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The Expendables to Headline Record Store Day April 21 at Streetlight in San Jose

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The Expendables play at noon on Saturday, April 21, at Streetlight Records, for Record Store Day.

The Expendables play at noon on Saturday, April 21, at Streetlight Records, for Record Store Day.

Who knew Record Store Day would make it to is fifth anniversary? When it made its debut in 2007, it was a fairly revolutionary concept: ask famous musicians to support honest-to-god, brick-and-mortar independent record stores by giving them exclusive releases to sell.

But it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that it caught on, since indie record stores made the careers of many of the biggest artists who are now known for championing Record Store Day—like Wilco, who this year will be releasing an exclusive deluxe vinyl box set edition of their last album The Whole Love.

Other top Record Store Day releases this year include the first 7” single from the upcoming album of unreleased Joey Ramone tracks. Featuring an intense, anthemic delivery from the late Ramones lead singer, “Rock ‘n’ Roll is the Answer” almost sounds like a sequel to “We Want the Airwaves.” Iggy Pop, Taking Back Sunday, Fun and Richard Buckner are among the other artists contributing releases.

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