Since 2007, RSD has been one of the most highly anticipated- and nearly holy- days of the year on the niche music calendar. Originally launched to celebrate the still thriving community, Record Store Day now boasts thousands of stores participating world wide on every continent except Antarctica (though we're still betting some penguins would love to jam out to Grateful Dead).
In honor of RSD, bands are encouraged to release special content, including represses of classic records, unreleased music, and other exclusives. This rare content will only be available on RSD, so fans are encouraged to get to their nearest local spot (that's us) as soon as they open- they will most definitely sell out. Though stores never know for sure what they'll have till the day before, and are under strict orders to keep it a secret, you can view the list of special releases here.
Above all, RSD is an amazing way to #shoplocal, support small business, and keep an integral part of the music industry alive. In a world where streaming is the standard, artists often fall by the wayside. Purchasing a physical copy of an artists music is the best way to support them- plus, records are an awesome decor piece (if you use them, that is).
Doors open at 9am , so get there quick. I'll be trying to snag a Bowie, what are you wishing for?