In case you didn’t know, April 17th is Record Store Day, in which music lovers are implored to shop at their local mom-and-pop record store and help promote independent music. But it’s not just about forking over cash; Record Store Day has grown into an excuse to celebrate all things indie, including special in-store performances and promotions.
Here's a partial list of events/specials happening for RSD:
Mandala Presents: Around Amoeba in 180 Minutes with DJ Bearzbub at Amoeba SF (1855 Haight St.) at 6 p.m.
Charlotte Gainsbourg CD signing at Amoeba SF at noon
Exene Cervenka performing at 1-2-3-4-Go Oakland (423 40th Street) at 1 p.m.
Quinn Deveaux & the Blue Beat Review at Rasputin Berkeley (2401 Telegraph Ave.) at 1 p.m.
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs DJ set at Amoeba Berkeley (2455 Telegraph Ave.) at 2 p.m. (also hourly gift certificate giveaways, RSD gift bags, limited-edition releases, & surprises)
Jonsi of Sigur Ros performing at Amoeba SF at 2:30 p.m.
J Stalin & the Pack at Rasputin Berkeley (2401 Telegraph Ave.) at 6 p.m.
Willow Willow at the Vortex Room (acoustic show) (1082 Howard St., SF) at 8 p.m.
Also, Mod Lang will have some limited-edition RSD releases available, including:
soundgarden 7”, pavement alternative best of vinyl 2lp, apples in stereo new album with bonus 12”, 4ad label comp lp, ted leo 7”, beach house 12”, album leaf 12”, mountain goats dvd, rx bandits live cd, arthur russell vinyl lp, sharon jones/ budos band split 7”, happy birthday 7”, dum dum girls/male bonding split 7”, jamie lidell 7”, f*cked up 7”, sub pop comp cd
They'll also be taking $1 off every used CD for the day.
The 98¢ vinyl sale pricing will be in effect: 10 LPs for $7.50/ 20x LPs for $10/ 50x LPs for $20.
They'll also have tons of free posters, free with any purchase.
Here’s a list of Bay Area music stores participating in RSD:
1-2-3-4 Go Records (Oakland)
Amoeba (Berkeley, SF)
Aquarius Records (SF)
Bedrock Music (San Rafael)
Creative Music Emporium (SF)
Down Home Music (El Cerrito, Berkeley)
Force of Habit Records (SF)
Medium Rare Music (SF)
Mod Lang (El Cerrito)
The Music Store (SF)
Streetlight Records (SF)
Vinyl Planet (Petaluma)
For more info, go here.