Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 16—which, for a lot of stores in Portland, is just another Saturday. But if you're looking to head out to try and get your hands on that limited edition Kid Rock picture disc or whatever, here's what's happening at the stores that are participating in one form or another.
2ND AVENUE RECORDS
400 SW 2nd Ave., (503) 222-3783, 2ndavenuerecords.com
Opening: 8 am
Deals: Voodoo Doughnuts; as many special releases stocked as possible.
3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com
Deals: Beacon Sound is boycotting major label Record Store Day releases, but will stock "the most worthy independent releases."
1313 W Burnside, (503) 274-0961, everydaymusic.com
Opening: 8 am (Sandy location also opens early)
9:30-10am: My Body (DJ set)
10 am: Typhoon (DJ set)
11 am: Valet (DJ set)
Noon: Ben Hubbird of Party Damage Records (DJ set)
1 pm: Bed.
1:30 pm: Snowblind Traveler
2 pm: Little Star
2:30 pm: Barna Howard
3 pm: Haley Heynderickx
3:45 pm: A Walker Spring
4:15 pm: Grace Mitchell
5 pm: Wild Ones (DJ set)
Deals: Free coffee.
3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 239-7561, jackpotrecords.com.
Opening: 10 am
10 am: DJ Dollar Bin (Steve Turner of Mudhoney)
Noon: DJ Derek Smith (KMHD Morning Session Host)
2 pm: DJ Nate C (Nate Carson) of Witch Mountain
Deals: Free coffee and energy drinks, gift bags and prizes.
3746 NE 42nd Ave., (503) 320-3656, littleaxerecords.com
Deals: All $1 records free!
3158 E Burnside St., (503) 862-8826, musicmillenium.com.
Opening: 8 am
1 pm: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man (DJ set)
8 pm: Alejandro Escovedo
Deals: Free coffee and muffins for customers in line at 7 am, free gift bags for first 1,000 shoppers.
TENDER LOVING EMPIRE
3541 SE Hawthorne Blvd., (503) 548-2927, tenderlovingempire.com
Noon: Sallie Ford (DJ set)
1 pm: My Body (DJ set)
2 pm: Theo Craig (DJ set)
3 pm: Tyler Allan Ferrin (DJ set)
Deals: Giveaways, record bundles, 20 percent off a wide selection of titles, beer from Gigantic Brewing.
TURN! TURN! TURN!
8 NE Killingsworth St., 284-6019, turnturnturnpdx.com.
Opening: 3 pm
Events: DJs TBA
Deals: Sidewalk sale (weather permitting)