BLOG — A day to geek out for local music
- Published: April 20, 2012
When else can the audiophile vinyl collector get ultra-rare, limited-edition, specially-pressed 7” singles, b-sides, 180-gram disks and double LPs but Record Store Day, of course? And where else could they go but Yellow Springs’ Toxic Beauty Records and Music Gallery.
National Record Store Day, started five years ago to promote locally-owned independent record stores, is Saturday. Last year vinyl enthusiasts waited upwards of three hours to get into Toxic Beauty, which quickly sold out of the limited edition records that bands release just for the occasion.
This year owner Josh Castleberry is not only selling records but raffling off concert tickets and pre-selling the first release of his new record label — a 7” by local folk band Wheels featuring their new studio recordings of ‘Morse Code’ and ‘So Fast.’ Wheels will also perform at the store.
Toxic Beauty opens at 9 a.m.
To add to the sonic pleasure of analog recordings, the first music festival of local bands will perform at Live Earth Music & Art Festival on Saturday night. Live painting, vendors, food and drink and fire dancing will be paired with the tunes of Grover, The Show, Soul Rebels and Will C & F.A.M.I.L.Y.
The fun starts at 5 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building and ends at midnight. Tickets cost $10 to the family-friendly event that promises dancing all evening long.