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April 18, 2013, 1:38 pm
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Record Store Day 2013 is this Saturday! Are you ready? Is your bank account ready?

Here’s little roundup with a few of the Seattle-area record stores participating.


Bop Street Records

Easy Street Records

Everyday Music – Plenty of in-store music going on. Check out the schedule below:

9 am: Meet and greet with Robbie hill of the Family Affair and Wheedle’s Groove
11 am: DJ Veins
12 pm: DJ Mr. Smith
1 pm: Pitschouse
2 pm: King Dude
4 pm: Mystery Ship
5 pm: Scriptures
6 pm: Tomten
7 pm: Steradian

Georgetown Records

Holy Cow Records – 20% off everything in the store

Jive Time Records – All music is 20% off, and you get a free hand-screened poster with every purchase.

Porchlight Coffee & Records – Get $10 to spend on records when you buy a new turntable at Porchlight

Radar Hair and Records – All records are 20% off

Silver Platters – Live Music! Schedule is as follows:

1 pm: The West

2 pm: The Mowgli’s
3:30 pm: Family of the Year
5 pm: Seacats

Sonic Boom Records – Live music from Angel Olson and Maps & Atlases

Also, plenty of deals from Ballard businesses (like Bastille, Monster Art & Clothing, and more) with a receipt from Sonic Boom Records, check their site for more info.

Spin Cycle – Opens at midnight with all vinyl on sale. You’ll get 5% off when you spend $50, and 10% off when you spend $100.


This isn’t a definitive list at all, though. For a full list of all participating stores around Seattle, head to

For all the RSD 2013  special releases, head to

Happy hunting!

Record Store Day: April 21
April 16, 2012, 1:13 pm
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Easy Street Records
Employees at Seattle’s East Street Records are counting down the days until Record Store Day (only 5 left) on their website by previewing all the exclusive releases that will be available for one day only, Saturday, April 21. Get out and support your local record store!

April 15, 2011, 10:48 am
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The Stranger
This Saturday, April 16, is Record Store Day, the favorite holiday of all album collecting, bargain relishing and vinyl bin digging music lovers. It is the day to celebrates the endless joys of shopping at your local record store such as: scoring your favorite band’s new album the day it hits the shelf, getting an amazing recommendation from the friendly guy/gal at the counter or finding the used record of your dreams at an unthinkable price. Record stores open their doors early and keep them open late so you can enjoy discount prices and other perks highlighted on very special day. This Record Store Day will feature special limited releases from Seattle bands– Damien Jurado, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Fleet Foxes and Death Cab For Cutie to name a few . Don’t forget to take a break from bargain buying to catch a live performance or album signing: The Head and the Heart will light up Easy Street Records in Queen Anne; Sonic Boom Records, Ballard will get some THATH action as well; Grieves & Budo will be signing albums and autographs at the West Seattle Easy Street; Massy Ferguson, Zoe Muth, and The Tea Cozies will be rocking out at the Queen Anne Silver Platters; and Moondoggies and Telekinesis will play in-store sessions at Sonic Boom Records on Capitol Hill. For more info on store discounts, performance and signing times and more Record Store Day lore, click on the link above. To celebrate the holiday we bring you new live footage from the Fleet Foxes’ performance at Columbia City Theater last night.

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April 27, 2010, 11:37 am
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By all accounts this year’s Record Store Day was, again, a success when measured by awareness, turnout and sales. Although so many Record Store Day reports tend to be anecdotal, was able to distill some of the figures and highlights from the event’s co-founder, Michael Kurtz of Music Monitor Network. Record Store Day 2010 was Sonic Boom’s single biggest sales day in their 12 year history; and Silver Platters’ sales on April 17, 2010 were up 80% from last year (which were up 20% from the year before). They were a lot of Record Store day mentions in the media. “From Howard Stern talking us up, to Record Store Day signs appearing on the Today Show, to Jimmy Fallon’s shout out, to the Record Store Day joke on Saturday Night Live, to being talked about on Alice Cooper ’s syndicated radio show, to three different NPR stories, to the publishing of two books with a focus on Record Store Day and indie record stores, and on and on,” says Katz. Also, according to Soundscan, Record Store Day 2010 was the biggest day of sales for vinyl in Soundscan’s history. Follow the above link to see more of the facts and figures of Record Store Day 2010.

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April 16, 2010, 11:07 am
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In honor of Record Store Day, SPIN has compiled a list of America’s 15 Best Indie Record Stores. Seattle’s Sonic Boom is up there at number five. SPIN says, “In a town with a music scene as established as Seattle’s, Sonic Boom is a welcoming hub for all the ‘types’ floating around. Its Ballard flagship and smaller Capitol Hill location have employed half the music-industry folks in the city at one point or another, and its consistently great in-store performances often turn into impromptu family reunions. But this place isn’t coasting on its rep; the selection is wide, well-organized, and surrounded with the kind of seriously pleasant atmosphere that could only be created and maintained by people who know that a great record store is about a lot more than just the music.” Check out the full list at the above link.

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April 12, 2010, 11:23 am
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Seattle Times

In preparation for Record Store Day, this Saturday April 17, the Seattle Times talks with local record store owners about the state of the independent brick-and-mortar record store. Since 2004, faced with the popularity of digitally downloaded music, intense price pressure from big-box discounters and economic uncertainty the number of indie-music stores nationwide has declined 40 percent to about 1,930. There has been an uptick in vinyl sales and Matt Vaughan, owner of Easy Street Records, is proud of what a store can offer that digital downloads can’t, “Come to a place like this, and you’re hearing music, people are talking about music, and it just feels more real.” To read the full article follow the above link.

Record Store Day traffic, sales up
April 20, 2009, 9:52 am
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Hollywood Reporter
Thanks to 82 exclusive releases and limited availability, customers lined up at record stores all around the country on Saturday morning and helped kick off Record Store Day 2009 with a bang. Reports suggest traffic pick-ups and sales volume this year will exceed figures for last year’s inaugural event. “It was my best day by far,” says Eric Levin, owner of Criminal Records in Atlanta and the head of the Assn. of Independent Media Stores coalition. “We had 600 people in the store; it was well-controlled chaos. My vinyl sales alone yesterday was larger than last year’s total Record Store Day take.” Michael Kurtz, executive director of the Music Monitor Network, tells Billboard that from the stores that he heard from, “the majority of the stores had matched last year’s volume by mid-afternoon.”

April 17, 2009, 2:31 pm
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This just in: in celebration of Record Store Day (on which you’ll hear more from me later), the Moondoggies (photo courtesy Greg Lutze) will play a free, all ages in-store at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne tomorrow at 5 p.m. In addition to that, the band’s releasing a limited edition EP tomorrow that will be available only at Sonic Boom and Easy Street, and is limited to 500 copies.

April 17, 2009, 2:18 pm
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Seattle Times
We may be deep into the MP3 Age, but there are still plenty of independent record stores all across the country, and Saturday’s Record Store Day ’09 sets out to remind you of that.
A host of independent record stores and small chains in the Seattle area and around the state — including Sonic Boom Records, Easy Street Records, Silver Platters, Everyday Music and more than a dozen others — will be open for special events, hosting live performances and distributing products designed just for Record Store Day (such as a new 7-inch record from the Decemberists, and a new DVD from Wilco). Locally, Seattle label Sub Pop will be releasing limited-edition 7-inchers by their artists Flight of the Conchords, Vetiver, Obits and Blitzen Trapper.