Black Friday is almost upon us, which means that Record Store Day will sprinkle some special releases in participating stores.
Here's a list (in alphabetical order) of what stores in New Orleans are doing what. I'm not listing every store for this one, just the ones that are doings something special. If you work at one of these stores and are doing something special for Black Friday, I'll update for you. Assume that all locations are first-come-first-serve (no holding RSD items) and only allow one of each RSD item per customer unless specified otherwise. Phone numbers are listed in case you want to check on a certain item. The RSD option pretains to whether they've signed the Record Store Day pledge and are getting a whole lot of those special releases.
Address 637 S Pierce st.
Phone (504) 908-9612
Captain's Vinyl won't have official RSD merch, but they have a Buy-one-get-one-half-off sale throughout the weekend.
Euclid Records NOLA
Address 3301 Chartres St.
Phone (504) 947-4348
Hours 11am - 7pm
Euclid always has tons of RSD items in stock. They also have the advantage of letting you line up indoors if it's raining! I don't think they're doing anything else crazy for Black Friday... but they have another event on Saturday with Little Freddie King, a "dot" sale and more.
Louisiana Music Factory
LMF is stocking official record store day merch. They don't tend to have too many people lining up at the door, always a sleeper spot. Their facebook page has a notice about the event, but I don't see anything special planned.
Address 1037 Brodway st.
Phone (504) 866-6065
Hours 10am - Midnight
Called the Mushroom and they do indeed have RSD items. I find that they often open a little early, so you should get there earlier.
Address 1522 Magazine St
Phone (504) 345-2138
Hours 11am - 6pm
They don't have official RSD merch but the new store over on Magazine will have a few live performances throughout the day.
Address 408 N Peters St
Hours 9am - 8pm
Peaches usually orders a pretty good amount of RSD stuff and is one of the first ones to open.
Retro Music Co.
Address 1105 Village Walk (Covington)
Phone (985) 888-1223
Hours 11am - 6pm
This new store in Covington isn't participating in RSD, but they have an incredible store-wide 50% off sale going on. Kent often has some pretty hard-to-find stuff, so there's some big opportunity there.
Sisters in Christ
Address 4920 Freret St
Phone (504) 452-5517
Bryan told me they don't have much from RSD, but they have a BIG HUGE SALE. Lots of records 2 for 1, lots of 'em half off.
Address 907 Bourbon St.
Phone (504) 592-4666
Hours 10am-8pm (sometimes open a few minutes early)
Skully'z always takes RSD pretty seriously. Despite the size of the store, it's always a worthy stop. They also say they'll have a sidewalk sale on the 28th.