Instore Gigs For Record Store Day

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Instore Gigs For Record Store Day

This Saturday is Record Store Day, an excuse for the surviving independent record shops of the world to hold a little party. Not the ones to miss out such an occasion, a number of London's indie shops are marking the event with some free instore gigs.

Pure Groove (next to Smithfield Market) are regulars to this instore gig lark and their line-up certainly doesn't disappoint. They have frustratingly-youthful rockers Bombay Bicycle Club playing an exclusive acoustic set at 6pm topping a bill of live music that kicks off at 10am. Other highlights include a Blur quiz at 3.30pm, with the recent DVD release and the Record Store Day exclusive single as prizes; and Wave Pictures's frontman David Tattersall playing a solo set at midday.

Crossing over to Brick Lane, Rough Trade East have a full day of live music with the best possible start in shouty Leeds rockers Pulled Apart By Horses waking up Spitalfields at 11am. For that seeing-a-big-band-in-a-small-venue feeling, you may want to check out Ash, who play at 4pm and are then sticking around for a signing session. Elder sibling Rough Trade West across in Ladbroke Grove also has more cosy instore sets from the Magic Numbers (3pm), Eliza Dolittle (1:15pm), and Erland And The Carnival (4:45pm).

By John Wilkes

For full line-ups check the websites. The Record Store Day webpage has a list of all participating stores, too numerous to all be listed here.

Last Updated 16 April 2010