Just a couple of days to go till Record Store Day, if you’re planning to spend they day around these parts then we’ve got just the thing. Our friends at ENDup productions have created ‘Diggin’ Manchester’ which is a fantastic Map and Record Shop guide to help you find your way around the best crates to dig in Manchester and beyond. It comes fully endorsed, embraced generally massively bigged-up by us here at RSC, and indeed it’s pretty much a pocket version of this very website that you can carry with you and never get lost while crate-digging again. Click here to get yours.
There should be printed copies available to pick up in some of the shops and around town on the day, and to get you in the mood for Record Store Day then you might like to attend the launch party for Diggin’ Manchester which will be in the Deaf Institute (basement bar) from 8pm on Friday 15th April. Loads of guest DJs and maybe even our man Carl spinning a few platters.
On the day itself Piccadilly Records will having all kinds of giveaways, guest DJs, treats and surprises in store and over the road at Night & Day, Piccadilly present the cream of the local music scene playing live: Dutch Uncles, The Answering Machine, Brown Brogues, Patterns, Louche FC, 12-5pm (free entry with hand stamp), and Common will feature a Piccadilly Records vs Wet Play Record Store Day after-party featuring a cast of local DJ favourites on the decks from 6pm onwards.
Don’t forget that locally Eastern Bloc, X-Records, Beatin’ Rhythm will also some Record Store Day goodies for you (check with the shops beforehand to find out what they’ve got) and what a perfect day to see how many of the other wonderful Manchester record shops you can get around too.