To music mavens, vinyl hoarders and those who love a leisurely afternoon spent expanding their record collections, Record Store Day is basically Christmas. Every third Sunday in April, record stores across the world throw parties, welcome bands, offer deals and stock limited-edition RSD-exclusive releases. Even if the Indie Rock Coloring Book is Greek to you, RSD is the perfect time to meet musicians, support local businesses and get familiar with new releases and rare retro finds. Scroll on for our 15 can鈥檛-miss spots worth visiting on Record Store Day and every day after.

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1. Criminal Records (Atlanta): Come for the records, CDs and tapes; stay for the comics, magazines and toys. Fun fact: Founder and owner Eric Levin was one of the co-founders of Record Store Day. (Photo via Criminal Records)

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2. The Sound Garden (Baltimore and Syracuse): No word on whether Chris Cornell and the members of Soundgarden shop here, but chances are they鈥檇 have a blast rifling through this indie store鈥檚 used vinyl collection. (Photo via @sg_bmore)

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3. Phonoluxe Records, Movies + Music (Nashville): It鈥檚 fitting that this old-school store, just outside of downtown Nashville, is right down the road from Woodlawn Memorial Park, where country legends Webb Pierce, Tammy Wynette and Porter Wagoner (Dolly Parton鈥檚 longtime duet partner) are all buried.

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4. Rooky Ricardo鈥檚 (San Francisco): For 20 years, this colorful and quirky shop with a 1960s feel has held court in the Lower Haight, focusing on girl groups, soul and R&B vinyl. Stock up on 45s here, because they鈥檙e only two dollars. (Photo via Rooky Ricardo鈥檚)

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5. Euclid Records (New Orleans and St. Louis): Not only is Euclid鈥檚 St. Louis location home to a plethora of in-store performances, but the store also releases the recordings as limited-edition 45s. If you鈥檙e at the NOLA location, make sure to check out the hot-pink Ernie K-Doe mural. (Photo via @stcardiff)

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6. Graveface Records + Curiosities (Savannah): You can find music at this tiny shop run by the Graveface record label and get your taxidermy fix too. Or, opt for the wide selection of bitters and cocktail supplies. (Photo via Graveface)

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7. Waterloo Records (Austin): This Austin staple pre-dates SXSW鈥檚 coolness, but it鈥檚 always been a mecca for Texas music-seekers. CDs and records are simply filed A-Z (not by genre), so you don鈥檛 even need to know what you鈥檙e in the mood for when you shop, which is half the battle, right? (Photo via Waterloo Records)

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8. Permanent Records (LA + Chicago): We love everything about these two stores, but this pizza slipmat for your record player kinda takes the cake 鈥 er, pie. If you鈥檒l be near the LA store on Record Store Day, check out an in-store performance by John Doe and Exene of punk legends X. (Photo via @permanentrecordschicago)

9. Sugar Shack Records (Madison): Trekking down 1-94 with only a tape player for tunes? Stop at Madison鈥檚 Sugar Shack Records to stock up on classic-rock and country cassettes for the road. (Photo via Sugar Shack Records)

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10. Wax Trax (Denver): This teeny-tiny store is a goldmine of old 45s, jazz, punk and classic country. Pro tip: Pop over to the nearby Kirkland Museum of Fine + Decorative Art for a fascinating tour beforehand. (Photo via For The Love of Punk)

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11. Aquarius Records (San Francisco): Opened in 1970, the oldest independent record store in SF specializes in 鈥渃ool, weird and wonderful鈥 music, and claims to only stock what the staff really loves. (Photo via Gallivant)

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12. Everyday Music (Portland + Seattle): You can find everything from Top 40 pop to obscure reggae at Everyday鈥檚 five Pacific Northwest locations. The downtown Portland location even has a separate store that houses jazz and classical. If you鈥檙e at the Seattle location, make sure to pop around the corner to visit the Jimi Hendrix statue. (Photo via @tryttenpnw)

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13. Hymie鈥檚 Vintage Records (Minneapolis): This East Lake Street mom-and-pop shop (literally 鈥 owners Dave and Laura Hoenack have two babies) is also a record label. Wile away an afternoon sifting through retro rock, early R&B and oodles of other gems. (Photo via Hymie鈥檚 Vintage Records)

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14. Shangri-La Records (Memphis): If rare blues, funk, psych and soul 鈥 and just about any other genre you can imagine 鈥 sounds up your alley, downtown Memphis鈥 Shangri-La will totally live up to its name. (Photo via Shangri-La Records)

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15. Black Gold (Brooklyn): It wouldn鈥檛 be an indie-record-store list without a shoutout to BKLYN. This Carroll Gardens shop also has coffee and antiques. (Photo via Jacob Krupnick/AirBnB)

Where will you be shopping this Record Store Day? Did we miss your favorite store? Let us know in the comments below!