We’re proud to be participating in Record Story Day for a fourth consecutive year. This year the big day falls on Saturday, April 18th. We’ll be opening our doors at 10 a.m. We’ve got lots planned for this year including our first ever vinyl release.
Independent record stores, labels, and music fans all over the world celebrate Record Store Day. Many major and indie record labels release limited-edition titles only available at participating record stores on Record Store Day. It’s also a great excuse for us to throw a big party and thank all our customers for supporting us throughout the years.
This year we’re releasing our first vinyl record. Barry Hannah “I have no idea what tradition I’m in. Don’t care” is a spoken word recording from 1989 recorded by William Ferris at the University of Mississippi. The recording features a guest lecture Barry Hannah gave to a small group of students at Ole Miss as part of Ferris’ class on Southern Literature. Barry Hannah was the writer-in-residence at Ole Miss at the time and Ferris had recently helped to start The Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The record is an excellent example of what it was like to be in a classroom with Barry Hannah. The record is being released in a limited number of 500 copies, features liner notes by William Ferris and Lisa Howorth, and is only available at The End of All Music. The Barry Hannah record will retail for $16.99. If any copies remain after Record Store Day they will be available on our web store starting Monday, April 20th. (for more info please go here.)
The Thacker Mountain Radio show broadcast live on Thursday, April 16 from Off Square Books in Oxford will focus on the release featuring readings and music dedicated to Barry Hannah. More info can be found at www.thackermountain.com.
Barry Hannah’s son Po Hannah will be performing in the store the afternoon of Record Store Day with his band High Water Railers. The band features a special lineup with Laurie Stirratt, Chris Michaels, and Dave Hoffpauir. They will perform a short set at the store and then a full set later that night at Proud Larry’s on the Square.
Proud Larry’s will be hosting the official Record Store Day After Party. More info on that TBA.
We hosted a t-shirt design contest for our annual Record Store Day shirt. The winning design was submitted by Lauren Dayan and features our store underneath the spring season’s star constellations. The shirts will be limited. See more of Lauren’s work at her website.
Helping us out this year with the food and drinks is Yalobusha Brewing Co., Oxford Brewing Co., Home Place Pastures, High Point Coffee, and Confit Web Design.
Yalobusha Brewing Co. has crafted a special single hop, black IPA called “Bats Out of Ale” to coincide with the Barry Hannah record release. The beer is super limited and will be available for free at the store that afternoon, later at Proud Larry’s, and at the brewery’s tap room in Water Valley.
Oxford Brewing Co. will also be providing beer.
You must be at least 21 years of age to drink any beer. There will be no beer allowed outside the store.
Home Place Pastures of Como, MS will be supplying the food. They’ll be smoking some pork shoulders fresh off their farm for pulled pork sandwiches free to everyone who shows up. Home Place Pastures raises all natural heritage breed hogs on pasture completely free of any growth hormones or antibiotics right down the road in Como, Mississippi. Check them out on Facebook and at homeplacepastures.com.
Hight Point Coffee will be joining us again to serve coffee all morning. Coffee is a buck a cup and all proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.
James Kelleway of Confit Web Design will also be providing food.
All of the food and drink will be FREE!
Cole Furlow of Dead Gaze will be DJing in front of the store all afternoon.
We will also be giving away tons of free swag all day long.
We’ll release a full list of Record Store Day titles the week leading up to the big day. We will not stock everything on the official Record Store Day list but we will have a majority of it. Please check out the list to see if we’re getting what you’re wanting. Record Store Day titles are 1 copy per title per person. There are no holds, special orders, or presales on any Record Store Day titles. For any questions regarding Record Store Day please give us a call at 662-281-1909.
From the Record Store Day official website:
The official ambassador for Record Store Day this year is Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.
Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.
Record Store Day 2015 Sponsors:
ADA, Border City Media, Caroline, Crosley Turntables, Disk Union, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Discmakers, InGrooves, Music Business Association, RED, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Warner Bros. Records, WEA