Loud Loop Press, the brain-child of Sun-Times writer Richard Giraldi, who said some really kind words about us Wednesday, has put together an AMAZINGLY in-depth Record Store Day preview :
"One thing to keep in mind: If you’re on the hunt for the Record Store Day Exclusives, GET THERE EARLY. All of the exclusive releases are being released in limited quantities. Plus, some stores are even offering free goodies, but only to the first few who show up. Finally, we’ll be updating our guide up until Saturday morning with more information as to who will have what and maybe even add some additional locations that we’ve found will be participating as well. But enough small talk. On with the Loud Loop Press Guide to Record Store Day in Chicago:
11612 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60643, 773-779-0066
In-Store Performances?: Nope.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Yes! They’ve ordered quite a bit from the big RSD 2011 Exclusive Release list, but they won’t know exactly what they’ll have until Friday night.
Deals?: 20% off all used all vinyl LPs on the floor.
Free Goodies?: Yep! CD giveaways! And various goodies from labels! Hurray!
2604 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614, 773-929-6325
In-Store Performances?: Local band I Was Totally Destroying It will play a free acoustic set in the little store at 4 p.m.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: You betcha! Dave ordered all the exclusives. But who knows what will come in? So, he will be posting exactly what he does have on the Dave’s Records Blog at precisely 10 p.m. this Friday, April 15, so keep an eye on it!
Deals?: All used 7″ and 12″ singles will be 50% off. All 78′s are $1 and booklets are $1. Free cupcakes if you purchase more than $25 (until they run out)! Free Dave’s Records T-Shirt if your purchase is more than $100 (until supplies run out)!
Free Goodies?: YES! Free candy for everyone! Also, some free bonus 7″, vinyl, stickers, DVDs, download cards and more (quantities are limited).
3819 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613, 773-529-1932
In-Store Performances?: Nope.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Nah.
Deals?: 50% off all used vinyl, 20% off all new vinyl, single disc DVDs and more!
Free Goodies?: TBD.
DUSTY GROOVE AMERICA
1120 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622, 773-342-5800
In-Store Performances?: Yes! How about some magic? Magic By Randy will entertaining from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Then the legendary Phil Cohran & Arkestra will perform at 4 p.m.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: They’ll have tons of the RSD 11 Exclusive Releases (but they’ll have them in very limited quantities).
Deals?: TBD – but they will be opening an hour early at 9 a.m. and stay open an hour later until 9 p.m.
Free Goodies?: Free CD to first 50 costumers! Free refreshments and Vinyl giveaways – maybe some free T-shirts as well!
2843 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657, 773-472-3683
In-Store Performances?: Yeah buddy! Tim Larson from Tim Larson and the Owner Operators will perform at 11 a.m. Then the rest of the day will features countless DJs spinning away!
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Oh yeah. A bunch of the Records Store Day exclusive releases – check out exactly what they’ll have at the Gramaphone Records Facebook page!
Free Goodies?: TBD.
HARD BOILED RECORDS
2010 W. Roscoe St. Chicago, IL 60618, 773-755-2619
In-Store Performances?: Nope.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Yes, they’ll have a few from the massive RSD 2011 Exclusive Release list.
Free Goodies?: TBD.
JAZZ RECORD MART
27 E. Illinois St. Chicago, IL 60654, 312-222-1467
In-Store Performances?: Yes sir! Jason Adasiewicz with Josh Berman will perform at 11 a.m. and then Rockin Johnny and Tail Dragger will perform at 1 p.m.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Yes, a few from the BIG LIST.
Deals?: 50% off main room 78s and secong hand big band/trad jazz/jazz vocals/gospel LPs, 20% off any box set, $.99 delmark cassettes will be $.49, all cassettes are $5 for $10, vinyl graveyard section will be 5 for $1 and red circled 45s will be 5 for $1. Whew.
Free Goodies?: Free snacks and refreshments!
