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Record Store Day 2023

It’s April, which means Record Store Day is once again almost upon us. For many readers, record store day will be an every week occurrence, and the only thing that makes 22nd April different is that they have to get up at the crack of dawn to nab some sweet deals at their favourite local indie, and catch some even sweeter tunes. Assai (including their brand-new Glasgow store), Monorail, Vox Box, Blitzkrieg Shop, Fopp and more are also putting on events and/or deals in addition to those below, we just didn’t hear back in time to include them, so be sure to keep an eye on their socials for more information.

Last Night From Glasgow

Unit 10, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow
12pm till 6pm

Nestled in Finnieston’s Hidden Lane, Last Night From Glasgow are a not-for-profit, independent record label (actually now a collection of labels) and vinyl shop, and yes, its name was taken from ABBA’s ‘Super Trouper’.

As a record store and label there’s going to be a helluva lot of live music at ‘Big Blue’. Including: performances by Scottish pop legends The Bluebells, Glaswegian rock icons The Supernaturals, Sister John (whose most recent album, I Am by Day, slaps with all the lo-fi lushness you’d hope from them), post-punks Hadda Be, garage-punks Michael M, synthy pop tio Brenda known for their ‘mind-searing’ – according to The Scotsman – live performances and last but not least, The Brontës for funky indie rock numbers.


Mixed Up Records

16-22 Otago Lane, Glasgow
8am till 6pm

Mixed Up Records have lots of goodies and freebies in store this RSD to give away to those early birds (no worms though, sorry to disappoint). But there will be caffeinated beverages from RSD’s official partner, Meantime Brewing Co., so here’s hoping that makes up for it. There’ll also be 10% off new vinyl and 20% off second-hand vinyl, which is a bit of a steal. They’ll also be Mixed Up DJ sets throughout the day which’ll assist in that always difficult decision of which records to purchase.


Some Great Reward

Unit 2, The Cooperage,
674 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow
8am till 6pm

Some Great Reward is the friendly indie record store in Glasgow’s Southside, celebrating their 5th year of trading. They pride themselves on their friendly service, great selection of new and reissued titles from almost all genres, and free in-store gigs supporting local artists. They also have a ‘Buy 10, Get 1 Free’ loyalty card on LPs and offer up superb coffee and cake from the store, too.

Plans for the day:
SGR will be taking care of the first of the queuers this year (there will be access to the courtyard from 4am for early queuers) with help from neighbours, Good Stuff, keeping them warmed and fuelled with hot drinks and breakfast.

Over the course of the day, they will be providing live music and in-store DJs, in collaboration with pals at Radio Buena Vida featuring some of the best local talent from their roster. There’ll be loads to see and do in The Cooperage Courtyard to make a full day of it.

Key RSD Releases:
Taylor Swift – Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions
Taproot – Welcome
Sunn O))) & Boris – Altar
Joao Donato E Donatinho – Sintetizamor
Confidence Man – RE-TILT


Thorne Records

125 Bruntsfield Place
8am till 8pm

The newbie: Thorne is a new, it just turned 1 year old, independent business in the lovely community of Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield. Their simple goal is that their customers be happier on the way out than on the way in. Their motto is ‘Records make your life better’, because they do!

Plans for the day:
Having just celebrated their first birthday they are ready to keep the celebrations flowing for this year’s RSD, along with beers and a party atmosphere. So there you go.

Key RSD Releases:
Blur Present The Special Collectors Edition 2LP on coloured vinyl: a great collection of B-sides which was originally released on CD in Japan in 1994.
Mike Oldfield – Opus One LP. The brilliant original demo, with its 50-year anniversary.
Self Esteem – Compliments Please LP. The excellent debut album re-released on gold vinyl.


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