I just love sitting down in my dining room on a Saturday night all by myself.  I've got an ice-cold beer in one hand and a vinyl sleeve in the other.  It's a great way to do some "active listening" to some of my favorite records.

Coming up on April 22, 2023, Record Store Day is back!  They just put out their list of exclusive RSD releases and it's going to be a great year!

History of Record Store Day

Record Store Day started in 2007 as a way to pump up the dying industry of independent record stores. Since the event was so successful, it has become an annual tradition that takes place every April (and Black Friday too) and has become an important part of the music industry calendar.

Why is Record Store Day Important?

For those lucky enough to be able to remember going to a record store in our youth you'll take this as a beautiful hit of nostalgia.

For those that are just finding out about this glorious holiday, Record Store Day is a day for music lovers to come together, share their passion for vinyl records, and support their local record store.

What Happens on Record Store Day?

Record stores around the world host special events, show off exclusive releases, and even offer in-store performances.

There's a wide range of exclusive releases, from rare recordings to reissued classics, some of which are often limited edition and highly sought after by collectors.

The folks in charge of Record Store Day have just released their list of special releases for the spring of 2023.

Participating Record Store Day Stores Include:

  • Co-Op Records in Moline, Illinois
  • Ragged Records in Davenport, Iowa
  • Ragged Records in Rock Island, Illinois

There's no guarantee either store will have what you want, so getting there early is key.  But here are a few releases that caught our eye:

Record Store Day 2023
Record Store Day 2023

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