Criminal Record Store Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2011
CRIMINAL RECORDS CELEBRATES 4TH ANNUAL RECORD STORE DAY WITH LIVE MUSIC, EXCLUSIVE RECORDS, FREE STUFF, plus A VERY SPECIAL REUNION PERFORMANCE BY THE LEGENDARY NEW WAVE PIONEERS THE dB'S, THEIR FIRST ATLANTA PERFORMANCE IN OVER TWENTY YEARS
On Saturday, April 16, Criminal Records will celebrate the fourth annual Record Store Day with over a thousand other independently owned record stores across the country and around the world, hoping to bring awareness to the unique culture of record stores and to highlight the special place that the stores occupy in their local communities.
The day-long event at Criminal Records will include live performances by local, national, and international acts (the full line-up is listed below) with an exclusive reunion show from the dB's, featuring the full original line up of Peter Holsapple,Chris Stamey, Will Rigby and Gene Holder for the first time together in Atlanta in over twenty years.
Many record labels, indie and major, have produced over 250 exclusive releases that will be available for sale only at independent record stores like Criminal Records. (A comprehensive list can be found on the Record Store Day website; please see the link below.)
Criminal Records will also be giving away CD, vinyl, and DVD samplers, along with other free bonus goods, while supplies last. There will also be contests for concert tickets, gift certificates, and other prizes throughout the day.
Record Store Day at Criminal Records is a free and all-ages event, with ample entertainment for all ages. The store will be open from 10AM until midnight on Saturday, April 16th.
Criminal Records celebrates their twentieth anniversary in the Atlanta community this coming August, the Record Store Day event is just the first of many planned celebrations.The independently and locally owned business is located at 1154-A Euclid Avenue NE in the Little 5 Points neighborhood, just east of downtown Atlanta.
Store owner, Eric Levin, is also one of the co-founders of Record Store Day, and continues to volunteer as a full time manager of the Record Store Day brand. Record Store Day is now an international force striving for many goals, from the nationwide sales tax fairness initiative to the global artist rights cause. Record Store Day has served as inspiration for many disparate celebrations and he enjoys helping the many like-minded and independently owned businesses who seek him out. "We recently received a gracious e-mail from an indie bookseller in Australia, asking our permission to use Record Store Day as a template for their celebration," Eric says. "I was delighted, of course, answering that we are honored and humbled to help in any way." As a founding member of AIR (Advocates for Independent Retail), Record Store Day will continue to work with fellow entrepreneurs in the hopes of spreading the "Shop Local" agenda. However, Eric remains most proud of the continued success of his first priority, Criminal Records.
For additional information about Criminal Records, about the Record Store Day event, or about any other upcoming events, please contact Lillian Hughes (lillian@criminalATL.com) or Eric Levin (eric@criminalATL.com).
Criminal Records will open 1 hour earlier at 10:00AM.
Please note: The live entertainment schedule is subject to change.
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.
6pm -- HOLLY GOLIGHTLY
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.
7pm -- BRITISH SEA POWER
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.
8pm -- FAN MODINE
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.
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 -- EMILY KEMPF
Fresh from breaking up her twenty-plus piece band Back Pockets, Creative Loafing's Best Experimental Music Act of 2010, Emily 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.
RECORD STORE DAY LINKS
List of RSD2011 Releases -- http://www.recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/2349
RSD2011 banners, logos, etc. -- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Page/984
CRIMINAL RECORDS LINKS
Store logo -- http://criminalatl.com/photo/418453757827
http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/13218.aspx (link to tickets for British Sea Power at the EARL)
1154-A Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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