A Comprehensive Guide to Record Store Day 2012

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Euclid Records (601 E. Lockwood Avenue) After witnessing last year's celebration at Euclid, many may wonder how they'll be able to top themselves. Have no fear, as this year Euclid Records will transform the one-day celebration into an all-weekend extravaganza! Packed to the brim with local DJs, Euclid will also feature performances from both local and national acts, including Mucca Pazza and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound. Receiving the achievement award for balls-to-the-wall energy, Euclid Records will be offering tons of limited edition releases from the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Phish, Iggy Pop, Devo, the Flaming Lips, and many more.

As record collectors everywhere wait with anticipation for exclusive Record Store Day releases, Euclid's Anna Zachritz and Jack Probst share the sentiment. "I am really looking forward to releases by The Flaming Lips, Feistadon!, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and Paul Simon's Graceland on 180 gram vinyl." Says Probst.

"I'm really looking forward to releases from Tortoise, Adrian Younge, DJ Food, and Rainer Maria," says Zachrtiz.

This year, Euclid Records makes its RSD debut with a 7" single by the Baseball Project, the latest in line of the Euclid Sessions 45 series. Recorded live in their New Orleans location last year, "El Hombre" b/w "Harvey Haddix" receives official Record Store Day distribution, with 1000 pressings making their way into independent record stores nationwide. Made up of Steve Wynn (of the Dream Syndicate and Gutterball), Scott McCaughey (of Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M., and the Minus 5), Linda Pitmon (of the Miracle Three), and Peter Buck (of R.E.M. and the Minus 5), the Baseball Project focuses on the musical storytelling of the sport's long history.

In addition to the live music action, Euclid has assembled a team of the city's finest DJs. This year, the list includes club staples Billy Brown, 18andCounting, Ashley Hohman, Parisian, Joe Luckey, and Alexis Tucci Hansen, as well as KDHX's Al Swacker, Thomas Crone, Rob Levy, and Cat Pick.

"I am really looking forward to the party we are having all weekend long. We have a great line up of bands and DJs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday," says Zachritz. "It's just a really fun weekend for us and personally, my favorite weekend in the history of weekends."

If a full-on blowout wasn't enough for you, Euclid will be providing food and drink for purchase outside the store, offering BBQ from Highway 61 Roadhouse, and both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages from Cyrano's.

"It's kinda like a big family. We make personal connections with our customer base. We know people by name, we know what they like, we know what they don't like and we know music left and right," says Zachritz. "It's hard to find that kind of relationship at a corporate store."

"Record Store Day is very important to us here at Euclid Records," says Probst. "The holiday recognizes independent record stores across the country. We all come together to celebrate the one thing that we absolutely love: music!"

Live Music Schedule:

Friday, April 20 p.m. 6:00 - Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship 7:00 - Doom Town 8:00 - Magic City

Saturday, April 21: 11:00 a.m. - Mucca Pazza 12:00 p.m. - Big Brother Thunder & The Master Blasters 1:00 p.m. - Sink The Bismark 2:00 p.m. - Judge Nothing 3:00 p.m. - The Painkillers 4:00 p.m. - JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound 5:00 p.m. - The Jans Project 6:00 p.m. - Finns Motel 7:00 p.m. - Sleepy Kitty

Sunday, April 22:

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - The Tower Groove Review with Beth Bombara Ransom Note Tone Rodent The Feed 3:00 p.m. - Tenement Ruth 4:00 p.m. - Bob Reuter 5:00 p.m. - Black Fast 6:00 p.m. - Troubadour Dali

Information on Apop is on the next page.

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