RECORD STORE DAY APPEARANCE AGENDA

Record Store Day is a great event and the purpose of it is to make music fans visit independent record stores and buy music. Labels and Artists have put together some great limited editions for you to enjoy.

As with anything that has a value, shady people try to make a buck, by buying the product and reselling it on ebay at a much higher price. it happened with the ticket industry, and the result became higher overall ticket prices, because artists and promoters determined if someone was going to buy a $20 ticket and sell it for $80. why not just sell it for $80. it’s unfair that someone would make more money on a ticket than the artist/

and with record store day, no one should profit more than the stores. it serves no purpose for the label and artist to press a record for $3, wholesale it for $5 and the store sell it $7, if someone is going to buy it with the sole purpose of selling it for $20. i understand it’s capitalism but really it’s bad karma and the end result is that the prices will go up and the $7 single will become $20 in the stores, and that ultimately will kill record store day which of course hurts the stores we are trying to help.

so be a good human, only buy the record if you are going to enjoy it.

as i like to do on record store day, i visit many stores because each record store is unique and you never know what you will find.

I also like to make it special for the listeners and fans by having something cool for those that show up at the stores i’m at
and this year is no exception. and thanks to some of my friends at record labels and venues, i’ve been able to offer some cool stuff, including raffles at most of the stores where the winner gets to buy some of the most sought after items, which usually sell out in the first 5 minutes, in most of these cases you’ll get a chance to get these items late into the afternoon.

here’s where i’ll be and the approximate times, hope to see you

9am-10am LONG ISLAND VINYL EXCHANGE, East Northport, NY… Special treat, first two people that come up to me as i shop will each get a pair of Dirty Pearls tix for the live broadcast on may 11 at Webster Hall, plus a free copy of the limited edition Anything Anything Vinyl Album.

1030am-1130am LOONEY TUNES, West Babylon, NY.. Special Treat, BLACKHEART RECORDS will be on hand to give you some coffee and goodies and also first two people that come up to me as i shop will each get a pair of Dirty Pearls tix for the live broadcast on may 11 at Webster Hall, plus a free copy of the limited edition Anything Anything Vinyl Album.

1pm-145pm SCOTTI’S, Summit NJ…I will offer chances to buy these 3 Record store day exclusives via 3 separate raffles:
PHISH 7 inch single (this will be an extremely rare item as there are only 2000 and each is hand numbered
MUMFORD & SONS limited Vinyl, another exclusive rarity that will be gone everywhere by 915am
ROLLING STONES Limited vinyl that will sell quickly
no purchase necessary but you must be present at the drawing, winners will get the opportunity to purchase the winning item
Scotti’s will also host bands all day behind their store.

2pm-220pm CURMUDGEON, Sommerville NJ. While i’m there, someone will win a pair of tix to Tuesday night’s Big Audio Dynamite Show or the Kills show in a few weeks plus someone will get a chance to buy one of the ridiculously limited edition of 1000 JOAN JETT Clear vinyl album. Also Paul Collins playing live at 1pm in store

3p-345pm JACK’s, Red Bank, NJ… Special Treat, win tix in my personal row for the Alejandro Escovedo/Jesse Malin Show at the count basie on may 4th, these seats are the front row of the loge and are killer! And someone will get a chance to buy one of the ridiculously limited edition of 1000 JOAN JETT Clear vinyl album. Colin Hay playing Live in Store at 3pm

430pm-515pm VINTAGE VINYL, Fords NJ…Special Treat, win tix in my personal row for the Alejandro Escovedo/Jesse Malin Show at the count basie on may 4th, these seats are the front row of the loge and are killer! And someone will get a chance to buy one of the ridiculously limited edition RYAN ADAMS 7inch ep. Ian Axel playing Live in Store at 3pm

6p-630pm SOUND STATION, Westfield NJ Darren Deicide in Store at 6pm, and some sort of mystery vinyl or treat to be determined…hmmm, what could it be

for all raffles: no purchase necessary but you must be present at the drawing, winners will get the opportunity to purchase the winning item

also Paul Cavalconte will be at Tunes in Hoboken 1pm-3pm

Support your local record stores, Follow me on twitter @djrichrusso for up to the minute info and arrival times

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  • http://www.terribletim.com terribletim

    DJ Rich Russo record day anthem represent!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjN1cqLwkqg
    All love goes to the brotherman.
    Not the other man.
    Is Rich Russo the man who hath offered an olive branch to the brother just so that he can pull it away. Happy record store day.
    Spread love,.

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