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Smile Politely’s guide to Record Store Day 2014

It is that time of the year again: Record Store Day 2014 is upon us. For all of the great things that happen in the music scene here in Champaign-Urbana, Record Store Day is just one of those days people get behind and support every single year. There’s no downplaying the amount of people that will be out and about on Saturday supporting their local record stores. We’re lucky to have three viable record shops here in C-U.

There will be a ton of live music and RSD 2014 exclusive releases to be picked up, and between Exile on Main Street, Error Records and Record Swap — you should be able to find something to spend your money on this Saturday.

Here is a rundown of live music, exclusive releases, and some tips on our end to help you along your way this Saturday.


1 Main Street, Downtown Champaign
Open at 7 a.m. on Saturday

Exile has been the staple of Record Store Day in Champaign-Urbana for quite some time now, offering plenty of live music to go see, in addition to the endless number of records they have in-shop. This is a great time to go grab a release you’ve been waiting/wanting to grab, but just haven’t done so yet, snag the exclusive RSD vinyl (typically limited in their release), or poke around and see what singles/7” albums you come across.


10:00-10:30 a.m. – Sun Stereo
10:45-11:05 a.m. – Year of the Bobcat
11:20-11:40 a.m. – Cody & The Gateway Drugs
11:55 a.m. -12:05 a.m. – The 92s
12:20-12:40 p.m. – Finer Feelings
12:55-12:05 p.m. – Shadows On A River
1:30-1:50 p.m. – We The Animals
2:05-2:25 p.m. – Ryan Groff
2:40-3:00 p.m. – Sunjacket
3:15-3:30 p.m. – Klevah
3:30-3:45 p.m. – Sky
3:50- 4:10 p.m. – Frank Leone
4:25-4:45 p.m. – CURB SERVICE featuring T.R.U.T.H.
5:00-5:20 p.m. – Dino Bravo
5:35-5:55 p.m. – Terminus Victor
6:10-6:30 p.m. – Hank.
6:45-7:05 p.m. – Bookmobile!
7:20-7:40 p.m. – Withershins
7:55-8:15 p.m. – Common Loon
8:30-9:00 p.m. – The Dirty Feathers


Anamanaguchi — Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
The Animals — The Animals EP
Atmosphere — The Lake Nokomis Maxi Single
Built to Spill — Ultimate Alternative Wavers
Creedence Clearwater Revival — The 1969 Singles
The Cure / Dinosaur Jr. — Side By Side Series
Devo — Live at Max’s Kansas City – November 15, 1977
The Doors — Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine
Drive By Truckers — Dragon Pants EP
Fishbone — Fishbone
The Flaming Lips — 7 Skies H3
Gram Parsons — 180 Gram: Alternate Takes from GP and Grievous Angel
Grateful Dead — Live at Hapton Coliseum
Donny Hathaway — Live at the Bitter End 1971
Gil Scott-Heron — Nothing New
Husker Du — Candy Apple Grey
J Spaceman & Kid Millions — Live at La Poisson Lounge
Randy Newman — Randy Newman
Nirvana — Pennyroyal Tea/I Hate Myself and Want to Die
The Notorious B.I.G. — Life After Death
Of Montreal — Satanic Panic 10th Anniversary
Pogues, The — Live With Joe Strummer
Ramones, The — Meltdown With The Ramones
Soundgarden — Superunknown: The Singles
Tame Impala — Live Versions
Velvet Underground, The — Loaded
Cake — Cake Vinyl Box Set
Neko Case & Jason Lytle — Satellite of Love
Eric B. & Rakim — Paid in Full
David Lynch — The Air Is On Fire
R.E.M. — Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions
Harry Dean Stanton — Partly Fiction
Cave In — Jupiter LP & Rarities
Childish Gambino — because the internet
Dinosaur, Jr. — Visitors
Ron Jeremy — Understanding and Appreciating Classical Music With Ron Jeremy
Lcd Soundsystem— The Long Goodbye (LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden)
Pixies — Indie Cindy
Public Enemy — It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Songs: Ohia — Journey On: Collected Singles

Locals Withershins will also be releasing their most recent record Silver Cities on wax, so that is a must to pick up this year. Finer Feelings will have a new single that will be available as well from their upcoming record (to be released later this year).


They’ll be catering some fine BBQ from Black Dog Smoke & Ale House. (As if RSD could get any better than this.)


702 S. Neil Street, Champaign
Open at 8 a.m. on Saturday

Year two for Error Records in the Record Store Day game here in Champaign-Urbana. Not as much live music happening as Exile, but there’s still plenty to pay attention to if you’re hopping around on Saturday. They’ll be performing indoors as opposed to Exile, and there’s a benefit show that happens later in the evening as well.

A ridiculous list of exclusive releases are included here, so I am confident you will find something (well, many things) to take home to your collection this year.


