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- Stuff our (very large) stockings with vinyl, please.
It's that time of the year again. A time where gather with family to give thanks and then wake up super early the next day to trample and pepper spray each other to get more things (at crazy low prices!). But let's all agree to disregard the super low prices on microwaves and Xboxes and indulge in a little record shopping, shall we? Here's a guide to a few of the Black Friday record store releases and happenings in Indy this Friday, Nov. 23.
Indy CD and Vinyl: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Featuring Black Friday Record Store Day special releases.
Karma Records, East, West and North: 8 a.m. to Close (varies, check online)
Featuring Black Friday Record Store Day special releases. Sale on hundreds of CDs with prices starting at $5.99.
LUNA Music: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Featuring Black Friday Record Store Day special releases. Additionally, LUNA will be selling 100 limited-edition seven spot-color T-shirts designed by John Gilsenan at iwant designs in London; a LUNA music coffee cup from Commercial Artisan (from brothers Jim and Jon Sholly); and the official LUNA music L-O-V-E coffee blend from Baldwin's Beans. Local roaster, small batches from Jason Baldwin. "It brings to mind the Stumpdown vibe in Seattle, and it's great to get in on the ground floor with [Baldwin's Beans]," said Todd Robinson, owner of LUNA, of the new LUNA blend.
Vibes Music: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out a buy one / get one free sale on used CDs LPs and DVDs of equal value or less. And, take 2 dollars off non-sale priced CDs and vinyl. There will sales on select guitars and amps.
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Our picks for Black Friday Record Store Day
Fat Boys - - Fat Boys Pizza Box LP. The Fat Boys first album released on a 12" pizza picture disc and packaged in a pizza box. Also includes a poster, an oversized booklet and a download card featuring material not on the vinyl. Actual pizza not included.
Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack. 20th Anniversary Limited Edition 12" vinyl available in blonde, brown, blue, orange, white and pink. Individually numbered and gold foil stamped.
Velvet Underground - - Velvet Underground & Nico - Scepter Studios Acetate. A rare 12" vinyl acetate recording of alternate versions of songs recorded in April 1966 at Scepter Studios that would later be issued on The Velvet Underground & Nico. Available for the first time ever on 180 gram vinyl, individually numbered and gold foil stamped.
Grateful Dead - - Live at Winterland (5/30/1971). Never before released recordings mastered from original 2 track reels and pressed on LP, featuring linear notes from Grateful Dead scholar Blair Jackson. If only we were all Grateful Dead scholars.
Rockabye Baby - - Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Flaming Lips. Twelve of the Flaming Lips fan favorites are transformed in instrumental lullabies on LP. Pressed on pink vinyl, because your baby deserves the very best.
My Morning Jacket - - It Makes No Difference (Live Ft. Brittany Howard). 10" vinyl recording of "It Makes No Difference" - - tribute to The Band/Levon Helm - - featuring Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.
Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley - - "Hallelujah". A numbered split 7" vinyl featuring both artist's renditions of "Hallelujah." Released in support of a new Alan Light book about "Hallelujah."
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - - "Abba Zaba" / "Yellow Brick Road". Rare single on 7" vinyl taken from recently unearthed mono masters.
Bob Dylan - - "Duquesne Whistle". 7" vinyl single from his latest album Tempest and an unreleased B-side "Meet Me in the Morning" from the Blood on the Tracks sessions.
Asobi Seksu/Boris - - Split 7. A split 7" vinyl that features both band covering each other's songs. But wait, there's more! The 7'' comes with a download card that features four more songs from each band.