Celebrate Record Store Day in Asheville on Saturday. Independent record stores around the nation plan special vinyl and CD releases, promotions, in-stores and more. Most importantly, Harvest Records in West Asheville and Static Age downtown have some rad stuff going on—Static Age has made a whole weekend out of it, with some of Asheville’s best bands playing at the Lexington Ave. store.
Harvest plans “TONS—I mean, TONS—of exclusive stuff,” say the boys on their Web site. “In addition to the free ‘added-value’ pieces that we will try to put in your goody bag, there are dozens of Record Store Day-ONLY exclusive releases… while we CANNOT GUARANTEE (we repeat: CANNOT GUARANTEE) holding any of them for you as many are super-limited in quantity, we’d love your input as to what you’d like to pick up that day. (Keep in mind, these are NOT FREE!)”
The release list could make you giddy, with everyone from Akron/Family to MC5 to Tom Waits to Wilco, big sighs all around, don’t miss this stuff.
And Static Age has blown out Record Day into an all-weekend extravaganza. Speaking of giddy, try Friday’s lineup: Garage-rock yr socks off with The Reigning Sound and special guests No Bunny and RNR Adventure Kids. Saturday it’s Asheville’s beloved Ahleuchatistas, Kentucky’s National Hotel and No Shoulders. Sunday night it’s Static Age Records Night at the Rankin Vault.