It's somewhat of a strange holiday (or probably not actually a holiday exactly) but Saturday (4/17) is Record Store Day. Across the country, record stores will celebrate the spirit of independent music with events and concerts inside and outside of their shops.
In Bend, we only have one actual independent record store, and that's Ranch Records. For Saturday, Ranch is celebrating with a lineup of live music and some specialty items for sale.
The store opens at 10am and live music will begin around 2 p.m. with an acoustic performance, followed around 2:30 by a set from local psychedelic popsters Yenn.
Around 3 p.m., Ranch welcomes Larry and His Flask into the store (or out on the sidewalk if weather permits) for a set that's sure to bring in their ever-growing gang of fans (if you saw them at the Silver Moon last week, you know what I'm talking about) to have some midday fun.
And, of course, the store will be open for business, offering up some special items in honor of the special day. So get out there and dig through the bins -- it's so much more rewarding than scrolling through iTunes.