by Marianne Farrell
Photography courtesy of Ariana Quihuiz
Established in 2007, Record Store Day was founded as a way to promote the unique culture of vinyls all across the country and celebrate the local, small record stores that make up nearly every community. Artists both big and small participate in this very special holiday, with many sending special vinyls, CDs and other promotional items that can only be bought on Record Store Day.
While the official list of items featured on Record Store Day is immensely long, and can be found on the official Record Store Day website, the artists participating span a vast array of genres of music.
Some of these artists include: Madonna, Elton John, ABBA, Ennio Morricone, Niall Horan, Phoenix, Serge Gainsbourg, Pink Floyd, Prince, Soundgarden, Tangerine Dream, Twin Peaks, Wu Tang Clan and Fleet Foxes, just to name a few.
Plus, this year, Led Zeppelin will be making their debut with a 7” yellow vinyl and a special “Let’s Dance” 12” single and demo version from David Bowie will be released.
Nuggets, Newbury Comics on Newbury and in Cambridge Galleria, Harvard Square and Faneuil Hall will all be participating in this very unique day.
Tres Gatos in Jamaica Plain will even be putting out delicious cookies and free coffee for all those who make the trek to their store.
So for those avid music fans out there, mark your calendars for April 21st and head to your nearest record store for some amazing, and once in a lifetime deals.