Your guide to Record Store Day 2019 in Montreal
Record Store Day (RSD) is Saturday, April 13, 2019. Inspired in 2007 by a collective of independent record store owners and employees, RSD first took place on April 19, 2008. The idea is to celebrate independent brick and mortar record stores, their owners, employees, customers, as well as the artists behind the vinyl albums. Artists and musicians involved range from local independent acts to big names—many even press special, limited edition albums to celebrate RSD. Since its inception in the United States, the concept is celebrated annually around the globe including right here in Montreal.
CHOM celebrates Record Store Day
This year, CHOM 97.7 has once again partnered with our friends at Aux 33 Tours (1373 Mont Royal East) to celebrate RSD! Our very own Sharon Hyland will be broadcasting live from the store from 8am to 1pm (note: store opens at 9am). Feel free to stop by, say hello, and browse through Aux 33 Tours' massive vinyl selection.
We're also giving you a chance win a special CHOM 50th anniversary pressing of The Rolling Stones' "The Early Tracks" and $500 to spend at Aux 33 Tours leading up to Record Store Day. Full contest details here.
Official participating stores in Montreal
- Aux 33 Tours, 1373 Mont Royal East
- Atom Heart, 364 Sherbrooke East
- Les Bons Débarras, 4646 Wellington, Verdun
- Vinyle Chope, 1562 Mont Royal East
- Cheap Thrills, 2044 Metcalfe
- L'Oblique, 4333 Rivard
- Sound Central, 4486 Coloniale
- Sonik, 4050 Berri
- Phonopolis, 207 Bernard West
- Phonopolis West, 300 Bord du Lac, Pointe Claire
- Beatnick, 3770 St. Denis
- Le 180g, 6409 Papineau
- Freeson Rock, 1477 Mont Royal East
RSD brings with it an impressive list of limited print, special edition vinyl records. Here are just some of this year's exclusive releases:
- Bad Religion: My Sanity b/w Chaos From Within 7"
- Courtney Barnett: Everybody Here Hates You 12"
- David Bowie: Pin Ups (2015 Remastered) 12"
- David Bowie / Marlene Dietrich: Revolutionary Songs/Just A Gigolo 7"
- David Bowie: The World of David Bowie LP
- Broken Social Scene: Let's Try the After Vol. 1 & 2 LP
- Cheap Trick: The Epic Archive 2 x LP
- Alice Cooper: Dirty Diamonds LP
- Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP 12"
- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: 4 Way Street (Expanded Edition) 3 x LP
- The Doors: London Fog 10" vinyl
- Flaming Lips: King's Mouth: Music and Songs LP
- Fleetwood Mac: The Alternative Fleetwood Mac LP
- Foo Fighters: Big Me 3" vinyl
- Janis Joplin: Woodstock Sunday Aug. 17, 1969 2 x LP
- Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets (Mono) LP
- Iggy Pop: "The Villagers" b/w "Pain & Suffering" 7" vinyl
- Iggy Pop: Hippodrome - Paris 1977 2 x LP
- Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody Picture Disc 2 x 12"
- Queen: "Bohemian Rhapsody"/"I'm in Love with My Car" 7" vinyl
- The Raconteurs: Store Bought Bones 3" vinyl
- Ramones: Live at the Palladium 2 x LP
- Lou Reed: Ecstasy 2 x LP
- The Rolling Stones: Through The Past Darkly LP
- The Rolling Stones: Big Hits (High Tides and Green Grass) UK LP
- The Rolling Stones: She's A Rainbow / Live at U Arena, Paris 25.10.17 10" vinyl
- Simple Minds: Graffity Soul + Searching For The Lost Boys 2 x LP
- Serj Tankian: Harakiri LP
- The Struts: Young and Dangerous LP
- Weezer: Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets LP
Additional independent record stores in Montreal
- Encore Books and Records, 5670 Sherbrooke West
- BBAM! Gallery, 808 Atwater
- Musiquest, 63 Donegani East, Pointe Claire
- Le Pick Up, 169 des Pins East
- Sonorama, 260 Bernard West
- La Rama, 77 Bernard West
- Paul Boutique, 112 Mont Royal East
- Death of Vinyl, 6442 St. Laurent
- Le Vacarme, 6250 St. Hubert
More on RSD
You can find out more about RSD by visiting the official website at RecordStoreDay.com.