Remember those 12inch round vinyl discs your parents used to have around the house? Long before the days of downloading and iTunes there were record stores where people went to buy music. Some of these establishments still exist, not music store you find at the mall which sells mostly dvds, real music stores, staffed by music lovers, scattered with fanboys and collectors huddled over bins full of vinyl.
If you love vinyl and have a favourite haunt to buy records and learn about the latest or greatest older music Saturday April 16 2011 is the day to celebrate. Record Store Day is the annual day to celebrate independent record stores around the world. The one day artists and shops come together to recognize the importance of these music vendors. Special performances, signings and one of a kind releases are just some of the unique events happening on the day. Look for your local independent music store and see what’s happening in your city. Then get out and celebrate and appreciate your independent record store!