Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and its stock takes place on Saturday around the world. Here’s a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list of special releases available worldwide which includes releases from too many to name. Here are the special events taking place on the day. It’ll be updated as more stores announce their day details or as I find them.
On a balancing note, I wrote a piece last year called Does Record Store Day suck in 2014?, which is still relevant and worth a consideration.
Freebird Records @ Wicklow Street
Tower’s flagship store on Dawson Street will host some live music over two days but there’s some off-site things happening too. They’re opening at 8am on Saturday for early risers who really can’t wait to get their hands on an exclusive. Releases also available in Tower @ Eason’s, O’Connell Street.
TXFM will be broadcasting live from the shop throughout the day.
Live music on Saturday comes from Colm Mac Con Iomaire and The Urges; while Sunday will feature Mundy and The Mighty Stef. Spies, Cry Monster Cry, Fox Jaw, This Other Kingdom are also playing at the weekend.
Tower is also teaming up with The Dean Hotel for Tower Vinyl Sessions which will take place throughout the weekend from 1.30-6.00pm each day. On Saturday & there will be a host of vinyl only DJs playing their favourite releases from Record Store Day’s gone by, as well as some classics in the lobby. On Sunday, the Vinyl & Wine crew (formerly known as Classic Vinyl Sunday) take over the Blue Room for a special RSD edition of their hugely popular club night featuring Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. and our vinyl DJs will be playing the best of their personal wax collections in the lobby.
Record Store Gay @ Outhouse, Capel Street
Record Store Gay compilation bands play live – see below. Bands to be confirmed. 1pm – 6pm.
Little Gem Record Shop and Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre present A celebration of diversity, mini music festival, poster exhibition and pop up music shop for International Record Store Day Saturday April 18th. Suggested donation of €10 in aid of the Yes Equality campaign of the Marriage Referendum. A compilation of covers and remixes by bands for RSG will be available in Outhouse and local Record Shops. The mini music festival will continue later at PantiBar with live sets from 6pm – 10:30pm on Capel St.
Bands on the compilation include Hi Fashion, Kate’s Party, I Heart The Monster Hero, Florence Olivier, Katherine Lynch, Switzerland, Patrick Kelleher, Gross Net, The Late David Turpin, Brian Conniffe, Gar Cox, Fierce Mild, Feather Beds, GODHATESDISCO, Laura Ann Brady and many more.
There will also be Limited edition Record Store Gay prints by artists including Lili Scratchy, Shark At Heart, Ickis Mirolo, Ruan Van Vliet, KAGE and more
The R.A.G.E./Record Spot @ Fade Street
9am – 7pm
Live music from:
9am: Store opens
10am: DJ Dennis Cassidy
11am: Cutmaster C
1:30pm: Jet Setter
2:30pm: Other Creatures
3:30pm: Myles Manley
4:30pm: No Monster Club
All vinyl & record players reduced. 20% Sale Storewide.
BYOB (at your own risk!)
Afterparty: 8pm – Late @ The Bello Bar, Portobello.
No Spill Blood
& Dj sets after bands.
Tickets €9 early bird on Eventbrite, €12 on door.
All-City Records @ Temple Bar
DJs, drinks & vinyl cupcakes. Maybe.
Golden Discs @ Swords, Blanchardstown
1pm Superstar Tradesmen
2pm Fang Club in-store performance
20% off all non RSD vinyl.
4pm Fang Club in-store performance
Unrelated to RSD, but HMV are hosting a Record Fest.
As part of the Plugd + Gulpd = 4 events.
Stevie G & friends – Vinyl love – all day.
Somerville – Gulpd – 9pm
Sunken Foal – Gulpd – 10 – 11:30pm
Live sets from
11am – Wasted Spaces
Noon – The Shaker Hymn
1pm – John Blek & The Rats
2pm – John Spillane
3pm – Raising Jupiter.
Time TBC – Fox Jaw
Plus competitions for vinyl and CDs.
BYOB Gig with Dott, Oh Boland, Boyfights and Zinc @ Galway Arts Centre.
The Greatest Smallest Record Shop in Ireland as it’s called.
20% off all stock.
Local DJs, musicians and rollercoaster punters playing some specially selected tunes.
First 100 people in will get a free “best of the rollercoaster songs of the day” CD.
Discounts and special offers.