen to <i>The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends</i>, Feat. Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver and More

A First Listen to The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, Feat. Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver and More

I loved, loved the Flaming Lips' Embryonic, and find The Soft Bulletin to be a pretty magical cornucopia. Pretty big fan of 1995's Clouds Taste Metallic as well. Yet I've never considered for even a second if the Lips…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Promising Record Store Day Releases From Bay Area Artists

Five Promising Record Store Day Releases From Bay Area Artists

The list of limited edition releases being ushered out for Record Store Day 2012 considerably dwarfs those of previous years. This coming Saturday, April 21, independent music retailers will be the sole purveyors of a variety of goods arranged with…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

Five Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist. But -- we can't quite believe it either -- on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will…
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Music, All Shook Down Cop Atmosphere & Aesop Rock's Record Store Day Single

Cop Atmosphere & Aesop Rock's Record Store Day Single

How was your Record Store Day? Did you relive the simple bygone joys of exchanging physical money for a cold hard physical artifact that you could display proudly in your home and, if need be, use as a doorstop…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Celebrate Record Store Day, and Twin Shadow's Reagan-Era Pop

In Print: Celebrate Record Store Day, and Twin Shadow's Reagan-Era Pop

​From SF Weekly's latest print music section:A Vinyl Occasion: For the independent record stores of the world, Christmas comes every year on the third Saturday in April. It's called Record Store Day, and since modestly beginning in 2007, this impromptu…
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Music, Record Store Day Is Christmas for Music Retailers

Record Store Day Is Christmas for Music Retailers

For the independent record stores of the world, Christmas comes every year on the third Saturday in April. It's called Record Store Day, and since modestly beginning in 2007, this impromptu consumer holiday has grown into a worldwide celebration of…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday is Record Store Day: Limited-Edition Releases, Rare In-Stores

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

  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…
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Music, All Shook Down Metallica -- live, in person, this weekend

Metallica -- live, in person, this weekend

Metallica will be busy reminding fans to shop at old fashioned record stores this weekend, when they visit Rasputin's Mountain View store for "Record Store Day." Wristbands will be handed out starting at 8 a.m. April 19 for the…
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