Hey music nerds, Saturday is Record Store Day. While most Coloradans are gearing up for 4/20 and stocking up on snacks, we’ll be jumping around our favorite vinyl shops catching in-store performances and sweet deals on our favorite records.
To make things a little easier, we’ve gathered some info on Record Store Day 2014 events and promotions around Colorado. Many contemporary bands are putting out vinyls and even cassette tapes. So put that iPod down and go old school for a day. Because nothing sounds better than a needle sliding over plastic. Seriously.
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Wax Trax. 638 E 13th Ave — Denver
Wax Trax will feature free, all-ages performances in-store on 04/19 and 04/20.
Howling Hex, Magic Cyclops and CP 208 will perform, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Glass Hits, Mako 1972 and End Hits will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Twist and Shout. 2508 E Colfax — Denver
Twist and Shout has a long list of special releases, which you can check out here.
Drive-By Truckers will perform a free show at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Angelo’s CDs. 1959 S. Broadway — Denver
15 percent off coupon, up to $15 off your purchase. Expires 04/20/14.
“Swordfights and giveaways” today.
Friday: U.F.N., DJ Brown Bear, 80 Generations Models.
Saturday: P-Nuckle, Thunder the Radar, Moon Pussy and YF.
Sunday: A-OKs, American Dischord and DOB.
Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo 5360 Arapahoe Ave. — Boulder
“Free stuff,” according to their Facebook event page.
Live music at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Independent Records & Video. 3020 Easte Platte — Colorado Springs
20 percent off all used items Monday, April 21 at the Easte Platte location.
THe Loco Motives, Frank G. Rough Age, Wolfchild, Joe Johnson, Celestial Mechanics, We Are Not a Glum Lot, Illadope, Miette Hope and Glass Apparatus will perform at noon, Saturday at The Annex location.
James Garcia is a community reporter at the Loveland Reporter-Herald and a new blogger at Reverb. Follow him on Twitter @JamesGarciaRH.