The NEVER NERVOUS GUIDE to Record Store Day ’15 Festivities in Louisville!



Last week, we talked a bit about Record Store Day 2015, which will come to pass this Saturday, April 18. We reminded you what RSD is exactly, we shared the list of releases, and we told you which Louisville record shops would be participating. Shortly after that post, shops around town revealed how exactly they’d be celebrating the day-long event, so we figured we should give you all of the information that has been given to us. Read on as we spill the beans in A-Z fashion:



Astro Black will join forces with their most excellent neighbor Kaiju to put on a free show featuring performances by Vaderbomb, Buck Gooter, Joan Shelley, Hurricanes of Love, Shedding, PRMTV STR, Sketching, & Insect Policy. The event will span from 2PM to 8PM, and in case your ass gets hungry, Osaka Snack Bar will be on hand. I’m not sure if Astro Black will have any of the official RSD releases, but they are likely to have some raffles and/or games, as well as their usual badass selection of music. Again, this event costs you NOTHING.

For more information on this event, go here.



Better Days will be opening their doors at 8PM, and yes, they will have a pretty big selection of RSD related records. As far as I know, that’s where it ends with Better Days, as I haven’t heard of any parties or special events being planned.  Regardless, I’m sure there will be an excellent selection of records available.



Guestroom Records have a very distinct set of details on how they plan to orchestrate RSD. Yes, they plan to have a slew of RSD related releases. No, I don’t know which ones exactly. What I do know is that they will be opening at 9AM, and line to get in will form toward Pope Street. Starting at 9, they will start letting five people at a time into the shop, for three to five minute intervals. So basically, if you plan to buy from GR, get there early, and know what the hell you’re looking for. Also, all regular priced non-RSD releases will be 10% off the regular listed price! Hell yes!

After the initial RSD rush dies down, they have a kick-ass party planned featuring an array of Louisville musicians spinning their favorite records. This list of DJs includes Jonathan Glen Wood, White Reaper, and Jalin Roze. Also, there will be food/refreshments on hand.

For more information on this event, go here.



Matt Anthony’s Record Shop will celebrate RSD with a performance by The Misty Mountain String Band starting at noon. This event will serve as their record release party for their new album Brownsboro. Expect plenty of sales and RSD exclusives. 

For more information on this event, go here.



Modern Cult Records will open their doors at 9AM and will have a huge selection of RSD releases. If you show up hungry/thirsty, they will have donuts, coffee and juice available. An after party/cook out will commence at 7PM featuring performances from New Bravado, The Wrists, Korea 3 & Animal Mother. If you’re into booze, bring your own beer.

For more information on this event, go here.

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As far as the other record stores in town, I haven’t heard anything. I don’t know if Underground Sounds, Please & Thank You or The Great Escape are participating at all; if anyone has more information on whether or not they have specific plans, let us know!

Folks, this Saturday’s RSD celebration is shaping up to be the most exciting Louisville has ever seen. Fortunately, considering the way each establishment has planned their festivities, it’s entirely possible to attend every record shop’s event. What I’m suggestting is that you should make RSD ’15 a day-long event! Buy records! Watch bands play! Eat foods! Support your goddamned local record stores!