This year, Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18th
Love it or hate it, Record Store Day is significant. Thankfully, there's more to it than pricey limited edition reissues: the record stores themselves have their own twist on it. I'll be making a marathon trip of all the New Orleans area record stores, whether they stock RSD items or not. For a full list of record store day releases, check out the Record Store Day website
Record Raid is back for our first January show on Saturday the 24th from 10am to 5pm. We're setting up at the Old Ironworks at 612 Piety st. across from Euclid Records in the bywater.
The Record Raid is a pop-up record store comprised of vendors from all over the gulf. This includes ebay sellers, stores, private collectors, and folks just looking to make some space in their house. If you'd like to sell our rates are super cheap to encourage anybody to set up. You can do so here.
Are Lagniappe Records and Atomic Pop Shoppe enough to sustain Baton Rouge's want for vinyl? Dumb question, bring on more record stores!
Capital City Record opened up last Friday and I took a little trip to check it out. They've got a lot of shelves to fill out as they grow, it only looked about half-full. So keep in mind that my impressions are based on the sample that was available to me then, and they could change a lot as they fill the rest out. Thankfully, that sample left a good impression
We're back at Tulane this time in Pocket Park, right next to the student center. We've got 20 confirmed vendors selling LPs, 45s, CDs, Cassettes, you name it! Any type of music, rare and common, used and new. Click here for a map.
Bryan "The Captain" Kavanaugh was once a Record Raid dealer (and still is), then started Captain's Vinyl in the foyer of his apartment, and recently moved to a new storefront over at 637 S Pierce St in Mid-City.
To celebrate a year of sellin' records professionally, this Saturday August 2nd, they're having a sale:
Buy 2 records (over $25) and pick out a third at the price of the cheaper of the two albums.
Back in the Bywater this summer! Our Spring show was a huge hit and last year's June show was great so this oughta be a good one!
We're really trying to pull out all the stops on this one. Introducing an early bird fee of $5 if you want to come in an hour early (9AM instead of 10AM). We'll have live vinyl-slingin' DJs and a few other twists! Stay tuned!
It's been an exciting couple of months for New Orleans record stores, with Euclid and Louisiana Music Factory moving to new, nicer spots and Captain's Vinyl getting a real storefront. Now the westbank is getting a Record Store.