Record Store Day After party with Sloth Records and Phillips Brewing & Malt Co. The Sloth All-Star DJs will be spinning all the hits from the past, present and future...The best of Punk, Rock, Soul, Garage and Hip Hop all night. Phillips Brew ice cold and on special.
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday April 21st, 2018.
Record Store Day
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. For several years, 60% or more of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.
On the first Record Store Day, Metallica spent hours at Rasputin Music in San Francisco meeting their fans and now each year hundreds of artists, internationally famous and from the block, flock to record stores around the world for performances, signings, meet and greets and to fill their own shopping bags with music. In 2009, Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal) declared himself the "Record Store Day Ambassador" as a way of shouting out how important the stores were to artists and since then Joshua Homme (Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures, Queens of the Stone Age), Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Jack White, Chuck D, Dave Grohl, Metallica and St. Vincent have worn the ceremonial sash.
Throughout its nine years, cities across the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boise, Charleston and Las Vegas have declared Record Store Day an official holiday. In 2013, Co-Founder Michael Kurtz was made a Chevalier of the Ordre Des Arts et Des Letters in France, honoring Record Store Day's contribution to the cultural and artistic life of the French people. That same year, the organizers of Record Store Day accepted the Independent Spirit Award from NARM (now the Music Biz Association). In 2015, Record Store Day was named the Marketplace Ally of the Year by A2IM, an organization of independent music labels.
While there’s only one Record Store Day a year, the organization works with both independent and and major labels throughout the year to create contests, special releases and promotions in order to spotlight the benefits of supporting these independent, locally owned stores with music purchases throughout the year. In 2010, Record Store Day coordinated its first Black Friday event, which gives record stores exclusive releases as part of the attempt to redirect the focus of the biggest shopping day of the year to the desirable, special things to be found at local stores. -
If there’s any place in Calgary that demands for us to slow it down, it’s the 17th ave staple Sloth Records (736b 17th Ave S.W.). A steep climb up a flight of stairs opens up to a haven of eclectic music ranging from records, CDs and cassette tapes (ie. the origin of the mixtape and romance as we knew it in the 90s).
The shop is bright and well organized, with row after row of new and used vinyl just waiting to suck up what used to be a free afternoon. For nearly 20 years, Sloth has made its mark in the city as a truly independent mecca of music in all forms with few limits; here you can purchase needles, cartridges, cleaning supplies, zines, shirts and turntables.
They also boast the city’s largest selection of concert tickets (minus the hefty service charges) making the shop an excellent tool for navigating great shows in the area. Sloth perfectly executes a balance between what’s nostalgic and new — it only takes a few stair steps to change up the pace. - http://www.17thave.ca
Phillips Brewing & Malt Co.
WE ARE A GROUP OF BEER-LOVING ADVENTURERS, DEDICATED TO EXPLORING EVERY CORNER OF THE CRAFT BEER FRONTIER. JOIN US AS WE TRAVEL ALONG THE BEER FLAVOUR ARK! OUR PATH IS GUIDED BY UNBRIDLED CREATIVITY AND UNWAVERING ATTENTION TO QUALITY.
*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.