Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, but let's not forget that Small Business Saturday is where many of us find those unique gifts from local shops. Music collectors will need to flock to their local records shops on Black Friday for "Record Store Day" to find those special vinyl releases. "Record Store Day" is when music labels release rare, one-of-a-kind, special vinyl that is only available on that day and in limited amounts. Many of these record stores use these days to promote other specials and one Connecticut local music shop Redscroll Records (in Wallingford, CT) is holding their 8th Annual "Blackout At Sunrise" Sale. It begins Friday at 6am in the morning and runs all weekend. Redscroll Records will have some of the best deals of the year on hard to find items, including 15% off new vinyl, 25% off used vinyl and used CDs for only $1.To find out more about this special event including hours and DJ schedule, please visit facebook.com.
Speaking of new vinyl, American blues musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is releasing his debut single "Helluva Way (For A Man To Make A Living)" b/w Watchin' Brian Jones" on Big Legal Mess Records. The single brings backs the seventies garage rock of the MC5's with its up-tempo rhythm and blazing guitar riffs. The flip-side sounds like a blues classic with a modern flair as Hart shows his almost two decades of experience on these amazing new tracks. This 45 r.p.m. leaves you wanting and waiting for more from this New Orleans native. To find out more about Alvin Youngblood Hart his latest release, please visit biglegalmessrecords.com.