Record Store Day is far more than a Black Friday for vinyl lovers, an event where record buyers line the street outside their favorite shops on a Saturday morning hoping to score limited edition releases by the likes of The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, and The White Stripes. In Cleveland, Record Store Day is also a celebration of our music scene. Visit Waterloo road this coming Saturday, April 21st, and the street will be hopping with music as local bands Big Sweet, Village Bicycle, Summerays, Cave Teens, Afternoon Naps, and Prisoners alternate performances between the Beachland Tavern and Blue Arrow Records from 4:30 until 7:00. These free shows are both a reminder of what the record store used to be — A hub where like minded folk gathered and built up their scene, and an affirmation of what Waterloo Road means to Cleveland. More than any place in town, this humble street with its boutique shops, live music venues and, yes, record stores, is where the music lives. For more on Record Store Day, visit the Record Store Day website. For more on where to score the best vinyl in town, check I Rock Cleveland’s Guide to Cleveland Record Stores.
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