Record Store Day 2014 at Rough Trade NYCRough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St, New York, NY
Just a few years back, record stores appeared to be marked for extinction. But, thanks to celebrations like today’s Record Store Day, brick and mortar music shops are not only back in business, but they're also expanding, with Rough Trade being a perfect example. The retailer, who added a Brooklyn outpost to its empire back in November, is pulling out all the stops in observance of today’s holiday. In addition to featuring special RSD releases like RPM Turntable Football, a limited edition ep from Phosphorescent, and a 5-LP vinyl unabridged recording of LCD Soundsystem’s final show, Rough Trade is giving away free stuff and hosting a full day of performances with sets by Hospitality, Nothing, Fear of Men, Amen Dunes and more. There is even one brave band who is stepping up to play shows in both New York and London. The Rails hit the stage at Rough Trade East in London in the morning and then hop the pond to play in Williamsburg that same night.
Mindy Bond, Editor