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Record Store Day Second Annual Crawl: Here’s What Went Down: Record Store Day’s 10th anniversary took place in New York on Saturday (April 22), marking the second annual Record Store Day Crawl. The impressive event began with a breakfast buffet and morning drinks at Baby’s All Right, providing crawlers with the essentials before what would be a long day of scavenging through crates and hunting down exclusives. The crawl included five destinations: Norman’s Sound and Vision; HiFi Records; Academy Records Annex; Halcyon; and Rough Trade. The crawl ended with a special Record Store Day performance from Brooklyn-based rockers Sunflower Bean.

Record Store Day: Your finds and near misses: For the 10th year in a row, music fans all over the UK have given up a Saturday lie-in to queue up outside records shops. It’s all in the name of Record Store Day, which celebrates independent record stores. There are hundreds of shops taking part and over 500 releases coming out throughout the day. Here’s how some of those early risers (and some lucky people who slept in) have been getting on.

Local record shop participates in national celebration: Entering the shop, the smell of incense wafts throughout the room and a display of band posters, tapestries and records catches the eye. Mellow Matt’s Music and More has been providing the Bowling Green community with new and used records since October 2013 and today they will join the nation in celebrating record store day. The store will open at 7 a.m. to serve Home Cafe breakfast. Owner Matt Pfefferkorn said last year 90-100 people were lined up outside the store.

‘Trump Will Kill America’ found etched on The Smiths’ Record Store Day release: The 7-inch was an exclusive UK release but contained a political message for the US. The Smiths released a 7-inch vinyl containing two previously unreleased tracks yesterday (April 22) for Record Store Day. The A-side is a demo mix of ‘The Boy With the Thorn in His Side’ while The B-side is an early Drone Studios version of ‘Rubber Ring’. Although the release was exclusive to the UK, the message ‘Trump Will Kill America’ was found etched onto the record itself.

Knoxville record stores proves vinyl is still alive and well: Lost and Found Records in North Knoxville is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Record Store Day. Held every year on April 22, Record Store Day was conceived to nurture a revival in vinyl culture. Sales of records have risen steeply from about a million in 2008 to around 12 million today. Each year, Lost and Found Records celebrates with a small music festival in their parking lot.A number of bands play all day in the record store’s parking lot, along with plenty of food and, of course, plenty of records.

Record Store Day celebrated Saturday at some local shops: Record stores across the region, as well as across the globe, opened their doors Saturday morning for the 10th annual Record Store Day. According to the Record Store Day website,, the occasion was invented as “a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding” record stores throughout the world. Stores on every continent (except Antarctica) participate in the day, the website states.

Record Store Day: Local shops, patrons celebrate vinyl: Matt Ramey saw a pair of lustrous green eyes set against a black background and knew: This was the soundtrack to the musical “Cats.” The 27-year-old resident of Danbury, Connecticut had come to Darkside Records in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Saturday on a mission to pick up a few records for a friend, but he didn’t know exactly where his search would take him. “Cats” turned out to be only a small part of a novelty soundtrack buying spree: Ramey also purchased music from the film “Top Gun,” TV series “Miami Vice” and — the “la piece de resistance,” as he described it — movie “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.”

Fans queue for exclusive vinyl on World Record Shop Day: Throngs of music lovers lined the streets of Swindon on Saturday morning patiently waiting to get their hands on some top quality merchandise. The tenth annual Record Store Day saw vinyl enthusiasts from all over the town head to RPM Records in Old Town and Holmes Music in Faringdon Road to seek a treasure trove of priceless collectors’ items. One man, 53-year-old Dave O’Neil, from North Swindon, had been queueing outside RPM Records since 6am and was desperate to come away with something very special.

Record Store Day die-hards wait hours for 10 minutes to shop: Matt “Arkie” Griffin parked his camp chair outside Tune Town at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He had several limited edition albums on his wish list and he wasn’t taking any chances other Record Store Day die-hards would snatch them up before him. He waited 6 ½ hours to be the first one through the doors of the Old Town record store. The first hour’s wait was the hardest, he said. He worried a passerby might assume he was a prowler and call police again like someone did a few year’s ago. And the hours go by a lot faster once others arrive and the conversations about music and vinyl commence.

10th annual Record Store Day draws big crowds hunting for a bargain: Music lovers on the hunt for special edition vinyls poured into Cowley Road for a chance to grab a rare treat. Hundreds of record collectors crowded outside East Oxford’s Truck Store to celebrate the 10th anniversary of national Record Store Day. Revellers hoping to be the first to step foot through the store’s doors braved the chilly morning breeze, with some queuing in the street from the early hours. Shop assistant Loveday King said she was fascinated by the dedicated music fans who had pitched up outside the shop hours before it opened at 8am on Saturday.

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Record Store Day 2017 in Wilkes-Barre: Saturday was one of the busiest days for independent record store companies across the country, including “Musical Energi” in Wilkes-Barre. “Record Store Day” celebrates music, artists, labels and record stores. Hundreds of new releases come out on vinyl every year for stores to sell on this day. “There has always been a niche of people who want to actually own physical product of records and cds and it seems like the past five or six years, it’s really picked up for vinyl sales especially. So we’re real excited about that,” says Owner of Musical Energi Jay Notartomaso. “I got some oldies from the 70s. I like the 70s music was born in 65, but I like the 70s. Gotta have those 70s hits. Disco, doesn’t matter. I love 70s music and I’m going to keep on buying records,” says record loving John Olszewski.

Record Store Day hits the right notes in Newport: The sound of music filled Newport city centre on the 10th annual Record Store Day – an event held to support independent music stores around the country. Music fans queued up from the early hours of the morning to get their hands on the latest record releases at Diverse Records, before bands played live along Charles Street. Newport musicians, including Joe Kelly and three-piece band PARCS, performed alongside other acts on Commercial Street, with shoppers taking a moment to stop and listen.

Record Store Day boosts vinyl sales in local shops: Music lovers have come out in their droves to see what Record Store Day has to offer in Northern Ireland. People queued overnight at shops in Belfast to get their hands on limited edition vinyl released as part of the initiative which supports independently owned stores. Store manager of Head, Ronan McGuiggan, said of the 500 different titles on sale for Record Store Day, almost half were snapped up before lunchtime.

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