This Friday, of course, is Black Friday, and for most of us, that means a time to avoid stores for fear of being trampled. Music enthusiasts will be pleased to know that they too can participate in the madness this year, minus the whole being trampled part. Local record stores are participating in Record Store Day Black Friday, complete with great deals, limited releases, and performances from some fantastic bands. Bop Shop's Black Friday celebration will include in-store performances from the likes of Maybird, Knuckles Sullivan, and Hammel On Trial. Record Archive will also hold a celebration of their own, where you can see Anonymous Willpower, Danielle Ponder, Eddie Clendening, and more. After all of that, close out your night with Bop Shop's Black Friday Bash at Lovin' Cup, featuring Wammo of Asylum Street Spankers.
Record Store Day Black Friday is on November 29, 1 p.m., at the Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave., bopshop.com, and noon, Record Archive, 33 Rockwood St., recordarchive.com, and most local record stores. Free.