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Update April 20: Charleston City Paper dropped by many of the local record stores and reports on the vibe of each.
Like music? Like supporting local? Well, if you thought Kulture Klash was the only event in town today, you're wrong.
Saturday, April 18, is Record Store Day. It started out as a promotional idea, but now honors the music and those independent record stores that are still fighting the good fight. -- Heck the day has even netted its own official proclamation from Governor Sanford.
And it's also a great chance to score some discounts on some music you've been eyeing and have a good time.
Locally there are three stores participating, here's the rundown on what to expect.
Monster Music in West Ashley
will feature live performances from Crowfield, Cary Ann Hearst, Plainfield Project, Number One Contender, and others. Live music begins shortly after noon and continuing on into the evening. DJ Ricky Lee will spin reggae records and will feature singer Shaulin. Atlanta rapper Pastor Troy plans to pay a visit and meet fans.
There will also be a sidewalk sale and cookout. The sale will feature $1.00 used CD’s and $2.00 used DVD’s, along with thousands of recently obtained used LP’s. Buy a box for $10.00 and fill it with as many sidewalk LP’s as you can.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 946 Orleans Road, West Ashley. (843) 571-4657
Cat's Music in Summerville
will have similar events to Monster Music, with bands Reliable Sources, Marcus Allen, Sex Bomb (Flipper tribute band), Donner Party of 5, Goldmouf, and Alcoholocaust performing.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1305 North Main Street, Summerville. (843) 832-7704
52.5 Records in downtown
downtown Charleston's premier record/cd/vinyl store is aiming to get people off iTunes and back into the shop to hang with fellow music lovers.
Not only is 52.5 is now selling beer but are celebrating Record Store Day with feature various special vinyl and CD releases in addition to a 52.5% discount on all used DVDs, CDs and vinyl for the day. They'll also have a special art show.
561 King Street. (843) 722-3525
Soundwave in Summerville
will have a Live Metal show featuring Aralic, free food, and 10% off comics, 20% off music.
Metal show is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
2139 North Main Street. (843) 821-8810