Record Store Day — celebrating the culture of the indie record store, 365 days a year and one very special Saturday. April 19, 2014.

Vinyl.  What’s So Great About It?

Record Stores. Vinyl. Live shows. Meh or yeh? Portland has its great brick and mortar record stores. Nearly 2 dozen will celebrate their day Saturday.

For a music industry inside view, Inessa talked with long time rock journalist, indie-label exec, player and producer Bruce Duff, currently with Knitting Factory Management. He also recently reissued his vinyl-only “Fun at the Funeral” album by his band Jesters of Destiny.

The conversation ran from Record Store Day to the only thing that CAN’T be digitized, and of course, the most important thing about…VINYL!

Go show your fav local record store some love. Here’s a list of participating record stores in Oregon.

The first Record Store Day in 2008 featured ten special releases from popular artists like R.E.M. and Death Cab For Cutie. This year’s Record Store Day, on April 19, will feature more than 400 releases from a variety of musical legends, indie acts and regional artists. Here is the list of special offerings.

Music Millennium

Terry Currier shot Inessa a nutshell of the events at Music Millennium on Saturday:

Over 450 limited edition releases…mosty vinyl

  • 6am -10am Porter’s Southern Grill will be on hand selling breakfast burritos, Pancakes, yogurt, juice, etc
  • 7am Free Coffee
  • 8am – 10pm Special store hours

Free Gift bags to first 1000 people

  • 3pm – Autograph Signing with Portland Punk Legends Poison Idea (3 RSD releases….one on Voodoo Doughnut Records, one on Atlantic as a split single with Pantera and one on TKO Records……all colored vinyl…2 splattered colored vinyl
  • 7pm EDJ live performance (Eric Johnson of the Fruitbats new band) RSD 7” single
  • 8pm Black Prairie live performance (Record Release event for their new album “Fortune”)