Monday, 26 March 2012

Record Store Day 2012 Around London

Record Store Day, which takes place this year on 21st April, is an annual celebration of record shops.  It started in the US, but it's been happening in the UK for a while now.  I had lots of fun last year outside (& inside) Rough Trade West in Notting Hill - lots of bands playing, lots of happy people milling around.  Check the official site near the time to see what is planned for each store.  With stores like Dress Circle in Covent Garden taking part, and bands releasing music just for the day, there's going to be so much variety in the events this year.

"This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJ's, in store quizzes and many other events."

When - Saturday 21st April

Where - 
Dress Circle - 57/59 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DG
Sister Ray - 34-35 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 8RP
Sounds Of The Universe - 7 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DA
BM Soho - 25 D'Arblay Street, London, W1F 8EJ
Phonica Records - 51 Poland Street, London, W1F 7LZ
IF Music - 36 Langham Street, London, W1W 7AP
Brill Records - 27 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QL
The Vinyl Factory - 91 Walton Street, Chelsea, SW3 2HP
Sounds That Swing - 88 Parkway, London , NW1 7AN
Flashback - 50 Essex Road, Islington , N1 8LR
Rough Trade East - 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Rough Trade West - 130 Talbot road, London, W11 1JA
Rat Records - 348 Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0RW
Intoxica - 231 Portobello Road, London, W11 1JT
Honest Jons Records - 278 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TE 
Eldica Records - 8 Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN
Kristina Records - 44 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XJ
Second Layer - 323 Archway Road, Highgate, N6 5AA
Soul Brother Records - 1 Keswick road, Putney, SW15 2HL

Link 1 - Record Store Day
Link 2 - Search here for store info

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