One of Dublin’s last independent record shops Tower Records celebrates its 18th birthday on Thursday with a special all day instore gig in their Wicklow St. branch.

Well, its here, we’re 18. Its almost hard to believe, as all the other Tower’s around the globe have fallen, Dublin’s branches have remained, and hopefully we will continue to do so for another 18 years. As I’m sure you can tell, we like a party here in Tower Records, and our 18th bash will aim to party harder than ever.

On Thursday the 18th of August [see what we did there?] we’ll be getting things started early when Michelle Doherty of Phantom 105.2 broadcasts her show, Finest Worksongs, live from the store which will be swiftly followed by nine, no less, instore performances throughout the day. We will also have a few little treats for all our customers but what exactly we have planned will remain our little surprise, for now.

The lineup is

12pm – Spies

1pm – Riptide Movement

2pm – Strypes

3pm – White Collar Boy

4pm – La Faro

5pm – Alarmist

6pm – Hot Sprockets

7pm – Miracle Bell

8pm – Declan O’Rourke

http://www.towerrecords.ie