Saturday marks International Record Store Day and Saint John's only vinyl record store, Backstreet Records, is celebrating. From 1pm to 5pm today the Germain Street business will be hosting music performances from Duncan Thomas, The Straw Men and Grand Theft Bus. Owner Gordie Tufts tells CHSJ news this is the busiest time of the year for his business and it's a welcome experience in today's music industry with so many stores closing.
International Record Store Day began three years ago in the United States. Tufts says their first celebration last year attracted close to 250 people.