Friday, April 19, 2013

Record Store Day performances

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Record Store Day
Since its founding in 2007, Record Store Day has helped music retail outlets, what’s left of them, recapture an era in which they were an indispensable part of our cultural landscape. Each year has seen an increase in the number and quality of special-edition vinyl releases, often packaged with exclusive collectibles ranging from shirts to lunch boxes. Add to that live in-store performances, and it’s almost like you’ve returned to a pre-digital era where people interacted in real time and real space.

As befits post-legalization Colorado, Record Store Day 2013 is happening this Saturday, which happens to be 4/20. Here in town, you can shuttle between two shops that are featuring some of the town’s best live acts.

A hip-hop showcase at Independent Records' Platte Avenue branch gets underway at 1 p.m. with sets by seven area acts, including Stoney Bertz, Reflecshaun, Che Bong and A Black Day members Jayoin and Hott.

Over at the Leechpit from noon to 4:20 p.m., look for indie-rock and roots musicians ranging from the Grant Sabin Band and Joe Johnson to Drug Flowers and We Are Not a Glum Lot.

Meanwhile, as a preview, here’s a video snippet released earlier this week from Stoney Bertz’s forthcoming album. Her set at Independent Records is scheduled for 1:25 p.m.

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