OKLAHOMA CITY – The thrill is more than back, though, these days, and that’s good news for vinyl enthusiasts everywhere.
Thank Record Store Day, in large part, for banging the cause’s drum.
Of course the celebratory day, which falls on Saturday, April 19 this year, isn’t solely about vinyl; CDs and tapes get the love, too, as do all things to do with the mom-and-pop local record-a-terium.
Oklahoma City-based Kindie rock duo Sugar Free Allstars will release a new vinyl record in celebration of national Record Store Day with a free in-store performance at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Guestroom Records, 3701 N. Western Ave.
In honor of National Record Store Day, Guestroom Records will open an hour early at 10 a.m., and will offer discounts as well as limited edition and one-day-only releases. Coop Ale Works will provide craft beer.
Chickasha-based singer-songwriter Travis Linville will perform at 4 p.m., and Stillwater-based indie rock band Colourmusic will perform at 5 p.m. There will also be in-store performances at the Norman location, 125 E. Main St., featuring Kyle Reid & The Low Swingin’ Chariots at 1 p.m. and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey at 2 p.m.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores internationally.