Saturday, April 20 is Record Store Day, one of the greatest holidays of all time. On this day, independently owned record stores come together to celebrate and promote the record store. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. WRIR will curate a full day of band performances and DJs spinning at Plan 9, Deep Groove, Steady Sounds, Vinyl Conflict and Turnstyle.
There will also be a WRIR Record Store Day Scavenger Hunt and a chance to win store specific prize packs. Winner of the scavenger hunt will be rewarded with an exclusive RSD release from each record store (5 records total), a copy of Live at WRIR Vol. 1, concert tickets and other WRIR swag. 2nd and 3rd place will also get some WRIR goodies. To win, just visit the WRIR DJs at each record store for a clue, get all 5 clues and take all 5 photos, and take them to WRIR studios.
The schedule of Record Store Day events by record store is:
Plan 9 Music (3012 W. Cary St):
- 10am – 2pm: WRIR DJs
- 2pm – 6pm: Live performances with Paul Ivey & the Rubes (w/Herschel Stratego), Hotel X, Julie Karr and more.
Vinyl Conflict (324 S. Pine St.):
- 2pm – 4pm: Live acoustic performances by Dorthia Cottrell (Windhand), Matt Conner (RPG), and Matt Seymour (Pedals on our Pirate Ships)
Steady Sounds (322 W. Broad St.):
- 11am – 4pm: WRIR DJs
- 4pm – 6pm: Live performances by Hoax Hunters and the Snowy Owls
Deep Groove Records (317 N. Robinson St.):
- 10am – 2pm: WRIR DJs spin a sidewalk party outside the front door
Turnstyle (102 W. Broad):
- 12pm – 6pm: WRIR DJs spin electronica of all description
Hoax Hunters and Snowy Owls are also releasing a split 7″ release in honor of Record Store Day. This limited edition release of 40 copies will be available in a “bronze smoke” square lathe cut record exclusively at Steady Sounds. At least 10 copies will be distributed to other regional independent record stores starting Monday, April 22 and a standard digital only version of the single will be released on Tuesday April 23.