BS Record Store Day Events Get Some Press Lovin'


April 13th, 2011 by Rami

As you may or may not know, April 16th is Record Store Day and we've got a boat load of activities and releases to help celebrate the existence of your local neighborhood purveyors of music. Support them, dammit!

Anyway, here's a few things that have popped up this week hyping it.

»A FANTASTIC and lengthy write up on Ben Weaver and his music from Hymie's Records, where Ben is doing an in store performance

»A nice posting from Chicago's own WXRT (who was one of the sponsors of our 15th Anniversary party at the Hideout, and features photos from the party and some video of Alejandro Escovedo

»A write up in Chicago's New City about our Big Star day party

»Saving Country Music's write up on the Justin Townes Earle 7" and the 15th Anniversary Live album, including a chance to hear the album on SCM radio

»An interview in the Onion AV Club with Bloodshot Rob about the day's events and the importance of local shops. Includes a video of Ha Ha Tonka performing and a photo of Rob that looks like it was taken after he woke up from a 2 week nap under a bridge. Ladies: try not to swoon, and don't call the office asking for a date---he's left the building to hunt down the editor who picked the photo.

Enjoy the day!