Ah, Record Store Day. Not only is it a time for audiophiles around the world to celebrate the music pushed by countless independently-owned record shops around the world, but it's also a time of special vinyl and CD releases.
It might seem a little premature to be talking about the April 21 event -- who are we kidding? It's never too soon to talk about RSD -- but Zia is now taking submissions from local acts for consideration on the compilation record.
The album offers a glimpse into the local music scene of the chain's three communities; Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas.
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Musicians have until Friday, March 9, to submit their tracks to any Zia Record Exchange location. You can also email in your MP3 tracks along with a submission form you can find on the store's website.
This year's sales proceeds will benefit The Beer For Brains Foundation, a non-profit organization, "committed to raising public awareness about brain cancer, engendering compassion for its victims and helping fund groundbreaking research leading to a cure."
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