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record store day logoI know some people look forward to Record Store Day for the records, but I’m in it for the live music.

Record Store Day will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. What is it? It’s the one day each year that a massive list of titles are released only at record stores–some are exclusive releases, some are limited run/regional releases, and some are ‘Record Store Day first’ releases. It’s hard to find an independent record store that doesn’t participate in at least the record portion of Record Store Day, and many add in extras to celebrate, like Record Store Day promotional freebies, free in-store concerts, & more.

As usual, there’s plenty happening in the ATL. To name a few:

  • Criminal Records (1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta): From 10:100 a.m.-9:00 p.m., there’s plenty going on–The first 500 people will receive a free totebag with purchase of a Record Store Day 2018 release, plus there’ll an artist signing with Killer Mike GTO of Run The Jewels at 2:00 p.m. (requires a wristband, which you can get by purchasing a copy of the Record Store Day 2018 limited release title Run The Jewels–Stay Gold Collectors Jewel Box Set at Criminal Records), a free performance by Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel at 3:00 p.m., a free performance by Curtis Harding at 4:00 p.m., a free performance by Midnight Larks at 5:00 p.m., & an artist signing with Organized Noise at 6:00 p.m.
  • Decatur CD (356 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur). No sign of details for Record Store Day extras yet, but they’ll definitely have the Record Store Day exclusives for sale, plus they’ve added a metal section to their offerings.

To find other Record Store Day events in metro Atlanta, browse the Record Store Day list of participating venues & then check the websites and Facebook pages of the local shops for details.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

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