This week on the Eight One Sixty, we'll celebrate Record Store Day: Drop #1 happening this Saturday, June 12.
Are you familiar with Record Store Day? It’s been happening around the world since 2007 and it’s a day to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. Here in KC, we are blessed with so many great record stores.
Have you seen the list of Record Store Day exclusives for this drop? It’s massive and filled with great stuff. We'll run through some highlights from the list and play music from them. We’ll hear from Conor Oberst, Ben Howard, HAIM, Lupe Fiasco, Beck, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Chemical Brothers.
We’ll also hear from two acts that just announced massive tours with KC dates - Garbage, at T-Mobile Center on Sunday, Sept. 19 with Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair. Record Store Day this year is in two parts, and part two is on July 17. It will feature a duet from Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Willie Nelson, who just announced a tour stop here on Sunday, Aug. 8 at Azura Amphitheater, with ZZ Top and George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
And we’ll hear a recently released song from Quite Frankly, who is playing a FREE show at Josey Records.
We encourage you to get out there every day and support local records stores but make sure you don’t miss Record Store Day this Saturday, June 12. Also, thank you so much to Mills Record Company, Vinyl Renaissance & Audio, Josey Records Kansas City (new location), The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven, and Vinyl Heaven (new location) for supporting 90.9 The Bridge!