This weekend will be a perfect music Saturday in Seattle. Two major happenings for music fans are joining in a nexus of cosmic proportions: Record Store Day and the Grand Opening Celebration of KEXP’s new home. Can you even stand it?
Record stores throughout Seattle will open early and music fans will be lining up to get their hands on Record Store Day only exclusives. The most popular ones often sell out fast, so dedicated diehards line up early to make sure they have the chance to spin their favorite band’s new vinyl and more. Find a list of participating record stores, here.
Tomorrow is also the long anticipated KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening Celebration at 472 1st Avenue North (at the corner of Republican). Free live concerts begin at noon and go until 9:00 PM. Check out the lineup!
Noon – Short solo sets by Grace Love, Sera Cahoone, Mark Pickerel, DoNormaal, David Bazan (Gathering Space)
12:30 PM – Strand of Oaks (Gathering Space)
1:30 PM – Interview with King County Council Member Joe McDermott (Gathering Space)
2:00 PM – Vita Radionova from Teatro Zinzanni (Gathering Space)
2:20 PM – Interview with Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, representing District 7 (Gathering Space)
3:00 PM – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Courtyard)
3:40 PM – Samaris (Gathering Space)
4:15 PM — Interview with Deputy Mayor Kim
5:00 PM – Bob Mould (Courtyard)
6:30 PM – Hey Marseilles (Gathering Space)
7:10 PM – Deep Sea Diver (Courtyard)
8:30 PM – Car Seat Headrest (Gathering Space)
All live performances will be broadcast on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle and KEXP.ORG
KEXP also plans to release two Record Store Day exclusive albums. There is a lot more happening to celebrate the opening, so be sure to check out the full list here: http://blog.kexp.org/grandopening/