Black Friday doesn't have to be about waiting in line at department stores in the middle of the night, pushing and shoving to maybe get a few dollars off high-priced electronic items or toys.
Instead of becoming submerged in the hustle and bustle of the illusive doorbuster, take advantage of specials offered at local record stores and buy that special someone a new album worth spinning over and over.
Record Store Day — an organization primarily known for putting on a one-day holiday in April celebrating independent record stores by releasing rare and unique vinyl — celebrates Black Friday by teaming up with local stores to bring vinyl lovers new releases to add to a collection. Des Moines stores participating include ZZZ Records and Jay's CD and Hobby.
This year's Black Friday exclusives include releases by Beck, Johnny Cash, Megadeath, Spoon, Des Moines' own Stone Sour and more.
Celebrate Black Friday by digging deep into one, or all, of the following record store specials.
ZZZ will be stocking up on official Black Friday releases for the one-day event. Most of the exclusive releases include 7-inch singles and 12-inch LPs. Black Friday shoppers who enter a drawing will be eligible to win gift certificates for future purchases.
- Find it: 2200 Ingersoll Ave.
- Black Friday Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- More info: 515-284-1401
Underground Rock Shop
Along with its long-running special of half-off vinyl records throughout the store, the shop plans to offer deals on CDs and clothing.
- Find it: 617 Euclid Ave.
- Black Friday Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- More info: 515-259-9424
Jay's CD and Hobby
Jay's plans to participate in the official Black Friday releases from Record Store Day. Hunt down a rare or exclusive release during the store's extended hours. The store also stocks an array of collectibles, such as comics and action figures.
- Find it: 3315 SE 14th St
- Black Friday Hours: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
- More info: 515-287-4578
Wayback will be unveiling a collection of 600 rare and collectible records to its customers in celebration of Black Friday shopping.
- Find it: 3524 6th Ave.
- Black Friday Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- More info: 515-282-5073
The Clive-based hybrid book-movie-record-video game store is planning a sale of 20 percent off everything, including its selection of records, which ranges from jazz to pop to rock favorites.
- Find it: 10201 University Ave., Clive
- Black Friday Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
- More info: 515-224-4429