On Saturday, April 19, music fans nationwide will celebrate Record Store Day, a day dedicated to the ancient practice of hanging out in record stores and buying stuff. Per usual, there will be countless awesome RSD exclusives (Green Day, Public Enemy, the Ghostbusters theme) and plenty of dubious ones (Dave Matthews Band, 311, the Ghostbusters theme). Buy hey, whatever it takes to get people out of their darkened bedrooms and into the light, right?
Right. In Milwaukee, there’ll be even more reasons to get out and spend some cash on exclusive goodies. (Four words: Die. Kreuzen. Comic. Book.) Here’s a quick rundown of what a few Milwaukee-area record stores will be up to this Saturday.
Rush Mor Records
Bands: Die Kreuzen’s Dan Kubinski and Keith Brammer will be on hand at noon to celebrate the re-release of 1982’s Cows And Beer 7-inch. A 12-inch version, complete with a Die Kreuzen comic book (written by Kubinski and Brammer, and drawn by Brian Walsby) will also be available.
Deals: Hundreds of records marked down to $5. All $5 records five for $20.
Bands: Mildew will perform John Cage’s “Imaginary Landscape” at 3 p.m. Blessed Feathers will perform at 5 p.m., and Red Stuff will perform at 6 p.m.
Deals: Bullseye will be expanding to the patio of its neighbor, Comet Cafe, for a sidewalk sale blowout. Free samples of Furthermore Beer’s new IPA, Viking Afternoon, will also be available beginning at 11 a.m.
Milwaukee Exclusive Company
Deals: 50 percent off pre-owned CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and games. 50 percent off pre-owned vinyl $9.99 and under.
WMSE DJs: Good John and Andy Turner at 7 a.m.; Melissa at 10 a.m.; The Wax Addicts at noon.
Bands: Lost In The Trees at 2:30 p.m.; Mark Waldoch at 3:30 p.m.; Midnight Reruns at 5 p.m.; Animals In Human Attire at 5:45 p.m.; Mike Benign Compulsion at 6:30 p.m.; Paper Holland at 7:15 p.m.; Tigernite at 8 p.m.
Greenfield Exclusive Company
Deals: Same as Milwaukee location.
WMSE DJs: Sonia at 4:30 p.m.; Von Munz at 6 p.m.; Jason (Team Metal) at 8 p.m.
Bands: Willy Porter at noon; All Tiny Creatures at 2:30 p.m.