No Country’s Guide to Black Friday Record Store Day 2016


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. 25, 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 at the link above). Below, keep reading for hours, sale details, and, of course, the local and national releases we think you should keep an eye out for!


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 all weekend long

Fond Object || 10 a.m.
1313 McGavock Pike; 20% off all used vinyl, free beer from Little Harpeth

Third Man Records || 10 a.m.
623 7th Ave S; exclusive Third Man Releases only, plus weekend-long cyber sale

The Great Escape || 7 a.m.
5400 Charlotte Ave (Nashville), 111-B Gallatin Rd (Madison);  25% all merchandise

Luna || 9 a.m.
230 Franklin Rd, Ste 12D (Franklin); 20% off all used vinyl

Alison’s Record Shop || 8 a.m.
994 Davidson Dr.; not participating in new releases, but still running sales

Carpe Diem || 11 a.m.
212 S Margin St (Franklin); not participating in new releases, but still running sales


Ben Folds w/ yMusic – In Concert 2015-2016 10″
Butch Walker – Cassette Backs LP
Eric Church – On the Rocks: Live and (Mostly) Unplugged 10″
Middle Brother – Limited Edition 10″
Mutemath – Changes LP
The Raconteurs – “Steady As She Goes”/”Store Bought Bones” 7″
The Wild Feathers – Live at The Ryman Auditorium 2xLP
& more!


The Afghan Whigs – Black Love (Expanded Edition) 3xLP
Alice in Chains – Live—Facelift 12″
Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff – Strung Out in Heaven 12″
Angel Olsen/Steven Gunn – Live at Pickathon: Angel Olsen/Steve Gunn LP
The Bangles – Ladies and Gentlemen… The Bangles LP
Big Star – Big Star Complete Third Vol. 1: Demos to Sessions to Roughs 2xLP
Bill Callahan – Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film LP
Conor Oberst – “Tachycardia”/”Afterthought” 7″
D.R.A.M. – Broccoli 7″ Picture Disc
Death Grips – Fashion Week/Interview 2016 2xLP
Disclosure – Moog for Love 12″
Dungen – Haxan LP
Dustin Kensrue – More Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood 7″
Erykah Badu – But You Cain’t Use My Phone LP
Gary Clark Jr. – “Church”/”The Healing” 10″
The Geto Boys – Mind Playing Tricks 12″
Iggy & The Stooges – Telluric Chaos 2xLP
Iron Horse – Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica LP
Jungle Brothers – Done By The Forces of Nature 2xLP
Lil Yachty – Lil Boat LP
Otis Redding – Live at the Whiskey A Go Go 2xLP
Prophets of Rage – The Party’s Over 12″
Ramones – Live at the Roxy 8/12/76 LP
Refused – Servants of Death EP 12″
The Rolling Stones – Ride ‘Em All Down 10″
Run-D.M.C. – Christmas in Hollis 12″
Shag Kava – Jabba Flow 10″ Picture Disc
Sun Ra & His Arkestra – At Inter-Media Arts April 1991 3xLP
The Vandals – Hollywood Potato Chip LP
Various Artists – Hot Tub With Kurt and Kristen 2xLP
Various Artists – Jazz Dispensary: Holiday Treats LP
Various Artists – South Park: Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics LP
Various Artists – The Wonder Years: Music From The Emmy Award-Winning Show and Its Era LP
& more!

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