Today is Tax Day (boo), but it's also payday for a lot of people, which comes in handy because tomorrow is Record Store Day. In a few short years, RSD has become one of the biggest red-letter days on the music-geek calendar, even bigger than Tim Buckley's birthday.
This year's exclusive RSD product includes releases from the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Steve Earle, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Phish, R.E.M., Wilco, Grinderman, Kings of Leon, The Red Krayola, Rolling Stones, Mastodon & ZZ Top teaming up on "Just Got Paid," and the Beastie Boys' brand-new single "Make Some Noise," complete with a remix by Passion Pit.
It's a long, long, long, long, long list, so just check out the whole thing here. You might want to call the stores in advance to check and see if they have the specific RSD exclusive in stock, but be advised they're probably going to be pretty busy tomorrow.
This week Rocks Off asked employees and owners of four Houston record stores to tell us if they had anything special planned for Saturday, as well as a few of their pet peeves so you'll know how to act right when you go.