As many of you are aware–this Saturday–April 17–is Record Store Day. What does this mean? Many great things! Labels big and small, like Seattle’s prolific and always reliable Sub Pop, put out special edition vinyl to get us music nerds to spend our dollars at our local shops. Everyone wins! Also, it is a day full of some kind of incredible artist in-store appearances, gift bags, and a multitude of other special surprises. Here’s SFCritic’s handy guide to the highlights of Bay Area Record Store Day 2010. The weather report calls for sunshine, so walk or bike around and get some good stuff. Don’t forget to bring your own bag (we keep it green).
Ameoba San Francisco
Charlotte Gainsbourg (signing)
Jonsi of Sigur Ros (performance)
A great selection of rare releases.
Creative Music Emporium
Lots of contests and giveaways!