Duane Davis, co-owner of Denver's legendary Wax Trax Records, has more than one reason to be happy about this year's Record Store Day. True, the store is sure to receive an influx of music fans flocking toward exclusive Record Store Day releases from artists like Muse, Wilco and Built to Spill. But for Davis, there's one release that hits close to home.
"The thing I'm looking forward to the most is the Fucked Up seven-inch single," Davis says, referring to the infamous Canadian hardcore band that played a riotous set at Wax Trax last year. "They're releasing ten different covers for the same record, and they asked a number of record stores to send in photos to use. So I sent a photo of a little girl with spiky hair that I took at Kennedy's Warehouse [a Denver punk venue in the 80s]."
In addition, Davis and crew are hosting a live show featuring local punk, metal and indie-rock bands, including Tauntaun, Accordion Crimes, Speedwolf and Ideal Fathers; Tauntaun will even release a seven-inch of its own, The Murderauder Rides, to commemorate the celebration.
The Wax Trax Record Store Day party goes down today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the shop's corner location, 638 East 13th Avenue. The all-ages event is free; for info, call 303-831-7246 or visit www.myspace.com/waxtraxdenver.
Sat., April 17, 2 p.m., 2010