On Saturday, April 16th, independent record stores around the world will celebrate Record Store Day 2011. This is the third year for the celebration of having a physical place to buy music and the culture surrounding that place. The Miami Valley is lucky to have two stores participating in Record Store Day: Omega Music on 5th Street in the Oregon District and Toxic Beauty Records & Music Gallery in Yellow Springs.
The action gets started at Toxic Beauty at 9am with plenty of limited edition Record Store Day releases for sale. The store will offer live beginning at 2pm with Yellow Springs bands Wheels and Mercury Mouth. The store will also be offering an exclusive ticket giveaway for a show at the LC in Columbus that will be announced tomorrow via the store’s Facebook page.
Omega Music opens at 11am, and live music will start at 2pm beginning with a performance by Kelley Deal and the Buffalo Killers who will also be joined by Guided by Voices’ Mitch Mitchell. The Motel Beds, Astro Fang, Rad Company, Yakuza Heart Attack and DJ Philly Phil will perform throughout the evening. There will also a listening party for Sing For Your Meat, the Guided by Voices tribute album coming out on Record Store Day from No More Fake Labels.
We invite you to share your favorite Record Store Day comments, purchases, and performances in the comments section.