Dierks Bentley

Country megastar Dierks Bentley will play Easy Street Records (Queen Anne) on Record Store Day.

Though Cassette Day may never catch on, Record Store Day returns this Saturday for another round of vinyl-clutching music appreciation. Seattle-area record stores will offer a variety of exclusive limited-run releases, ranging from the usual suspects (a new 12-inch collection of Miles Davis performances) to the slightly bizarre (a collaboration by the Flaming Lips featuring Ke$ha), to the so-bizarre-it’s-amazing (the “Feistodon” 7-inch split with indie rocker Feist and metal band Mastodon covering each other’s tunes).

Record Store Day also means that local shops will host free in-store concerts all day. This year’s lineup features a pretty impressive collection of artists—including buzzworthy Seattle songwriter Perfume Genius (whom Spin recently compared to Elliott Smith), and country superstar Dierks Bentley (seriously though, this guy headlines arenas). Here’s a rundown of the Record Store Day in-stores.

Easy Street Records (Queen Anne)

1pm – Dierks Bentley (VIP entrance wristband available with purchase of Bentley’s new CD Home.)
4pm – Brad

Easy Street Records (West Seattle)

7:30pm – The Young Evils
9pm – Reignwolf

Everyday Music (Capitol Hill)

10am – Bryan John Appleby
11am – Dr Troy
1pm – DJ El Toro (KEXP)
2pm – DJ Ya Sure Shot
3pm – Naomi Punk
4pm – DJ Veins
5pm – Seapony
6pm – Hotels
7pm – Tacocat
8pm – The Horde and the Harem
9pm – DJ CanAfrica

Silver Platters (Queen Anne)

Noon – Will Hoge
1pm – Gravel Road
2pm – Dar Williams
3:30pm – Caveman
5pm – Perfume Genius

Sonic Boom Records

4pm – Star Anna

Record Store Day
Apr 21 at various venues, free