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SATURDAY: Record Store Day

This Saturday is Record Store Day, an annual celebration of the nation's dwindling music retailers in which acts such as the Beastie Boys make in-store appearances and issue special releases for the day.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.
RELATED: Buzzfeed today posts dozens of photos of closed record stores around the country.

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