On April 19th 2008, Metallica opened the first Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco and the event has quickly spread worldwide. This year's event takes place on Saturday 16th April.and music enthusiasts will gather worldwide at their local independent record shop to show their support and pick up one of the multitude of special limited edition releases available on the day.
Domino will release an EP of Franz Ferdinand covers with Debbie Harry, ESG, LCD Soundsystem and Peaches taking on tracks from the band's Tonight LP while Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad are set to team up for a special limited edition cassette of unreleased material. Head on over to recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases for the full list.
Stores around Scotland will also be celebrating the day and whether your local store has live performances or not, it's worth heading down there to check out what's going on and have a look at the special releases available.
Love Music Glasgow - live performances from Admiral Fallow, Pearl and the Puppets (solo acoustic set), Woodenbox With A Fistful Of Fivers, The Zips, Stephen Flavahan, Aaron Wright, For Abel, Mr Kil and The Hollows.