1109 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622, 773-772-4880
In-Store Performances?: DJs all day until 5 p.m.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: A very limited amount of RSD 11 Exclusive Releases.
Free Goodies?: Free food and drinks. Record and CD giveaways! Oh yeah!
LAURIE’S PLANET OF SOUND
4639 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625, 773-271-3569
Laurie’s opens at 9 a.m.
In-Store Performances?: Oh, hell yeah! Here’s the schedule:
11:00am- DJ Peroxide
12:00pm- DJ Rachel Hinsdale
1:00pm- CANDY GOLDE LIVE (feat. Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick!)
1:30pm- DJ Mike Bennett (CHIRP)
2:30pm- DJ Mark Richardson (Pitchfork Media)
3:30pm- DJ Josh Rosenthal (Plaguebringer)
4:00 – 5:00pm Guest Laurie’s employee TERRI HEMMERT (XRT)!!!!!
4:15pm- DJ Rebecca Flores (Tyler Jon Tyler)
5:00pm- VEE DEE LIVE PERFORMANCE
5:45pm- DJs Eric Marsh & Alex Foucre Stimes (BLVD Records)
7:00pm- DJ Owen Harris (CHIRP, Kiwi Brunch)
8:00pm- POPULATION LIVE
8:45pm- DJ Eliah Einhorn (Scotland Yard Gospel Choir)
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?:Yes, 200 copies of an exclusive Vee Dee 7” on red vinyl that can only be found at Laurie’s. You can find the rest of Laurie’s record store day goodies on this sweet Facebook note.
Free Goodies?: The first 50 people get a Laurie’s LP tote filled with goodies!
1914 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622, 773-278-1744
Permanent Records will open from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, for all you hardcore record shoppers!
In-Store Performances?: Yeppers!
5:00 p.m. Bad Drugs
6:00 p.m. Silver Abuse
Stay after the music ends for Permanent’s annual Flaming Lips Zaireeka Boom Box Experiment Listening Party at 7 p.m. Bring your boombox!!
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Um, yeah. The limited, color vinyl edition Purling Hiss/Puffy Aerolas 12” that is only available at Permanent.
Free Goodies?: Free grab bags. Gotta love it!
RAFFE’S RECORD RIOT
4350 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL 60641, 773-725-1327
In-Store Performances?: No, but it’s still possible, says the owner.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Quite a few from the official RSD catalogue. There’s a box full of stuff they’re waiting to unwrap.
Deals?: All used items are 50% off: Books, DVDs, 45s, etc.
Free Goodies?: A free album of your choice with purchase.
3126 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657, 773-404-9588 | 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622, 773-235-3727 | 26 E. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60602, 312-795-0878
In-Store Performances?: You bet your bottom dollar! Here’s the schedule:
WICKER PARK Store (1532 N. Milwaukee)
1:00 p.m. Tyler Jon Tyler
2:00 p.m. Joan of Arc
3:00 p.m. Candy Golde (featuring Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick and Nick Tremulis)
3:30 p.m. Jeff Parker (of Tortoise)
4:00 p.m. Singleman Affair
5:00 p.m. Cairo Gang?
Rock n’ roll caricatures by Steve Krakow aka Plastic Crimewave (12-5)
LOOP store (26 E. Madison)
2:00 p.m. Roommate
3:00 p.m. Slow Witch (Angela of Sybris)
BROADWAY Store (3126 N. Broadway)
12:00 p.m. Cult of Youth?
1:00 p.m. Raw Nerve?
2:00 p.m. Owen
?3:00 p.m. Population
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Yessir. Get your copy of White Mystery’s Blood & Venom before it officially comes out on April 20. Not enough for ya? Get your mitts on Raw Nerve’s Tall Tales on white vinyl. Ooh la la. And you can also find the No Peace/War compilation 7” by Organized Crime Records. Get down on it!!
Free Goodies?: Negatory.
