Record Store Day in Tampa Bay: Concerts, parties, exclusive releases and more
When Record Store Day officially kickstarted in 2008, it was wee, hipsterish, a tidy celebration of bands only your coolest friends liked. Some $30,000 worth of Record Store Day exclusive merchandise — a.k.a. “The List” — was issued.
Last year, some $7 million (!) worth of exclusives were on The List, including one-day-only RSD releases from Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen. Yep, Record Store Day is HUGE now, propelled also by the relative resurgence of vinyl as a major listening format again.
Record Store Day 2013 is Saturday, and to celebrate, Soundcheck will have correspondents at shops all over Tampa Bay, from Daddy Kool to Bananas to Mojo Books and Music. Starting tonight, look for live tweets and feeds from writers Jay Cridlin, Sean Daly and Jimmy Geurts, among others, at Tampabay.com. If you're heading to Record Store Day, be sure to tag your tweets #RSD13 and #tampabaylive. We may publish some of the best in next week's tbt*.
To help get you excited, Sean has whipped up his list of some of this year's most covetable Record Store Day releases. And after the jump, get a full roundup of what most indie record stores in Tampa Bay have planned.
Merchandise: The Tampa indie band, which has gotten coverage from Pitchfork, The A.V. Club and Spin, plays a Record Store Day pre-party at 8 p.m. at Mojo Books and Music, 2558 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 971-9717.
Daddy Kool Records: Daddy Kool celebrates the holiday with 10 percent off new records and 20 percent off used as well as cupcakes, music by MC Infinite Skillz and more, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daddy Kool, 666 Central Ave. Free. Call (727) 822-5665.
Kingfish Records: Located in the Oldsmar Flea Market, this store will open at 7:30 a.m. and offer giveaways and specials. 180 Race Track Road N (Main Breezeway Aisle F), Oldsmar. (727) 455-9923.
Microgroove: The Tampa record store celebrates the holiday with bands like Empire Cinema and Permanent Makeup, plus free Pabst Blue Ribbon. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Microgroove Records, 4906 N Florida Avenue. Free. Call (813) 667-7089.
Mojo Books and Music: In celebration of the holiday, the record store will feature performances from bands like North Carolina’s the Veldt, DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Church Whip and Nazi Dust and more. 8 a.m. at Mojo Books and Music, 2558 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 971-9717.
Bananas Music: DJ Peanut Butter Wolf appears with local artists including Samurai Shotgun and Girls on the Beach for the record store’s celebration, 9 a.m. at Bananas Music and Movies, 2887 22nd Ave. N. Free. Call (727) 327-4616.
Sound Exchange: The Brandon store (805 W Bloomingdale Ave.) will feature performances by local band You and Me at 11 a.m. Call (813) 651-9316. The Sound Exchange also has stores in Pinellas Park and Tampa; see soundexchangetampabay.com.
420 on 4/20: Combining music for Record Store Day and stoner-friendly elements for 4/20, Sweetwater Brewing Company, State Theatre, the Local 662, Octave and Fubar join together for this block party featuring more than 20 bands such as New Orleans Suspects and Tim Barry, area food and Earth-friendly vendors. 6 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave. $4.20. Call (727) 466-7144.
Peanut Butter Wolf: In a “vinyl edition showcase” of weekly event Ol’ Dirty Sundays, the DJ plays his third Tampa Bay show in two days along with fellow Stones Throw artist J. Rocc. 9 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. Free. Call (813) 241-8600.