Once the doors opened to let in the anticipant sell out crowd, Owner Matt Vaughan’s introduction was reminiscent of the Dead Boys introduction at CBGB’s. Raw, Loud, and with the point driven. The case was made. With KEXP in full recording mode, the Sonics hit the stage and started full force with “Cinderella” and didn’t stop. With the large roll up doors to Easy Street rattling, it was just a matter of time before the eager crowd who missed out on tickets would have it lifted up so the party would spill onto California avenue for all to be included. As the Sonics were kicking it off, the guest musicians eagerly would look over manager Bryan Swirskys shoulder to see when they got to sit in with the band. The excitement for them couldn’t be hidden as they would compare their songs with one another once they found out. The Sonics brought it to the stage like no other, and didn’t let up to accommodate the guests musicians. All of who got their work out in maintaining the Sonics raw energy.
Record Store Day 2015 was one of those rare special treats. Of course “Everyday is Record Store Day”, (rightfully so), but this one provided a Boom like no other. Special thanks go out to Matt Vaughan of Easy Street records and KEXP for capturing this monumental event.