Record Store Day is happening next week on April 17 and that means you have some planning to do. The annual event is commemorating its third year of working hard to keep independent record stores from disappearing by presenting audiophiles with a day of special CD and vinyl releases, in-store performances, celebrity DJ sets, and (sometimes, if you are lucky) snacks!
In addition to the myriad of special releases made available exclusively for Record Store Day, recently regrouped Lollapalooza headliners Soundgarden plan to re-release their single "Hunted Down" as a seven-inch, Modest Mouse will be offering a vinyl re-release of The Moon & Antartica, and Muse will release all three movements of "Exogenesis: Symphony" on a limited edition twelve-inch. Oh, and some band from Liverpool is releasing something as well.
Get your day planners out, because here's what's going on in our neck of the woods, Portland.
Music Millennium (3158 E Burnside)
9 am: New arrivals vinyl sale
1 pm: Mother Hips, live performance
6 pm: Black Prairie, live performance
Free gift bags to customers (while supplies last)
Free snacks and beverages all day
Everyday Music (1313 W Burnside)
12 pm - 2 pm: DJ set by Steve Turner of Mudhoney
2 pm - 4 pm: DJ set by DJ Rescue, a.k.a. Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols
4 pm - 5 pm: Ah Holly Fam'ly, live performanc
5 pm - 6 pm: DJ set with DJ Flight Risk
6 pm - 7 pm: DJ set with Allan Wilson of !!!
7 pm - 9 pm: Split DJ set by Benjamin Weikel of Helio Sequence and Danny Seim of Menomena
Plus: The store will also offer a table of music-related comics and books from Floating World Comics and also Voodoo Doughnuts for the morning crowd.
Everyday Music (1931 Northeast Sandy)
Instore performances from Boy Eats Drum Machine, Guidance Counselor, and Quiet Countries. Times TBA.
Jackpot Records (203 SW 9th Ave)
Though still in the process of solidifying their Record Store Day plans, Jackpot Records has confirmed that band Ylang Ylang will play an in-store performance in their downtown store at 5 pm. Visit their site for more information.
Dirtnap Records (2615 SE Clinton St)
Dirtnap Records will be giving out (fittingly) free Dirtnap Records CDs.