17th April is Record Store Day!!!!!!!

It is that time of year again where we get to rejoice in the splendour that is the local independent record store. Sadly Cork, Ireland's second city, has no representative this year but hopefully the lads from Plugd will be back with us next year in some shape or form.

Still an extremely new concept, Record Store Day was only conceived in 2007 in the U.S. by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehne with the intentions of bringing artists and independent stores together as well as raising the profiles of local music vendors.

The main plus of RSD is the release of limited edition recordings from artists keen to back the movement that will only be available in selected* stores.

Taken from the official Record Store Day site :

"A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. (In other words, we’re dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores—not online retailers or corporate behemoths)."*


On top of this there will be thousands of in-store shows around the globe to further boost foot-fall into stores that really need and deserve your support.

Currently listed for Ireland (Dublin unless indicated)

Road Records:

1:00 Adrian Crowley
3.30 Patrick Kelleher
5.00 Villagers

City Discs:

11.45 - 12.30 Christian Lorenz
12.30 - 1.15 Benny (Dermot Carney)
1.15 - 2.00 Gary Devitt (Mr Devitt)
2.00 - 2.45 Phil (Phutyle)
2.45 - 3.30 Alistain Monroe
3.30 - 4.15 Cormac Welfare
4.15 - 5.00 Gary Mccarthy (Dj Gary)
5.00 - 6.00 Dion or known to many as Noid The Droid
Futher details about this further down the page.


12.00pm Feed The Bears
12.30pm Drunken Boat
1.00pm Stornoway
1.30pm Autumn Owls
2.00pm Funeral Suits
2.30pm Butterfly Explosion
3.00pm O Emperor
4.00pm Heathers
5.00pm Adrian Crowley

E2 (Mullingar)

11am: Dark Side Of The Rainbow - Showing of the legendary ‘Wizard of Oz’ together with Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
12pm: Darragh J Glennon
12.30pm: Arrow in the Sky
1pm: D.A.R.Y.L.
2pm: Icon on Fire
2.30pm: Joey & Sarah
3pm: The Aftermath
4pm: Julie Feeney
5pm: DJ Keith Marshall

Other places doing stuff but not specified yet:
All City
Freebird Secret Book and Record Store
Sound Cellar
Zhivago (Galway)
Heartbeat City (Kilkenny and Tullamore)
Rollercoaster Music (Kilkenny)
Bridge Stores (New Ross)
Third Wave Music (Sligo)
BPM Records (Waterford)
Cool Discs (Derry)
Good Vibrations (Belfast)