Record Store Day 2011: Complete Twin Cities listings

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of good ol' fashioned mom-and-pop music shops, seems to balloon into a bigger event each year. Now in its fourth go-'round, RSD will overtake 18 different businesses in the Twin Cities tomorrow--and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has even gone so far as to proclaim Saturday, April 16, "Hymie's Vintage Records Day" in honor of one of the city's longstanding stores.

To celebrate, Hymie's is ramping up its efforts this year by throwing a free street fair and hosting 10 bands, while Yeti Records will host "Girl a Whirl," four back-to-back in-store performances by girl-fronted bands. As in past years, the Minneapolis Electric Fetus (traditionally one of the stores to get the biggest selections of RSD-exclusive releases) will use a numbered ticketing system to control the flow of customers at the beginning of the day, in addition to being the only store to distribute copies of the free Radio K compilation Stuck on AM 7: Stuck on Tape.

Speaking of special RSD releases, there are a few records of local note being released this year: Green Day is issuing a split with Hüsker Dü, featuring the pop-punk band's cover of the seminal punk band's "Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely" on one side and the original version on the flip; William Elliott Whitmore and P.O.S. are issuing a split; and Rhymesayers is marking the occasion by releasing a special-edition picture disc and deploying its artists to stores around the country for autograph sessions and fan meet-and-greets.

Check the listings below for all of the Twin Cities Record Store Day action, for more information on events in outstate Minnesota and beyond head to

Participating metro stores:

Cheapo, Minneapolis
1300 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cheapo, St. Paul
80 N. Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Cheapo, Blaine (Northtown)
170 89th Ave. NE.
Blaine, MN 55434

822 W. 98th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420
20% off all used vinyl.

Down In the Valley, Golden Valley
8020 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55427
12 p.m. Scars on 45 in-store
2 p.m. Autograph signing by Brother Ali

Down In the Valley, Crystal
5582 W. Broadway
Crystal, MN 55428

Down In the Valley, Maple Grove
Grove Square Shopping Center
I-94 & Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Dusty Pixels
2443 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Electric Fetus, Minneapolis
2000 4th St. Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Free breakfast and lunch, goody bags, door prizes. Exclusive free distribution of Radio K's Stuck on AM 7: Stuck on Tape compilation.
12:00 p.m. Stacy's Live Mixtape (appearances by Haley Bonar, Holly Newsom of Zoo Animal, Fort Wilson Riot, Ben Kyle of Romantica, Chastity Brown, and a duo from No Bird Sing)
1:30 - 3 p.m. Cookout hosted by the Modern Cafe
4:00 p.m. Low in-store performance

Extreme Noise
407 W. Lake Steet
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Opening early; free veggie dogs, breakfast, and beverages.Performances by Condominiums and Frozen Teens (time TBA).

Fifth Element
2411  Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Special guest artist "employees"; RSD exclusive Rhymesayers picture disc vinyl (includes new tracks by Atmosphere & Aesop Rock, Evidence, Blueprint, Grieves, Brother Ali & Jake One, P.O.S); "Mix & Match 5 CDs for $10" special; free food; live DJs.

Homestead Pickin' Parlor
6625 Penn Ave. S.
Richfield, MN 55423
Refreshments; 50% of on all in-stock Bear Family CD box sets; special selection of buy-one-get-one new and used CDs (some long out of print); hourly specials.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In-Store appearances by Homestead Pickin' Parlor teaching staff
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. "Jam session"

Hymie's Vintage Records
3820 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Free street fair with two stages of music, plus art by Vinyl Afterlife, Benjamin Krikava, and Rogue Citizen, 50-cent bargain vinyl bins, and limited-edition Record Store Day vinyl.

Stage #1
11:00  Molly Maher
12:30  The Humbugs
2:00  Annandale Cardinals
3:30  Buffalo Moon
5:00  Fat Kid Wednesdays
6:30  Cadillac Kolstad

Stage #2
11:00  The East Lake Pavers
12:30  Martin Devaney
2:00  Erik Koskinen
3:30  Is/Is
5:00  Whitey Morgan and the 78s
6:30  Ben Weaver

Know Name Records
6009 Portland Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Mr. Zeros
1744 Lexington Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 55113

Road Runner Records
4304 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Sidewalk sale, $1 bins.

Shuga Records
165 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
Opening early at 9:00 a.m.; 50% off all used media; 30% off all electronics; a minimum of 30% off of anything on our online store. Music starts at 4:30.
Alien God Theory

Treehouse Records
2557 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Yeti Records
3506 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
45 sale, DJ sets by Girl Germs.
4:30 Is/Is
5:30 Littlefoot
6:30 Hot Rash
7:30 Cadette

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