Record Store Day continues to grow – bringing in new punters each year along with the old faithful. Record Store Day is a chance for people to experience the “community” idea behind independent record stores. I sure learned a lot about music from time on the floor in record stores (on both sides of the counter). Before the internet, and while waiting for air-shipped magazines, this was how I built up both my music collection and my music-knowledge.
And I still visit a record store (or two) every week.
Slow Boat Records has been committed to celebrating Record Store Day, doing its best to offer what they can from the limited, very-special Record Store Day releases (it’s hard to guarantee anything, especially at this end of the world – but for the list of releases this year see here).
And a big part of Record Store Day – in stores all around the world – is turning up to see some live performances.
Slow Boat has outdone itself for this year’s Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20.
The shop will also have a performance from touring American bluesman Watermelon Slim – he’s worked with the likes of Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker.
And locals Eb & Sparrow, fresh from supporting Anika Moa and Rodriguez across the last couple of weeks, will also offer a set.
To keep up to date with the events check out the Slow Boat Facebook page, nearer the date they will list the performance times and update any of the special releases they may have netted. You can also check out Slow Boat’s website, the official Record Store Day site and you can email Slow Boat: firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call on 04 385 1330.