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Record Store Day

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Various locations Across Seattle
Sat., April 22 2017 21+

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Record Store Day is a scourge to most small indie labels. For several months, major labels clog the vinyl pressing plants with their massive orders for records that commonly can be found used for under $10, thus delaying schedules for less powerful companies doing smaller runs. Mix in crass music-biz opportunism and consumers who care nothing about the releases except for their resale value, and you have a shitshow that seems to worsen every year. You know the drill. However! A small percentage of RSD releases are actually worth hearing, as best as we can gauge (we'll get to those soon) and the frenzied, extravagant shopping obviously boosts the financial health of brick-and-mortar stores. That is no small thing. RSD may be a "one step forward, two steps backward" affair, but it doesn't look like it's going to hit the run-off groove in the foreseeable future. Let's try to make the best of the situation, shall we? Take a look at this year's RSD releases, and the list of participating Seattle establishments below, with more details here. DAVE SEGAL

Wall of Sound
Everyday Music
Jive Time
Spin Cycle
Sub Pop Records
Zion's Gate
Easy Street
Silver Platters
Sonic Boom
Light in the Attic Record Shop
Singles Going Steady
Georgetown Records
Porchlight
Holy Cow Records
Golden Oldies Records
Jigsaw Records
Rat City Records
Hawthorne Stereo
Daybreak Records
Turntables & Trails

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  • Sat., April 22 2017