- Photo by Ashley Baylor // Design by Elaine Benken
Record Store Day is April 16. Are you mentally prepared? Expect the ecstasy: All your favorite releases available en masse! Zillions of specialty RSD-only goodies! Seeing all of your buds! Live, free music all over town during daylight hours!
And of course, the agony: Your wallet, obviously.
As always, stores all over Central Indiana are celebrating. We're celebrating too, with a massively expanded music section covering all kinds of vinyl ephemera, plus total listings of RSD goings-on in Indy, Bloomington, West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Muncie. We don't have enough space to list the huge array of specialty worldwide RSD releases — you've got to log on to recordstoreday.com to see that. But we do hope you find something new about local wax enthusiasts in this jam-packed vinyl issue.
We encourage several things for those that take RSD seriously: getting a good night's sleep the night before; biking from shop to shop; planning a nap somewhere in the middle of your day; bringing lots of cash for tacos and beer.
The best day to be a vinyl enthusiast all year often happens to coincide with the most beautiful weather of the year. The current forecast? 75 degrees and sunny. Oh, happy day.
See you in line!Our complete Record Store Day coverage:
Fix your vintage turntable at Roy Griffith's shop
Dig into the Indiana records story with Rick Wilkerson
Read an excerpt from The Golden Age of Indiana Vinyl Records
Gaze upon Brother O' Brother's eight new gorgeous vinyl releases
Visit the Museum of Psychphonics
Play Vinyl Quest!
Plan your perfect Record Store Day
Chat with Dave Fulton from The Last Four (4) Digits about returning to the stage
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