Record Store Day celebrates all things vinyl with an annual release of new releases and rare and reissued records in stores across the country. This year, as part of the pandemonium/nightmare of Black Friday (Nov. 23), RSD plans to send record collectors and music nerds to their friendly neighborhood record store and not the big box hell that awaits in the suburbs.
The New Orleans Record Raid points to a few New Orleans shops that will offer some of the RSD Black Friday stock — find them here. Some participating New Orleans stores include Euclid Records (3401 Chartres St.), Skully'z (907 Bourbon St.) and The Mushroom (1037 Broadway St.)
Check here for a complete list of RSD Black Friday releases. Some of the highlights: a 10" of Beach Boys' Surfin' Safari, a few reissued Captain Beefheart and White Stripes 7" singles, the Fat Boys' debut album re-released on a pizza picture disc with a pizza box, the 25th anniversary 45 RPM edition of Nirvana's Incesticide, and an Asobi Seksu/Boris split release.
RSD also has first looks at some Velvet Underground, Shins, Mayhem, Miles Davis and Janis Joplin rarities and vinyl reissues.