Nebraska vinyl lovers, ready yourselves for 2015’s International Record Store Day tomorrow. We compiled a comprehensive list of deals and releases in the state this weekend. You can find the full list of special national Record Store Day releases here, though not all stores will carry copies of every release. Find a full list of official Record Store Day retailers in Nebraska here.
To start with a few events:
The Lincoln community radio station KZUM is hosting an early Record Store Day sale today until 6 p.m. They have used vinyl on sale — The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan, to name a few — at the station at 3534 S. 48th Street.
Maha Music Festival is sending Maha fans on a treasure hunt Saturday. Almost Music, Homer’s and Saddle Creek Shop in Omaha, and Recycled Sounds in Lincoln, will feature a special Maha sticker on the corner of a random LP in each store. The Maha sticker — it’s unclear whether the sticker features the bird logo or “Maha” in its typeface — grants a pair of general admission tickets, though no actual purchase of the stickered vinyl is necessary.
Lincoln’s Zipline Brewing Co. will give away a free pint of your choice Saturday to people with receipts showing Record Store Day purchases. The tap room is located at 2100 Magnum Circle off West O Street in Lincoln.
Downtown Omaha bar The Trap Room will host a listening party at noon Saturday for shoppers to listen to their new purchases. The Trap Room is also offering $2 Budweiser draws all day if you bring your Saddle Creek Shop bag inside the bar. The bar is located at 733 North 14th Street.
One extraneous Nebraska-related offering: 311 is releasing a collectible 7 inch white vinyl with two previously unreleased tracks at select stores.
Below, check out sales and special events in nine area record stores:
Omaha – Almost Music, Back in the Day, Drastic Plastic, Homer’s, Saddle Creek Shop
Lincoln – Backtrack, Lefty’s, Recycled Sounds
Kearney – From the Attic
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6569 Maple Street
Almost Music is holding an all-day festival at noon along with new releases and specials on used vinyl. See the lineup for the festival below.
Sun-Less Trio — 12 p.m.
Kait Berreckman — 12:45 p.m.
Dereck Higgins — 1:30 p.m.
The Broke Loose — 2:15 p.m.
Wagon Blasters — 3:00 p.m.
Andy Berkley — 3:30 p.m.
Razors — 4:00 p.m.
Those Far Out Arrows — 4:45 p.m.
Big Slur — 5:30 p.m.
Matt Tillwick — 6:00 p.m.
Dead Flower Preservation Club Band — 6:30 p.m.
Well Aimed Arrows — 7:15 p.m.
2561 Leavenworth Street
Back in the Day is an antique store that sells used vinyl and everything is currently 60 percent off, including their vinyl collection.
1209 Howard Street
Drastic Plastic’s biggest Record Store Day feature is The White Stripes’ 2005 album, Get Behind Me Satan. The previously unreleased vinyl is packaged with a 3D lenticular cover, colored vinyl and gatefold jacket.
Other special Record Store Day items include an acoustic version of Father John Misty’s “I Love You, Honeybear” track on a heart-shaped 7 inch — the B-side features an exclusive track, “Never Been a Woman” — and a 10 inch Off! live album.
Drastic Plastic opens 10 a.m. Saturday, but have homemade treats, coffee, and hot cocoa for customers waiting before opening time.
1210 Howard Street
Twinsmith’s Jordan Smith and Matt Regner are playing a “stripped-down” set at 9:15 a.m. in front of the building before the store’s opening at 10. Homer’s is offering pre-orders of Twinsmith’s Alligator Years LP to be released May 4th on Saddle Creek.
Homer’s is selling reissues of 311’s 1992 Hydrophonic on vinyl. Homer’s is the only store in the world with these exclusive copies, and only 50 are available.
Other limited-edition music releases in Homer’s stock include LP’s from The Black Keys, David Bowie, and The Foo Fighters.
Starting at 8 a.m., Homer’s is offering free Howlin’ Hounds coffee and Donut Stop donuts to shoppers waiting outside the store.
721 North 14th Street
Icky Blossoms will offer palm readings from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. They will also be DJ-ing and signing the 7-inch release of “Living in Fiction,” the single from their upcoming album, Mask.
Ink Tank Merch silk-screened 40 17×11 posters (shown below) free with a $50 purchase.
Photo courtesy of Saddle Creek Shop.
Featured Saddle Creek releases include:
Maria Taylor – 11:11 and Lynn Teeter Flower LPs
Tim Kasher and Chris Farren – “You Be Me for a While” 7-inch (our story here.)
Icky Blossoms – “Living In Fiction” 7 inch
The entire list of vinyls available Saturday is available on Saddle Creek Shop’s Facebook.
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1549 North Cotner Boulevard
Backtrack Records ordered currently-secret stock of limited items specially for Record Store Day. The store will also offer 15 percent off used vinyl and $3.50 CDs. Backtrack will open early at 7 a.m. for the sale.
2776 South Street
Lefty’s is opening early at 7 a.m. Saturday for their Record Store Day sale. Lefty’s will offer 20 percent off used records, and normally-priced $4 records for only $2. Fifty-cent LPs and 45s will be four-for-$1.
Additionally, select books, magazines, cassettes, VHS, and CDs are 4 for $1.
909 O Street
Jared Alberico of Jared’s Super Blues Party and the Omaha folk rock group Virgin Mary Pistol Grip will play acoustic sets between 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Customers can sign up to win a Led Zeppelin reissue prize pack in-store. The pack includes a turntable slipmat, buttons, lithograph and more.
Grateful Dead art prints and Van Halen coasters are also included in the giveaway.
Recycled Sounds is also offering 25 percent off most used vinyl and giving away $25 gift certificates.
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2309 Central Avenue
The antique store is offering 15 percent off all vinyl today and on Record Store Day.