2105 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60616, 312-949-0125
In-Store Performances?: Yes! Record Breakers got it going on! The store opens bright and early at 10 a.m. Performances kick off at 11 a.m.
A Rocket to the Moon (acoustic)
Ornery Little Darlings
The Steepwater Band
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Yep, they’ll be offering most if not all of the Record Story Day Exclusive Releases in limited quantities.
Deals?: A 10% off storewide sale!
Free Goodies?: Oh yeah! Expect special giveaways, raffles and even free food and drinks will be provided!
3716 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60647, 773-486-3997
Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In-Store Performances?: Hells Yeah!
1:00 p.m. Distractions
2:00 p.m. Bob Dey’s Tank Engine Man
3:00 p.m. Chaperone
4:00 p.m. The 1900s
5:00 p.m. Rabid Rabbit
6:00 p.m. In Tall Buildings
7:00 p.m. This is Cinema
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Too many to name. But how about Nirvana’s Hormoaning 12” or The Rolling Stone’s Brown Sugar 7”? Well, they got ‘em.
Deals?: there will be store-wide sales.
Free Goodies?: Simply too many to name. How about free Telekinesis pencils? A free Chimera Music sampler? Save your Saki receipt for tons of food, drink and show discounts like free PBR at the RSD aterparty at the Burlington! Or free admittance to Bottom Lounge’s RSD afterparty with Hollows, Suns, Light Pollution and Secret Colours. Find out more at Saki’s blog.
SHAKE, RATTLE & READ
4812 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640, 773-334-5311
In-Store Performances?: Nuh uh.
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: Numero Group’s exclusive RSD releases.
Deals?: 20% off on all vinyl.
Free Goodies?: Not today, friend.
THE OLD SCHOOL RECORDS
7446 W. Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60130, 708-366-7588
In-Store Performances?: Affirmative! Here’s the scoop:
11:00 a.m. F. Patrick Kevil
3:00 p.m. Morris Mill & Friends
12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sonorama
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Soul Clap
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases?: TBD
Deals?: 25% off all budget CDs. 25% all budget LPs. 25% all 12” singles. 25% off all cassettes!
Free Goodies?: TBD."
Us? We'll be at Tyler Jon Tyler at 1PM, Bad Drugs at 5PM, Lauries, and everywhere in between. We're stoked!
Tyler Jon Tyler are just one of the bands that are going to play for you if this fundraiser succeeds, which, by the way :
The new total as of a few minutes ago : $1,255!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would like to say THANK YOU.
I'd like to yell it off my rooftop. I probably will a little bit later into the night.
You guys are blowing me away with your support. A few bands like Piss Piss Piss, Moan Moan Moan, Close Hits, Rabble Rabble, and Mannequin Men, amongst others, have been very vocal about their support.
I don't even know what to say, aside from...Thank You. This party i'm planning, it's going to happen, and I've put a call out to some really, really ridiculous bands to try to get them to play. Chicago staples. Let's just say i'm really going for it. We'll see...
However, HUGE, MONSTROUS thank you's are in order :
Courtney Vandanbroek (who snagged a custom photo set at the $100 level)
John Gorman (who snagged one of the few remaining Threadless t-shirts)
pisspisspissmoanmoanmoan (collectively. thank you guys!)
Veronica Murtagh of the spectacular Cream Team
Anonymous $200 donor
Anonymous $10 donor
Mannequin Men (collectively. thank you!!!!!!)
Marisa Labry (who grabs a Mopery DVD)
Indiegogo called me on the PHONE yesterday and told me it's going well, and that I should be on their radar soon to be featured. If this happens, I need you all to kill it for me with sharing the link. This could potentially EXPLODE for CHIRP Radio, which was the point of getting so much of the scene involved.
We're firming up a possible benefit show next Saturday, April 23rd with (tentatively) SNACKS, PPPMMM, DISTRACTIONS/ABSOLUTELY NOT, and others at Record Breakers, the huge, sprawling record store above REGGIE'S LIVE,
- John Yingling