Vinyl store opens in Altrincham

Vinyl store opens in Altrincham

"Highlighted as one of RSD 2018's most desirable releases, this 7" single version is sure to be highly sought after, so be quick as when they're gone, they're gone.

Since the first Record Store Day in 2008, independent record store owners have set aside a Saturday in April to celebrate the brick-and-mortar music business by releasing new and limited-edition titles from top artists.

Michael Kurtz, the president of a group of record store chains across the US, invited several record store owners to a meeting in Baltimore to discuss the future of record stores among the rise of digital retailers.

The crowd at the Princeton Record Exchange for a past Record Store Day.

Numerous shops taking part will have special in-store events to coincide with the day.

The Alarm's Mike Peters, who will release new EP "Where The Two Rivers Meet" on Record Store Day, is set to perform at Looney Tunes in West Babylon at 1 p.m. Saturday, while Seaford native Jesse Kinch will play songs from his debut "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" at 3 p.m.

To support it, the record companies issue, for lack of a better term, special pieces that are only available to small, independent record stores on Record Store Day.

"We've sold a ton of rare records online that we normally wouldn't be able to sell in the store", Yoshitomi noted. "Then I got to know the owner, staff, and everything". The store primarily deals in vinyl, both new and used.

Linkin Park is releasing their album One More Light Live on individually numbered colored vinyl. Stores hold live performances and bring in local celebrities to add to the atmosphere, while the Record Store Day committee appoints ambassadors for the event each year.

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Roger Chouinard: People will always listen to music on the internet other than on the radio.

Every so often, a record that isn't in the store is requested by somebody.

"It's a shot in the dark, what people are going to want", Stevens said. Other area stores taking part in Record Store Day include Relapse Records at 1720 S. State Road in Upper Darby and Gold Million Records in Bryn Mawr located at 851 W. Lancaster Ave.

Ventnor Exchange are thrilled to host the Isle of Wight's only Record Store Day event for the fourth year running and what is shaping up to be a bumper day all about celebrating music culture. "Originally it was brought in to stop the demise of record shops which it has done and now it is about sustaining the interest which I think is very important".

"(This is) giving people a reason to actually come out and physically shop", Yelin said. They will also have some free coffee and giveway bags for people. This time around, Past & Present Records is giving us the next two editions on wax, which feature some fantastic rarities from groups like The Blue Orchids, The Virginia Wolves (whose take on "Land of 1,000 Dances" is like throwing a full gas can on Wilson Pickett's already blazing version) and The Liverbirds. If you didn't get something you were looking to get, we apologize and hope that someday it finds its way into your collection.

Roger Chouinard: I have been a musician for years, I've been on tours and I love music.

The Record Store Day website lists hundreds of releases that will only be available at record stores on Saturday, April 21.

"It's the 9th year we've done it and I remember in that first year there was only one person waiting outside when we opened which shows how far it's come". But I was still believing what I was told, that CDs sounded better.

I'm always looking for new artists to listen to and seeing who is going to be the next big thing, and for me one of the most exciting artists now breaking through and picking up critical acclaim from everywhere is Norwegian star Sigrid.