Around the Hood: Stop by Audio Archaeology Tomorrow to Experience Record Store Day!
“I’m so excited, I’m so excited!…I’m so scared!” – Jessie Spano
“Good, good… let [it] flow through you.” – Emperor Palpatine
Stop by Audio Archaeology on Saturday April 18th to shop the hundreds of limited edition records that are being released that day and ONLY in independent records stores. We’re opening at 9am with coffee, snacks, and a full team of reinforcements. If we do have a line when we open, then we’ll be giving out numbers for entry (to avoid a mob).
We’re giving you TWO chances to win some fabulous prizes. First, RSVP “going” to our Facebook event and we’ll give you one entry. Second, stop by Audio Archaeology, at 1324 W Devon Ave, anytime from 9AM-8PM, and we’ll give you a second entry.
We’ve got a bunch of SWAG to give away, like Alabama Shakes tote bags, the official Dogfish Head Ale Record Store Day Poster, and more. Everything is first-come first served, we won’t be getting any more in! Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
What’s so special about Record Store Day? Well, hundreds of artists have come together to release limited editions of their music, both re-releases and previously unreleased. There are over 400 special releases, in total. For example, Jack White bought Elvis’s one-of-a-kind and very first recording of “My Happiness,” and is re-releasing it for Record Store Day. Milwaukee rockers The Violent Femmes are releasing their first music in 14 years, and on champagne clear vinyl no less! (Fairly new) artist Father John Misty is releasing a heart-shaped 7-inch of “I love you, Honeybee.
These are the kinds of cool records that are being made especially for Record Store Day, and some will never be released again. This is why hundreds of thousands of people will be waiting in lines across the country on Saturday morning. We’d love you to be one of them.
If you just can’t get enough of us, not only will we be at the season opener of Vintage Garage Chicago, on Sunday, 10AM-5PM, but we’re also the resident DJ! If you’ve never been, it’s one of the best vintage markets mixed with one the coolest re-use ideas for a giant parking structure. It’s in the AON parking lot in Uptown, so it happens rain or shine and you can spiral up the parking lot and shop all different kinds of shops, collectors, and artists. You can find more info at the Vintage Garage Website.
See you tomorrow! We’re opening early at 9AM and closing late at 8PM. – Nick Kuttin (Edgewater Glen Neighbor)
You can visit the store’s website at www.AudioArchaeology.com,
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AudioArchaeologyChicago
And on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VintageAudioChi
Info about Record Store Day can be found at http://www.recordstoreday.com/