MANILA – If you are interested in vinyl records, make sure to join in the first celebration of Record Store Day (RSD) in the country this weekend.
RSD 2017 Pilipinas will be held at Buddha Bar Manila in Makati from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight on Saturday, April 22.
Around 25 independent record stores and online vendors are expected to take part in the event hosted by Audio Pilipinas, a Facebook-based group of Filipino music lovers and audiophiles from across the globe.
There will also be performances by The Late Isabel, Hoochie Coochie Mikkie, The Black Vomits, Itchyworms and Ely Buendia’s Apartel.
“This year, we hope to use RSD to promote the small and independent record stores in the Philippines and tie that in to our advocacy of helping underprivileged children through corporate sponsorships and donations,” said Reggie Halili, one of the administrators of Audio Pilipinas.
RSD was conceived in 2007 “at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.”
Since its first celebration on April 19, 2008, RSD has been held in every continent except Antarctica.