Numerous media outlets have opined about how sad it is that record stores now need their own holiday to remind us to stop in every once in a while. That may be so, but every year Columbus shops succeed at making Record Store Day more a celebration of music geekery than a wake for the brick-and-mortar era.

Numerous media outlets have opined about how sad it is that record stores now need their own holiday to remind us to stop in every once in a while. That may be so, but every year Columbus shops succeed at making Record Store Day more a celebration of music geekery than a wake for the brick-and-mortar era.

Exclusive releases, extreme discounts and in-store performances abound Saturday at these local merchants: Ace in the Hole Music Exchange, Colleen's Collectables, Elizabeth's Records, Evil Empire Records, Lost Weekend Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, Roots Records, Spoonful Records and Used Kids Records.

Meanwhile, extreme music hub Dreadful Sounds is celebrating Rex Manning Day instead. "Oh, Rexy, you're so sexy!"