Local record stores celebrate Record Store Day with shows, discounts and more

On Saturday, more than 700 independently owned record stores throughout the country will celebrate Record Store Day, an event marked by discounts, special releases and in-store performances. Three metro stores are participating: Size Records, 8915 N. Western; and both Guestroom Records locations.

Several local and regional acts will perform free, in-store concerts at Guestroom, said co-owner Travis Searle.

The concerts start at 11 a.m. at the Oklahoma City store, 3701 N. Western, which will stage shows by singer/songwriter Sherree Chamberlain, The Boom Bang, Penny Hill and St. Louis roots trio Rum Drum Ramblers.

At 6 p.m., the show shifts to Guestroom’s Norman store, 125 E. Main, with performances by Locust Avenue, Tulsa’s Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Gentle Ghost, Early Beat, Depth & Current and Rainbows Are Free.

“Should be a pretty killer afternoon,” Searle said, adding that he and co-owner Justin Sowers are “in the process of securing free adult beverages” for both shows.

Guestroom also will debut its second release as a record label, Rainbows Are Free’s “Believers in Medicine” album. Searle said the psychedelic Norman five-piece will perform Saturday after a “three-city-in-one-day” tour that starts in Austin, Texas, and stops in Dallas before ending in Norman. For more information, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com. “Joe Wertz

Joe Wertz

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