Edinburgh Marks Record Store Day (The Edinburgh Reporter)

The celebration of all things vinyl returns to the capital this Saturday 21 April 2012 with many events taking place in the capital throughout the day.

Started in the UK and US in 2007 as a means of aiding independent music stores, the event has gone from strength to strength in recent years and has heralded a gradual resurgence in physical record sales.

You now have a chance to turn out and offer support to the smattering of shops that still serve Edinburgh vinyl lovers, and get your hands on some rare and special releases. Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and Kasabian are all putting out exclusive tracks, alongside Scottish stalwarts Admiral Fallow and King Creosote.

Where to get involved ?

Avalanche Records 5 Grassmarket EH1 2RY

Throwing their doors open to the hordes at 9.30a.m., the store has lined up Edinburgh’s very own Withered Hand for a 2p.m. instore performance followed by Ballboy an hour later. There will also be demonstrations on how to make your own record sleeve.

Avalanche have also lined up their very own post-RSD party at Electric Circus headlined by Aberfeldy’s Star Wheel Press.

Underground Solu’shn 9 Cockburn Street EH1 1BP

Not to be outdone, Underground have laid on a vast buffet of dance and electronic sets from some of the city’s finest DJs. Stephen Brown, Craig Smith, Lord Of The Isles and many more will all be popping in to lend their hand to these vinyl-only sets.

VoxBox Music 21 St Stephen Street EH3 5AN

Spinning begins at 10.30a.m. when the youngest of Edinburgh’s music stores will be offering some of RSD’s exclusive releases alongside their own extensive catalogue. They’ve also managed to secure performances from Neil Pennycook and, the soon to be massive, PAWS to add a bit spice into Sunday afternoon.

For full information on all Record Store Day events and releases go to the website.

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