This coming Saturday, April 18th, is Record Store Day. You love music? You own music? You value the role that an independent music retailer plays in your life and your community? Then give them some love!
Swing by your favorite local independent record store and take in the joys of flipping through the new and used vinyl, CDs, and videos. Chat up their staff and exploit their music knowledge for your gain. Better yet, drop some coin and pick up that album that you would be embarassed to admit you don't already own. I'm talking to you, person that doesn't already own The Velvet Underground & Nico!
There are many independent Record Stores around the country that are taking an active role in this day, and many of them are going to be the only place you can pick up exclusive CDs, Vinyl, and DVDs that are only available through independent Record Stores. In Mankato, your local independent is Tune Town, owned and operated by Tune Town Hero (and co-host of Freeform Freakout) Carl. I know they're gonna have some super cool exclusives available on the 18th, but you're gonna have to swing by and find out what they are. It'll be worth it.
To find a participating independent record store in your area, as well as find out more information about Record Store Day and how it is being celebrated, visit recordstoreday.com