I have some thoughts about Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music shops taking place around the world on Saturday. But before that, here’s a roundup of Irish activity. If there’s anything to add, leave a comment below. Photo from Failte Ireland.
First up, a full list of records stores participating in Ireland and the list of special releases available worldwide which includes releases from Disclosure, Cut Copy, Little Dragon, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Devo, Conor Oberst, Haim, Chromeo and Villagers.
Elastic Witch closing party @ Twisted Pepper, Abbey Street (3pm)
15.30 Lisa O’Neill
17.00 David Kitt DJ
18.00 Skinny Wolves DJ
19.00 Girls Names
19.45 Skinny Wolves DJs
22.00 Diamond Dagger
22.45 Elastic Witch DJs
23.15 I Am The Cosmos
12.00 to 01.00 Platimumray DJ
01.00 to 02.00 Kenny Hanlon DJ
02.00 to close Forza Italo DJs
Free in til 8pm. Shop open at 11am.
Record Store Day Party @ Tower Records, Dawson Street
1pm Join Me In The Pines
4pm Conor O’Brien
5pm Little Matador
6pm Lisa Hannigan
Food stalls and TXFM live broadcast.
(RSD Releases also in Eason’s, O’Connell Street) – 8am – all-day
Record Store Gay @ Outhouse, Capel Street
Kate’s Party, I Heart The Monster Hero, Patrick Kelleher, French Bird, The Late David Turpin, Gar Cox, Sleep Thieves, Lo Fires and many more. 12 – 6pm.
A celebration of diversity, mini music festival, poster exhibition and pop up music shop for International Record Store Day Saturday April 19th in aid of OUTHOUSE LGBT Community Resource Centre. A compilation of covers by the bands below for RSG will be available in Outhouse and local Record Shops. The mini music festival will continue later at PantiBar from 6pm – 10:30 on Capel St. Donations will be accepted towards Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre.
Schedule for Saturday:
12.30-Biggles Flys Again
1pm-Stephen Quinn (cafe)
3pm-Gar Cox (cafe)
4.30-The Late David Turpin
5pm-Darren Yorke (cafe)
8.45-Slap & Tickle
9.30-I Heart The Monster Hero
10pm The Panti Show
All City DJs plus special guest in the shop.
Wingnut Records celebration @ Bello Bar, Portobello (9pm, €6)
No Spill Blood, The River Fane, Bouts and Bitch Falcon.
Gig to celebrate Wingnut’s latest shop in Musicmaker Dublin on Exchequer Street.
Arrive early in your best, grungiest gear for some ’90s themed-fun from 9pm on the night followed by a screening of Empire Records at 10:30pm.
– 20% off all vinyl
– a record player to be given away for free to a random customer, every hour
– €200 worth of vouchers to be given out
Performing on Fade St:
10am – Dennis Cassidy Yacht Rock DJ Set – (Record Spot)
11am – DJ Ragharry – (Mixtapes From the Underground)
1pm – The Statics
2pm – Come on Live Long
3pm – Luke B. – MPC Set
4pm – Ben Bix & Feather
5pm – DJ Louis Scully (Discotekken)
6pm – DJ James Keating Set (Hip Drop)
7pm – DJ Liam Maher (Twin Dublin/Watermelon)
Saturday @ Gulpd:
– Twin Lights // 7:30pm – 8:15pm
– Nativizm // 8:15pm – 9pm(ish)!
– Keep On Jumpin’//9:00pm(ish)
Record Store Day April 19:@ the TDC (Doors 9pm):
– The Shaker Hymn
– Paddy Hanna
– The Great Balloon Race
On Sunday, April 20, We Play Here presents:
– Carried By Waves
– The Careers
Tickets from €6 or €10 with a copy of We Play Here 2.
Weekend ticket €8 or €12 w/ WPH2
MDR label celebration @ The Pavilion (9pm, Free)
Meltybrains? + Band of Clouds. Free compilation CD for the first 50 attendees.
Instore @ Wingnut, Bell, Book & Candle on Sea Road @ 4.30pm.
Mynameisj0hn + God playing live.
Instore @ Wingnut Moviedrome, Henry St @ 2pm.
Windings, Fox Jaw, Mynameisj0hn + God playing live.
Instores with Kingston, Frankenstein Bolts and more.
Mellow Yellow Original Dansette vinyl playback. 6 Dozen customer made Vinyl topped cupcakes. Also – Gig sa Tigh @ Bainnlann.