I love the idea of a Record Store Day but there really weren't many items in the Record Store Day roster that excited me. So I like to take the opportunity to check on my record store friends and see how the madness is going for them. But if this is really a special day, then I should do it in a special way. So I set out to do the Record Store GRAND TOUR: hit all New Orleans record stores in one day.
We're back at Tulane March 16th for another Record Raid as part of WTUL's marathon fundraiser.
WHEN: March 16th 10am-5pm
WHERE: Tulane Zimple Quad at about 1209 Broadway Street. Outdoor show under the shades of two big oak trees (the records are safe, don't worry).
HOW MUCH: Free to enter!
WHO: You! No Tulane enrollment required.
WHAT: LPs, 45s, CDs, Cassettes
We thought we'd squeeze in one more opportunity to seize some presents for your loved ones, including yourself. So Emerson & Son are playing host to the first HOLIDAY DIGGIN' PARTY. A miniature Record Raid in time for the holidays.
WHERE: Emerson & Son @ 8725 Oak St. NOLA
WHEN: 11AM-5PM December 15th 2012
HOW MUCH: FREE ENTRY!
Full details still coming together, but we know this much:
A bunch of your favorite music vendors from around New Orleans sellin' music.
The November Record Raid went off without a hitch! Weather was perfect, attendance was great (especially considering all the other events happening around town), and the vendors brought out some choice material. Thanks to everybody that came out, bought some music and made some friends!
As always we're curious what you found in the crates. Feel free to post some comments or pictures of a any choice finds
Record Store Day has expanded onto the awful worldwide phenomenon of Black Friday. That means special one-day-only releases at record stores nationwide. While personally, I'm not a huge fan of the event (I much prefer my music used, affordable, and not bought explicitly for later ebay selling), it is a big day for the local stores.
Most record stores don't know what they're getting from Record Store Day, nor how much (and often they end up just crossing their fingers that they'll get them on time).
Together we shall be great! Often being a record collector can be a lonely thing, waking up at awful hours of the morning, spending hours organizing your collection... it doesn't have to be! We've created the Raiders mailing list for Louisiana record collectors to trade with each other, tip each other off to great sightings, hear about upcoming sales, organize carpools to record shows, or just meet some new pals!