Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 1:38 pm
If you're back in your old neighborhood this weekend or just need an excuse to get out of the house, Record Store Day is a pretty good option. The twice-annual event when independent record stores around the country offer brand new, reissued and limited-edition vinyl has become an opportunity for artists to find a home for that extra song that didn't fit anywhere or to put out that remix that was just plain odd. For fans, there's the hope of finding something rare, getting turned on to some classic disc that just feels/sounds so much better on vinyl or meeting a lot of other music geeks and making some new friends, since there's a good chance that a lot of people will flock to the local shop on this special day.
You can see a complete list of what to look for here, but I've come up with five reasons you might want to run to your local record shop for Record Store Day: Black Friday 2012.