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Record Store Day 2011

Record Store Day 2011 Arrives

Spiral Scratch Records, 291 Bryant Street. Photo by Ben Gardner

Who ever said vinyl is dead? This Saturday (April 16) is Record Store Day, a day to celebrate music with some of the most anticipated vinyl releases of the year. Record Store Day began in 2008 as a way to attract music fans to dying record stores. Since then it has become a marker day for artists from all over the world to release special edition vinyls, new albums, and rare singles. This year is no exception with new music and specials from Radiohead, the Flaming Lips, the Black Angels, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Fleet Foxes, Kate Bush and many more. There will also be some in store performances at participating record stores around Buffalo.

Appearing Live at Record Theatre at 3500 Main Street (University Plaza)

10:00 – Brian Wheat
11:00 – Son of the Sun
12:00 – Iceberg
1:00 – Wooden Waves
2:00 – The Stay Lows
3:00 – Doppelgangers
5:00 – Johnny Nobody
6:00 – Bearhunter
7:00 – White Bison
8:00 – Cassi Meyerhoffer

Scheduled to play live at 1800 Main Street (at Lafayette):
10:30 – Tifani
12:00 – Alumni
1:00 – DJ Drapes, Django and Press
2:30 – Wes Walters
3:30 – Love Scenes
4:30 – DJ Scarlett
5:30 – J Bangin Brew
6:30 – Off The Cuff
7:30 – Drea Ndur

Here is a list of some notable releases coming out on Saturday

CaribouSwim Remixes 12″ vinyl + download card


Deerhoof / Xiu Xiu – Almost Xiu Xiu, Almost Deerhoof Polyvinyl 7″+MP3


Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean 12″


Nirvana – Hormoaning 12″

Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Telesterion double CD

Radiohead“The Butcher” and “Supercollider” 12″ vinyl


Regina Spektor – Four From Far 7″33 1/3 RPM light blue vinyl


The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations”/”Heroes & Villains” Capitol Double 10 inch


The Black AngelsPhosphene Nightmare 10″ colored vinyl


The Decemberists Live At Bull Moose CD


The Doors “Riders On The Storm”  7″ vinyl


The Flaming Lips – Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros.Records 1992-2002 Vinyl Box Set

The Rolling Stones – “Brown Sugar” 7″ vinyl


The Velvet Underground “Foggy Notion” 7 ” vinyl


The Yardbirds “Goodnight Sweet Josephine” 7 ” vinyl


Each record store will receive different records on Saturday, so don’t expect to see every release at every store, but do expect  a few special surprises.

—cory perla