WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 – Huge THANK YOU to Sarnia This Week for story in this weeks edition. CLICK HERE to read it. Also THANK YOU to Jonathan Pinto of CBC Radio for stopping in to interview us.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 – Deliveries of the exclusives are starting to trickle in, but we can’t tell you… yet. If you want to know what we have to offer, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter to get an email the night before RSD with a list along with other important info. Reminder there are no holds or orders taken for RSD exclusives – we signed a pledge we take very seriously.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 – Carl Hnatyshyn of Sarnia This Week newspaper stopped in to chat with Roland and I about the upcoming RSD. Not sure the interview will make the paper or not, but we would like to thank Carl and the publication for their continued interest and support of what goes on at Cheeky Monkey
TUESDAY, APRIL 10 – The Sheepdogs Visit Microforum Record Pressing and Approve their #RSDC18 Titles
Ewan and Ryan of The Sheepdogs headed down to Microforum Vinyl Pressing in Toronto to see their Record Store Day Canada titles literally come hot off the presses! Their first two albums Trying to Grow and Big Stand have been released on vinyl for the first time ever. The 7” for I’ve Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be is also coming out. It was the band’s first time CLICK HERE
While the guys were there, they were gracious enough to sign 25 of EACH title for a Golden Ticket style nationwide contest of chance. The signed copies will be sent to independent record stores at random – you never know where they will end up! This will be a lot of fun and make some Sheepdogs fans very happy.
Kanto RSDC’s official speaker sponsor has created the very cool co-branded Champions of Canada The Sheepdogs speakers which have also been signed by the guys and will be available for prizing.
The more times you share the post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the more entries you have and this will increase your chances of winning: CLICK HERE
THURSDAY, APRIL 5 – Gathering items for the draws and giveaways. Lots of surprises in store.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 – Limited Edition Sheepdogs pins arrived courtesy of Warner Music Canada. These commemorative pins will be sold for a donation to Musicounts, a Canadian charity that celebrates musical excellence and puts musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most. Asking for minimum donation of $2.00 but feel free to donate more. Limited to ONLY 50. As with all things RSD, first come first serve. To learn more about Musicounts CLICK HERE.
MONDAY, MARCH 19 – Cheeky Monkey is listed in multiple spots on the ‘official’ Record Store Day Canada website…
As a participating store – CLICK HERE
As a participant is selling for donation The Sheepdogs pins to raise funds for Musicounts. Remember these are limited and are first come first serve just like the other releases. CLICK HERE
And on the ‘Live Village’ page letting the world know our live music will be provided by Blackmore & Blackmore. CLICK HERE
MONDAY, MARCH 12 – The official list of what releases will be out in Canada is available to view by CLICKING HERE. Roland orders virtually everything, but because they are limited, we do not know until the deliveries arrive what we will have. If you subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter, you will get an email the night before RSD letting you now what we will have to offer. If you are not a subscriber, you can enter your email address to the right of this blog to sign up NOW!
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018 – Another major confirmation for Record Store Day! Mike Blackmore, under the moniker of Blackmore + Blackmore, will be our musical entertainment starting right at opening of RSD at 9:30 am. Thank you Mike for coming back again to play for us.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018… we just signed up to participate in this… We are pleased to announce a rare and exciting opportunity for this year’s Record Store Day! It’s exclusive only to the Independent Retailers. To mark this occasion, Warner Music Canada will be creating the RSDC Champions of Canada commemorative pins featuring The Sheepdogs, and have agreed to generously donate them nationwide to benefit Musicounts.
These collectible pins will be sold for a donation during Record Store Day.
WHAT IS MUSICOUNTS?
MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity and is affiliated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards celebrating musical excellence and puts musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 UPDATE…
We have some HUGE news! We’re pleased to announce the 2018 Record Store Day Official Champions of Canada, The Sheepdogs.
Saskatchewan’s own The Sheepdogs have been named as the “Record Store Day’s Champions of Canada.” The honour has been bestowed on the bearded rockers as part of the lead up to 2018’s Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, 2018. The Sheepdogs join notables Elton John (2017 RSD Champion of Great Britain), Jack White (2013 RSD Ambassador) and Dave Grohl (2015 RSD Ambassador) in celebrating independent record stores. To commemorate the announcement the band sat down with their record collections to reminisce about some of the most meaningful vinyl from their personal collections. Watch it below.
The Sheepdogs will be releasing an exclusive pressing of the live performances of “Nobody” and “I’ve Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be,” both of which were recorded at the YouTube Creator Space in Toronto. This pressing will be a 7” vinyl, and will only be available to Record Store Day shoppers. The band will also be releasing the first ever vinyl pressing for their first two LPs, Big Stand and Trying to Grow.
The Sheepdogs have just released their new album Changing Colours. They are returning to the road on a coast-to-coast 28 date tour from Campbell River, BC right across to St. Johns, NL.
The Sheepdogs have been nominated for seven Juno Awards, including Rock Album of the Year nominations. For all the latest on The Sheepdogs follow the band on Twitter,Facebook, Instagram or YouTube, or at http://thesheepdogs.com/