Record Store Day 2011 in St. Louis: What You Need to Know About The Bands, DJs and Free Beer [Updated!]

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A to Z loves Record Store Day! All of our favorite stores throw parties and hang out, celebrating records over free beer, snacks and lots of live music. (And there are exclusive Record Store Day releases to buy, too.) What could be better?

To help prepare our readers (and ourselves) for this massive day (April 16!), we've begun compiling a schedule of St. Louis-area events. This list is by no means complete just yet, and it will be updated as more stores finalize their plans.

{If you own/work at a record store and would like to submit its info for this blog, please e-mail chrissy.wilmes@riverfronttimes.com}

Without further adieu, your St. Louis Record Store Day 2011 schedule:

Apop Records:

*Extended hours: open 10 a.m. to midnight *10% off all new merchandise, 20% off all used CDs *Exclusive RSD releases *Open courtyard with free photobooth, food and refreshments provided by All Sauce BBQ, New Belgium Brewing and Pabst.

Free Live music from noon to 8 p.m. with: High Life Shaved Women Spelling Bee Egg Chef Doom Town Fister Frances With Wolves Bikini Acid Catholic Guilt .e Union Electric

RSD after-party evening show with touring bands at 9 p.m.: Canadian Rifles Defect Defect Masculine Journey (local opener)

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Euclid Records:

Free Live Music From: John Doe & Jill Sobule the Bottle Rockets Snake Ranch LucaBrasi Ultraman the Sights Jans Project the Pelvic Girdles the Deciders Troubadour Dali the Blind Eyes Sleepy Kitty Warm Jets USA the R6 Implant Black Fast

There will likely be another band or two. The complete schedule will be posted on Euclid Records' blog as soon as it is finalized.

DJ Spins: Thomas Crone (KDHX DJ, music journalist, blogger) Rob Levy (KDHX DJ) Cat Pick (KDHX DJ) Al Swacker (KDHX DJ) 18 & Counting Elemental Child Billy Brown Deadasdisco Josh Levi DJ Chilly C DJ Trash Talk DJ Parisian super conductor Cor(e)yography DJ Black Guy DJ Luxxter

Everything in the store will be on sale at 10% off both days, except for these limited editions and the Euclid Sessions releases.

Food and drink will be available for purchase outside the store, provided by Highway 61 Roadhouse and Cyrano's.

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Vintage Vinyl:

DJ Spins: 10 a.m. - Travis 11 a.m. - Annie Zaleski (RFT music editor, KDHX DJ) Noon - Jaime Lees (music journalist) 1 p.m. - Eric King ("Slip of the Disc" KDHX DJ) 2 p.m. - Annie, Dave, Jess and Julie 3 p.m. - Katie and Jason 4 p.m. - Dean Minderman 5 p.m. - DJ Will Power (Soulition) 6 p.m. - Steve Smith (The Royale) 7 p.m. - Justin, Berrek, Fernando & Lauren

Musical Performances: -Kelley Hunt -I Hate Punk Rock Records showcase (details TBA) -Safety Words -Matthias -Pretty Little Empire -Beat Street

Also: -Free beer courtesy of Schlafly -Contests and prizes

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Slackers CDs and Games

Sales: Buy 2 Get 1 Free on used CD's * (free item is the lesser of the three) Buy 1 Get 1 Free on used Vinyl * (free item is the lesser of the two) Trade in your used Vinyl and receive 20% more in trade **

*Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to manager approval. See associate for details. No dealers.

**Offer replaces standard 10% more in trade offer for Power Card Members. Trades must be in full working condition to receive full value. Subject to manager approval. Some exclusions apply. See associate for details. No dealers.

Giveaways / Free food / Live music / Enter to win Skullcandy headphones

Live music:

St. Charles, MO

* 3pm - Sicklove * 4pm - MUDSHOV3L * 5pm - Two Iron Fists * 6pm - ShowMore

Columbia, MO

* 3pm - John Henry & The Engine * 4pm - Tommy & The High Pilots

Glen Carbon, IL

* 4pm - I Like Snaps * 5pm - You're Not Kablamo * 7pm - Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship

Full disclosure: The writer has worked at Vintage Vinyl and Slackers CDs and Games, and will be photographing the Record Store Day events at Vintage Vinyl.

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