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Record Store Day is here!

April 17, 2009

recordstoredayIt’s that magical time of year again, when supporting independent music becomes even more cool than it already is.

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18th, and is designed to raise awareness of the fact that yes, there are still independent record stores that exist, and yes, you should visit them. National awareness has gained momentum in recent years, as over 700 stores will feature some sort of sale, performance, contest, cookout, or other event for their customers.

The Record Store Day website defines a participating store as “a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation.”

In other words, LOCAL RECORD STORES ONLY. No corporations allowed.

Memphis is full of locally owned, independent shops that fit the bill. Here’s a list of stores in on tomorrow’s action:

Shangri-La1916 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN(901) 274-1916

Featuring these special Record Store Day promos:

20% off used merchandise

10% off new merchandise

Goner Records- 2152 Young Avenue, Memphis, TN(901) 722-0095

Featuring these promos:

8am – Noon : Parking Lot Sale Behind the Store
15% off all in-store merchandise all day long
Jay Reatard Live at 5:30 PM

Spin Street- 3484 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN(901) 327-8730

Tons and tons of promos, including sales on not just music, but all types of media they sell. Check out the full list on their Record Store Day sale web page by clicking here.

Gorilla Zoe will be on hand for a record signing at 3pm, and Ryan Star will perform at 7pm.

All Pop Tunes locations:

4622 Faronia Rd, Memphis, TN(901) 346-7172

308 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN(901) 525-6348

7652 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN(901) 255-9404

1890 N Germantown Pkwy # 102, Cordova, TN(901) 757-7863

4195 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN(901) 324-3855

5812 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN(901) 794-0883

6620 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN(901) 794-0883

1433 Goodman Road West, Horn Lake, MS(662) 342-5896

797 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN(901) 854-5418

Don’t miss out on a chance to be rewarded for supporting local, independent music shops!

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