Today Is Record Store Day: Beastie Boys Donate Record Sales To Japan Relief


Today is Record Store Day. It’s celebrated worldwide and this year the Beastie Boys have made their 7” single for “Make Some Noise/Make Some Noise (Passion Pit remix)” available in the US with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross Japan Relief fund. They’re already all sold out but you can still celebrate. In terms of going green supporting local record stores counts as buying local, as opposed to buying music in a physical format and having it shipped to you.

To celebrate legendary record store Fat Beats is having a pop up shop today to support the culture. From noon to 11pm on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16) the landmark record label and retailer will transform their DUMBO warehouse into a hip-hop Woodstock complete with performances by Amir, Eternia, Masta Ace and more.


The event commemorates the one-year anniversary of Guru’s passing with a Gang Starr tribute.

Not only will Fat Beats’ legendary vinyl library be on sale, but everyone in attendance will receive a 10% coupon for the relaunched , a chance to win a free one-year subscription to Wax Poetics, and a chance to win a free 500-unit printing of vinyl jackets from Dorado. Small Batch Brooklyn will be serving custom sandwich creations and brewing small-batch coffee, so bring your record bag, invite your friends, and come hungry for a good time this Saturday at Fat Beats Brooklyn.

When: Saturday, April 16th, noon – 11pm
Where: 110 Bridge St. 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY

Doors Open 12:00 pm
maticulous 1:00 pm
Ray West 1:30 pm
!llmind 2:00 pm
DJ Center 2:30 pm
Amir 3:00 pm
DJ Jab 3:45 pm
Kev Brown & Kambr 4:45 pm
Eternia 5:15 pm
Danny Dan The Beat Man 5:45 pm
DJ Double U Tomek 6:15 pm
CSC Funk Band – Guru Tribute (Featuring Guests MCs & Scratches by Mista Sinista) 6:45 pm
CSC Funk Band – Original Set 7:15 pm
Chico Mann 7:45 pm
Phenomenal Handclap Band (DJ Set) 8:30 pm
Neek The Exotic & Large Pro 9:15 pm
The Stepkids 10:00 pm
Doors Close 11:00 pm

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