Local Shops Put a Spin on Things for Record Store Day

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Music fans anticipate sifting through the bins on April 21 in celebration of Record Store Day at local shops throughout the city.

Founded in 2007, the art of music is celebrated internationally by musicians, music fans, and independently owned record shops with festivities that include special vinyl and CD releases, promotional items, and even parades. But Record Store Day is not just for audiophiles digging for deals and rare finds. This Saturday, local record shops join the celebration and treat their customers to live music.

Music Trader in Osborne Village offers a Disintegration Records showcase featuring Cannon Bros. and Greg MacPherson. Get there early to grab a piece of cake too (while supplies last).

Meanwhile, the needle is dropped at Into the Music with DJ sets by Hunnicutt and Bridapres, performances by The Manic Shakes, The Bokononists, Jenny Berkel and a special preview show by SitDownTracy, who will be releasing their new album Twenty Something Winters at The Lo Pub that night. Click here for a free download SitDownTracy's "The Phone".

Down the street at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and the Folk Exchange, customers will be serenaded by Scott Nolan, English Moccasins, Slow Dancers, Les Sexy, Louisiana Cockfight, and a performance and signing by Frank Turner. Doors will be open between the shop and the Folk Exchange venue.

Planet of Sound, Winnipeg's oldest independent music shop, is also participating by bringing in special releases and limited time offers.

Admist the celebrations, Record Store Day in Winnipeg will also be met with mourning for the (hopefully temporary) loss of War on Music. The cooperatively owned record store dedicated to independent music fell victim to a fire in the Exchange District on April 19. Read more in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Check out the Live Music Calendar for Record Store events and more!

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