Record Store Day 2019 events across Edinburgh and Glasgow

Record Store Day 2019 events across Edinburgh and Glasgow

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert will be doing a mini record store day tour of Scotland

Catch some live performances and support your local record store this April

Since its inception in 2008, Record Store Day has been something of a phenomenon in the UK. Each year in April, music aficionados queue outside their favourite record stores hoping to purchase limited edition vinyl from their favourite artists. This year, on Sat 13 Apr, the hot ticket items include righteous punk-band IDLES early EPs pressed for the first time, alternative recordings of Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled album along with new music from the likes of Courtney Barnett and Erykah Badu (who has teamed up with James Poyser and Thundercat to cover Squeeze!).
Along with the special stock, record stores also offer one-off events, with live music and DJs soundtracking the one-day party. We round up the goings-on in Glasgow and Edinburgh for this year, check with individual shops for opening times and lists of stock.

Glasgow

In Glasgow, music fans have a veritable feast of activities to sample, with at least four stores offering live events. In the East End, the legendary Monorail Music (housed within Mono Café) offers a diverse menu of live sets, with Rise Kagona (the guitarist from The Bhundu Boys), Adele Bethel's Lead Sister, south-side pop group Wet Look, two-piece punk project Bratakus and a set from Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, who will be doing a mini tour of Scotland for Record Store Day. There will also be DJ sets throughout the day from Claire Biddles, Stewart Smith and Tom Crossley.

Further south, Some Great Reward will be working with the Glad Café, with 22-year-old folk musician Annie Booth, synth-poppers Pocket Knife and spikey rock project Home Economics, along with DJ sets throughout. In the city centre, Love Music will have Greenock indie-folk project Fallen Arches, an acoustic set from Glasvegas, a jazzy show from Tom Maguire and the Brassholes, The Beat Poets, rockabilly from Bikini Bottoms, horror punk group The Brothel Corpse Trio and indie guitar from The Hector Collectors. For those in the West End, Mixed Up Records on Otago Lane will have DJs throughout the day and special deals on regular stock.

Edinburgh

On the other side of the country, there is a similarly strong showing from record stores across the city. At Underground Solu'shn on Cockburn Street, we have a 'punk funkin' acoustic set' from Boots for Dancing, abstract pop from Sanna and delicate guitar from Bell Lungs, alongside a raft of DJs which include Eugene Reynolds from The Rezillos and BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway.

VoxBox Music will be taking over St Vincent's Chapel with a whole host of live music. Featuring the spectral music of SHHE, poet Michael Pedersen, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Wasylyk, a solo set from Y'all is Fantasy Island, Lost Map's Callum Easter, rock three-piece Miracle Glass Company, folk guitarist Burnt Paw, Annie Booth and a visit from Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert. Assai Records will have DJs throughout the day, and will be offering breakfast rolls for those who queue early (vegan options included!).

Record Store Day 2019 is on Sat 13 April. If you know of an event or are hosting one, please comment below and add your own listing to the site.

A Mixed Up Records
18 Otago Lane, Glasgow, G12 8PB
Mixed Up Records is based in the west end of Glasgow in Otago Lane which is home of the famous Voltaire and Rousseau bookshop and Tchai Ovna tea room. Thousands of vinyl records, CDs and DVDs for sale. All music genres catered for.
B The Glad Café
1006A Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG
An artsy community café hub where patrons write, read or talk while enjoying food – Hen of the Woods oversee the daytime menu while the Hug and Pint team serve up the evening one.
C LOVEmusic
34 Dundas Street, Glasgow, G1 2AQ
Near-legendary record shop specialising in new and used indie and alternative vinyl and CDs. An essential part of the Glasgow muso experience, with a great selection of local acts. They specialise in indie, rock, punk and americana, but are good for 60s…
D Monorail Music
12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB
Long-established music bar with live bands, a record shop and vegan-friendly dining, plus fizzy pop brewed in-house.
E VoxBox Music
21 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AN
Opened in May 2011, this carefully curated record shop aims for a boutique feel, with a selection focused mainly on rock, jazz, blues and indie LPs and singles, almost all pre-owned vinyl, with some CDs and books. Future plans include branching into new…
F Assai Records
1 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AT
G Underground Solu'shn
9 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Keeping Cockburn Street's bass a-thumping, this hip wee store peddles electronica to most of the city's serious DJs. Also great on off-beat gifts. For DJs. That's okay. DJs need gifts too.

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