Sure, Record Store Day is all about the beloved vinyl record, but let's not forget who puts the groove into those grooves. So while local record stores, on Saturday, April 22, are offering special releases — including one-offs for that day only — deals, food trucks, and general record-related chaos, there will be a plethora of live bands adding to the merriment.
The Record Archive (33 1/3 Rockwood Street) has The Fox Sisters, Teagan and the Tweeds, Teressa Wilcox, Tommy Brunett, and Jeff Riales and Silvertone Express. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 244-1210; recordarchive.com.
The Bop Shop (1460 Monroe Avenue) has Harmonica Lewinski, St. Phillip's Escalator, The Flash Cubes, and Eugene Chadbourne. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; music starts at 1 p.m. 271-3354; bopshop.com.
House of Guitars (645 Titus Avenue) has Jerry Falzone and Liar's Moon, St. Phillip's Escalator, American Acid, Kevin B. Kelin, Who's That, Tart Vandelay, Ian Bouras, Bob Holz, The JD Blues Experiment, Noah's Rain, and Kind of Kind. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; music starts at 10 a.m. 544-3500; houseofguitars.com.
WAYO 104.3FM (1237 East Main Street) is having an open house and record sale featuring local labels. Performances by Claude Bennington's Fever Dream, Rachel McKibbens, Will Veeder, Rosehip, and Matthew Corey. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 recommended donation. Facebook.com/wayoradio.