"On this day, all of these stores will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally," says RecordStoreDay.com.
Record stores throughout Seattle are celebrating the new holiday with live music, DJs, popcorn, cupcakes, sales on everything in the store, sidewalk sales, free shit, limited edition merchandise, Björk 3-D glasses, and more!
Here's a rundown of who's hosting what:
Easy Street: In-store performances by Mark Pickerel and Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter at the Queen Anne location. 5 pm, free. Also, everything in both stores not already on sale will be 20% off all day long.
Everyday Music: Enter to win an autographed copy of the Tom Waits box set People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs 1913-1938. There will also be free CD samplers, a storewide sale, and other goodies.
Silver Platters: All four locations (Queen Anne, Bellevue, Southcenter, and Northgate) are offering 20% off on all vinyl, box sets, CD singles, and Billboard Collections CDs, and one day only DVD specials (starting at $3.99). Each location has it's own in-store specials and they also have tons of live music through the day.
1:00 The Mary McPage Band
2:00 Matt Jorgensen + 451
3:00 Pat Monahan
4:00 Kim Archer Band
5:00 Bee Simonds
6:00 Speaker Speaker
8:00 The Pharmacy
9:00 How and Lightning
1:00 Interlake High School Jazz Band
3:30 Amateur Radio Operator
5:00 Hadley Caliman
1:00 DJ ECM/Slantooth
Sonic Boom: Both locations (Capitol Hill and Ballard) will be selling Cupcake Royale cupcakes and new Sonic Boom slip mats, with all the proceeds going to the Vera project. They'll also have exclusive vinyl including a Stephen Malkmus 10" and 7"s from Built to Spill, Death Cab, Black Keys, REM, and more. There will be other free surprises included with every purchase, and a sidewalk sale with CDs, rock books, posters, and more starting at $1. 10% of Saturday's sales will be donated to Music4life. Topping it off, they have live music and DJs all day.
1:00 Vinnie Blackshadow
3:00 John Roderick (Long Winters) DJ Set
5:00 The Dutchess and The Duke
3:00 Vinnie Blackshadow
5:30 Mono in VCF
7:00 The Moondoggies
And here are a few others that we should not forget--Jive Time, Bop Street, Wall of Sound, and Singles Going Steady.
For more information about Record Store Day, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
And if you're lookin' for those limited edition Björk glasses, click here to see where you can find 'em.