12:00-12:30 p.m. – Kamila Glowacki
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Old Fox Road
1:00-1:30 p.m. – Jon Tracey
1:30-2:00 p.m. Single Player (solo)
2:00-2:30 p.m. Thin Gin (acoustic)
2:30-3:00 p.m. The Fights (Cole and Nick)
3:00-3:30 p.m. Emily Otnes

Verb Movem​ent Charity Show (starts at 6 p.m.) — $5 cover

Chase Baby
Øde Vinter
Old Fox Road
Meth Dealer
Graphic Violence


✝✝✝ (Crosses) – ✝ (One) LP
✝✝✝ (Crosses) – ✝✝ (Two) LP
✝✝✝ (Crosses) – ✝✝✝ (Three) 12”
Atmosphere – The Lake Nokomis Maxi Single 12″
Bathory – Hammerheart LP
Bathory – Bathory LP
Bathory – Twilight of the Gods LP
Battery – Whatever It Takes… LP
Bayside – Time Has Come / Indiana 7″
Between The Buried And Me – Colors_Live 2xLP
Black Angels, The – Clear Lake Forest 10″
Botch – Unifying Themes Redux LP
Built To Spill – Ultimate Alternative Wavers LP
Cage The Elephant – Take It Or Leave It / Jesse James 7″
Cave In – Jupiter + Rarities LP+12″
Chad Vangaalen – I Want You Back 7″
Christian Death – The Edward Colver Edition 7″
Chvrches – Recover EP 12″
Clutch & Lionize – Split 7″
College – Northern Council LP
Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways/Fast Friends 7″
Cure, The / Dinosaur Jr. – Side By Side: Just Like Heaven 7″
Dads – Woman EP 7″
David Bowie – 1984 7″
David Lynch – The Air Is On Fire 12″
Death Cab For Cutie – Live 2012 2xLP
Deer Tick – Eel Bowel 7″
Devo – Live At Max’s Kansas City – November 15, 1977 LP
Dinosaur Jr. – Visitors 5×7″
Dodos – Magik’ Magik Orchestra 7″
Doors, The – Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine 2xLP
Dream Theater – Illumination Theory 12″
Flaming Lips, The / Devo – Gates of Steel (Live) 7
Fleetwood Mac – Dragonfly / The Purple Dancer 7″
Frightened Rabbit – Live From Criminal Records 12″
Full of Hell / Psywarfare – Split 12″
Garbage – Girls Talk Shit / TIme Will Tell 10″
Ghoul – Hang Ten 10″
Haim – Forever 12″
Huskur Du – Candy Apple Grey LP
Integrity – Den of Inequality 2xLP
Integrity / Vegas – Split 7″
Johnny Cash – With His Hot And Blue Guitar LP
Joy Division – An Ideal For Living (1978) 12″
Julie Ruin, The – Brightside b/w In The Picture 7”
Khylst – Chaos Is My Name LP
Kings of Leon – Wait For Me / It Don’t Matter (Live Version) 7″
Krieg – Isolation b/w Transmission 7″
Lemonheads, The – If Only You Were Dead 2xLP
Machine Head – Killers & Kings: Death 10”
Machine Head – Killers & Kings: High Priestes 10”
Machine Head – Killers & Kings: Strength 10”
Machine Head – Killers & Kings: The Devil 10”
Man Man – The Man In Turbin With Blue Face LP
Mastodon – Live at Brixton 2xLP + DVD
Mazzy Star – I’m Less Here / Things 7″
Memphis May Fire – The Hollow LP
MGMT – Congratulations 2xLP
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular LP
Motörhead – Aftershock LP
Mudhoney – On Top LP
Neko Case & Jason Lytle – Satellite of Love 7″
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – West Of Memphis (Origional Score) LP
Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea / I Hate Myself And Want To Die 7″
Noism/Occultist – Split 7″
Of Montreal – Jigsaw Puzzle 7″
Of Montreal – Satanic Panic In The Attic 2xLP
OFF! – Learn To Obey 12″
One Man Army – Dead End Stories LP
Oneohtrix Point Never – Commisions 1 LP
Opeth – Watershed 2xLP
Pantera / Poison Idea – Side By Side: The Badge 7″
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun 12″
Pinback – Pinback LP
Pissed Jeans – The Very Best Of Sub Pop 2009-2013 Live At The BBC LP
Pixies, The – Indie Cindy 2xLP
Poison Idea – Getting The Fear 7″
Public Enemy  – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (25th Anniversary) 2xLP
Ramones – Meltdown With The Ramones 10″
Rot In Hell – Ruined Empire LP
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Love Will Find You LP
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Saturday Looks Good To Me LP
Sense Field – Building LP
Set Your Goals – The Reset Demo: 10 Year Anniversary Demo 10″
Sick Of It All – Based On A True Story LP
Slipknot – Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses 2xLP
Spoon – Love Ways LP
Street Gods / Noi!se – Split 10″
Strife – In This Defiance LP
Sunny Day Real Estate + Circa Survive – Lipton Witch / Bad Heart 7″
Surfer Blood – Pythons Demos LP
Tim Timebomb and Friends – Mixtapes #1, #2, #3 3xLP
True Widow – True Widow 2xLP
Type O Negative – Slow, Deep and Hard 2xLP
Up Front – Spirit LP
Up Front – What Fire Does 7″
V/A – Oi! This Is Streetpunk: Vol 4 LP
V/A (Nirvana) – In Utero, In Tribute, In Entirety LP
Velvet Underground, The – Loaded LP
Vitamin String Quartet – VSQ Performs Weezer’s Pinkerton LP
Xiu Xiu – There Is No Right, There Is No Wrong 2xLP
Xiu Xiu – Unclouded Sky LP


114 E. University Avenue, Champaign

Although there isn’t any live music happening at Record Swap for Record Store Day 2014, there are always excellent options for vinyl lovers. Tons of vintage vinyl, as well as some gems mixed in here and there on the newer end of things are available at this store. If you haven’t done so already, check out our huge feature (part 1 and 2) from a few years back on the history of the shop. In addition, Rebecah put together a shopping guide back in December, and Record Swap was included there as well.


Check out the Overture for all the live music happening this weekend, but here are some additional shows happening on Saturday night post-RSD festivities.

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments on what releases you’re looking at picking up, and if there’s a local release that’s worth mentioning. Happy RSD, folks.

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