While most every vinyl enthusiast should be well aware of Record Store Day, which has occurred annually for nearly a decade every spring, it might be easy to overlook the indie record store celebration’s bonus, fall counterpart: Black Friday Record Store Day. Held the day after Thanksgiving, this year Nov. 27, the mini version of the vinyl-driven event was born out of indie records stores’ desire to bag some exclusives to fuel what is, already, a big day for shopping and sales (and to help meet the constant, ever-growing demand of record enthusiasts for new releases). Definitely scaled back, Black Friday RSD still boasts countless exclusives, regional/small run, and first releases. And, while all of the new stuff is all set to drop on Friday, many participating stores will be hosting sales all throughout the weekend, joining in on the Small Business Saturday local shopping day as well. Unlike the spring RSD, Black Friday is just about the shopping, so don’t expect all of the in-store performances and all-day celebrations that occur in April.
As we did for this year’s main Record Store Day, we’ve made a guide with some details to help you decide where to shop and what to look for (for more in-depth specific details about each store revisit our spring guide here). Below, keep reading for hours, sale details, and, of course, the local and national releases we think you should keep an eye out for!
WHERE TO GO
Grimey’s || 10 a.m.
1604 8th Ave S; RSD releases will be in Grimey’s Too (on the right-hand side)
The Groove || 10 a.m.
1103 Calvin Ave; 15% off sale on non-RSD items as well
Fond Object || 10 a.m.
1313 McGavock Pike; 20% off various other items
Third Man Records || 10 a.m.
623 7th Ave S; exclusive Third Man Releases only
The Great Escape || 7 a.m.
5400 Charlotte Ave (Nashville), 111-B Gallatin Rd (Madison); 25% all merchandise
McKay || 9 a.m.
636 Old Hickory Blvd; unclear if participating in RSD releases
Alison’s Record Shop || 9 a.m.
994 Davidson Dr.; not participating in new releases
LOCAL RELEASES TO LOOK OUT FOR
The Arcs – The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. 1 10″
Pujol – Kisses 12″
NATIONAL RELEASES TO LOOK OUT FOR
Beck – Dreams 12″
Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen LP
Johnny Cash – Man in Black Live in Denmark 2xLP
The Clash – The Clash LP
David Bowie – Earthling LP
Deerhoof – Fever 121614 LP
Eazy-E – Merry Muthaphuckkin’ Xmas 7″
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus/Vienna Calling 7″
Gang of Four – Songs of the Free LP
Garbage – Garbage 20th Anniversary 2xLP
The Get Up Kids – EP 10″
Green Day – American Idiot 2xLP
Houndmouth – Sedona 7″
Jeff Buckley/Sly and the Family Stone – Everyday People 7″ 45
John Malkovich, Sandro & Eric Alexandrakis – Like a Puppet Show 2xLP Picture Disc
Judas Priest – Painkiller 25th Anniversary 10″
Megadeth – The Threat Is Real 12″
MGMT – Time to Pretend 12″
Nine Inch Nails – Halo I-IV 4xLP
Outkast – Stankonia 2xLP
Paul McCartney – Say Say Say 12″
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody 12″
Rhiannon Giddens – Factory Girl 10″
Run DMC – The Singles Collection 5×7″
Spoon – TV Set 10″
Stardeth and White Dwarves + Casket Girls – What Keeps You Up at Night 12″
Tenacious D – Tenacious D Live 12″
Various Artists – Garden State Soundtrack LP
Various Artists – High Fidelity Soundtrack 2xLP
Various Artists – Love and Mercy: Official Soundtrack LP
Various Artists – Transformers Soundtrack 30th Anniversary 2xLP
William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb LP