A Comprehensive Guide to Record Store Day 2012

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Apop Records (2831 Cherokee Street)

This year, Apop has taken its party out of the confines of the store walls and onto the streets, with their very own part of the block relegated to the weekend's celebrations. Extending the party throughout the store and into the courtyard, the store will provide donated kegs from Schlafly and New Belgium. Offering exclusive RSD releases, deep discount sales, and giveaways in the shop, Apop continues to provide a soundtrack for those living life on the fringe.

As one of many record store clerks in the St. Louis area, Apop's Gabe Karabell has seen a recent, renewed interest in vinyl. "Vinyl has made a tremendous resurgence in the past few years, but I can't tell if this is a fad or not," says Karabell. "There's no denying the audio and aesthetic advantages vinyl has over to all-digital mediums, but could either of those be driving commercial forces? The people who are serious about vinyl are in and out of record stores throughout the year simply because music is part of their lives."

Rumored to be planning a hi-jack of Apop's RSD festivities, eccentric ringmaster Rob Severson of Pancake Productions/Googolplexia will be offering his Pancake Productions Springly Sampler MMXII! Featuring 30 exclusive unreleased cuts from a diverse cross-section of River City's music community, the sampler will feature: Eskimo Village, Quief Quota, Spelling Bee, Justin DiCenzo, Bunnygrunt, Normandie Wilson, MSIF, BUTT, Googolplexia, mammal complex, the Pat Sajak Assassins, The Vanilla Beans, Fire Dog, Dubb Nubb, Fishboy, Bug Chaser, the Union Electric, Bassamp & Dano, spoken word by Michael Allen and more.

Live Music Schedule:

12:00 pm - Middle Class Fashion 12:45 pm - Volcanoes 1:30 pm - Ou Ou 2:15 pm - What We Won't See 3:00 pm - Spelling Bee 3:45 pm - Pink Sock 4:30 pm - Nee 5:15 pm - The Fagettes 6:00 pm - Catholic Guilt 6:45 pm - Trauma Harness 7:30 pm - Execution Techniques 8:15 pm - Shaved Women

The day will be complete with intermittent DJ spins between sets from Ryan Snowden, Vijay Nair, and KDHX's Jeff Hess.

Record Exchange, Reunion Revolution, Slackers, CD Warehouse, CD Reunion and Music Reunion are on the next page.

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