Record Store Day spins into action this Saturday, April 17, and Lincoln Square music shop Laurie’s Planet of Sound (4639 N. Lincoln Ave.)?is one of the more than 700 record shops across the county that will be selling new and reissued records for the event.
Melissa Geils is the manager at Laurie?s Planet of Sound. She said she?s excited to pick up the reissue of Arthur Russell?s Calling Out of Context. She said other records that have garnered attention are the new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 7 inch, The Oldest House, North Coast; Hold Steady?s Heaven is Whenever; and Pavement?s Quarantine the Past: Best of Pavement.
?There?s so much that we can?t even keep track of,? Geils said.
Laurie’s Planet of Sound will open its doors at 9 a.m. to handle the influx of vinyl lovers.?And to get right down into the groove of things, the store has a complete lineup of live performances sure to keep things rocking throughout the day. Geils said Record Store Day helps independent stores foster a relationship with customers.
?It really brings attention to independent record stores and creates a community, with all the stores in the area having cool events,? she said.
Here’s a rundown of all the in-store performances and DJ sets on tap at Laurie’s.
Noon – Algebro performs.
1 p.m. – VEE DEE performs.
2 p.m. – Johnny and the Limelites performs.
3 p.m. – DJ set by Bill and Lisa of CoCoComa and?Trouble in Mind Records.
5 p.m. – DJ set by Pat and John of The Autumn Defense & Wilco, respectively.
6 p.m. – DJ set by Trevor and Laurent of Pelican.
8 p.m.- DJ set by Elia Einhorn of Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.
9 p.m. – DJ Samorama of Laurie’s Planet of Sound.