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a guide to Record Store Day 2014 in Chicago


Record Store Day 2014 takes place this Saturday, April 19 and there are a ton of special events happening at independent shops throughout Chicago. Here’s a guide to in-store performances, where to get certain exclusive releases, and much more throughout the city…


Permanent Records

Opens at: 7AM
In-store performances by: Mines (5PM), Unmanned Ship (6PM), and more.
Perks: FREE Dark Matter coffee, Permanent Records label exclusives

Reckless Records (Wicker Park, Lakeview, Loop)

Opens at: 10AM (all locations)
In-store performances by: Circuit Des Yeux (3PM; WP), Kim & Kelley Deal with Morgan Nagler (6:30PM; WP), Ghost B.C. “Convocation” with civilian Papa Emeritus (1PM; Lake), Lord Mantis (3PM; Lake), and more.
Perks: List of stock on-hand

The Numero Group pop-up store at the Comfort Station

Opens at: 9AM
Perks: Numero RSD releases, pop-up shop exclusive Ned Doheny 45, other Numero releases

Laurie’s Planet of Sound

Opens at: 9AM
In-store performances by: Fake Limbs (12PM-ish), John Darnielle [Mountain Goats] (2PM), Silver Abuse (6PM), Mazes (7PM), and more.
Perks: FREE Laurie’s totes with goodies (a few hundred of ’em), FREE lunch from Chubby Wieners (time TBA)

Saki Records

Opens at: 9AM
In-store performances by: Wedding Dress (1PM), Minor Characters (2PM), Landmarks (3PM), Meat Wave (4PM), Negative Scanner (5PM), Their / They’re / There (6PM)
Perks: List of stock on-hand, FREE coffee from Gaslight Coffee Roasters for those in line in the morning, DJs from The Owl, Saki/CTD, and BV Chicago, raffles and giveaways

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Bric-a-Brac Records

Opens at: 8AM
In-store performances by: Ne-Hi, Uh Bones, Empire Records soundtrack cover band, and more (no set times).
Perks: FREE pizza from Dimo’s, coffee from Wormhole (not free)

Dave’s Records

Opens at: 11AM
Perks: FREE candy and Molly’s Cupcakes, $1 78s, 1/2 off all t-shirts

Record Breakers

Opens at: 8AM
In-store performances by: Magicks, The Wild Family, The New Diet, and more (beginning at 10AM).
Perks: FREE hot dogs and soda, 1/2 off all CDs

Dusty Groove

Opens at: 8AM
Perks: FREE coffee and pastries from West Town Bakery for anyone on line in the morning, special gifts for the first 100-customers, giveaways, raffles

Bucket o’ Blood Books and Records

Opens at: 10AM
Perks: FREE coffee and doughnuts, acoustic sets from local musicians TBA

Jazz Record Mart

Opens at: 10AM
In-store performances by: Nick Mazarella Trio (12PM)

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