Founded in 2007 as as a day to celebrate independently owned record stores throughout the U.S. and internationally, many music lovers are participating in Record Store Day today. Highlights of the third-annual Record Store Day include live in-store performances, record reissues and free give-a-ways.
Both Pitchfork and Prefix-Mag have in depth write-ups of the many re-released albums expected for sale today so be sure to check out those articles as well as visit http://www.recordstoreday.com for a list of participating stores.
As someone who enjoys going to record stores to purchase a copy of an album instead of downloading it from iTunes, it's good to know people still care about their local record shops. Are you planning on attending Record Store Day today? If so, which record(s) will you be buying?