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Thursday, April 14, 2016

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

Posted By on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 2:40 PM

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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 are throwing in-house shows. Check out the list below to find out what's going on at record stores throughout the city this Saturday. 

Rooky Ricardo's Records:
If you didn't already know this, Rooky Ricardo's now has two locations on Haight St. at 448 Haight St. and 419 Haight St. Both stores will be open for Record Store Day and will be offering pretty insane deals. All 45 rpm records will be $1. Buy three $5 records for $10; buy three $10 records for $20; and buy three $20 records for $30. Rooky Ricardo's also donated over a thousand used albums to Doc Martens where they will be sold for only $1. Oh, and one more thing: expect free wine. 

Originals Vinyl 
All of the bargain bins at Originals Vinyl will be 1/2 off. Also, bring one record in for a free ultra sonic record cleaning!

Vinyl Dreams
From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., live DJs and bands will be playing free shows at Vinyl Dreams (including Galen from Sunset Sound System and J. T. Soul from Rome Recordings). "We're just going to have a party in here basically," said a Vinyl Dreams employee. 

1,2,3,4 Go! Records
At both their East Bay and S.F. stores, expect the following: The first person in line will get five minutes in the shop alone from 7:55 a.m. to 8 a.m. to get first dibs on records. The first 100 people in line get entered into a raffle to win a Green Day LP test press, a gift certificate, and other prizes. Early birds will also get goodie bags filled with "random cool promo stuff we've gotten over this year or just for Record Store Day." The store will open at 8 a.m. 

Western Relics
Western Relics will be opening early at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. They'll also have exclusive releases for sale and some discount deals, as well. 

The Music Store
All used records (and other used items) will be 25% off and there will be limited edition records for sale, too. 

Rasputin Music 
At Rasputin's Haight St. store, there will be sales, free promotional giveaways, and new releases for sale. But head to its Berkeley location and you're in for a treat: Metallica will be playing a FREE live show and attendance will be limited to the first 300 people. To find out what time the show is, check with the store on Friday (because as of publication, the set time was yet to be released). 

Amoeba Records
Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn will be signing his new album from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., and local DJs will be spinning all day. Special Record Store Day 2016 designs will be live screened onto tee-shirts or tote bags (until supplies last) and turntables, used DVDs and Blu-Rays, posters, and used books will be 20% off. 

Thrillhouse Records
Thrillhouse will be opening early at 9 a.m. and will be offering free coffee and donuts. At 1 p.m. there will be a free BBQ and at 2 p.m. the live music will begin. 

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