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If you haven’t been keeping up with music trends in the past few years, I have some news for you: vinyl records are making a comeback. Surprising, right? I have even more news for you, then: there is an entire day devoted to vinyls and the stores that sell them. Hopefully you’re getting excited now. This Saturday, April 21st, is the fifth-annual Record Store Day, and it is a chance for Dayton’s music stores and scene to step forward and shine. (check out our calendar for complete Record Store Day schedule)
Record Store Day celebrates exactly what is in its name. The thing that is unfortunately starting to fade away with the advent of digital music. On this day, multiple artists and bands release exclusive vinyl albums and singles to independent record stores around the country (and world!), with the stores putting on live shows, various festivals, and anything else they can think of in celebration of actual physical music.
Omega Music (down in the Oregon District) and Toxic Beauty Records (out in Yellow Springs) are both getting in on the festivities. Both stores will be carrying the aforementioned exclusive Record Store Day releases, while featuring music and giveaways all day. Omega Music will have a full slew of local bands performing, including Buffalo Killers, Me & Mountains, and The Rebel Set. Toxic Beauty will be holding a performance by local band Wheels around 2PM, along with a ticket giveaway for Primus, and many other exclusives. Both Record Gallery and Feathers will also be featuring live local music.
Record stores aren’t the only ones getting into the celebrations. Other venues will be offering discounts when you bring in a receipt from any of the four stores mentioned above. Both Thai9 and Blind Bobs will be offering 50% select appetizers, while 5th Street Deli will be offering 20% off all food. Basho Apparel will be offering 10% off products with the receipts as well.
Ghettoblaster Magazine is hosting a screening of the movie Empire Records over at The Neon at 10PM, with all proceeds going toward the funding of this year’s Dayton Music Fest. Tickets for this screening will be running $6 on Record Store Day, and only $4 with a receipt from Omega, Toxic Beauty, Record Gallery, or Feathers.
Fans of music, the local scene, or just Dayton in general would be doing themselves a disservice by not checking out the festivities going on this Saturday. It’s a great chance to hit the town, listen to some local music, and start rebuilding that vinyl collection you got rid of back in the 80s. It’s going to be a great time, so don’t miss out!