The question of whether Record Store Day remains relevant was answered Saturday morning as large groups of music fans gathered at the doors of two independent Shoals record stores.
Early this week, the Record Works received its first of many shipments of these rarities, including a live Stompin' Tom Connors record pressed on gold vinyl, some never-released David Bowie recordings and a Porg die-cut picture disc of music from The Last Jedi.
Record Store Day launched in the United Kingdom in 2008 - a year after it had started in the US.
On Record Store Day, new and limited addition vinyl records become available for the first time drawing buyers to their local record stores. On Record Store Day, the Eighth Avenue store makes use of its back parking lot for music performances as well as food trucks on top of the store-wide sale taking place throughout the day.
"RSD is a vitally important day for the bricks and mortar side of the music industry", says Alan.
The Black Buzzard1624 Market Street The new venue underneath Oskar Blues' latest brewpub will host the free Dogfish Head Record Store Day Vinyl Night with DJ D'Vinyl & Dr. Bouchard at 8 p.m. "Music does that", said Joe Pula of Stroudsburg.
"People, they just get really addicted and like "I've gotta have it" and it's great!' But I don't do it for the money". The store brought out over 800 used records for customers to purchase. The Groove is also making all vinyl, CD's and cassettes 15 percent off for the day-long celebration.
White recently told The Guardian that the resurgence of vinyl sales in the 2000s is partly "due to an insane amount of effort from Third Man Records". Pleasant, has been in charge of the store eight years but has worked in the building since he was 20.
After Saturday, Yelin said stores are allowed to sell their leftover inventory online, if there is any. Originally released last December, One More Light Live was recorded during Chester Bennington's final tour with the band before his death last July. And at shops across Tampa Bay, musicians popped in to play sets.
The store will open at 9 a.m. but customers will line up outside well before that, waiting to get their hands on hundreds of limited edition records.
Planet Retro Records 226 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N: will have live music from Lazer Mouth, Kevin K. Band, Squadron and more, along with exclusive beer from Deviant Libation.
He describes Speakertree as more than just a cool record store but as an integral part of the community.