Hot Poop to rock vinyl, live music at outdoor party

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Hot Poop is joining record stores across the country as they turn the tables on modern music sales to celebrate vinyl.

On Saturday the downtown Walla Walla retailer will commemorate Record Store Day 2013 with what “Principal Poop” Jim McGuinn has dubbed the Sixth Annual Presley Methodist of the Unassumed Paradise Parking Lot Barbecue Boogie Revival.

The party includes food, vinyl and live music throughout the day.

“Hot Poop believes that Record Store Day is somewhat of a Heritage Day for music fans who appreciate both the superior sound and simplicity of vinyl records,” McGuinn said in an announcement.

Hundreds of independent music stores across the country will hold similar celebrations. More than 300 different limited edition vinyl LPs and seven-inch 45s will be offered for sale.

Saturday’s downtown event will showcase local and regional bands coming from as far away as Eugene in a free daylong concert series that starts at high noon.

Performers include: The Slooches, Take Back, Walking Trainsong, Gorgeous Beast, Joe Keown, Diced Life, Among the Ascending and The Smart Money. Also anticipated: alumni artists from Hot Poop’s Homegrown vinyl album from 1984. Original members of The Rye Grass String Band, Solomon Jest and Magnum Rose will be back for repeat performances. The event will feature some multi-generational family performances with Anna Burgess joining father Jesse Burgess from Solomon Jest; and Mike Usko from Magnum Rose joining his son Tyler Usko with his band, Gorgeous Beast. Free Pepsi products and chips will be served. The Wine Country Culinary Program will barbecue sandwiches, tacos and other fare for sale.

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