Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Get the most out of Record Store Day on Saturday in Dallas and Denton
We'll tell you about four great spots: Good Records, CD Source, Bill's Records, and Mad World Records.
In a world full of iPods and digital downloads, stumbling upon a record store is almost as rare as seeing Lady Gaga in a pair of blue jeans -- or any pair of pants, for that matter. And after iTunes picked up the pieces after the the fall of record store giants like Virgin Records and Tower Records, many believed that purchasing tangible copies of music was a thing of the past, like the 8-track or tape player.
Not so! A few record stores have managed to remain standing after the rise of the digital age, and on April 16, Record Store Day will celebrate local, independently owned record stores around the world. We'll tell you about four of them: Good Records, CD Source, Bill's Records, and Mad World Records.
Good Records has an all-day event which coincides with the store’s 11th anniversary. From 8 a.m. to midnight, Good Records will turn it up to 11 – a reference to their 11th anniversary and to one of the greatest music spoof movies of all time, This Is Spinal Tap. You'll find give-aways like a goodie bag full of stickers, CDs, posters, and 7”s for anyone who makes a purchase. Special limited edition shirts and posters will also be for sale, and albums will be released on vinyl specifically in commemoration of Record Store Day.
If you want to attend, they ask that you bring non-perishable food donations that will go to the North Texas Food Bank.
Here are a list of the bands who will provide tunes “live from the Astroturf”:
- Good Records
1808 Greenville Avenue
- Age limit: All ages Free
- 11 a.m.: Andrew Lyon/Matthew Celsur
- Noon: Sarah Jaffe
- 1 p.m.: Jason Lytle (acoustic)
- 2 p.m.: Jason Lytle with Midlake
- 3 p.m.: Dim Locator
- 4 p.m.: Bravo, Max!
- 5 p.m.: Sundress
- 6 p.m.: Diamond Age
- 7 p.m.: Missions
- 8 p.m.: Leg Sweeper
- 9 p.m.: True Widow
- 10 p.m.: Octopus Project
- 11 p.m.: Zomes
A full lineup of DJs is also part of the annual party. DJ Sober is at 11:30 a.m. See all the DJs here.
Further north on Greenville Avenue, another Record Store Day bash takes place at CD Source. They, too, will have special releases for sale, and food will be provided from Texadelphia, Piggie Pies, and Potbelly. CD Source will also have an all day stage full of local bands and musicians. Check out the agenda for the event:
- CD Source
5500 Greenville Avenue,
- 10:45 a.m.: Tony Rey
- Noon: Rahim Quazi
- 1 p.m.: Ken Demith
- 2 p.m.: Colin Boyd
- 3 p.m.: Bubba Hernandez
- 4 p.m.: Miss Polly and Her Tiny Big Band (kids music!)
- 5 p.m.: Montrose and Rhonda Nicole
- 6 p.m.: Becky Middleton
- 7 p.m.: Sierra Leone
If a more laid back Record Store Day is what you are looking for, Bill’s Records in Dallas will be having a low key celebration, which happens to coincide with owner Bill Wisener’s 67th birthday (on April 17), and includes performances from Taylor Davis, C.C Cross, Joseph Miller, Bob Livingston, Spencer Shelton, Mr. Troll, Lennon Page, Brian Anderson, and Bravo, Max! – who are doing double duty at two record stores. The music will start at noon.
For Dentonites, the only record store in and around Denton – Mad World Records – is also playing along. Although the store has only been open since mid-March, they have pulled together a great day full of performances from local artists. The party isn't as elaborate as Good Records', but it fits the Denton scene: