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Record Store Day Spins Through NOLA This Weekend


This Saturday (4.22), the 2017 Record Store Day will take place at vinyl outfitters across the nation. The 10th annual celebration of indie record stores toasts audiophiles, music makers, the vinyl devout — and, of course, the record stores that make it all possible. Record Store Day brings plenty of new and special edition releases nationwide. The day also provides ample reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available. 

 

For their tin anniversary, the RSD team has appointed guitar virtuoso St. Vincent to act as artist ambassador to spread the word on the importance of independent music retailers. 

 

The nationwide event features a series of special releases including first releases, exclusives, limited runs, regional releases, and reissues. RSD will honor recently departed icons David Bowie, with a live 1974 concert recording Cracked Actor and a demo promo dubbed BOWPROMO. Special 12” maxi-singles and 7” picture discs from Prince’s catalogue will be released, as will a tribute album dedicated to the late Leonard Cohen. 

 

Participating artists include David Crosby, The Veldt, Blind Mr. Jones, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Townes Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Drive By Truckers, Sting, Shooter Jennings, Slick Rick, Run the Jewels, Tegan and Sara, Talking Heads, Spoon, and many more. Author Ken Kesey’s The Acid Test will be released on vinyl, as will Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tune from Moana and a children’s album from the late Johnny Cash. 

 

The full list can be seen here.

 

NoDef spoke to Scott Wells of Skully’z Recordz in the French Quarter a few years back when Record Store Day first spun through New Orleans. “The resurgence of vinyl has really made a big difference for record stores and allowed them to continue,” Wells said in 2014.  "That is our main seller now.”

 

And despite what you might've heard, heading to the record store doesn't mean you'll be judged. “Records store snobs a la High Fidelity do exist, and I’ve known a lot of them. But, that’s one thing that we try to discourage here. We’re trying to fight the myth, and be the nice record store guy.”

 

For those in the mood to find some new records that might make your own list today, here's a list of New Orleans record stores:

 

Euclid Records (3301 Chartres St.) 

Sisters in Christ (5206 Magazine St.) 

NOLA Mix Records (1522 Magazine St.)

The White Roach (5704 Magazine St.)

Peaches Records (408 N. Peters St.) 

Skully’z Recordz (907 Bourbon St.)

The Mushroom (1037 Broadway St.)

Louisiana Music Factory (421 Frenchmen St.)

 

Portions of a previous interview were used in this article.

 




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