This year, Record Store Day is Saturday, April 16th
Record Store Day continues to be controversial, but the record stores themselves seem to agree: it's very helpful. Even if you're not interested in the official Record Store Day merchandise, it's nice to drop into these stores and be a part of it, especially when a lot of them are doing their best to make the day fun in other ways. If you ARE interested in some of the official record store day items, you can find a list on the Record Store Day website.
February 20th, 10am-5pm at the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd)
Still recovering from Mardi Gras? How does finding a boatload of records and spinning them all weekend sound to you? The Record Raid is back for a winter show, with 28 vendors and over 40 tables full of vinyl, CDs, cassettes and more. The event is indoors, so rain or shine (forecast says shine), hot or cold (forecast says pleasant)!
This year, Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18th
Love it or hate it, Record Store Day is significant. Thankfully, there's more to it than pricey limited edition reissues: the record stores themselves have their own twist on it. I'll be making a marathon trip of all the New Orleans area record stores, whether they stock RSD items or not. For a full list of record store day releases, check out the Record Store Day website
Record Raid is back for our first January show on Saturday the 24th from 10am to 5pm. We're setting up at the Old Ironworks at 612 Piety st. across from Euclid Records in the bywater.
The Record Raid is a pop-up record store comprised of vendors from all over the gulf. This includes ebay sellers, stores, private collectors, and folks just looking to make some space in their house. If you'd like to sell our rates are super cheap to encourage anybody to set up. You can do so here.
Are Lagniappe Records and Atomic Pop Shoppe enough to sustain Baton Rouge's want for vinyl? Dumb question, bring on more record stores!
Capital City Record opened up last Friday and I took a little trip to check it out. They've got a lot of shelves to fill out as they grow, it only looked about half-full. So keep in mind that my impressions are based on the sample that was available to me then, and they could change a lot as they fill the rest out. Thankfully, that sample left a good impression