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Record Store Day Countdown | 22 Days Left

It’s the last day of March, which means we are now only 22 days away from #RSD2023.

For this year’s Record Store Day, audiences can look forward to the re-release of Scott Weiland’s 12 Bar Blues. Originally released in 1998 as the debut solo album from the Stone Temple Pilots frontman, 12 Bar Blues is a masterpiece of alt-rock and grunge music that showcases Weiland’s unique songwriting and distinctive vocals. The special Record Store Day release wields two beautiful green and blue translucent vinyls.

Featuring genre-bending tracks like “Barbarella” and “Divider” alongside hard-rocking classics like “Crackerman,” this classic album will now be available in vinyl format for fans to enjoy. With its stellar production, timeless melodies, and strong sense of musical identity, 12 Bar Blues stands out as one of the great albums from the ’90s alternative rock movement, ensuring that this Record Store Day 2023 will be truly special.

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Record Store Day Countdown | 23 Days Left

We are 23 days closer to 2023’s Record Store Day! Did you know that there is a bar located in the back of Hi-Fi? Well now you do!

We are ecstatic to announce the arrival of local brewery Resurgence Brewing Company “Old Neighborhood” Irish Red Ale! So what are you waiting for… We got records and brews in the same place! #supportlocal#localbrewery#RSD2023#recordstoreday

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Record Store Day Countdown | 24 Days Left

Happy? Monday… Well yeah it is! We are another day closer to #RSD2023, 24 days to be exact so you bet it is!

A Record store day exclusive you can find at Hi-Fi this year is the iconic Rolling Stones record “Beggar’s Banquet”, touting a pressing on heavyweight grey, blue, black and white swirl vinyl as an ode to the lyric “a swirling mass of grey, blue, black and white” from Salt of the Earth as performed in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

The album has been remastered to perfection, bringing out nuances and details in the music that had previously been unheard. The signature guitar riffs and bluesy vocals of Mick Jagger shine on this release, along with Keith Richards’ masterful fretwork that has become an integral part of rock n roll history. Songs like Sympathy for the Devil, Street Fighting Man and No Expectations are all included on this timeless release that is sure to please longtime fans and introduce new generations to the brilliance of The Rolling Stones.

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Record Store Day Countdown | 31 Days Left

Record Store Day 2023 is right around the corner! 31 days to be exact… We will be counting down each day providing info on which records will be available, tips for conquering RSD, providing fun music facts and most importantly, reminding how close Record Store Day is!

For those curious of the origins of Record Store Day, it was first established in 2007 as an annual event to celebrate independent record stores and the unique culture they provide to their communities. Since, it has become a massive success, with folks from all around the world participating in the celebrations. Each year, on the third Saturday of April, music fanatics flock to their favorite local record stores to get their hands on that year’s exclusive releases, special offers and performances from artists and bands.

Record Store Day also serves to remind us of the importance of independent record stores as cultural hubs that have helped shape music over the decades. From the impact of Record Theatre for years to the soul carrying on through Hi-Fi Hits here in Buffalo, these stores have contributed to defining musical scenes around the world and providing access to new ideas and sounds. Record Store Day is therefore a great opportunity for music lovers everywhere to come together and celebrate all that independent record stores have done for music, past and present.

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Record Store Day Countdown | 30 Days Left

Another day counted down means one day closer to #RSD2023 ! Today, we say Happy Birthday to lead singer of legendary Britpop band Blur and artist behind Gorillaz! A special release on this year’s Record Store Day includes “Blur Presents: The Special Collector’s Edition”. The Gorillaz also recently released their new album “Cracker Island”. Make sure to keep an eye out for those two records and all the other great releases coming out of this year’s Record Store Day! Happy Birthday, Damon Albarn!

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Record Store Day Countdown | 28 Days Left

Gliding through this countdown as if we are riding a wave… Speaking of waves, this year’s RSD touts a totally groovin’ compilation released by Kay Bank Studios out of Michigan. It features a selection of rare and vintage soul, funk, and blues tracks that will make you want to get up and dance! Get your hands on this limited edition blue vinyl this Record Store Day!

This compilation is sure to be an instant classic and a must-have for any vinyl collector! You too can feel like you are surfing on Lake Erie.