Record Store Day in the A: Saturday, April 16.

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin (Also owner of Criminal Records – more below), 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. ” Push here for more history.

Independently owned record stores will be joining for the fourth year, this Saturday, across the globe to hold specials, hock some vinyl, and host live performances in an effort to generate support for our last untainted bastions of tangible music. Whether your first music purchasing memory was Vinyl (The Monkeys – Greatest Hits. I was 7 and I thought they were awesome, lay off.) or CD, find your local participating record store and go check it out.

The more attractive members of 9SR will be watching some High Fidelity, before heading to Criminal Records, in Little Five – Doors open at 10am. They’ve got a solid lineup starting at 2pm, with the final show kicking off at 10pm. We were down there earlier, and it promises to be a more than decent day. 

[Clip of Bighead and I discussing music.]

See you Saturday. – Y

Performance info. ripped from Criminal Records Website:

Criminal Records will open 1 hour earlier at 10:00AM.

2pm — AKUYOU

The ugly beauty of Swans, the Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey. Uncompromising and confrontational. Awesome. This band features a former Criminal Records staffer.

3pm — ORYX & CRAKE

Oryx and Crake produces beautifully crafted orchestral rock that mixes with their story telling to create a truly unique sound. I might hear Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire because each band has so much going on with their sound, but they seem to bring it all together so well.

5pm — THE dB’S

Record Store Day exclusive show with an all-new dB’s 7″ single!!! This limited edition 45rpm single features “Picture Sleeve” (co-written by Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple) and “Write Back” on the flipside (Will Rigby’s first song with The dB’s). Both songs are from the forthcoming album — their first with the original four guys in thirty years.


Ms. Golightly brings her mixture of ghostly blues, twangy shuffles, and all around two-step hotness to our store. If you miss this set, you’re a lost cause.


Fan Modine return with another exclusive and VERY limited edition Record Store Day release, producing their forthcoming album in a hand-made, limited edition of 100 for the special day. “Gratitude For The Shipper” will be available on thick 150g double vinyl, while supplies last. For fans of that music that you like, like the dB’s.


Supporting their concert the following night (Sunday, April 17th, at the EARL), British Sea Power stop by the store for an intimate in-store set. The band is celebrating Record Store Day in Atlanta (and all over the U.S.) while their fans back home celebrate RSD with a UK-only double 7″ called “Living Is So Easy.” It’s okay though — for those in attendance at the in-store, Criminal Records was able to secure copies of this limited single. We’re the only store in the U.S. that will have them.

 9pm — TURF WAR

Eric saw Turf War at SXSW and asked them to play Record Store Day as they walked off stage. That’s a solid reccomendation. If you like Creedence, you’ll like Turf War. You do like Creedence, don’t you?

10pm — EM KEMPF

Em Kempf, of the Back Pockets, Creative Loafing’s Best Experimental Music Act of 2010, returns to the stage to close out the celebration. This will be the one you tell your kids about, don’t pretend like you were there, you’re invited. Don’t miss this one, a Criminal Record Store Day specific show stopper.



3 thoughts on “Record Store Day in the A: Saturday, April 16.

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  2. Many years ago, I visited Criminal Records during my first visit to L5P. I have never returned. As has been stated so many times herein, the staff obviously still tend to be incredibly pretentious and the surroundings, though impressive, leave one feeling cold. (This, for me, stands in direct contrast to the otherwise epiphany of Earwig Straits, where I always send friends to visit.)

    HOLLY GOLIGHTLY are the product of incredible marketing. It is NOT one of the most heralded bands in the Atlanta. In fact, I wouldn’t say it is one of the most heralded bands in Little Five! For blues and rock blends, any of the following bands consistently outperform HG:
    Redneck Manifesto
    Attila The Stockbroker
    God is an Astronaut
    Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of Death
    Future Kings of Spain
    Dead Milkmen

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