Music collectors–this is your day. The annual holiday known as Record Store Day is back for another spin. This year’s list of exclusives will have fans lined up outside independent record stores across America, eagerly waiting to get their hands on limited edition releases. Tune in and turn up–this is high fidelity at it’s finest.
Vinyl’s made a surprise comeback in 2007, when record sales went up, and Record Store Day was officially born. People were starved to actually hold music in their hands, appreciating the artwork, lyrics, and the cool crackling sound of a record playing. Drop the needle, let it play. Here’s a list of local stores celebrating Record Store Day.
Jerry’s (Squirrel Hill)
Anyone that’s ever been to Jerry’s knows about their massive collection. It’s something every music fan should see. For this years RSD, they are selling over 10,000 LP’s for only $1. What?! There’s definitely some rare finds.The sale ends April 20th.
Get Hip Record Store (Northside)
Get Hip Records launched their own record store back in 2017. The NorthSide store prides itself on “everyday being record store day.” They are offering 20% percent off the entire store all day (new and used), along with craft beer, dj’s, and live music from 11am-11pm. This is gonna be a party.
Music To My Ear (North Hills)
Get there at 8am when the doors open in order to score exclusive record store day releases. They’ll have 20% off all used vinyl, 10% off new vinyl, and 99 cent CD’s. Yes, CD’s are still cool! There’s also chances to win tickets to Stage AE shows–and live music by the Hawkeyes from noon until 3. Play it loud.
The Attic (Millvale)
The Millvale music store has been selling records for over 40 years. Flip through over 400 exclusive releases, including 20% off all used vinyl and cd’s– and 10% off new items (excluding RSD releases). And 400 exclusive releases?! Yeah, you’re gonna need some time with this one.
Dave’s Music Mine (Southside)
The Southside staple always has a line for RSD–arrive early! Doors open at 8am. This year, Dave’s will have 40% off everything in the store excluding record store day releases. And the sweet part? It’s all weekend long! Add this track to your mix.
Click here for the official list of Record Store Day 2019 releases.
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