Tuesday, April 12, 2011


This Saturday (4/16/11) is Record Store Day. You all know what that means, right? If not, let me fill you in.

It's a day when a bunch of bands release (usually) limited vinyl to get people off the Internet, away from iTunes, out of their houses and down to the few local record stores that are still in business. This year there are a ton of great releases and a little something for everyone, no matter what your musical taste may be.

Seriously, check out this list.

A lot of local stores around Salt Lake City are going to be participating with all kinds of things going on. One of the best and most dedicated local shops in the city is SLOWTRAIN (221 E. 300 S.) and they are going all out this year. In addition to live bands like Plastic Furs, Birthquake, Ryan Tanner, Desert Noises and a bunch more, NOBROW will be dispensing the morning coffee to those die-hard fans waiting in line early that day to get first dibs on the merchandise. Later in the day, the SALT LAKE CITY FILM FESTIVAL will be teaming up with local brewer BOHEMIAN and supplying beer to all those that want it (and are 21, of course). BREATHE UTAH will be dishing out pizza from RUSTED SUN PIZZERIA and SLUG MAGAZINE will be there with some of the local crafters that make up CRAFT LAKE CITY. Also, special edition Record Store Day t-shirts will be sold benefitting SPY HOP PRODUCTIONS.

Plus, as many records from that list as they are able to get their hands on.

It's a day long event with a little pre-party the night before, so make sure you've got some free time this weekend.

SLOWTRAIN RECORDS (check their blog for more info) is the place to be. Hopefully we'll see you all there.

Most importantly, that's where I'll be all day, pouring beer, since I'm one of the only SLCFF staff with a SIPS/TIPS license (weird right?). So come on down and hang out.

And bring treats too. Like cookies and cupcakes and stuff.

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