Mark the date… RECORD STORE DAY 2017 – Saturday April 22nd – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm come celebrate at Cheeky Monkey
Wednesday, April 19 UPDATE… – 8:25 pm (yes well after closing time). Record Store Day brings many first for everyone – including me. For first time I can recall in our 35 + years of business, Roland asked me to help sticker product. That is a sign of how much inventory is coming in for RSD. Takes 2 of us to inventory and price everything. Well not everything – much more still to come before Saturday.
Monday, April 10 UPDATE… CLICK HERE for a listing of what exclusive releases there are for North America. Several things to keep in mind… not all of these may be available in Canada …we order virtually EVERYTHING that is made available, but since they are all limited, we do not know what we will be getting until the deliveries arrive. …if you get our weekly e-newsletter, you will get an email after closing time on Thursday, April 21 letting you know what we did get and telling you what our “deals” for RSD are. If you don’t get our e-newsletter – sign up NOW by CLICKING HERE
Wednesday, April 5 UPDATE – Swag arrived from our good friends at MINT RECORDS. These will be a few of the giveways we have in store for our customers on Record Store Day. Thanks a big bunch Mint Records for the shopping bags, pins, stickers and ear plugs.
Friday, March 31 UPDATE – CLICK HERE to watch video on how vinyl records are made.
March 23 UPDATE… Look what just arrived – yup the official St. Vincent RSD t-shirts. Mens and ladies styles & sizes. Buy your’s now to help get you in that RECORD STORE DAY mood. Only $16.95 – while supplies last
March 14 UPDATE… The last many years, we have had the pleasure of hosting the local band Borderlite Trio during the mornings of RSD. Sadly, this year they are not available… BUT I have some very good news. BLACKMORE & BLACKMORE has stepped up to the plate and will be the live music greeting the early day shoppers on RSD. Thanks Mike – you’re awesome.
March 1 UPDATE…
Look what we just ordered – exclusive limited edition RSD t-shirts in men’s & women’s styles. Like all the Record Store Day exclusives, they go on sale RSD.
February 10 – From RSD organizers…
OFFICIAL RECORD STORE DAY 2017 AMBASSADOR ANNOUNCED
ICONOCLASTIC GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST LEADS
RSD’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR!
FOR A SPECIAL KICK OFF STARRING THE ARTIST HERSELF VISIT: WWW.FUNNYORDIE.COM
RECORD STORE DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND 2017
In 2009, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal created it. Since then, the title of Record Store Day Ambassador has been held by Homme, Ozzy, Iggy, Grohl, Jack, Chuck and Metallica.
For 2017, RSD’s 10th Anniversary year, the honor goes to St. Vincent.
Says the artist, “It is with deep honor and humility that I accept this ambassadorship. Rest assured I do not take my duties lightly.”
St. Vincent has spent the better part of the past decade forging a customized path to legendary status herself including a steady incline of hyper-critically acclaimed solo efforts, one of which, her eponymously titled LP St. Vincent, commanded a 2014 Grammy win for Best Alternative Music Album, not to mention 2012’s lovingly embraced collaboration with David Byrne, Love This Giant. The guitarist worked with Ernie Ball to create a signature guitar, and recently turned to film, writing and directing her first movie, a short film featured in the horror anthology XX.
Her history with Record Store Day includes a red vinyl 7” (“Krokodil”/“GROT”) for Record Store Day 2012, a 10” exclusive release for Record Store Day Black Friday 2015 and time spent alongside The B-52s’ Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson, Todd Barry and more on a panel convened to promote the List Launch of Record Store Day 2015.
Record Store Day co-founder, Carrie Colliton proclaims, “Being the Ambassador of Record Store Day is meant to be fun and a little silly, and I think it’s fantastic that we’re celebrating this year with a woman who can be both those things while being a respected musician and record store regular as well. It’s a damn good fit.”
For a unique glimpse at the “silly,” visit funnyordie.com or www.recordstoreday.com for Madame Ambassador’s Official Record Store Day video.
And rest assured, we are deeply honored ourselves.