Record Store Day celebrates vinyl

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In addition to opening early - the doors of Marsh's store will be unlocked at 8 a.m. - the day features live music from local artists, Record Store Day T-shirts and bags, a barbecue, coffee and cake, and other refreshments.

"There's kind of a clubhouse mentality to a record store", said McGlothin, a customer and former owner of Speakertree Records. Brown suggested that they look toward the success of Free Comic Book Day, which had helped struggling independent comic book stores stay relevant, as inspiration for an annual event that would bring more people into the stores. The tiki spot is offering discounts on its special drinks of the day: the Wray and Ting, with Wray and Nephew overproof Jamaican rum and Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda, with a splash of lime ($9 or $5 with a Going Underground receipt); and the Sad Bastard, named for a line from "High Fidelity" - the bar's favorite record store movie - with dark Jamaican and light Puerto Rican rums, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, soda water and a float of Aperol ($10, $6 with a receipt). Wax Trax will be carrying as many vinyl releases as it can cram on the shelves.

For Record Store Day, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and The Flaming Lips collaborated on a 7-inch single with the songs "The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon" and 'Pouring Beer in Your Ear, ' composed by band frontman Wayne Coyne.

The crowd at the Princeton Record Exchange for a past Record Store Day. The store, ranked one of the top independent record stores in the country, has been buying and selling music and movies since 1980.

Linkin Park is releasing their album One More Light Live on individually numbered colored vinyl.

"We had queues from 3am of people waiting to get their hands on the records".

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McGlothin owned the store from 2012 to 2014 but still goes by the shop at least once a week.

"Record stores are really just a great way for people to connect and talk about music and discover more things than they would just by being online and looking at a playlist". With a cassette or CD, you can press play and walk away.

Millennials and Generation Z also have shown an increased interest in records, Gederberg said. But as a man whose life was changed by Nirvana's "Nevermind"- which he heard for the first time in a co-worker's vehicle - the format does not make the music. "That wasn't happening in our society ... connecting with the band, reading the lyrics, and now younger kids, they feel something".

McGlothin won't be surprised to see Speakertree packed with people for the first few hours Saturday morning.

Rachael Smith covers local businesses for The News & Advance.

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