The nationwide holiday is celebrated locally by all four of our major indie retailers. In addition to offering a range of RSD releases, each hosts specials, sales, extended hours and lots of live music. CLICK HERE to check out CL's breakdown of anticipated releases.
Bananas has a pallet of RSD product coming in, a dozen local bands performing, food, free drinks, a raffle for a Spin-clean cleaning system, gift certificate scavenger hunt, and 10 percent off on all used merch.
Music Schedule: Jun Bustamante (9:30 a.m.), 10th Concession (10:20 a.m.), Coerced Contentment Committee (11:10 a.m.), Not Tonight Josephine (noon), The Need Money (12:50 p.m.), Gates of Eden (1:40 p.m.), Rebecca Zapen (2:30 p.m.), Zebrageist (3:20 p.m.), Friends of Giants (4:10 p.m.), Variance (5 p.m.), Bet Me I’m Lying (5:50 p.m.), Red Rock/Its (6:40 p.m.), Look Right Penny (7:30 p.m.). 9 a.m.-8 p.m., 2887 22nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, 727-321-6814.
The downtown St. Pete record shop takes over the 600 Block with its RSD party, opens early (at 8 a.m.), and features storewide sales and specials that change throughout the day, cupcakes, libations and more. Live music is presented at the Local 662 and Fubar beginning at noon. 666 Central Ave., 727-822-5665.
The Local 662: Young Egypt (noon), Mutespeak (12:45 p.m.), Noctambulo (1:30 p.m.), Erin Solari (2:15 p.m.), Rise of Saturn (3 p.m.), Auto! Automatic!! (3:45 p.m.), Hunter & Avery (4:30 p.m.), Yogurt Smoothness (5:15 p.m.), Wet Nurse (6 p.m.), Infinite Skillz (6:45 p.m.), The Black Roses (7:30), The Semis (8:15 p.m.), Zulu Wave (9 p.m.), set and setting (9:45 p.m.), Meteoreyes (10:30 p.m.), Pretty Voices (11:15 p.m.), Empire Cinema (midnight). 662 Central Ave., 727-258-4829.
Fubar: Red Feather (1 p.m.), Florida Night Heat (1:45 p.m.), Heavy Seas (2:30 p.m.), Red Rockits (3:15 p.m.), Alias Punch (4 p.m.), Geri X (4:45 p.m.), The Northwest (5:30 p.m.), The August Name (6:15 p.m.), Cats in the Basement (7 p.m.), Kirsten & Jasmin (7:45 p.m.), Lions After Dark (8:30 p.m.), Holiday (9:15 p.m.), Feral Babies (10 p.m.), New Bruises (11 p.m.), Lights at Night (midnight). 658 Central Ave., 727-424-1809.
The new store opened by Carl Webb and Keith Ulrey of New Granada hosts their inaugural RSD event. Doors open extra early (7 a.m.), free PBR is served throughout the day, 10 percent off on everything except for RSD releases and consignment merchandise, and DJ Blenda spins records in the midst of live performances by four area groups from 1 to 4 p.m.: Poetry n' Lotion, Mrenc, Feral Babies and Empire Cinema. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., 4906 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-667-7089.
MOJO BOOKS & MUSIC
Mojo offers more special, limited releases than ever – they've ordered upwards of 300 titles and expect a huge shipment. Of course, there's really no telling what will actually show up, so get there early if you'e jonesin' for a particular release, get there early. Also: free PBR throughout the day, short stand-up sets by comedian Elliott Stoeckinger a vegan bakesale to benefit Florida Voices for Animals, freebie bags for early customers, giveaway drawings and special sales.
Musical Schedule: DJ Sam Esser (9 a.m.), The Red Rockits (1 p.m.), Kersey Williams (2 p.m.), Caleb Hyers Band (3 p.m.), Harpers Ferry (4 p.m.), Cats In The Basement (5 p.m.), Month Mind (6 p.m.), Hot Hands (7 p.m.), Ancient River (8 p.m.), Jackie Ransom (9 p.m.), Blast and the Detergents (10 p.m.), Loins (11 p.m.). 9 a.m.-midnight, 2540 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, 813-971-9717.
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