SO MUCH FUN SATURDAY – (the greatest day of the week!)
Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. Its purpose, as conceived by independent record store employee Chris Brown, is to celebrate the art of music. The day brings together fans, artists, and the over 700 independently owned record stores in the US, along with hundreds of independent record stores across the world. Record Store Day was officially founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner and is now celebrated globally with hundreds of recording and other artists participating in the day by making special appearances, performances, meet and greets with their fans, the holding of art exhibits, and the issuing of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional products to mark the occasion.
Record Store Day 2011 Official Ambassador: Ozzy Osbourne
The fourth annual Record Store Day will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The Experience Music Project in Seattle is kicking off Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, an exhibit based around the grunge band Nivana. Panda Bear has brought forward the release of his fourth studio album Tomboy. The Flaming Lips are to release a new box-set collection of their Warner Brothers albums issued under the title Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992 – 2002. Sugar Hill Records will release a trio of Nickel Creek titles on deluxe vinyl. The Rolling Stones will be releasing a limited edition 7-inch of Brown Sugar. Superchunk and Coliseum will release a limited edition 7-inch covering Misfits’ Horror Business bundled with Bullet. Phish will release Two Soundchecks, a Limited Edition 7-inch vinyl record, marking the band’s first ever live vinyl release and their first release in conjunction with Record Store Day. Phish bassist Mike Gordon will also be releasing his 2003 solo debut Inside In on vinyl for the first time as a deluxe double-LP set with three previously unreleased outtake tracks, as well as Moss Remixes, a Limited Edition 7-inch with two remixes from his latest solo album Moss.” Gorillaz are going to release a limited edition version of their fourth studio album The Fall for the event. The album gets a CD release two days later. Green Day and Husker Du are releasing a split for Record Store Day, while Foo Fighters have announced they are releasing a covers album. Radiohead will be releasing a two-song release that contains the songs “Supercollider” and “The Butcher”.
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!