Get Ready for Record Store Day This Saturday
Sixteen stores in Maine will be participating in this years record store day which is sure to be the biggest one yet!
Since 2008 Record Store Day has been a day to celebrate and encourage buying music locally. With the invention of downloadable music online, independent record stores world wide took a hit in sales resulting in the closure of lots of locations.
Record Store Day brings special releases, new releases, in-store parties, and special guest performances at some stores.
Some special releases to look for this year are:
- David Bowie- 'The Man Who Sold The World' (featuring rare album art)
- Bob Dylan- 'Melancholy Mood'
- Metallica- 'Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France'
- Grateful Dead- 'Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77'
- Mumford and Sons- 'There Will Be Time' (On Vinyl)
- Foo Fighters- (Special demos, covers, and never before heard songs.)
- Robert Plant- 'More Roar'
- Wu-Tang- 'Protect ya Neck'
- Cyprus Hill- 'How I could Just Kill A Man' (With limited edition artwork)
- Phish- 'New Year’s Eve 1995: Live At Madison Square Garden'
- Outkast- 'Elevators' (Glow-in-the-dark 10")
To see all of the special releases click here!
A list of participating stores near you can be found here.
Here are the participating stores in Maine.
- Bull Moose (Bangor) Bangor, ME
- Music Plus Biddeford, ME
- Bull Moose (Brunswick) Brunswick, ME
- Manny's Camden, ME
- The Grasshopper Shop Ellsworth, ME
- Everyday Music Farmington, ME
- Niche, Inc. Gardiner, ME
- Bull Moose (Lewiston) Lewiston, ME
- Bull Moose (Portland) Portland, ME
- Newbury Comics Portland ME
- Bull Moose (Sanford) Sanford, ME
- Bull Moose (Scarborough) Scarborough, ME
- Bull Moose (Mill Creek) South Portland, ME
- Bull Moose (Waterville) Waterville, ME
- The Record Connection Waterville, ME
- Bull Moose (Windham) Windham, ME
For full run down of Record Store Day 2016 check out the video above from one of the creators of Record Store Day, Chris Brown!