Flashlight Vinyl went all out with a 36-hour party for its first Record Store Day last year. In addition to live performances from Marah in the Mainsail and Jill and the New Gruv, Flashlight also brought in DJ Snuggles, Carnage the Executioner, DJ Marino, Travis Ramin, and Egypto Knuckles to provide a lively soundtrack to the record-buying festivities. The new shop in northeast Minneapolis discounted used vinyl by 20 percent, held giveaways, stocked RSD exclusive releases, and provided free doughnuts and coffee from Bogart’s for early-rising customers. Flashlight threw a celebratory extended party for music lovers, while also boldly announcing its arrival on the Twin Cities record store scene.
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