Record Store Day vinyl prize draws and in-store performances

Posted on 20 April 2012
By Amber Tan
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For all those vinyl junkies who are setting their alarms early – check out these groovy Record Store Day happenings.

Here’s our picks of the best RSD vinyl prize draws and in-store performances in the country. So if you’re not in one of these cities, steal a car full of someone else’s petrol and make your way there post-haste.

7:30am refreshments served to the queue.
8:00am open for business.
Amazing range of RSD limited titles available on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
DJing throughout the morning by Zion Flex/Testimony MC.
4 great live bands in store from 2:00pm, all with major label interest. See below:
The Naturals – Awesomely loud yet bittersweet, The Naturals put the rock back into post-rock by mixing lush indie choruses with tidal waves of distortion. (
SJ Esau – Anticon Records finest one man band, where experimental hip-hop meets angular indie noise. (
Isola – Sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, always beautiful. Isola build monolithic soundscapes that tug on the heartstrings. (
Squeeze Me Macaroni – “A tantric, one-woman post rock machine. When she let’s rip it’s truly unsettling.” (Venue Magazine) Or: One girl plus one massive pedal board making quirky shoegaze noise. (
– We will also be producing a Head RSD goody bag to sell, which will contain some RSD samplers and a cd of the day’s featured bands, plus tracks from the staff’s bands.
– We will also be selling raffle tickets to win some RSD rarities, with the proceeds going to the NSPCC.
– The whole day will be supported by local magazines/fanzines/newspapers.
Drop by and soak up some of the excitement!

10am Miles Hunt
2pm: Schizodelic Sound – Aaron Fletcher (The Bees) DJ set
3pm: The Duke Spirit (live)
All Day: Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees) Artwork Exhibition
All Day: Fiction Staff on the Shop Floor
5pm Buzzards
5.30pm Jodie Marie
6pm Towns + Warp Records Art Exhibition Antlers Gallery selling stuff
A Fully Licenced Bar
OlO Worms (Fence, HeinzJunkins) DJ Set
Ivor Wilson DJ Set
Orlando is currently busy creating 10 brand new artworks to be printed on A3 fabric posters that will hang instore on the day, and copies will be made available to purchase.
So come along, watch the bands, let us know what you like / don’t like about what we do, or simply say hello and have a beer. Hope to see you there.

We’re open from 8am and entry is free!
Neville Staple from The Specials signing copies of the ltd edition RSD 7 2 vinyl release ‘The Specials – Live In 2011’
The Cadbury Sisters – Playing Live
Miles Hunt from the Wonderstuff – Playing Live
Situation ft Lauren Rimmel – Playing Live & DJ Set
The Blood Choir – Playing Live
Fyah In De Frog vs Top Ranking – Reggae Soundclash
Swift Manouver – Playing Live
DJ Fade – DJ Set
Plus staff mixtapes playing throughout the day with a ‘Fantasy Festival’ theme, free goodie bags and of course – cakes!!

Intense Records
In store at Intense Records there will be a whole range of entertainment to keep you amused while you shop including in-store raffles, shop promotions, live dj sets on Intense Radio, open mic & decks, acoustic sets and weather permitting the Intense BBQ will be cooking up some intense bangers!!

We will be opening at 9am prompt for brisk business but we’ll be promoting a friendly, family vibe wth home baking, children’s activities, an art installation, and live music from Human Don’t Be Angry, Snowgoose, Organs Of Love, Dead Flamingos, and, the fabulous Edwyn Collins. Djs will be Keith McIvor (Twitch), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Gerard Love (Lightships / Teenage Fanclub), Adele Bethel (Sons & Daughters), The Brogues (Not Unloved).

Sister Ray, London
Simple Minds are doing a record signing. Billy Bragg is playing live at Midday.
Bob Stanley from Saint Etienne will be working behind the counter with Music Journo Pete Paphides and Comedian Hardeep Singh.
“We will be raffling a white label vinyl copy of the new Jack White album, every purchaser of RSD product goes into the draw.”
We open at 8AM free tea and coffee for the first 200 in the queue.
Every customer gets an 8 page definitive guide to RSD 2012.

Rough Trade East
Wet Nuns
Becoming Real
Hohnny Flynn
+ more tbc
Also, to celebrate the independent record shop the British Record Shop archive will exhibit a collection of vintage/retro record shop bags for Record Store day at Rough Trade East for more details visit and

Confirmed live performances from:
Juice & Albert
The Cornshed Sisters
The Watchers
Keep the Faith presents…The Faithfuls feat Rick Fury, Suus & Rex Regis
Bands to start at 10am in the courtyard just outside of RPM, exact times for the bands TBC.
In the shop we’re having 6 different DJ sets from local DJ’s and promoters, names to follow, we’re offering our usual Tea, coffee and bacon for the early birds, plus an endless supply of biscuits!
We’ll be having a raffle throughout the day, every customer receives a free tickert, with prizes being drawn after each band perform.
Also we’re giving everyone who comes to RPM on the day a FREE 7″ to mark the ocassion, either from our vintage 45’s, Classic 7″s or Guilty Pleasures catagories.
Plus we’re running a worst record sleeve competition! customers have to bring in the sleeve itself to be entered, worst sleeve wins gift vouchers for RPM.

Sound It Out
Stockton on Tees
As part of this year’s event we will be having various in-store performances from the likes of The Approved, 3 Foot Ninja and Serious Sam Barrett. The Futureheads will also be popping back for an in-store on the day (time to be confirmed). We will also be offering a 25% discount on all second hand items on the day. In-stores will be happening from around 4pm onwards.

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