Record Store Day Out sees large turnout

Old-school sound Record Store Day celebrates vinyl with specials, live music

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It's a day for record store staff, customers, and musicians to get together and celebrate the culture of the independent record store. It has increased our contact with music lovers through out the region, allowed us to build our network of musicians locally and nationally, promote music and playing music to people that hadn't considered playing an instrument. "When we opened the store, we wanted to create a space where people who love records and music in general could come hang out and talk about music".

Angelo's CDs & More 937 East Colfax Avenue16711 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora1959 South Broadway Angelo's South Broadway and Aurora locations will participate in Record Store Day, and the Colfax outpost will open at 8 a.m. with an art show and live music in the afternoon and evening.

In addition, Going Underground (1312 19th St.) will host DJs throughout the day from 10:30 a.m.to 6 p.m. Hit up the coffee truck parked outside the store, which opens at 9 a.m.

The annual event, celebrating Britain's independent music shops, sees a number of exclusive albums and EPs reissued or released for fans to buy and support local record shops.

Ella Fitzgerald. The two-LP set Ella Live at Zardi's, released a year ago, can be had on jazzy pink and blue vinyl. Lo-fi king Mac Demarco has two separate records up for grabs and of course you can't miss indie classics from the likes of Wolf Alice and The Courteeners; they're essentials to any collection and we're not against fighting to get our hands on them!

Saturday is International Record Store Day and Barrie will join the festivities that reach every continent, except Antarctica. This year there are vinyl releases from Run The Jewels, Miguel, Rapsody, Dr. Dre, Prodigy, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Cypress Hill and Cam'ron plus many more.

For Record Store Day, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and The Flaming Lips collaborated on a 7-inch single with the songs "The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon" and 'Pouring Beer in Your Ear, ' composed by band frontman Wayne Coyne. A complete list of special edition releases can be found on the Record Store Day web site.

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.

"Stopping by on Record Store Day and seeing that place is gonna be a madhouse".

Pink Floyd. The band's psychedelic 1967 debut album Piper At The Gates of Dawn is available in mono for the first time since its original release.

"This was a great way to start bringing the medium to a larger audience", he said. With a cassette or CD, you can press play and walk away.

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