We weren’t able to get a hold of everyone in Southern California who is observing Record Store Day tomorrow, but we did ask a few of our favorite local stores what sort of special things they’ll be doing. If you aren’t at Coachella—or if you want to sneak away—be sure to go out tomorrow and get the something you can’t get off the Internet. (We recommend the This LP Crashes Hard Drives compilation, a joint effort between L.A. RECORD-loved labels like Sublime Frequencies, Light in the Attic and more!) And remember—as the good folks at Poo Bah in Pasadena remind us all, every day can be Record Store Day. List compiled by Steven Martinez.
12 NOON TO 6PM: T-shirt silkscreening from Family Industries! Make a $5 donation to one of Amoeba’s Green Charities (Sierra Club Angeles Branch or Conservation International) and Family Industries will silkscreen one of several cool designs on the spot onto a tee of your choice (courtesy of American Apparel).
1 PM: DJs Wendy and Lisa!
5 PM: DJ Babu!
ALL DAY: Limited-edition vinyl releases from Sonic Youth, Beck, Jay Reatard, Elvis Costello, the Smiths, Flight of the Conchords, Leonard Cohen, and so many more! Plus a limited-edition Record Store Day vinyl compilation featuring UNRELEASED tracks by Willie Nelson, Q-Tip, Franz Ferdinand, MGMT and more!
AMOEBA RECORDS, 6400 W. SUNSET BLVD., HOLLYWOOD. AMOEBA.COM.
NOON: Crystal Antlers live set!
2 PM: Listening party for Bob Dylan’s Together Through Life!
5:30 PM: The Bird and the Bee live set!
7 PM: Matt Costa live set!
ALL DAY: Limited-edition releases from Arthur Russell, Akron/Family, Bad Religion, Cold War Kids, Jesus Lizard, Lykke Li and El Perro Del Mar, MC5, Sonic Youth, Jay Reatard and more—plus the awesome This LP Crashes Hard Drives compilation!
FINGERPRINTS RECORDS, 4612 E. 2ND ST., LONG BEACH. FINGERPRINTSMUSIC.COM.
In-store performances and signings from Houseshoes (FatBeats LA), Inka One (Boombox LA), Kutmah (Sketchbook, Dublab), Shafiq Husayn, Chikaramanga (Tres Records, Shibuya Club DJs), Yotah (Shibuya Club DJs), Jedi, Mona Lisa, J1 and more to be announced! Plus 10% off all items all day!
FATBEATS, 7600 MELROSE AVE., STE. J., LOS ANGELES. FATBEATS.COM.
10% off records and over 100 limited edition titles will be available!
FREAKBEAT RECORDS, 13616 VENTURA BLVD., SHERMAN OAKS. FREAKBEATRECORDS.COM.
Limited exclusive Record Store Day releases and storewide sale—discount to-be-announced!
ROCKAWAY RECORDS, 2395 GLENDALE BLVD., SILVERLAKE. ROCKAWAY.COM.
DJ sets (line-up to be announced) and 10% off all items all day!
STREET SOUNDS, 7704 MELROSE AVE., LOS ANGELES. STREETSOUNDS.COM.
Limited exclusive Record Store Day releases and possible live guest TBA!
VACATION VINYL, 4670 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LOS FELIZ. VACATIONVINYL.COM.
10% off new records and 25% off used records!
VINYL SOLUTION, 18822 BEACH BLVD., HUNTINGTON BEACH. MYSPACE.COM/VINYLSOLUTION.