City By City

April 17, 2012

Record Store Day In Los Angeles – This Saturday


Record Store Day is this Saturday. Because there are almost as many record stores in L.A. as there are donut shops, we compiled a handy guide to help you get your hot little hands on as much vinyl as possible.


We called every record store in a 40-mile radius and made a list of all the day’s deals and live performances — one store will have free food, another will have a cool “vinyl valet,” and a couple are opening at the crack of dawn.

1. Freakbeat Records, Sherman Oaks: 
-Will be carrying new RSD releases
-Not offering any sales or promotions
-99 cent room full of great finds

2. Atomic Records, Burbank: 
-Will not have any new RSD releases
-10% discount on all merchandise
-Will be giving away tee shirts to a few lucky costumers

3. Backside Records, Burbank: 
-Will have exclusive RSD titles
-Bring cash and receive 15% off new vinyls and 30% off used vinyls
-Giveaways (movie posters, CDs, etc.)
-DJ spinning vinyl all day long
-Free food (coffee and donuts for early morning costumers and BBQ for the afternoon/evening costumers)
-Private area full of $1 used vinyls will be open on Saturday, the 21st

4. SoundCheck, Hollywood: 
-Will have limited edition items and RSD releases
-Buy two shirts, get one shirt 50% off
-Acoustic performances and signings by Hands like Houses and Secrets

5. Headline Records, Los Angeles: 
-Will not have any new RSD releases
-Vinyls will be 20% off
-Promotional items like Headline bags, buttons and shirts will be given to costumers

6. Fat Beats, Los Angeles: Los Angeles location is now CLOSED. You can only shop online.

7. Amoeba, Hollywood: 
-Will have hundreds of new RSD releases
-12 p.m. Silkscreening of exclusive RSD Amoeba design (while t-shirts last) with $5 donation to The Silverlake Conservatory of Music
-1-4 p.m. Prize wheel with $1 donation to The Silverlake Conservatory of Music


Gues DJ sets:
-1 p.m. Brendan Canning
-3 p.m. †††
-5 p.m. Macy Gray (who will also sign copies of her new album after her DJ set)
-6-8 p.m. The David Lynch Foundation and Amoeba Music celebrate Music That Changes The World with a RSD party at Space15Twenty (located one block from Amoeba),

8. High-Fidelity, Los Feliz: 
-Open 10 a.m. to Midnight on RSD
-Will carry a limited amount of RSD releases
-Live music from local bands start to finish
-Rewards program and 5% of your purchase will go toward your next purchase

9. Rockaway Records, Los Angeles: 
-Will have new RSD releases
-Semi-annual store-wide sale kicks off; save up to 50% off

10. VACATION, Los Angeles: 
-Will have A LOT of RSD releases
-DJ sets by music labels Finders Keepers (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) and Complicated Dance Steps (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
-Free giveaways with every purchase

11. Origami, Echo Park: 
-Opens at 8 a.m.
-Will have new releases
-DJ sets 8-3 p.m.
-First 300 costumers will receive Origami tote bag with purchase
-Free vinyl valet (so you don’t have to stand around holding your records) and a lounge with a listening station

Free shows at the Echo all day long:
-12 p.m. All Tiny Creations
-1 p.m. Jenny O
-2 p.m. Electric Flower Group
-3 p.m. Zammuto
-4 p.m. Races
-5 p.m. Electric Guest
-6 p.m. Henry Clay People
-7 p.m. Big Black Delta


With thanks to LA Weekly for compiling the list.



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