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Tomorrow is Record Store Day - get out and support your local shops!

Take a few hours tomorrow and head on over to your local record store to help celebrate the nationwide salute of Record Store Day.

For some of us - every day is Record Store Day but for most others the local record store is just a distant memory of where they used to look for new music and local events.

Many of the old school shops have shuttered but there has been a new wave of record stores that have opened in the last few years around town.

Personally I take advantage of this "national holiday" as a great excuse to spend the day getting to every local shop here in the motorcity and SPENDING SOME MONEY!

I already shop at most of them on a regular basis but tomorrow is like that get out of jail free card - passing go and letting them collect the $200 because shops like these should be cherished...propped up, promoted and supported as much as possible.

Many local shops such as UHF in Royal Oak

will be having live music and giveaways thoughout the day.

For years Record Store Day has been growing ever more popular and with that popularity comes some pretty cool limited edition releases from record labels small and large.

My interest is vinyl records and this year there are some amazing never released platters coming out from all kinds of artists old and new.

and every other day you can stop in

look for this on the shelves manana

RED Distribution, Utne Reader, and the Americana Music Association have partnered to create an exclusive Utne Reader "Music Edition" for Record Store Day on April 16, 2011. This special Utne Reader features exclusive music, interviews, and album reviews from various RED/Sony Music Americana artists. The cover features Steve Earle (who is set to release I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive on April 26th via New West Records) as well as other artists Johnny Cash, Dawes, Truth and Salvage Co., Ron Sexsmith, Drive By Truckers, Buddy Miller, Black Dub, Robert Johnson, Himalayan Bear, Jayhawks, Holly Golightly, Sahara Smith, Elizabeth Cook, Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle, Middle Brother, North Mississippi All Stars, Paul Thorn, Todd Rundgren, Todd Snider, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Amy Speace. Each magazine also includes a FREE 20+ track digital sampler from all these featured artists.