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It's that time of year again! Record Store Day is upon us, and while tomorrow's buying spree may not be much of a change of pace from our regularly scheduled weekend crate-digging, we'll be out there getting our hands dirty amidst a ton of great sales, up to our elbows in limited releases, and (in most locations we frequent) with a live soundtrack at the ready.

Here are a few of the highlights of what to expect around town:

Easy Street Records {Queen Anne}: Open at 9a, Diercks Bentley will be performing at 1p, and Brad will be taking the stage at 4p.

East Street Records {West Seattle}: Open at 7a with Lance Mercer's photo show all day, and a performance by imaginary faves The Young Evils at 7:30p. Reignwolf at 9p!

Everyday Music: DJ sets will be going on all day starting at 1p, with the likes of DJ El Toro, DJ Ya Sure Shot, Naiomi Punk, and DJ Veins; and Seapony will be kicking off a few bands at 6p. 10% off everything new, 20% off everything used!

Silver Platters {Queen Anne}: Open an hour early with bands all day, including Will Hoge at 12p, Gravel Road at 1p, Dar Williams at 2p, Caveman at 3:30P, and Perfume Genius at 5p. 15% off all regular and clearance items, excludes RSD specials.

Sonic Boom {Ballard}: Giveaways all day, Jack White Listening Party at 2p, Star Anna performs at 4p. [Note that there will be no Record Store Day product at the Melrose Vinyl Market.]

Most stores will be opening early for those limited edition purchases — at Easy Street's West Seattle location, you can eat breakfast and get your shopping on! — and the official RSD site has a killer, searchable list here if you want to do some homework before you head out. You can also search every single participating Washington state store here, for more details on who is open when and what they're going to be offering special sales on.

We'll see you around town this weekend!