Record Store Day is this coming weekend (April 20th). On this day Record Stores tend to receive exclusive material coming from the Record Store Day organization. How this is done has been very controversial (often these items are horded for eBay use) but on the whole it's usually a financial boon to the participating Record Stores. Some stores celebrate it more unofficially, with special sales or in-store performances. I'd suggest this: drop by a Record Store on Record Store Day and make 'em feel loved. For those of you in New Orleans or just outside New Orleans, we'll try to make your decision of which a little easier. And remember, you don't have to just visit one! For a full list of official Record Store Day items see this page. Often stores don't know what they expect to receive and sometimes they don't arrive until the day before or day of. '
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3401 Chartres St 11am-7pm Euclid has made a facebook page with all sorts of details for the event. Here's an abridged version:
Around FOUR HUNDRED (400) RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES! one copy per title per person, no holds, no layaway, no shipping $2 OFF all USED VINYL LPS $4.99 and UP $2 off all USED CDS $4.99 and UP live music 1:30p Blind Texas Marlin 2:30p Guitar Lightnin' Lee & his Thunder Band 3:30p Heavy Lids 4:30p Truth Universal 5:00p AF THE NAYSAYER 5:30p Peace Love Technicolor Dream
907 Bourbon St 9am-6pm Will have Record Store Day stock. A few rules: no preorders we cannot hold items ahead of time people can buy as much as they want, but only 1 item of each per person first come first serve, no exceptions no phone orders or transactions
Lousiana Music Factory
210 Decatur St 10am-7pm Will have new RSD stock as well as some leftovers from RSD's Black Friday. Live performances: 2pm - Andrew Duhon 3pm - Miss Sophie Lee 4pm - Dave Jordan
1037 Broadway St 10am-Midnight Mushroom has a number of premium RSD releases. The Mushroom has celebrated 4/20 long before Record Store Day was a thing, so they have a big sale as well: 42% off Non-Record Store Day releases. $4.20 off used CDs.
408 N. Peters Street 9am-9pm Big order of Record Store Day releases. Also Free Beer courtesy of PBR and Brice Nice spinning wax.
Domino Sound Record Shack
2557 Bayou Rd Noon-6pm Domino Sound hasn't particpated in the past, but Matt Knowles had this to say
Not my favorite day, but I will have some stuff in here that is labeled as "Record Store Day". Can't remember what, just stuff I'm excited to stock.
Jim Russell Records
1837 Magazine St 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. No official RSD releases but still some special plans edit: Offbeat reports the following deals (Denise, ya gotta call me back!) Cash – buy 1, get 1 free on all records Credit Card – buy 2, get 1 free on all records All ’45′s will be $3 ea. + special surprise guests in-store
1012 Canal Street Was told by owner that Record Store Day will be a regular day for them. Still, this is an often overlooked Record Store, so in the spirit of the day worth dropping by.
A little further out
Atomic Pop Shop
2963 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 9am - 4pm Will have official Record Store Day Merchandise. Will also have sale on music and scratch off tickets to win RSD or Atomic Pop Shop prizes including two portable Record Players. Live Performances: The Patsies at 10:30am, Secret Annexe at 1:00pm, and Clay Parker at 2:30pm
2209 Government St., Ocean Springs, MS 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Doesn't have offical RSD releases but expects a sale, munchies and perhaps a keg! Details TBA at their facebook page