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Record Store Day is vital to keep music alive and kicking in the right places and that is just what champion of independent shops Rise in Bristol plan to do this coming Saturday.
The excitement in the air is tangible with 250 plus exclusive releases from the likes of Radiohead, the Foo Fighters and The White Stripes, largely on vinyl, available in the UK.
Rise opened in June of 2009. Offering an array of vinyl, books, CDs and films, as well as playing host to previous performers such as Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling, the store has proved itself to be a forerunner in alternative music.
Record Store Day fever starts at 8 am as they open early doors for those eager to get their hands on the exclusive releases.
Bands will begin the in store performances at 1 pm with Nicholas Stevenson, several more bands in the middle including Minotaur Shock and finishing with indie favourites The Moles at 7 pm.
And have we mentioned they will have a fully licened bar on the 2nd floor next to the performance space!
The store will also be holding an exhibition of gig poster art by Chris Wright, featuring prints inspired by artist’s offerings of their dream line-ups.
With everything that’s going on at the moment, Saturday will be a breath of fresh air. Forget the opinion of independentrecordstoreday-aphobe Rick Martin and embrace the independent music moto.
So, save your Friday night booze funds to buy your favourite early morning record. Go and watch a band for free. Grimace at the coffee consumers, listening to illegal downloads through their mini laptop speakers.
Not only is Independent Record Store day important to the industry, it’s important to keep music exciting. Go on, treat yerself.
70 Queens Road
0117 929 7511