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Where to celebrate vinyl in San Diego on Record Store Day

Posted at 12:10 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 16:59:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Who said vinyl was dead?

April 13 marks Record Store Day (RSD) in the U.S., as stores across the country plan to take part in the celebration of records with special releases.

Releases from artists including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Prince, Sly & The Family Stone, Weezer, and many more will hit record store shelves for the musical holiday.

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This year's RSD ambassadors, Pearl Jam, will also have a special release available, according to the organization Record Store Day, which promotes the day every April as well as independent record stores year-round.

A full list of RSD releases can be found here.

In San Diego, several local stops are celebrating with the special RSD releases — and there are plenty of other stops to visit to support independent retailers:

  • Spin Records - 370 Grand Ave., Carlsbad (p)
  • Lou's Records - 434 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas (p)
  • Gary's Record Paradise Vol. II - 1911 Sunset Dr., Suite 5, Escondido
  • The Old Well - 2102 3rd St., Julian
  • Red Brontosaurus Records - 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
  • Cow - 5040 Newport Ave., San Diego (p)
  • FeeLit - 909 E St., San Diego (p)
  • Five Space Shop - 2579 University Ave., San Diego
  • Folk Arts Rare Records - 3072 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego (p)
  • M-Theory - 827 W. Washington St., San Diego (p)
  • Nickelodeon Records - 3335 Adams Ave., San Diego (p)
  • Normal Records - 4201 30th St., San Diego (p)
  • Record City - 3757 Sixth Ave., San Diego (p)
  • Taang! Records - 3830 5th Ave., San Diego
  • The Vinyl Room - 3333 Midway Dr., Suite 105, San Diego
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Shack - 2235 Fern St., San Diego (p)
  • Old Town Records - 42012 Main St., Temecula (p)
  • Spindles Music Shack - 27519 Ynez Rd., Temecula (p)

Stores with a (p) signify they plan to sell commercial Record Store Day releases to customers, according to RecordStoreDay.com.

Some local shops will not only offer up special record releases, but live entertainment too.

Vinyl Junkies plans to host a live DJ set by LOL Tolhurst, former drummer for The Cure, and other DJs. Live music from other artists, including Rob Crow, Systems Officer, and Mario Rubalcaba is also scheduled.

M-Theory Music will also celebrate Record Store Day with live in-store performances by Nate Legend, Ariel Levine, Thnuderegg, Tape Waves, and more. The first 250 people in line also get a free tote bag.