5 Of The Best Places To Mark 'Record Store Day'

Today marks the seventh coming of Record Store Day – a nationwide celebration of independent record stores. Here's our guide to the best live shows and giveaways happening this weekend

1 | Eastern Bloc Records

Situated in Manchester’s stylish Nothern Quarter, this record-store-come-café will be hosting a full day of events to celebrate Record Store Day. With a host of DJs, cakes, coffee and a (weather permiting) barbeque, it’s the perfect way to make a start to your music-fuelled weekend.

5A Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN, easternblocrecords.com


2 | Sounds of the Universe

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Sounds of the Universe, Soho’s top shopping destination for jazz, soul and world music, will be hosting an all day event at their Broadwick Street store. Featuring the likes of Fourtet, Andrew Ashong and artists from their own label – SoulJazz Records.

7 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DA, soundsoftheuniverse.com


3 | Vinyl Pimp

This Hackney based record store is the perfect destination for synth lovers and house fanatics alike. Expect to see DJ sets from the likes of Esa and Hypercolour founders Jamie and Ste Roberts, along with some special promotions and giveaways.

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14 Felstead Street, London, E9 5LT, vinylpimp.co.uk


4 | Rough Trade West

Eighties star and general Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant will be leading the celebrations at Rough Trade West this weekend. Set to coincide with the re-release of his debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox, this will be the perfect opportunity to pull that old Highwayman costume out the cupboard.

130 Talbot Road, London, W11 1JA, roughtrade.com


5 | Truck Store

Oxford’s number one vinyl emporium will be celebrating their Record Store Day with some special giveaways and competitions, and a guest appearance from indie maestro Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

101 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HU, truckmusicstore.co.uk

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