by / April 14th, 2009 /

Top Story: Record Store Day this Saturday – Get out and support your independents!

This Saturday, the 18th of April is Record Store Day. The global initiative in its second year aims to celebrate the art of music and the unique places that independent record stores can be and a load of Irish stores are taking part. We aim to update this post with info on what’s happening as the week progresses so do let us know if you know what’s happening in your area.

Tower Records – Dublin

The 100% Irish owned, independent record store, will host special guest performances, a 10% discount throughout the store and vouchers and gig tickets to be won. The lineup for Saturday is Heathers (noon), Hooray For Humans 12.30PM, 202’s 1.00PM, Story of Hair 1.30 PM, The Laundry Shop 2PM, One Day International 3PM , Neil Hannon 4PM and a Very Special Guest 5PM. There will also be special Record Store Day vinyl releases from Oasis and The Flaming Lips as well as special Record Store Day re-releases of classics from Green Day and Neil Young.

Road Records – Dublin

Live performances from Paul Noonan (Bell X1) & Lisa Hannigan @ noon, Villagers solo @ 1:30pm, Neil Hannon @ 3pm and Jape at 5pm. There will also be an exclusive and limited to 100 copies compilation of 16 exclusive Irish tracks for your enjoyment (tracklisting here) and a Dinosaur Jr. skateboard giveaway.

E2, Navan

Music from 2pm with Boo Vaughan, Eugene Donegan, Eddie Who, The Myth, The Whatmans , Henrietta Game, Fiona Melady, Ruairi Coogan & Lounge Act (Tribute to Nirvana).

E2, Mullingar

Music from 11am with Shy Talks, Red cub @ noon, Arrow in the Sky @1pm, Darragh J Glennon @ 1.30pm, Not Men But Giants @ 2pm,The Aftermath @3pm, DJ Mick Cronin (The Aftermath) @3.30pm, Innate @4pm, Ever 27 @ 5pm, Perfect Skins at 6pm and DJ Belly Savalas and The English Invader throughout the day.

City Discs -Temple Bar, Dublin

10% discount in store. Cakes. T-shirt giveaways. Guest DJs –
11.00 – 11.30 Christian (
11.30 – 12.00 Shane Mannion (Disco Not Disco) Dissonace FM
12.00 – 12.30 John Teisha
12.30 – 1.00 Phil Phutyle ( Power FM)
1.00 – 1.30 Alistain Monroe (Power FM)
1.30 – 2.00 Andy A-Force(Alphabet Set)
2.00 – 2.30 Sam SubOne
2.30 – 3.00 Noid the Droid
3.00 – 3.30 Gary Murdah(Power FM)
3.30 – 4.30 Donal Dineen (Today FM)
4.30 – 5.00 Don Rosco (Wobble)
5..00 – 5.30 Sixfoot Apprentice (!Kaboogie)
5.30 till closing. Richie Price (!Kaboogie)

Rollercoaster music – Kilkenny

As part of Rollercoaster’s celebrations, proprietors Willie Meighan and Darragh Butler are offering 10% off all stock plus lots of free CDs, t-shirts, badges and other goodies, including Rice Krispie buns, Smarties and chocolate-chip cookies.

Freebird Records – Dublin

20% off on all stock and live DJ sets in the Cope St. shop (Temple Bar) from the cream of the crop of Irish DJs: Mayhem, Colz, Halfdutch, Goldy, T-woc, Safety Boy, Ak, Sub One, Konspiracy, Major Grave, A-force, Executive Steve, Bonz, PCP, Handsome Paddy, Fruitman, Ricky Force, Hazel, Fraher, Barry Delta, Don Rosco, Pressure, Obese, Welfare, Gon & More…

Also taking part (if you have more info please send it on or leave a comment below):
Beatfinder Records – Dublin
BPM Records – Waterford
Cool Discs music – Derry City
Secret Book & Record Store – Dublin
Musicmaster – Omagh
Plugd records – Cork
Third Wave Music – Sligo
Zhivago – Galway

Remember EVERY day is Record Store day.

  • CC

    Can’t wait for this, do you know what the story is for the performances at Road Records? Is it just a case of turning up? Hmmm they have great acts there but can the shop, let alone Fade street accomodate the amount of people who are bound to show up?

  • I just got back from seeing BellX1 and (very briefly) Lisa Hannigan in Road records – fantastic! Place was rammed, people standing in the windows, no chance of moving, but nobody would have wanted to. They just played behind the counter, no mikes or anything. Delicate, and very, very impressive.

    Walked over to 202s in Tower afterwards – they weren’t so good. Is it me, or is their singer getting a real American twang to his voice? (he is Irish right?). Very same-y for me. Disappointed, I expected more.

    Great day all round though, whoever thought this up deserves a medal. Loved it. If it wasn’t for my beloved Aston Villa (yes, I know…) I’d be staying out all afternoon.