There is a palpable tension inside, he said. "People identify through music. Without that connection, a record is just a piece of plastic like anything else". They will be offering fresh food throughout the day, McDonald said.
Speakertree has been participating since 2008.
Local record stores in Grand Rapids celebrated Record Store Day on April 21. Last year, sales of vinyl LPs accounted for $395 million, up 10% over 2016, Recording Industry Association of America says.
Even HopCat joined in on the Record Store Day celebration.
Over the past nine years since Record Store Day was instituted, cities across the country have declared it an official holiday. "You can't really do that with a vinyl", Mesman said.
Dozens lined up in the early morning hours to snag special vinyl releases. This year there are vinyl releases from Run The Jewels, Miguel, Rapsody, Dr. Dre, Prodigy, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Cypress Hill and Cam'ron plus many more. Today, more than 1400 independent record stores deal in both vintage and current releases.
"The whole idea is to create suspense and getpeople out to the store", Gederberg said.
Linkin Park is releasing their album One More Light Live on individually numbered colored vinyl.
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Gederberg said he enjoys seeing the various generations visiting the store reminiscing aboutwhen they owned different albums but perhaps got rid of them over the years.
Nate Stidham, a former member of band Arson's Harbor, got his start at the record store.
He describes Speakertree as more than just a cool record store but as an integral part of the community.
Brittany's Record Shop 6410 Fleet Ave., 216-804-3453 Celebrate Record Store Day at Brittany's new location as you extol over the many records they have to offer, especially in the genre of hip-hop, reggae and soul. "All of my favorite artists release vinyls every time they put out new music, and I have bought a turntable for those records".
Wu-Tang Clan. You can get the original Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) available on cassette for the first time since its original release in 1993. "This hobby is a personal investment". In that time, record sales have been increasing. And at shops across Tampa Bay, musicians popped in to play sets. "They can hold the music instead of hold their iPhone".
"And I'm not going to ruin that surprise; you'll have to come out and see".
The Flaming Lips. The band collaborated with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on a special Record Store Day Band project including a 7-inch single with songs The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon and Pouring Beer in Your Ear, composed by frontman Wayne Coyne. "It's interesting to go to see that, if for no other reason", he said.