Since last year, we’ve seen very few record stores disappear, as vinyl sales are now tolerably healthy. I myself am buying less vinyl than before, but do still regularly pop into Phonica and Sister Ray, and less frequently into BM, Sounds of the Universe, Reckless Records and Music and Video Exchange - all indicated in the below Map. I highly recommend the two Rough Trade stores also.
For Record Store Day (typically 3rd Saturday in April), I always make it a point to support my stores if I’m in town.
Full list of Record Store Participants [here].
Phonica is open from 09:00 on Saturday, and last year there were considerable queues early on, and even more so at Sister Ray. Phonica’s RSD Releases are [here]. And this is [All Record Store Day 2014 Releases].
I’ve not yet decided if I want to queue up early, or if I’m better off turning up around lunch time when the queues dissipate.
There’s the usual couple of hundreds of exclusives, many of them on coloured or patterned vinyl - I really only buy 10" and 12" formats - and the following are the ones I have my eye on, though I’m not fully decided yet: