Where to celebrate Record Store Day 2018 in Northern Utah

Where to celebrate Record Store Day 2018 in Northern Utah
Lavender Vinyl co-owner Blake Lundell holds a copy of the "butcher cover" from The Beatles "Yesterday and Today" album in his downtown Ogden record store on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. The rare 1966 album is sought after by record collectors around the world. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

OGDEN — Though many might say advancing technology will soon make physical media obsolete, the hundreds of thousands of music junkies celebrating National Record Store Day this Saturday, April 21, beg to differ.

Since 2008, National Record Store Day has celebrated this unique and thriving culture surrounding vinyls and the indie shops that sell them. A full list of exclusive 2018 Record Store Day releases is available at recordstoreday.com.

According to the website, there are at least 17 shops in Utah that will be participating in the festivities, including three in Northern Utah, which are listed below with event descriptions taken from their Facebook pages. (The descriptions have been lightly edited for style and clarity.)

LAVENDER VINYL

123 25th St., Ogden, 385-240-0336

We will be participating in the official Record Store Day celebration, including tons of exclusive limited product, free swag bags and lots of perks all day long. Everything at Lavender Vinyl will be family-friendly.

We will open at 10 a.m. We anticipate having a big line outside our shop. As always, Kaffe Mercantile will provide free coffee for those of you who decide to brave the line. Lavender Kitchen will also provide free pastries for the first 30 in line.

Our listening party begins at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Lounge, 130 25th St. (ages 21+). Take over your RSD finds for the DJ to spin and celebrate with a custom cocktail.

We will have two raffle calls where you can win awesome prizes. We will be doing the raffles at Lighthouse Lounge. Don’t worry, we have a system in place so you can still win if you’re under 21 and are unable to be there for the actual raffle.

Entertainment for the night will be provided by EL SacredCrates, Copkid (a Marny Lion Proudfit side project) and Black Labrador.

OGDEN GRAYWHALE

4062 Riverdale Road, Ogden, 801-399-0609

Visit the Ogden Graywhale location for Record Store Day on Saturday to see the Ogden band Hylian. They’ll be performing an acoustic set starting at 8 p.m. Close out your Record Store Day 2018 by enjoying some local tunes!

MUSIC TO THE MAXX

3090 N. Fairfield Road, Layton, 801-776-1642

Record Store Day is coming up! Make sure you put April 21st on your calendars. Doors open at 10 a.m., but of course, we will have some fun giveaways and our usual doughnuts and juice for those waiting in line before we open. There are lots of great exclusive releases coming out! Come and have some fun with us on Record Store Day.

OTHER SHOPS PARTICIPATING IN UTAH:

Groovacious Records, Cedar City

Imagine Peace Records, Orem

Cut & Scratch, Payson

Jay’s Records, Price

Albatross Recordings & Ephemera, Salt Lake City

Diabolical Records, Salt Lake City

Graywhale (U of U), Salt Lake City

Randy’s Record Shop, Salt Lake City

RAUNCH, Salt Lake City

Sound and Vision Vinyl LLC, Salt Lake City

The Heavy Metal Shop, Salt Lake City

Graywhale (Sandy), Sandy

Graywhale (Taylorsville), Taylorsville

ReSpin Records, Taylorsville

Did we miss something? Email cityed@standard.net to request an update or addition to this list.