Record Store Day — What Cheer
(4.22) Their last one, sorry to say. No sooner had Nice Slice folded up its tent than another Thayer Street icon, What Cheer Records And Vintage, announced that, after 20 years in business (5 at the Thayer Street location), they would be closing the store at the end of May. Owners Jennifer and Chris Daltry issued the following statement:
While we aren’t going out of business, we have decided to close our shop at the end of May. We will continue selling the same sorts of stuff we always have, just without a retail location. Instead we will be expanding our online selling and our Rock + Roll Yard Sale events + more.
But first — let’s have some fun! The Daltrys really know how to throw a Record Store Day. And how do they celebrate the glory that is vinyl? Why with live music of course! Performing live in store: Tall Teenagers, The Low Cards, the ‘Mericans, Allysen Callery, and Kate Mick. And also snacks and beer and sales. (Facebook event page.)
We’ll have special limited edition RSD releases, a sale where all used goods will be 25% OFF and all new goods 15% OFF except for new RSD titles. Our bins will be brimming, the PA pumping, and ‘Gansett flowing (this event is sponsored by Narragansett Beer).
Record Store Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Go here for the 2017 RSD List of Special Releases. Big Star! The Count Five! Johnny Cash! Johnny Mathis! Robert Johnson! The Cure! Super Furry Animals! ELP! Evan Dando! The Zombies! And maybe that Corey Feldman 7″ feat. Snoop Dogg. Store owners send in a wish list. They do not always get what they want. And sometimes they get surprises. All types of tchotchkes including posters and lanyards and stickers and totes. Colored vinyl is a RSD fave.
10am to 8pm, Saturday, April 22, What Cheer Records, 180 Angell Street, at the corner of Thayer (directions)