Friday, April 16, 2010

Do It. Record Store Day.

So you may not be in Coachella this weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some great music. Tomorrow just happens to be Record Store Day, which sets you up for a ton of great limited-edition releases to get your hands on, plus a few special live appearances and performances. Here's the round-up of a couple key ones, and be sure to check for more.

-Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave. in Claremont: fun indie popsters Yo La Tengo perform

-Amoeba Hollywood, 6400 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood: pre-order the Smashing Pumpkins' new disc tomorrow in-store, and you'll receive a wristband for an intimate show at Space15Twenty with the band later that day; a meet-and-greet with Slash (for those who purchased the new album last week); T-shirt screening by Dangerbird Records and Family Industries; book singing with KCRW DJ Gary Calamar; and a DJ set with Spinderella (from Salt n Pepa!)

-Origami Vinyl, 1816 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park: free beer and free show with One AM Radio, Lou Barlow + The Missingmen, Dum Dum Girls, Male Bonding and Adam Harding at noon; plus a free Origami Vinyl/Altamont tote, a comic book and a 7", and the Coolhaus truck on the scene.

-Record Surplus, 11609 Pico Blvd. in West L.A.: 20% off all merchandise, and appearance by Captain Vinyl (!) and the Canter's Deli truck on hand from 11am-2pm

Support your local record store! There's nothing like finding that fantastic out-of-print release or seeing that intimate show, and it's really only your local record store who can give that to you.

-- Chau Tu

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