Saturday, April 16, 2011

Go Buy Records Today - National Record Store Day

Record stores are dying off like the dinosaurs and we need to keep them alive. Instead of just shopping for new tunes online or the main big box stores help to support those inside stores which have launched thousands of unheard bands. Indies stores have a vested interest in breaking new bands and promoting great music as the sales are directly tied to their survival. Find a store near you and go make some new friends. While you are in there, ask if they carry any Rusty Knuckles bands. If they don't, sell them on how great our great our bands are and we will cut you a percentage of the sales. Yep, it pays to be active in our community of motors, music and moonshine.

Record Store Day - Get Active and Learn More

About Record Store Day

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

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.

Record Store Day is currently managed by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Melanie Nipper, and Carrie Colliton. Folks wanting to contact Record Store Day are encouraged to email us at information@recordstoreday.com

Gotta love the Integrity poster in the back shot of this scene

Integrity - Micha (Those Who Fear Tomorrow) - The band that put fear into the Hardcore scene and created more controversy than they ever get credit for. Metalcore nerds, you need to worship this band as this is where the sound came from. For those that can't appreciate indie record stores, we unleash the Kr├Ącken known as Dwid upon you.