Record Store Day: And The Beat Goes On
So Record Store Day has come and left. In its wake, there are far fewer records in the racks at Mills Record Company and so many exclusive releases nest in milk crates across the Kansas City area. That said, at Mills Record Company, Record Store Day is more than a single day. The party continues today with exclusives, plenty of used wax, DJs, and live jazz. If the crowds scared you from leaving your turntable yesterday, make today your Record Store Day.
Gracing the store for a two hour DJ set with our own Air Guitarist Extraordinaire, Soul Preserving, Used Buying Ryan McBee will be KCUR’s Chuck Haddix. Together, the duo will be spinning some of the rarest soul and funkiest jazz cuts for your pleasure. Haddix and McBee will be providing a soundtrack for your vinyl shopping with their own private collections and quite possibly some 45s from the Mar Sound Archives. Whatever these two bring, they’re sure to fill the store with some groovy and slick beats.
After these DJs blaze it up, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 will take the stage. The band’s loungy jazz is perfect for a Sunday evening of combing through exclusive Record Store Day records, standard release records, and the wild world of used wax. Led by a Hammond B-3, the band makes jazz that straddles the line between experimentation and jazz standards. Their live record, Soul Jazz Fridays, features original compositions, nods to standards, and a jazz cover of Justin Timberlake. In other words, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7′s sound will guide you through the racks from MF DOOM to Carly Rae Jepsen.
But let’s not let the live music distract from the real reason behind the celebration–that sweet vinyl. Mills Record Company made sure to order plenty of the exclusive Record Store Day presses (so as to last the weekend). So if you missed Saturday or are kicking yourself for not grabbing that 45 you knew you should have, fear not because there’s a chance it’s waiting for you in the racks.
In addition, the store will have all the standard pressings as well as fresh used wax to add to your collection. Be prepared, today might be as rad as yesterday. And if you’re unsure of how to get to Mills Record Company here are some driving directions:
From the North:
Take I-35 to Southwest Trafficway; Take a Left on Mill Street; Take a Right on Westport Road; Mills Record Company will be across Broadway on the Left
From the South:
Take US-71 North; Exit on 39th street; Take a Left on Broadway; Mills Record Company will be on the Left
From the East:
Take 39th Street to Broadway; Take a Left on Broadway; Mills Record Company will be on the Left
From the West:
Take 39th Street to Broadway; Take a Right on Broadway; Mills Record Company will be on the Left