Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2012 will see the fifth celebration of the UK’s unique independent sector.
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 across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJ’s, in store quizzes and many other events.
Watch a special interview featuring Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited frontman John Lydon, Beth Ditto and Gossip, and Rough Trade East and Record Store Day organiser, Spencer Hickman, talking about the Official Record Store Chart and the importance of your local record shop here – http://bit.ly/JeeQeB
We’ve listed on this page many of the Scottish record shops and given a flavour of planned special events – apologies for any that we’ve missed – so get down to your local store on the 21st, but more importantly make that store a best friend that you visit on a regular basis.
a flavour of Scottish Record Store Day events …
Europa Music – Stirling
We will be selling as many of the special record store day releases as possible on a first come first served basis. Ewen will be spinning Vinyl only that day and Europa Music are putting on live bands: Debrasco / The Media Whores / Craig Hughes / Dog Moon Howl / Rail Fan / Colin / James Murphy / The OK Social Club / Zoey Van Goey
Avalanche – Edinburgh
Ryan from Star Wheel Press will be in the shop on showing people how to make album covers using a star wheel press. There will then be an after RSD party in the Electric Circus with again various friends of Avalanche coming along. Star Wheel Press will then celebrate being our biggest selling album of last year by playing a set at the end finishing about 10pm.
Coda Music – Edinburgh
We’re having a day of instore gigs. So far we have Kris Drever, Bella Hardy, Rura, Rab Noakes. More to confirm. Plus all the usual Ltd Edition releases – drinks, food…
Imperial – Inverness
Open at 8am, Live music from Naked Red and also Iain Mclaughlin and free cake!
Love Music – Glasgow
This year we will be bringing back some old favourites and regular features, like the Record Store day cake, the free Tea Stall, the Push-Ups busker, and live performances from Admiral Fallow and Woodenbox With A Fistful of Fivers, also French Wives plus several other acts.
McAlister Matheson Music – Edinburgh
10% discount on all stock (with the exception of current ICS discounted of which there are 12 titles). We’re also going to have cup-cakes (free!) in store for customers
Monorail – Glasgow
Opening at 9am – a friendly, family vibe with home baking, children’s activities and live music: Human Don’t Be Angry, Snowgoose, Organs Of Love, Dead Flamingos, and, the fabulous Edwyn Collins. Djs will be Keith McIvor (Twitch), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Gerard Love (Lightships / Teenage Fanclub), Adele Bethel (Sons & Daughters), The Brogues (Not Unloved).
One Up – Aberdeen
Dry The River playing an acoustic instore set @ ‘One Up’ in Aberdeen on RSD, Sat 21st, @ 4pm.
Rubadub – Glasgow
9am till 7pm Line Up: Joy Orbison and Rubadub DJs. All vinyl played over an Allen & Heath Xone:V6 and the Technics 1200s
Thats Entertainment – Glasgow
Three bands playing in Glasgow – The Dirty Keys, Atom Falling and Scunner
Underground Solu’shn – Edinburgh
We’ll be hosting an afternoon of vinyl only DJ sets and live electronics from some of Edinburgh’s finest producers and DJs, including: Stephen Brown (Transmat), Craig Smith (6th Borough Project), Linkwood (Firecracker), Fudge Fingas (Firecracker), Lord Of The Isles (Unthank), River Of Slime (De-Fence) and more.
VoxBox Music – Edinburgh
We’ll have some of the exclusive records for RSD12. Opening at 10.30am. Gerry Loves Records and Song, by Toad will be selling their full back catalogues, including the last few copies of some releases. There will be free samplers to give away and special package deals. There will also be a few of the super limited Cath Records tapes. 15.00 Neil Pennycook of Meursault will be performing an acoustic set in the shop. 16.00 Glasgow rockers PAWS will roar out an electric set at a secret location nearby.
SCOTTISH RECORD SHOPS
Love Music – Dundas Street
Thats Entertainment – Argyle Street
Rubadub – Howard Street
Monorail Music – Kings Court King Street
Rhythmic – Hamilton Gate
Apollo Music – Causeyside Street
0141 887 6293
VoxBox Music, St Stephen Street
McAlister Matheson Music – Grindlay Street
Coda – Bank Street
Underground Solu’shn – Cockburn Street
Avalanche Records – Grassmarket
Ripping Records – South Bridge
Europa Music – Friars Street
Concorde – Scott Street
Grouchos – Nethergate
One Up – Belmont Street
Imperial Music – Academy Street
Barnstorm Records – Queensberry Street
Spences Music Shop, Buccleuch Street