When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm
Where: The End of All Music (1423 North Lamar Blvd., Oxford, Mississippi 38655)
First up, we’ll be releasing a limited-edition cassette compilation featuring all Oxford-based musicians. The cassette is made up of 19 tracks clocking in at over an hour featuring some of our favorite bands from the area. This release will only be available from us on Record Store Day in a limited run of 250 copies. All of the proceeds from the sale of the release will go directly to MusiCares—the excellent musician assistance charity through the Recording Academy of America. To learn more about this RSD release, CLICK HERE. Proud Larry’s will host an official after party featuring many of the bands from the compilation. The show will start at 8 pm tentatively and will have a $10 cover fee at the door. Any remaining copies of the cassette will also be for sale at Proud Larry’s during the show.
Next, we’ll have a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate record store culture designed by J. Burwell. The shirts will be limited to 50 and are surely to sell out quickly.
Len Clark designed the poster for this year’s Record Store Day. Len’s work was featured on our popular birthday party poster last year. The poster will also be for sale in an extremely limited quantity. The first 5 people in line when we open will get a free poster as well.
We’ll be offering up some food and drink throughout the day provided by local businesses; High Point Coffee, Yalobusha Brewing Co., Mary McGuires Cakes, and Confit Web Design. High Point Coffee will be selling cups of fresh-brewed coffee all morning starting at 9 a.m. We open at 10 a.m. but we know lots of folks like to get their spot in line early, so now you can drink some coffee while waiting for the store to open. Starting around 2 p.m. we’ll tap a keg of special Record Store Day brew from Yalobusha Brewing Co. out of Water Valley, Mississippi. We’re calling the beer “Straight to Tape IPA,” and it’ll be free until it runs out. Our buddies, Mary McGuires Cakes of Tupelo, Mississippi will be providing record-themed sweet treats throughout the day. And last but not least, James Kellaway of Confit Web Design, will be smoking complimentary pulled pork all day.
Cole Furlow of Dead Gaze will provide the entertainment for the afternoon. He’ll be spinning records in front of the store starting around 2 pm.
For those that don’t know what Record Store Day is all about you can check out the official website here: www.recordstoreday.com
We’ll post a complete list on our website by 6 pm on Friday, April 18 of limited-edition releases we’ll have stocked for Record Store Day. These releases are only available at participating record stores and are strictly sold on a first come, first served basis. Only one copy per title per person may be purchased. There are absolutely no holds on any Record Store Day releases. We will sell any remaining RSD titles over the phone or web starting Monday, April 21 at 10 am.
The first 5 people in line when we open at 10 am will have 5 extra minutes to shop before we open the door to everyone else. They will also get a free poster and zine. So come early, and stay late. We’re going to have a good time.