A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day 2012 activities
Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo (5360 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder) opens at 10 a.m. and kicks off an afternoon of live music starting at 1 p.m. with Whiskey Blanket, followed by scheduled performances by the Yawpers, the Alright Band, Monocle, Jamesons Co-Dependent Country Band and Dave Mead, Kurt Bauer, & Steve Goodman
Albums on the Hill, which opens at 10 a.m., will be offering free Record Store Day grab bags and will host a live set with the Yawpers.
Angelos is offering a midnight sale on Friday, April 20, that includes 15 percent off all new vinyl and 30 percent off all used vinyl (Record Store Day releases are not included), and the deal is good at all three locations of Angelos, Aurora (16711 East Iliff Avenue), Littleton (16711 East Iliff Avenue) and Wheat Ridge (16711 East Iliff Avenue). When the stores open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, you'll find free barbecue and a sidewalk sale on CDs and DVDs.
Atomic Records (340 S. Broadway) has a full slate of Record Store Day special releases and is offering 20 percent off all used vinyl all day Saturday, as well as hosting an in-store performance by the Yawpers at 5 p.m.
Arvada's Black & Red will be carrying many of the Record Store Day special releases and will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local thrash band Gomorrah is will be playing an in-store at 1 p.m., and a variety of DJs, including Buncha Grief, will be spinning throughout the afternoon.
Independent Records is offering 20 percent off on all used music and movies, and 50 percent off all green-tagged vinyl, along with live music from a variety of performers, including Mr. Midas, Offbeat Revolution, the Voice, Andy Sydow, Julox & Ugly Azz Entertainment and the Yawpers.
Twist & Shout gets a head start on the festivities on Friday afternoon, offering free beer from 3 to 5 p.m., compliments of Third Man Records in honor of the Record Store Day pre-release of Jack White's new album, Blunderbuss. Special listening party of Blunderbuss at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the store opens at 10 a.m., and the first fifty patrons to walk through the door get a free grab bag of Record Store Day goodies. Over 300 special RSD releases available, with another free keg of beer from 3 to 5 p.m.
See TwistandShout.com for a list of exclusive RSD releases available at Twist & Shout.
In addition to honoring fifth anniversary of Record Store Day, Wax Trax has some of its own drum beating to do, celebrating their 33 1/3 Birthday with an entire weekend of live music. Wax Trax will be opening an hour early at 9 a.m. and is offering free tickets to its birthday festivities for anyone who purchases more than $33 worth of local band merchandise.
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