Another year, time for another Record Store Day. Slowly this merry day is spreading across the globe. This year was already the fourth edition over here and it's getting bigger every time. More record stores are taking part, more special releases and more instore performances and special events. And that of course is great news.
So I got up early and headed to Concerto Records in Amsterdam that always has many of the special releases, but also the biggest queue. That's not bad at all, since the people in the line are always in a good mood and chatting along. After waiting for a bit I got in, bought most of my special releases (still looking for that Tame Impala and Soundgarden release!), while Concerto's coffee corner was already filling up for the first instore performance. No one less than Seasick Steve was going to play. And Concerto had a lot more coming. Jungle By Night was playing outside, but had to cut their performance short because the crowd was blocking the trams and traffic.
After that we headed to Record Friend. This pleasant store with friendly people only sells vinyl and had Tim Knol lined up. After his great performance we headed back for Concerto to see Suit and Tie Johns rock the house, Pignose Willy's blow out our ear drums with a loud but thrilling show, a relaxed Qeaux Qeaux Joans for some well needed quiet time and Mozes And The Firstborn close the day in style. I can't wait for next year!
Jungle By Night
Suit and Tie Johns
Qeaux Qeaux Joans
Mozes And The Firstborn
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