Record Store Day is a national event that celebrates the last bastion where music lovers can purchase CDs and vinyl albums in person. The idea began in 2007 and now has more than 700 participating record stores. Artists and record companies release special products only to independent record stores and bands take time to perform for free.
Knoxville’s record stores are pulling out the stops for the event on Saturday, April 21. In addition to special limited-edition items from artists, including Wilco, 311, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys, Blitzen Trapper, Will Oldham, Bruce Springsteen and many, many more. Items include everything from limited-edition 45-rpm singles and vinyl albums to comic books.
Here’s a list of participating stores in Knoxville and their speicals:
Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway
Lera Lynn, noon
The French, 1 p.m.
Hoots & Hellmouth, 2 p.m.
Angel Snow, 3 p.m.
Shaky Show, 4 p.m.
Hotshot Freight Train, 7 p.m.
Barbecue provided by Sweet P’s
Lost and Found Records, 3710 Broadway
DJs Natestradamus, Nijoli, Kingo Gondo, 11:00 to 2:00
Itchy Bruddah & the Hatertots, 2 p.m.
The Mutations, 3 p.m.
The Vaygues, 4 p.m.
The Tim Lee 3, 5 p.m.
Pegasi 51, 6 p.m.
Tim Lee of the Tim Lee 3 will be the barbecue chef.
Raven Records, 5710 Kingston Pike
Open at 10 a.m., 10 percent off used vinyl; special $1 albums; special two for one albums and other items.
Wild Honey Records, 5204 Homberg Drive
open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thousands of vinyl albums and 45-rpm singles priced at $1 or less.