Lots of Vinyl and Live Music to be Enjoyed.
Record Store Day began in 2007 as a way to celebrate independent record stores. While some may argue the original theme has now become lost, buried deep beneath stacks of major label reissues of not-so-hard-to-find material, there’s no denying the buzz that continues to ripple throughout the local community of vinyl collectors and audiophiles. And this year, Fredericton has double the possibilities with Backstreet Records and Second Spin both expected to yield substantial stock of the day’s limited releases. Add to that little live music and you’ve got yourself a wonderful spring day.
“Backstreet is excited to partner with FLOURISH and Picaroons this year to bring our customers not one but two events,” said Backstreet’s Eric Hill. “Friday April 17th we will have pre-RSD midnight madness featuring music by The Trick and No Problem Dad from Truro in the Shiftwork space above the store. The store will be open and music ongoing from 11pm until 1am. Then on Saturday we open for RSD at 8am with all the special editions going on sale then for you collectors and super-fans. But we will also have a super-sized portion of new non-RSD stock as well because we think every day is record store day!”
Around the corner on York Street, Second Spin will also be participating with a large number of limited releases.
“We plan on opening at 8am with lots of limited wax and a sale of course,” said Second Spin’s Kris Hopper. “The best part of Record Store Day for us is seeing all the new faces that come out for this day and the excitement they have hoping to score that scarce piece of vinyl.”
Live music begins at noon in Mazerolle Gallery featuring Greg Webber, Will Pacey, Josh Bravener, Cedric Noel, Nick Cobham and Evan Leblanc. There will also be a zine fair and print sale upstairs in the Shiftwork studio where the music will continue with performances from Sam Salmon, Grainmail, Brookside Mall and Grifter.
So there. Your Saturday is taken care of. Enjoy it!