Your Record Store Day primer

Ahead of this weekend’s annual feast of vinyl and celebration of the local wax-shack, MVD’s got a couple of great docs about the battle to keep indie record-retailers alive (and one that’s just tiresome). PLUS where to rawk and roll and thrash and bang and gaze (and drink) this week.

Cave in

Bow down before Beelzebub’s favourite lounge singer, Nick Cave, PLUS a 1990 concert by Bad Seeds spinoff band / industrial pioneers Einstürzende Neubauten captured on a new DVD, AND the week in live punk and metal.

Jerks at work

Assessing My Career as a Jerk, a documentary about oh-so seminal punk band Circle Jerks. PLUS the shows you need to see this week, starting tonight. That’s right, it’s time to leave the apartment.

Grunge out

Assessing the new documentary on one of Seattle’s most unsung bands, I’m Now: The Story of Mudhoney, PLUS the heavy gigs that have all the kids talking, including Enslaved, Marduk, Pypy, Terrarbor, Loosestrife and Passovah’s fifth anniversary show.