Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Record Store Day 2012

By Andrew Hertzberg

Christmas time is here! Well, for crazy music people at least. Record Store Day is here again, and instead of going on a tirade against the whole concept (shouldn’t we be buying records and exploring local record stores year round?), we might as well embrace that at least some attention is still being garnered on this dying experience. Not to mention the abundance of live performances happening. Good golly, Miss Molly. Not only are there plenty of daytime in-stores to choose from, but it just keeps going into the night too. While all of these things are WCR approved, I can’t blatantly tell you which to choose. That is for you to decide: I am here merely to provide options. Lucky for you, this isn’t just red pill / blue pill one-or-the-other. Think of this more as the loudest overdose you can possibly achieve and still wake up the next morning. This amount of venue hopping will certainly put perfecting your Lolla schedule in perspective. And oh yeah, don't forget to buy a record or two:
(For the full list of record stores participating, check out the official RSD 2012 website)

Reggie’s Record Breakers: Swimsuit Addition, Electric Touch, Magicks, Empires, Owen, The Sweeps, Mitch Mead, the New Diet (10 AM, AA, FREE)
Notes: Free hot dogs and soda. BAM.

Cyklopx (Forest Park): Canasta (11:30 AM, AA, FREE)

Saki Records: Santah, Bare Mutants, Cains and Abels, Cross Record, Minor Characters, Hollows, Opposites, the Runnies (1 PM, AA, FREE)
Notes: Opens at 9 AM with raffle prizes including tickets to shows at Metro, passes for the Logan Theater, LPs from Whistler Records and more. Tamale Spaceship food truck will be parked outside all day.

Reckless Records (Loop): Arborist, Psalm One, Cloud Birds (1:30 PM, AA, FREE)

Reckless Records (Milwaukee Ave): Radar Eyes, Fake Limbs, Spires that in the Sunset Rise, Bloodiest, Circles (2 PM, AA, FREE)

Reckless Records (Broadway): Pamphleteers, Running, Verma, Atlas Moth (2 PM, AA, FREE)
Notes: Check the full lineups on the Reckless website. Reckless is also cosponsoring an after party at the Bottom Lounge with Three Floyds Brewery.

Permanent Records: Psychic Teens, Vyto B, Ono (3 PM, AA, FREE)

Dusty Groove: Otis Clay (4 PM, AA, FREE)
Notes: Special gift for first 100 customers (opens at 8 AM)

Bottom Lounge: Boombox, Loyal Divide, Alpha Data (9 PM, 17+, $15.50 adv, $18 dos)

Hideout: The Shondes, Cobalt and the Hired Guns, The Cathy Santonies (9 PM, 21+, $10)

Burlington: Anatomy of Habit, Man (9 PM, 21+, $8 donation)

Lincoln Hall: Gemini Club (record release), Pet Lions, Made by Man (10 PM, 18+, $10)

Schubas: California Wives, Psychic Twin, Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross (10 PM, 18+, $10)

Cole’s: the Yolks, Magic Milk (record release) (10 PM, 21+, FREE)

Empty Bottle: Cave, Hott Lunch, Ono (10 PM, 21+, $8 or FREE w/RSVP)
Notes: The Empty Bottle is opening at 9 AM for the Numero Group Pop Up Record Shop.

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