Record Store Day

Alexandra Nikotina

On April 20, CJSF 90.1 FM in collaboration with CiTR 101.9 FM will be broadcasting live from Record Store Day. Both stations will be at record stores all around Vancouver broadcasting live performances and interviews with participating artists.

Tune in to hear bands playing at Zulu Records, Neptoon Records, Red Cat Records, Beat Street Records, and Vinyl Records. The special programming for Record Store Day will start at 12pm and end at 7pm. Featured record store events include local bands and DJ’s playing for free. There will also be lots of limited edition album releases and special sale items.

Record Store Day started in 2007 at a meeting of independent record store owners and employees in order to celebrate and honor record store culture and independent music. Now, it is an international holiday celebrated by many countries including UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Canada.

Record Store Day is an important event for Vancouver's community of music lovers. Every year, local bands play free shows at record stores around town, and various record stores have special discounts happening at the venues.

Zulu Records will have extended hours and special limited edition sales, as well as Vancouver's best live acts – The Belle Game, Portage And Main and Malcolm Jack.

Highlife Records will have special discounts on used vinyls. Neptoon Records will present a variety of bands, including Thee Evaporators, Factories And Alleyways and Johnny de Courcy.

Red Cat Records introduces lots of limited releases and a few local bands: Gal Gracen, Pizza Sub, Slow Learners and NO UFOS.

Beat Street Records will have DJs playing in the store all day: Hubbz, Avi Shack, Goodchoons, Dule, Evo, Rich-A and many more.  

Tune in to CJSF and CiTR to learn more and listen to live broadcasts! You can tune in to the Record Store Day at CJSF 90.1 FM and at CiTR 101.9, or listen online at

For more information, visit the Record Store Day’s website at

  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
  • By: Administrator