It’s that time of year again, Record Store Day. If you are in the Atlanta area you should stop by Criminal Records for some fantastic releases and even better live acts. Check it out below (from Criminal Records’ Facebook event):
Record Store Day at Criminal Records is a free and all-ages event, with ample entertainment for all ages. The store will be open from 10AM until midnight on Saturday, April 16th. Link to the press release for additional information –>
LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 2 pm! This event is free and all-ages! Please note, these times are subject to change.
2pm — AKUYOU
The ugly beauty of Swans, the Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey. Uncompromising and confrontational. Awesome. This band features a former Criminal Records staffer.
3pm — ORYX & CRAKE
Oryx and Crake produces beautifully crafted orchestral rock that mixes with their story telling to create a truly unique sound. I might hear Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire because each band has so much going on with their sound, but they seem to bring it all together so well.
5pm — THE DB’S
Record Store Day exclusive show with an all-new dB’s 7″ single!!! This limited edition 45rpm single features “Picture Sleeve” (co-written by Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple) and “Write Back” on the flipside (Will Rigby’s first song with The dB’s). Both songs are from the forthcoming album — their first with the original four guys in thirty years.
6pm — HOLLY GOLIGHTLY
Ms. Golightly brings her mixture of ghostly blues, twangy shuffles, and all around two-step hotness to our store. If you miss this set, you’re a lost cause.
7pm — FAN MODINE
Fan Modine return with another exclusive and VERY limited edition Record Store Day release, producing their forthcoming album in a hand-made, limited edition of 100 for the special day. “Gratitude For The Shipper” will be available on thick 150g double vinyl, while supplies last. For fans of that music that you like, like the dB’s.
8pm — BRITISH SEA POWER
Supporting their concert the following night (Sunday, April 17th, at the EARL), British Sea Power stop by the store for an intimate in-store set. The band is celebrating Record Store Day in Atlanta (and all over the U.S.) while their fans back home celebrate RSD with a UK-only double 7″ called “Living Is So Easy.” It’s okay though — for those in attendance at the in-store, Criminal Records was able to secure copies of this limited single. We’re the only store in the U.S. that will have them. They are also playing at The EARL on Sunday, April 17, for tickets go here –>
9pm — TURF WAR
Eric saw Turf War at SXSW and asked them to play Record Store Day as they walked off stage. That’s a solid reccomendation. If you like Creedence, you’ll like Turf War. You do like Creedence, don’t you?
10pm — EMILY KEMPF
Fresh from breaking up her twenty-plus piece band Back Pockets, Creative Loafing’s Best Experimental Music Act of 2010, Emily returns to the stage to close out the celebration. This will be the one you tell your kids about, don’t pretend like you were there, you’re invited. Don’t miss this one.