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.
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.
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.
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 (Tuneraker.com)
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)
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.