It is that time of year again. Today, April 16th, 2016, is Record Store Day. If you haven’t already made plans, here is a cheat sheet to get you out the door. Check out a full list of the record store day exclusive releases here.
Here are some highlights of local official and unofficial RSD opportunities. Whether you hit one or all, it’s definitely worth getting out to something.
Alison’s Record Shop
994 Davidson Dr. Nashville TN 37205
Great place to start your morning with early bird discounts. I’ve yet to check it out, but they seem to specialize in harder to find records. There is an audio shop across the street should you want to upgrade your record player. They also have a record cleaning machine if one of your favorites is snap, crackling, or popping. For $3 they’ll clean it for you.
8-9 a.m.: All vinyl 20% off.
9-11 a.m.: All vinyl 15% off.
11-5 p.m.: All vinyl 10 % off.
All bargain bin records: Buy 1 get 1 free.
1604 Eighth Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203
This is the mothership. Always a great event. (Not always a place to park or room to move around once you’re there. Definitely recommend taking lyft or uber and arriving early).
OPENS: 10:00 a.m. (music begins at noon)
FOOD: Smoke Et Al and Crankees Pizzeria
BEER: Dogfish Head
- Adia Victoria
- Drivin’ N Cryin’
- Los Colognes
- Blank Range
DJ sets by our own Mayor Megan Barry.
1103 Calvin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
OPENS: 10:00 a.m.
FOOD: Mas Tacos
BEER: Blackstone Brewing
PROMOTION: Store-wide 15% off sale. Giveaways and raffles throughout the day – including autographed items, vinyl test pressings, concert tickets, and a turntable.
12:30 – 1:00: Dudette (of Southern Girls Rock Camp)
1:15 – 1:45: Soft Bodies
2:00 – 2:30: Lasso Spells
2:45 – 3:15: Ornament
3:30 – 4:00: Big Surr
4:15 – 4:45: Promised Land Sound
5:00 – 5:30: Sun Seeker
5:45 – 6:15: HeCTA
1313 Mcgavock Pike Nashville, TN 37216
OPENS: 10:00 a.m. Live music from noon until 9:00 p.m.
FOOD: Two Boots Nashville, the Steaming Goat Food Truck, and King of Pops.
BEER: Wiseacre Brewing Company and Little Harpeth Brewing.
PROMOTIONS: There will be a various vendors as well as the famous Petting Zoo featuring Dottie, a potbellied pig, as well as Lou and Cliff the goats! Definitely the place to bring the kiddos.
12:50pm-1:20pm Penicillin Baby
1:40pm-2:10pm Western Medication
2:30pm-3pm Teddy and The Rough Riders
3:20pm-4pm Omni (Atlanta)
4:20pm-5pm Ranch Ghost
5:20pm-6pm Savoy Motel
6:20pm-7pm Faux Ferocious
7pm-7:30pm Nameless Frames(Austin)
8pm-9pm Promised Land Sound + Lavender Country
Various local DJs including one of my favorites, Heath Haynes, will be doing twenty minute sets between bands.
Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
FOOD: Patio Breakfast in the morning followed by Patio Grill Out in the afternoon.
BEER: Adult beverages and guest vendors hawking sweet treats.
PROMOTIONS: Corn Hole & Ping Pong Competitions
RELEASES: First official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on two discs, one red, one white. Jack White’s version of Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of my Life” on It’s Not Easy Being Green Colored Vinyl™. This 7″ single includes White’s cover from with the legendary Muppets house band, The Electric Mayhem, on the a-side plus the TV rendition with the rest of the Muppets singing along as the b-side.
11am – Datenight
12pm – Cat Flaps
1pm – Faux Ferocious
Early Evening Show: ($10 tickets available here for the 18+ up set.)
Man or Astro-man? The original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch, reformed to play a series of shows and will play tonight in the Blue Room.
1907 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203
Crawfish Boil with Drivin n’ Cryin concert.
1:00 p.m. – Jerry on the Moon
3:00 p.m. – Spacetrain
6:00 p.m. – Stolen Rhodes
9:00 p.m. – Drivin N Cryin