This is a date to fix in your calendars people! Cancel your appointments, clear your schedule, break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend, quit your job and do whatever it takes to free up time for one of the most prestigious and important days of the year. Record store day 2013!
So what is this special day? Well, here is what they say about themselves
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. http://www.recordstoreday.com
For more information mosey on down to their Facebook page and spread the love thick and buttery across the web-o-sphere.
It really is a great event and a great day to spend supporting all things vinyl and especially the small independent shops which so badly need to support.
Take a look back at 2012 to wet your appetite
As I am based in Vienna I will be giving you the heads up on the best places to visit on this special day over the next few weeks so watch this space!
P.s check out the ambassador Jack White and listen to what he has to say about the event here