Here’s the Spin on Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2011
Attention music lovers, in case you didn’t know today, April 16th is Record Store Day. First launched 3 short years ago in 2008, Record Store Day is now celebrated at over 700 stores in the US, more than 100 here in Canada and many more around the world. Record Store Day celebrates those independent music retailers who are working to keep

The day is now marked with hundreds of instore performances by performers such as My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters, Drive-By Truckers (full list here) and special releases from everyone from AC/DC to Lady GaGa to Yeasayer. (full list of special releases here)

Yes, I have a few 45s lying around

One of the most unusual releases is a 78rpm 10″ vinyl version of The Beach Boys classic 1966 singles Good Vibrations and a B-side of Heroes and Villains alongwith alternate takes on both songs on a separate disc. It will be interesting to know how many record buyers still have the ability to play a 78rpm record, but no doubt playing a record this rare and special may not be a good idea.

Sonic Boom on Bloor Street has a full day of performers for Toronto music lovers to check out, contact your local store for details on special releases and times

Sonic Boom Music
512 Bloor Street
1pm – Modern Superstititions
2pm – Teenanger
3pm – Bidiniband
4pm – Rouge
5pm – Ben Gunning
6pm – SIster
7pm – Light Fires
8pm – Zeus
9pm – The Wooden Sky

Sunrise Records
336 Yonge Street
12 noon – Darrelle London
2pm – The Spoons
4:30 pm – Silverstein
7 pm – Anvil

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