Between 4/20, Easter, and Record Store Day, we're celebrating three of the holiest high holidays in one weekend this year. Record Store Day falls on Saturday, and with it comes a huge number of highly anticipated special releases and reissues, and a score of record stores hosting big day parties. Here's your idiot-proof guide to who to see live and where to shop in North Texas this Record Store Day. May it be a blessed holiday for you all.
5500 Greenville Ave #201, Dallas, TX 75206
CD Source's Record Store Day party is doubling down on the celebration this year, as it also marks the 20th Anniversary of the beloved Dallas shop's existence. CD Source is promising lots of free poster, sticker, and record giveaways as well as a ton of new $5 CD inventory. If that wasn't enough, they're also giving away free food all day from Freebirds, Baker Brothers, Potbelly, Piggie Pies, Sweet Tomatoes, B.B. Bop, Royal Thai, Pie Five, Fuddruckers, Subway, Panda Express, Snappy Salads, Genghis Grill, Krispy Kreme, and Pluckers.
8 p.m. Phoenix Hart
9 p.m. Five Times August
10 p.m. The Blondettes
11 p.m. Nicholas Altobelli
12 p.m. Rahim Quazi
1 p.m. Miss Marcy & her Texas Sugar Daddys
2 p.m. Quentin Moore
3 p.m. Colin Boyd
4 p.m. Emmeline
5 p.m. The Bright
6 p.m. Andrew Tinker
7 p.m. Matthew And The Arrogant Sea
8 p.m. Montenegro and The Bear!
9 p.m. The Neverending
1808 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
CD Source isn't the only Dallas record shop that celebrates an anniversary on Record Store Day. Lower Greenville's pride and joy, Good Records, will be commemorating 14 years of business this Saturday with an incredibly strong lineup of local acts. There will be DJs in the parking lot from open to close, including Wanz Dover, Gabriel Mendoza, Steven Barnett, Ken Bethea, Taz Bentley, Moody Fuqua, Danny Balis, and DJ Josh Hammertimez.
11 a.m. Kaela Sinclair
12 p.m. Oil Boom
1 p.m. Foxtrot Uniform
2 p.m. Madison King
3 p.m. Ice Eater
4 p.m. Nervous Curtains
5 p.m. Midlake
6 p.m. Son of Stan
7 p.m. Air Review
8 p.m. Dovetail
9 p.m. Buffalo Black
10 p.m. Pinkish Black
11 p.m. Stardeath & White Dwarfs/Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens
12 a.m. Wire Nest
Doc's Records and Vintage
9522 Camp Bowie W. Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76116
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Down ol' Fort Worth way, Doc's Records is boasting a great lineup and a great party all together. In addition to covering all of your shopping needs, they're going to be giving out free food and free beer all day long. Bands don't start playing until 1 p.m., but there is a special secret headliner that you're not going to want to miss. Specific set times have yet to be determined.
The Hanna Barbarians
Mad World Records
115 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201
Denton's record shop on the square isn't hosting any performances this year, but they are going to be armed to the teeth with RSD releases for those unwilling or unable to make the drive down I-35 to Dallas. This year, Mad World claims to have ordered more RSD stock than ever before, and also promises some other gems and rarities that they've never had on their shelves before. They'll be open an hour earlier than usual, at 10 a.m., but a line is expected to form, so plan ahead.