Through many years and two locations, Darkside Records and Gallery in Poughkeepsie has distinguished itself as an old-school record store in it for the long haul, way ahead of the vinyl resurgence curve. Since moving to its spacious new location and filling this space with every genre and media, Darkside has become a committed and well-outfitted live music venue as well. The store sports a well-lit small stage and a sound system that many clubs would be quite happy with.
On Saturday, April 22, Darkside celebrates the tenth annual Record Store Day with a special guest: legendary progressive metal band Today Is the Day. Anchored by guitarist and writer Steve Austin, Today Is the Day has released nine albums since the early ’90s and has been a finishing school for metal players bound for the top of the trade, including the founding members of Mastodon. Celebrating its own 25th anniversary, Today Is the Day is currently recording a follow up to 2014’s Animal Mother. Today Is the Day takes the stage at 8 p.m. This special anniversary performance is free and open to all ages. Darkside Records and Gallery is located at 611 or more information, see darksiderecordsandgallery.com.