A Record Store Day pre-party will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St. Boise. $5 cover until 11 p.m.; $3 cover 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. A portion of proceeds will benefit Radio Boise. This is a non-smoking event.
Hosted by Radio Boise (radioboise.org), Go Listen Boise (golistenboise.org) and The Record Exchange, the festivities will include a DJ set by Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho (vpsidaho.org) DJ Tony B. (funk/soul/hip-hop), live performance by electronic duo Owlright (myspace.com/owlright) and Almost Famous Karaoke (almostfamousdj.com).
The event will highlight the launch of Radio Boise — which is slated to go on air at 89.9 FM this month and begin serving the biggest area in the country currently without independent, non-commercial, community-programmed radio — and the fourth annual Record Store Day (April 16) at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise), which includes in-store performances and the release of more than 200 exclusive CD and vinyl titles. Visit radioboise.org and therecordexchange.com/recordstoreday for full details.
ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY: The original idea for Record Store Day (recordstoreday.com) was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cookouts, body painting, meet and greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday of April.