These are just a few of the many mad-mad mighty events going on on Record Store Day! Get down to your local vinyl slinger and slide some sleeves into your sack!
Hundreds of exclusive Record Store Day deals. Limited edition silk screening. 20 to 40% off all turntables. DJ set by Brendan Canning and performances by ††† and Macy Gray. RSD party from 6-8 p.m. with performances by Ben Lee, Geeta Novotny and Phil Soussan celebrating a special box set featuring Iggy Pop, Donovan, Maroon 5, and more. Details on the website.
6400 W. SUNSET BLVD., HOLLYWOOD. (323) 245-6400. AMOEBA.COM.
Tons of limited RSD releases. EVERYTHING on sale all weekend! 20-30% off used CDs, Blu-Rays and vinyl. Dollar records four for a $1.
18926 VENTURA BLVD., TARZANA. (818) 705-3544. CDTRADERTARZANA.COM.
DURTY MICK RECORDS
Live performances by the Bots, Damon Dagger and Twitching Tongues. DJ sets by Tobe Bean of the Street Dogs, Skinhead Rob of the Transplants, and Danny Diablo of Skarhead & the Shotblockers. Doors open at 11 a.m.
403 E. 3RD ST., LONG BEACH. (310) 515-9921. DURTYMICKRECORDS.COM.
In-store performances by Al Jardine of the Beach Boys (2 p.m.), M. Ward (5 p.m.), and World Party (7:30 p.m.).
420 E. 4TH ST., LONG BEACH. (562) 433-4996. FINGERPRINTSMUSIC.COM.
Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 20% off all LPs including collectibles.
7706 MELROSE AVE., WEST HOLLYWOOD. (323) 655-2125. HEADLINERECORDS.COM.
Open 10 a.m. to midnight with live performances throughout the day including Peach Kings, Raaats, the Sweaters, Dirty Bandits, Alexandria & the Starlight Band, Darkmatter, Marvin Etzioni, Atzlan, Milan & the Communists, Elos, Jincallo, Kylorand and Elos. DJ sets by Sacred, PayRay and Mago.
1956 HILLHURST AVE., LOS FELIZ. (323) 662-2000. HIGHFIDELITYLA.COM.
15% off all non-RSD merchandise. In addition to exclusive RSD releases, Jacknife offers its own exclusive release—an OJO/Justin Cole split 7”. Playing live at the store starting at noon: Choice of Chance, My Hawaii, Justin Cole, followed by all three jamming together even though they’ve never met!
3161 GLENDALE BLVD., ATWATER VILLAGE. (323) 661-4533. JACKNIFERECORDSANDTAPES.COM.
LEFT OF THE DIAL
Get your exclusive releases bright and early! Open at 6 a.m.! In-store by Channel 3 at 3 p.m.
1065 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, SEAL BEACH. (562) 598-3666. LEFTOFTHEDIALRECORDS.COM.
Open early! From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.—special hours in honor of Record Store Day. Tons of giveaways for posters, stickers and singles. Silent auctions for some of the most exclusive RSD titles.
1223 UNIVERSITY AVE. #160, RIVERSIDE. (951) 328-1600.
Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday with discounts all day on everything in the store: 20% off wax under $10 and 15% off wax over $20. There will also be an acoustic set from Gabriel Hart (Jail Weddings), and Boss Harmony (DubClub/Punky Reggae) will be spinning in the afternoon.
1805 GLENDALE BLVD., ECHO PARK. (323) 928-2475. FACEBOOK.COM/MONORECORDSLOSANGELES.
Doors open at 8 a.m.; bands start at 12 p.m. Performances by Big Black Delta, Henry Clay People, Electric Guest, Races, Zammuto, Electric Flower Group, Jenny O, and All Tiny Creatures. DJ sets by Jason Kramer (KCRW), Jason (DubClub/Punky Reggae), Chris Ziegler (L.A. RECORD), and more. First 300 people get free tote bag with purchase. The back patio of the Echo will have turntables set up so you can listen to your new purchases right away!
1816 W. SUNSET BLVD., ECHO PARK. (213) 413-3030. ORIGAMIORIGAMI.COM.
Open at midnight on Friday night. In-store performances starting at 6 p.m. by Wounded Lion, Merx and late-70s California punk band the Skabbs. Limited-edition of hand-assembled copies of Permanent’s very own RSD release, Once With Snot and Blood by the Pows. Also, some secret exclusives—you gotta got to the store to find out.
1583 COLORADO BLVD., EAGLE ROCK. (323) 739-6141. PERMANENTRECORDSLA.COM.
PORT OF SOUND
Extra crates out front for your digging pleasure.
1525 MESA VERDE DRIVE EAST, #116B, COSTA MESA. (714) 444-2337. FACEBOOK.COM/PORTOFSOUND.
Special midnight sale from 12 to 2 a.m. Friday night/Saturday morning. Tons of giveaways for posters, stickers and singles. Silent auctions for some of the most exclusive RSD titles.
235 YALE AVE., CLAREMONT. (909) 626-7774. RHINORECORDS.COM.
Open at 10 a.m. Most everything on sale. Thousands of CDs, LPs, movies and collectibles specially released for Record Store Day. Free raffle where you can win a $50 gift certificate, framed Bruce Springsteen photo or a Beatles “Butcher Cover” LP. Lots of other freebie giveaways!
2395 GLENDALE BLVD., SILVER LAKE. (323) 664-3232. ROCKAWAY.COM.
Offering a limited-to-1000 reissue of Poison Idea’s “Pick Your King” 7” on clear vinyl. The only West Coast store to carry Integrity’s Palm Sunday 10”, limited to 75 copies. And Huntington Beach’s own the Crowd will play an in-store to celebrate their RSD exclusive 7” on Hostage Records. 15% off all non-RSD merchandise!
18948 BROOKHURST ST., FOUNTAIN VALLEY. (714) 962-0500. TKORECORDS.COM.
Open an hour early—at 10 a.m. Giveaway packs from Sub Pop, Kill Shaman and Hydra Head. DJ sets by DJ Mahssa (Finders-Keepers, B-Music) and Complicated Dance Steps. Free posters, pins, prints and patches including full-sized uncut and signed production print sheets for Pelican’s Australasia and Botch’s An Anthology of Dead Ends, available for the first 20 customers of each album on Saturday morning.
3815 W. SUNSET BLVD., SILVER LAKE. (323) 666-2111. VACATIONVINYL.COM.
Open 10 a.m. to midnight. The store has been saving thousands of records all year to put out just for the occasion. In-store performance by 80s OC punk band Shattered Faith at 8 p.m. followed by Latin garage rock band Los Cometas at 9:30 p.m.
On Record Store Eve, April 20 from 8 p.m. until midnight, come enjoy the sounds of DJ Noah Wallace (Hammered Satin). No RSD exclusives on Record Store Day, but an exciting new selection of fresh vinyl hot off the airplane from Holland, France, Germany and Belgium. Specially rare stuff from abroad. Also, come get your hands on the new Cleaners From Venus vinyl LP box sets issued by Captured Tracks, as well as box sets from the Wake and Medicine. While supplies last …
5123 YORK BLVD., HIGHLAND PARK. (213) 422-0069. WOMBLETONRECORDS.COM.