In 2007, Record Store Day was founded as the third Saturday in April. It was designed as a way for bands to release rare or new songs as a way to promote local record stores. Most of the releases are vinyl, while a few are available on the easier to handle CD. This year is seeing releases from over 100 artists in the US, including special edition 7" vinyls from Arctic Monkeys and St. Vincent.
Ann Arbor's Wazoo Records, Underground Sounds, and Encore Recordings are all participating in Record Store Day this Saturday. So if you're interested in helping out some local business, music, or special edition releases and new songs, check out a record store on Saturday. For more information, visit the Record Store Day website.