This year Record Store Day (RSD) falls on Saturday. If you are not familiar with RSD, it is an annual event is coordinated to promote independent record sellers around the world. As part of the event a number of limited edition vinyl pressings are released to participating stores. These pressings are only available in small quantities and are generally comprised of reissues of legendary records and re-releases of rare live performances.
This year we have eight local shops listed as participating. Euclid in the Bywater and Peaches Uptown will be hosting events all day with promotions and live music. Euclid will have donuts for the early risers and beer from Port Orleans. You can also catch performances by Missy Meatlocker, Washboard Chaz and others. At Peaches you can look for a performance from Walter Wolfman Washington. There are some fantastic releases up for sale this year. There is a list of participating stores at the link below.
If you like boiled crawfish and live music, head on over to Tulane’s uptown campus when you are done with your record shopping (just don’t leave your vinyl in a hot car). Crawfest returns with over 20,000 pounds of mudbugs and two stages of live music. This year you can catch a great collection of artists including: Papadosio, the Baha Men, Brasstracks, Omari Neville and the Fuel, Miss Mojo and Da Truth Brass Band. In addition to the crawfish and tunes there will be an art market and some other local food vendors including Pizza domenica, Dat Dog and Cane’s. The weather should be perfect for this event, head out and see just how many crawfish you can eat. More info and tickets here.
To Do This Week
Tonight, Walter Wolfman Washington is at the Ace Hotel. Tomorrow, Gosh! is at the Circle Bar and the Lost Bayou Ramblers are at Tips. On Friday, you can also catch the Screaming Females at Gasa or The Black Angels at The Civic. Saturday, Wolfman will be at Peaches Records for Record Store Day. Ty Segall will be at One Eyed Jacks on Sunday. Tuesday you can catch either Chastity Belt at Gasa Gasa or Vulfpeck at Tips.
To Listen This Week
- Check out this great new track from LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) via Youtube
- Florence + The Machine have released a new single from their upcoming record via Youtube
- CHVRCHES have also returned with a new track via CoS