Rhino Records & The Mad Platter will be celebrating the 3rd annual Record Store Day on Saturday April 17th  from 10am to 10pm.  The previous 2 years we have featured free live performances by top shelf talent The Eagles of Death Metal, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Frank Fairfield & others.  This year we have lined up some stellar acts that run the musical gamut and timeline.

Patrick Campbell-Lyons (Of UK 60’s psychedelic band Nirvana UK) will be reading excerpts from his novel “Psychedelic Days” as well as signing the book & taking questions at 11am at Rhino.

Nirvana UK were the first band to sign to Island Records & were part of the “Swinging London” scene of the late 60’s.  Their The Story of Simon Simopath record was the first concept rock record released, predating The Who & The Pretty Things, and is considered to be a lost classic.    Patrick might share some of his run ins with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Salvador Dali & other noted legends of that time during this instore.

Yo La Tengo Acoustic performance at 3pm

Hoboken New Jersey’s most famous recording artists (ok, following Frank Sinatra) have been making music for over two decades. Their latest recording, “Popular Songs” on Matador Records, charted in the Billboard top 60 it’s first week out & continues to map out new worlds in the ever evolving sound arsenal of Yo La Tengo. This will be the bands first acoustic set in California since the wee days of 1993, don’t miss it.

Rhino will start handing out wristbands for this performance at 10am the morning of Record Store Day (April 17th) guaranteeing admittance to this instore. Free lithograph of poster for this performance with purchase of any Yo La Tengo music while supplies last. Folks that purchase a Yo La Tengo release starting Monday April 12th at noon will also get a wristband guaranteeing admittance to the show. Yo La Tengo will do a signing directly after their performance.

Shamaya of OTEP will be reading poetry from her latest book “Caught Screaming” followed by a signing at 3pm.

Otep is one of Metaldom’s most interesting acts.  Led by lead singer Shamaya, Otep formed in Los Angeles at the begin of the new millennium.   Combining true metal with the poetic & volatile lyrics/vocals of Shamaya, the group is a unique concoction that stands alone in a world of cookie cutter bands.  The band has recently reunited with their original  drummer & guitarist for a release due this Fall on Victory Records.  Shamaya will be reading poetry (her second book, “Caught Screaming” was recently published) and signing at the Mad Platter on Record Store Day.

There are also a plethora of exclusive releases available only at independent retail for this special day.  Limited edition releases by The Rolling Stones, Gorillaz, Phoenix, MGMT, The Doors, Tegan & Sara, Jimi Hendrix, Muse, the Mountain Goats and over 100 more will be available in small pressings strictly for this day at both of our stores.  We will be taking 10% off everything storewide at both locations, as well as giving out a thank you gift with each purchase.

Due to the limited quantity on many releases, purchases are limited to one copy of each release per person (though you may buy one copy of each release if you’d like!). We cannot put RSD titles on hold, sorry. Unfortunately, there will be no on-line sales, no mail order and no phone orders on these titles either.  First come, first serve while supplies last.

For more information about these releases, please click here.
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The Eagles Of Death Metal @ Record Store Day 2009
The Eagles Of Death Metal at Record Store Day 2009