Record Store Day is Saturday. Hundreds of new, re-released and exclusive titles will be available at participating stores.
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Everything old is indeed new again and the trendiest music followers are already over vinyl records (again) and are back to buying cassettes.
For the rest of us, Record Store Day is a big thing. Just ask this year’s Record Store Day ambassadors, Pearl Jam. Hundreds of new, re-released and exclusive titles will be available at participating stores on Saturday, including some limited-run, regional releases (so, like rare).
The full list of releases can be seen at the Record Store Day website, recordstoreday.com.
For their parts, the stores often go all out.
Some (Velouria Records in Visalia, for example) will open early to accommodate the long lines. Others, (Tower District Records) will also start early but make it a day-long party with live music, special giveaways and more.
Participating stores in and around Fresno include:
▪ Rasputin Music and DVDs, 5611 N Blackstone Ave. 559-435-7245, www.rasputinmusic.com
▪ Tower District Records, 1930 N. Echo Ave. 559-478-4034, towerdistrict-records.com
▪ Velouria Records, 109 E. Main St., Visalia. 559-625-8000, search Velouria Records on Facebook.
Other noteworthy events
▪ “Woman at War” 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. $8-$10. 559-485-9050, fresnofilmworks.org
▪ Peter Everwine Celebration 2 p.m. Saturday. Alice Peters Auditorium, Fresno State. Free admission and parking. 559-278-1569, @fresnostatemfa on Facebook
▪ Annual Yoshi Now! Spring Flea Market 10 a.m. Saturday. Yoshi Now! 648 Broadway Ave. Free. 559-485-8142, @yoshinowvintage on Facebook
▪ Camila And Sin Bandera 8 p.m. Saturday. Save Mart Center. $75-$135. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
▪ Rhinoceros, A staged Reading. 7 p.m. April 17. California Arts Academy, 4750 N. Blackstone Ave. $10 suggested donation. @HypoTheatricals on Facebook
▪ Leilani Wolfgramm 8:30 p.m. April 17. Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $15-$18. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com