9:05 am
Sat April 19, 2014

A Geek's Guide To Record Store Day, From Hüsker Dü To The Impulse Buy

Saturday is National Record Store Day, when special limited-edition releases appear on the shelves of music shops around the country – and quickly disappear. Mark Abuzzahab is program director for our sister station, KXT 91.7. He tells us his game plan for emerging with treasures from the greats -- and shares the best Record Store Day buys in his trove. 

The KERA radio interview.

Find the full list of this year's releases here

Mark goes to Bull Moose Music in Maine every summer -- one of Record Store Day's originating stores when the event began in 2007. And well before that, he thought of "record store day" as a regular pilgrimage to Amoeba Records in L.A.

Here's what's going on this Record Store Day in North Texas -- really, it's just a thicker slice of what shops in the area have to offer any day of the week:

Dallas: GOOD RECORDS 7th ANNUAL RECORD STORE DAY AND 14th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Stardeath & White Dwarfs/Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens, Midlake, Pinkish Black, others. (open at 7 a.m.; music starts at 10 a.m. and goes until after midnight.) 

RECORD STORE DAY 2014 AT CD SOURCE -- Quentin Moore, Nicholas Altobelli, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, others. (open 7am-10:30pm; music starts at 8am and lasts 'til close.) 

Denton: RECORD STORE DAY SALE AT RECYCLED BOOKS -- 20 percent off all records, including RSD exclusives. (open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Fort Worth: DOC’S RECORDS RSD PARTY 2014 -- Def Rain, The Cush, Daniel Markham, others. (open at 11 a.m.; bands at 1 p.m.)

Participating stores: 

Carrollton: DEAD WAX RECORDS’ NEW LOCATION -- Now on the downtown square (open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Denton: MAD WORLD RECORDS (open 10 a.m.-9 p.m.)