This Saturday, it’s time for yet another wild Record Store Day
— the event that’s almost single-handedly kept independent record stores in the Inland Northwest and beyond in business
for the past decade. While there are fewer record stores participating this year (Groove Merchants
is too new and Deadbeat Records
moved from Moscow to Olympia), there are more than enough options to see you through.
If you’re a huge audiophile, you already have a list of the exclusive records, archival reissues and fun-colored rarities to go after. For everyone else, it’s time to catch up. Awesome limited-releases include tracks from nearly any genre you ever wanted, from U2 to Monty Python. Check out an entire list here.
Expect a line around the block at all of these locations so plan accordingly. Also don’t forget, these record stores are open other days of the year, too.
1902 N. Hamilton St.
Expect: Outside sidewalk vinyl sale (weather pending), along with exclusive Record Store Day items and swag inside. The store normally opens at 11 am and the doors are set to open somewhat early, at a to be determined time.
1610 N. Monroe
Expect: Special limited edition RSD poster available by the Inlander
’s own graphic designer Derrick King. Doors open at 11 am. Live music by the Marshall McLean Band and Glenn Case starts at 3 pm.
The Long Ear
2405 N. Fourth St., Coeur d'Alene
Expect: Free giveaways and free coffee and snacks in line while you wait for doors to open at the usual 10 am. Be advised, this is the largest amount of product the business has ever ordered for RSD.