posted by Rod on Fri Apr 18, 11:30 AM
This Saturday is the big day - Record Store Day 2014! Easy Street events will include an RSD performance by Sub Pop's Rose Windows, signings of Easy Street exclusive RSD vinyl with former Screaming Trees members Barrett Martin & Van Conner and Caspar Babypants signing & DJ set! Plus more awesome guest DJs & friends to make your day!
First things first...the usual rules/guidelines apply, which are:
1). We limit sales to one of each RSD14 release per person.
2). Please do not bring CDs, vinyl or DVDs to sell/trade on Record Store Day.
3). Play nice. RSD is all about fun.
So...are you ready? Here's your guide to Easy Street RSD14!
3:30 AM - This is when the first (insane) person got in line last year. Yes, he got his Dave Matthews release. If you choose to join the asylum, dress warm, use the trash receptacles next to the store and, most importantly, utilize the Sanikan on the Southwest corner of Alaska Street if nature calls. Keep it clean, folks!
6 AM - Morning Happy Hour! - Caffe Vita's Rick Friel will make the scene with free samples of Vita's newest blend INDO 25, a commemorative coffee in celebration of Easy Street Records 25th Anniversary as an independent, Seattle business. Rick's a columnist for Easy Street Online (Friel's Bin Spins) and plays bass in Jamie Nova. He was also in the legendary local band Shadow with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready back in the day. Rick's also the nicest guy in the world...so don't hesitate to tell him how much you love the new brew! Easy Street President Matt Vaughan hints that he will be "walking the pig" up and down the line around this time, so if you like our bacon, follow your nose!
7 AM - The doors open! Again, please play nice. All RSD full-length vinyl will be upstairs; 7-inches and CDs will be on main floor. Enjoy the sounds of our vinyl guru, Michael Whitmore, who'll be spinning cool, rare wax up in the Crow's Nest on our super fancy new sound system!
9 AM - until ? - We think Tyranny & Mutation owner Rick Moe might be the best junker in town. With a 15-year background of fashion design & vintage picking, Rick uses this experience to tailor a small, curated collection of one of a kind, bad ass stuff to wear and accessorize with. Check out his selection of vintage rock tees and more outside when you're done blasting your way through the vinyl!
All Day till 3pm - Let's EAT! - Now you're getting hungry, right? Give your name to our friendly host or hostess and we'll find a table for you in the cafe as soon as possible! Horton Heat Hash? New Wave-O's Rancheros? Johnny Cash Steak & Eggs? Bizkits & Gravy? Mmmm.... And more coffee, of course! Cafe is open until 3pm.
11 AM - Signing w/Barrett Martin & Van Conner of the Screaming Trees - Barrett & Van will be signing copies of an RSD Easy Street exclusive - the red vinyl edition of Last Words: The Final Recordings! Very limited.
11 AM - 1 PM - DJ Troy Nelson (KEXP) will take over the decks in the Crow's Nest. He might even bring a special friend with him...hmm, who could it be?
All Day Long - Grab a cold beer and go back upstairs to check out our newly-expanded vinyl section! We recently marked a bunch of your favorite records down to $2.50, so get digging!
1 PM - 3PM - Tag Your Swag! - Wanna customize your t-shirt, record crate, computer bag, guitar case, etc with the Easy Street logo? How about your car? Bring it with you and our stencil artist Larry Cyr will turn your ordinary possession into a badge of honor. Free!
All Day Long - Christmas In April! - Easy Street President Matt Vaughan will be giving away special RSD test pressings and other sweet promo items to lucky winners. Check our Twitterverse tomorrow for some sweet examples...
All Day (Until Gone) - Unburied Treasures! - We do a lot of cleanup work before RSD, and we usually find a bunch of cool things we had no idea we still had. This year, we'll be selling a limited number of Eddie Vedder's "Love Boat Captain" 7-inches, Mike McCready & Brandi Carlile 7-inches, signed copies of The Head & The Heart's Let's Be Still and the massive Pixies Minatour box ($100+ discount!). All will be offered for sale on RSD, one per customer, very limited while supplies last.
3 PM - 4PM - Kids Happy Hour w/Caspar Babypants Signing & DJ Set! - Another Easy Street exclusive! We're the ONLY brick & mortar store where you will be able to buy the very limited run (80 copies on yellow vinyl) of the seven-song seven-inch, Bonus Beatles!, featuring unreleased songs from Baby Beatles recording sessions. Mr. Babypants will be signing copies and spinning songs from the new release (+more), so bring the kids and let's have some FUN!
6:30 PM - Adult Happy Hour! The 21-and-over set will be able to enjoy the second pressing of Easy Street 25 Wine! Mortal Vinter winemaker Reggie Mace is making the drive from Dayton to deliver the second batch of this tasty Barbera. Kids are welcome in the store/cafe during this time...but, obviously, you must be 21 or over to sample the grape.
7 PM - Rose Windows In-Store! "Elements of The Band's folk-infused rock, The Doors organ-driven psychedelia, and Black Sabbath's blues-based dirges can be heard in Rose Windows' debut album The Sun Dogs. But the septet's curiosity goes much further than a few well-chosen classic rock records. The band devoured Persian, Indian, and Eastern European music, studying the beautiful and strange paths taken by visionaries and renegades in other corners of the globe, and incorporated the revelations learned in the process into their sound."
See you on Saturday!
posted by Rod on Fri Apr 18, 11:24 AM
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