Record Store Day is a fairly new... holiday, if you will.
It started in 2007 and it's a day where all the locally owned record stores
come together with various artists to celebrate music.
What makes this day special, is that many record companies and artists release hard to find vinyls and CDs, promotional products, and exclusives on this day only.
Some special releases just for today include:
Bob Dylan- Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963
Country Joe & the Fish-Electric Music for the Mind and Body
Death Cab for Cutie-Atlantic Records Presents: Death Cab for Cutie in Living Stereo! (RSD Exclusive)
Derek & the Dominos-Got to Get Better in a Little While & Layla
Foo Fighters-Medium Rare
Grateful Dead-Grateful Dead (LP)
International Submarine Band w/ Gram Parsons-Safe At Home
Kings of Leon-Holy Roller Novocain
Matt & Kim-Block After Block
Paul Simon- So Beautiful or So What
Phish-Phish: Two Soundchecks
Ray Lamontagne- Live Fall 2010
Robbie Robertson- How to be Clairvoyant
For more on Record Store Day and a list of most of the participating store visit their site here.
Rock on, friends.