Saturday, April 22nd is RECORD STORE DAY!
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store--the staff, the customers, and the artists--to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. In 2015, 60% of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.
Waterloo Records will open at 8am to sell you 100's of special, limited release vinyl. We will have free pastries and coffee from Easy Tiger and 24 Diner AND Austin Beerworks beer and Tito's cocktails in the afternoon!
Double Trouble Autograph Signing - Sunday, April 23rd at 5pm
In celebration of Record Store Day and the Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Live at Carnegie Hall Record Store Day Release, Chris "Whipper" Layton and Tommy Shannon will be at Waterloo Records signing this indie exclusive RSD vinyl (one item per person).
Tito's Handmade Vodka Austin Beerworks Easy Tiger