This year marks the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, the international celebration of vinyl, physical media and the indie record stores that sell returns tomorrow with celebrations happening locally at Buffalo’s surviving record shops. Whether you brave the early morning lines for the Record Store Day special goodies you’ve scouted in advance or plan on some leisurely shopping, bonhomie, and live music later in the day after the rush subsides, enjoy yourselves (“It’s a celebration!”) and be sure to spend some money to keep these treasured local resources going:
Record Theatre will be having their annual Record Store Day blowout at their remaining location at Main and Lafayette from 9 AM til 9 PM with the line forming Friday night I imagine. They’ll have the RSD special releases, live music from 12pm-7pm, plus the R&R BBQ Truck for lunch, Lloyd’s for dinner, and Community Beer Works local brew throughout the day. You can check out their Facebook event page for schedules and other particulars.
Black Dots Record Boutique on Grant Street (at Lafayette) doesn’t play around on Record Store Day either, with a solid lineup of local bands including Del Paxton, as well as GG’s Franks hot dog cart slinging vegan and meat dogs, and maybe some Bud Light. No schedule as of yet for bands but check back their Facebook event page and maybe you’ll get lucky. Doors open at 10 AM.
Buffalo’s newest record shop Revolver Records on Hertel Avenue will be going for the North Buffalo early bird shopper with doors opening at 8am and twice the RSD specials releases as last year and live jazz throughout the day.
The Funny Or Die produced Record Store Day 2017 video featuring this year’s RSD Ambassador St. Vincent isn’t that funny or informative, so here’s the video for “Birth In Reverse.”