“If it wasn’t for independent record stores, I would be a San Fernando valley real estate agent.”
– Fat Mike (NOFX)
What is Record Store Day?
R.S.D. started back in 2008 to support independent record stores. This worldwide event takes place on the third Saturday in April every year. The staff, customers and artists come together to protect the culture of independent record stores and celebrate all things music
“I think record stores play a huge part in discovering new music. When I was growing up I would spend hours going through all the bins looking for something new that seemed interesting to me and that could relate to what I was listening to at the time. This is why I want to support National Record Store Day.
Tower Records – Dawson Street
Their official R.S.D. after-party will be happening in the Dean Dublin on Harcourt St from 4pm to 10pm. They will also be handing out wristbands in-store for a complimentary Record Store Day cocktail at Dean’s Lobby Bar.
The Record Spot/The R.A.G.E. – Fade Street
They will be hosting a street party from 8.30pm till late and giving away €300 worth of free records to attendees. The line up includes Me and My Dog, Oh Boland, Paddy Hanna,
Tandem Felix, DJ Dennis “The Harbourmaster” Cassidy,
Kid O’Brien, We Three Kings, DJackulate
dip DJs – Robbie & Enda.
Click the link for details of their after party.
“The indie record stores are the backbone of the recorded music culture. It’s where we go to network, browse around, and find new songs to love. The stores whose owners and staff live for music have spread the word about exciting new things faster and with more essence than either radio or the press. Any artist that doesn’t support the wonderful ma and pa record stores across America is contributing to our own extinction.”
– Joan Jett