Record Store Day (Saturday, April 21) is swiftly approaching, and two of Portland's best record stores have announced their plans. Coincidentally, both involve Steve Turner of Mudhoney, who must really really really like Record Store Day.
The two Everyday Music stores have some great DJs and live performances throughout the day. They've put together a superb schedule—here's the rundown:
Downtown store (1313 W Burnside)
11 am: DJ set - The Thermals
1 pm: DJ set - Radiation City
2 pm: live performance - The Lower 48
2:30 pm: live performance - John Heart Jackie
3 pm: live performance - Evan Way of the Parson Red Heads
Eastside store (1931 NE Sandy)
noon: DJ set - Steve Turner of Mudhoney
5 pm: live performance - Mike Scheidt of YOB (solo set)
Jackpot Records, meanwhile, has some Steve Turner of their very own. At their downtown store (203 SW 9th), Turner—AKA DJ Dollar Bin—will be spinning bright and early at 10 am. Later in the day, Talkdemonic's Kevin O'Connor will be doing a DJ set as well. And at the Hawthorne store (3574 SE Hawthorne), their special "Vinyl Clairvoyant" will be on hand again, and she will psychically deduce which free record you get to take home. That all starts around 11 am.
In addition to the truly staggering amount of Record Store Day releases that will be available for this one magical day only (list here), Jackpot's label also is releasing a special Record Store Day item: a split 7-inch between Deep Fried Boogie Band and Colossal Yes. DFBB is made of of Quasi's Sam Coomes, GBV's Chris Slusarenko, Dragging an Ox Through Water's Brian Mumford, and No. 2's Paulie Pulvirenti. Their track (listen to a sample herehere. Meanwhile, if you bring a can of food to either Jackpot store between now and April 15, you'll enter to win a spot at the head of the line on April 21. Nutty record obsessives with full cupboards, take note.