The native Guide to Record Store Day 2019

by Tom Tye, Apr 12, 2019

RSD is back, and we're here to give you a guide to all things wax

Record Store Day. A day for celebrating 7 and 12-inch pieces of shellac and the sonic joy that they carry, the independent stores that carry on the resurging tradition and the incredible humans behind every aspect from the artists to the labels.

As vinyl's resurgence grows bigger, so does RSD. In fact, so big that it's reunited the Mighty Boosh.

Anyway, here's our ultimate guide to Record Store Day:

 
 

WHATS ON

 

Rough Trade West
Where? 130 Talbot Road, London W11 1JA
What's on: Fontaines D.C, Pete Doherty, KT Tunstall

Rough Trade East
Where? Draywalk, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
What's on: Our Girl (acoustic set), Nadine Shah (DJ set), Rhys Webb (The Horrors)

Lion Coffee + Records
Where? 118 Lower Clapton Rd, London, E50QR
What's on: Honey Lung (acoustic set), James Ford (DJ set), Jordan Cook

Phonica Records
Where? 51 Poland Street, London, W1F7LZ
Whats on: Junction 2 Festival and Old Blue Last beer team up for some surprises

Banquet Records
Where? 52-52 Eden Street, Kingston, Surrey, KT1 1EE
What's on: Tom Speight, John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

Truck Store
Where? 101 Cowley Road, Oxford OX141HU
What's on: Count Skylarkin (DJ set), music quiz and giveaways!

Resident
Where? 28 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton, BN14AL
What's on: Our Girl

Rough Trade Bristol
Where? 3 New Bridewell, Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2BA
What's on: Rozi Plain, Band of Skulls, Steve Lamacq (DJ set)

Badlands Records
Where? 11 St Georges Place, GL50 3LA
What's on: Live music from 9:30am / evening party at Smokey Joe's

Soundclash Records
Where? 28 St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4AQ
What's on: Sleaford Mods in store signing records

Intense Records
Where? 33-34 Viaduct Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1
What's on: Sepia, Danny Bounce

Revolution Records
Where? 16 Park St, Walsall, WS1 1NP
What's on: Matt Sayers (acoustic set), Tied Acoustic

Spunout Records
Where? 57 Gold St, Northampton NN1 1RA
What's on: Local DJs, Lunaxis

Rough Trade Nottingham
Where? 5 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ
What's on: DMA's (acoustic set), TVAM, Creatures

RPM Music
Where? 4 Old George Yard, Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
What's on: Live music, DJs, bacon sarnies

Beyond Vinyl
Where? 88 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AF
What's on? Live music, limited edition ales!

Piccadilly Records
Where? 53 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JR
What's on: The Orielles (DJ set), Tim Burgess, A Man Called Adam

81 Rensham
Where? 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SJ
What's on: Music archive show including The John Lennon Time Capsule - on public display for the first time ever!

Jumbo Records
Where? 1-3 Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8NG
What's on: Lunar, Bang Bang Romeo

Vinyl Eddie
Where? 86 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1LR
What's on: Lots of RSD goodies and good times

Monorail Music
Where? 12 Kings Court, 97 Kings Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1 5RB
What's on: Aidan Moffat, RM Hubbert

Spiller Records
Where? 27, The Morgan Arcade, Cardiff
What's on: Steve Lamacq (DJ set), Ethan Johns

 

RSD releases to cop:

Mighty Boosh - The Complete Radio Series
Weezer - Teal (12" teal coloured vinyl)
Robyn - Body Talk (limited edition white vinyl)
Prince - The Versace Experience
Anderson .Paak - Bubblin' (7")
Janis Joplin - Live at Woodstock
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 – The Message
Craig Mac / the Notorious BIG – Big Mack
James Brown – Sho is Funky Down Here
Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
Courtney Barnett - Everybody Here Hates You (7")
Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac (with alternate recordings)
The Prodigy – Fight Fire With Fire / Champions of London
Madonna – True Blue (Super Club Mix) & La Isla Bonita (Super Mix)
David Bowie – The World of David Bowie
John Lennon – Imagine (Raw Studio Mixes)
Lou Reed – Ecstasy
IDLES - MEAT EP / META EP (12")
Slowthai - Doorman / Peace Of Mind (12")
Soccor Mommy - For Young Hearts (12")

 

Guide to buying second hand vinyl:

Judge a record by it's cover. The sleeve is always a good indication of the condition of the record inside.

Light. Always check a record in good sunlight, it's the best way to see damage, scratches and dirt.

Talking of scratches, feel 'em. Often they're more cosmetic than you think and the sound won't be affected, however...

Always listen in the shop. No brainer.

Check the price. Discogs it - it might be a super obscure, limited run for the same price as a common one, you never know.

Clean it before you play it.

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