That’s right, it’s the one day a year record stores and artists big or small break out their best box sets and witty t shirts, and urge you to drive past Best Buy to instead swarm the aisles at your nearest independent music store.
Artists often offer up debut or long coveted releases at promotional prices during record store day, and participating stores have the opportunity to order and pass on the savings and the experience to you, the music lovin’ shopper. As of late, shopping local seems to becoming more trendy than ever. If you’re a record lover, then you probably know it’s not trendy to support indie shop owners and musicians – it’s just plain old common sense.
To find your local participating RSD store, go here.
If you’re in my area of Cincinnati, I highly suggest Shake It Records. They’re hosting a meet and greet with Talib Kweli at 1 p.m., an acoustic set from Wussy at 7 p.m., and an in-store show from Cincinnati’s Foxy Shazam at 9 p.m. to end the
Even 2011 Record Store Day Official Ambassador Ozzy Osbourne thinks you should go: