What you need to know about Record Store Day 2014 in Minnesota

By Brian Kaufenberg


For music lovers who obsessively leaf through stacks and stacks of records and discs to find that one diamond in the rough—I’m still searching for The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneyground, Part One—Record Store Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year.

Record Store Day was formed to “celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores internationally.” Since its conception in 2007, the day has become a beloved holiday for musicheads and musicians alike, on par with Opening Day for baseball fans or the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest for Kobayashi.

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All across the country on April 19, enthusiasts will flock to their local store to buy up as many exclusive releases as their arms can carry and to take in live performances from their favorite artists at block parties or in-store sessions.

In Minnesota, twenty-seven stores are participating in Record Store Day and will be carrying hundreds of exclusive releases.

Here are a few highlights you should know for tomorrow:

Harriet Brewing is hosting a release party for The Premiums 7″ release.

Treehouse Records will be featuring a live acoustic set from LEE BAINS III of The Glory Fires

Hymie’s Block Party will feature a beer garden sponsored by Merlin’s Rest and live music on two stages:

Outside Stage 
11:00 Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade
12:30 The White Whales
2:00 Whiskey Jeff Death and the Beer Back Band
5:00 Black Diet

Inside Stage 
11:00 Adam Kiesling and Mikkel Beckman (Corpse Reviver)
12:00 The Poor Nobodys
1:00 The Ericksons
2:00 Chastity Brown
3:00 Jake Manders Music
4:00 Ben Weaver
5:00 Martin Devaney
6:00 The Cactus Blossoms
7:00 Southside Desire
8:00 Brian Just Band

Eclipse Records in St. Paul will be offering a limited edition screen printed poster to commemorate the day, as well as a lineup of local friends and musicians spinning records all day, including:

  • Danny Sigelman (Secret Stash Records)
  • Martha & Neil Weir (The Chambermaids, Old Blackberry Way)
  • Jake Rudh (Transmission, The Current)
  • Terry Walsh (Belfast Cowboys)
  • Dr. Midnight (mystery)
  • Jason Nagel (96.3 KTWIN)
  • Martin Dosh (Dosh)
  • Joe Baumgart (St. Dominic’s Trio)

Electric Fetus will be hosting live music at all three locations:

Duluth – Live Music Schedule

1 p.m. – RoofTop Fable
2 p.m. – De Se
3 p.m. – Dad’s Acid
4 p.m. – Low Forms
5 p.m. – The Crunchy Bunch

Minneapolis – Live Music Schedule

9:15 a.m. – Jeremy Messersmith & Brian Tighe
10 a.m. – DJ Jake Rudh of Transmission
11 a.m. – Two Harbors
12 p.m. – The Premiums
1 p.m. – Portage
2 p.m. – Middle Class Rut
3 p.m. – Sonny Knight & The Lakers
4 p.m. – K.Raydio & Psymun

St. Cloud – Live Music Schedule

DJ Christian Fritz between sets
10:30 a.m. – Rearranging the Furniture
12:00 noon – Ucis
2:00 p.m. – Pussytoes
3:30 p.m. – Left in the Lurch
4:30 p.m. – Tiger Blue
5:30 p.m. – Oblivion
6:30 p.m. – Pabst Blue Rebellion

About Brian Kaufenberg

Brian Kaufenberg is the editor-in-chief of The Growler Magazine.

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