Tomorrow marks two holidays for Coloradans: 1) a massive marijuana festival, and more on message, 2) Record Store Day. For as much as our great state might be known for its indulgence and subsequent legalization of weed, it’s equally well-known as a music lover’s haven—just ask Rolling Stone.
To help navigate this glorious occasion, we’ve compiled a list of events and promos (in addition to the trove of limited edition RSD-exclusive items they’ll all carry) at participating Record Store Day stores around the Denver area.
So hit the bank, clean your turntable needles and get ready: Record Store Day draws nigh.
Wax Trax. 638 E 13th Ave — Denver
Ticket give-away. Head over to Wax Trax for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the following shows:
Johnny Marr – Gothic Theatre – 04/21
Face To Face – Gothic Theatre – 04/26
Mindless Self Indulgence – Ogden Theatre – 04/27
Crystal Castles – Gothic Theatre – 05/02
Turbonegro – Ogden Theatre – 05/20
IAMX – Bluebird Theatre – 05/09
Soundgarden – 1st Bank Center – 05/28
Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson – Red Rocks Amphitheater – 06/03
March Fourth Marching Band – Bluebird Theater – 06/07
The Psychedelic Furs – Gothic Theatre – 06/08
Record give-away. Denver label Snappy Little Numbers will give away “Half-Dozen Test Press Set, Vol.1,” a six-record compilation of their first six releases. Limited edition of 3.
Wax Trax will feature free, all-ages performances in-store on 04/20 and 04/21.
04/20 (Record Store Day)
Featuring Denver comedy group, The Fine Gentleman’s Club, who will crack wise between sets.
1:30 p.m. Ned Garthe
2:15 The Outfit
3:00 Thee Dang Dangs
4:30 The Knew
1:00 p.m. Salton Sea
2:30 Magic Cyclops
4:00 Glass Hits
4:45 Accordion Crimes
Twist and Shout. 2508 E Colfax — Denver
Steve Earle signed guitar and vinyl test-press giveaway. Buy Earle’s new LP “The Low Highway” before 10pm on 04/19 to be entered to win. Guitar winner to be announced in-store on 04/20.
Steve Earle will perform a free, all-ages show at 6 p.m.
Check out Twist and Shout’s hilarious and informative gif series on their Record Store Day layout here.
Atomic Records. 340 S Broadway — Denver
10 cassette tapes for $1. (MGMT’s Record Store Day-exclusive cassingle, “Alien Days” not included.)
20% off all used vinyl.
Independent Records & Video. 937 E Colfax — Denver
20% off all used items from 04/19 – 04/21.
Reno Divorce will perform at 12 p.m. and sign autographs.
Albums on the Hill. 1128 13th Street — Boulder
Crescendo Fine Audio sound room set-up, with turntables and stereos.
1 p.m. – Rob Grabkin featuring Ryan McCray
3:30 p.m. – Max Gomez
There will be a documentarian shooting at Albums on the Hill throughout the day. Guests may have to sign waiver to enter.
Bart’s Music Shack. 236 Pearl Street — Boulder
Food will be served throughout the day.
Sam Holt Band will perform at 3 p.m.
The Congress and Medusa will be in store for signings throughout the day.
Angelo’s CDs. 17711 E Iliff Ave — Aurora
$10 off coupon for purchases of $59 or more. Expires 04/20/13.
Free food with purchases of $13 or more.
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. One or two undisclosed bands will perform, followed by an open mic.
Opening at 12 a.m. on 04/20. Re-opening at 10 a.m.
Angelo’s CDs. 1500 W Littleton Blvd — Littleton
Open 12 a.m. on 04/20. Re-opening at 10 a.m.
Giveaways of various items throughout the day.
Planned Obsolescence, Julox, Divide Zero and Teddy Beatz will perform.
Dylan Owens is Reverb’s indie and bluegrass blogger. You can read more from him in Relix magazine and the comment sections of WORLDSTARHIPHOP.