L.A. RECORD’S COMPLETE LOS ANGELES AREA RECORD STORE DAY 2014 GUIDE!

April 18th, 2014 | Interviews

Presenting our most gigantic-ever list of L.A.-area record stores and all the special things they’re doing for Record Store Day tomorrow! Here’s more than 60 record stores from OC to LB to the IE, from the South Bay to Highland Park, from the SFV to the SGV and all points in between, with opening hours and discounts and everything else we could find out for you. Good luck out there tomorrow!

And as a cheat sheet … Factory Records in Costa Mesa is open earliest at 5 AM. Artform, CD Trader, Counterpoint, Rockaway and Zoinks seem to have the deepest discounts at between 30% and sometimes up to 50% on some items. And Permanent, Mount Analog, TKO, Burger and High Fidelity have special store-only releases!

DISCLAIMER: Info subject to change! Email us at fortherecord@larecord.com subj RSD w corrections or updates and we’ll do our best to add them in!

AMOEBA RECORDS (HOLLYWOOD)
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 245-6400

Technically opens at 10:30 AM, but will allow RSD shoppers in the queue to make selections off the list of available releases beginning at around 9 am. Wide selection of RSD exclusives and win a brand new audiophile Rega RP1 turntable, an Amoeba tote bag stuffed to the gills with new vinyl, and a $100 Amoeba gift certificate. DJ set by Little Dragon.

ANALOG RECORD SHOP (COSTA MESA)
3313 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (949) 500-0330

Opens 9 AM. RSD exclusives plus 15% off all gear and $1 record sale.

ARTFORM STUDIOS (DOWNTOWN)
701 E 3rd St. Ste 120 Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 613-1050

Opens 11 AM. 50% off used vinyl.

AS THE RECORD TURNS (HOLLYWOOD)
6727 3/8 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028 (323) 251-4895

Opens 12 noon. No RSD events or exclusives planned.

ATOMIC RECORDS (BURBANK)
3812 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 848-7090

Opens 11 AM. 10% of everything in the store

AVALON VINTAGE (HIGHLAND PARK)
106 N Ave 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 309-7717

Opens 11 AM. “Are you guys doing anything for Record Store Day?” “We’re open and selling records.”

BAGATELLE RECORDS (LONG BEACH)
260 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 432-7534

Opens 11 AM. 25 boxes of various artists/compilations from ‘50s-‘90s on sale for $1.

BIONIC RECORDS (BUENA PARK)
6012 Ball Rd, Buena Park, CA 90620 (714) 828-4225

Opens 8 AM. Lots of RSD exclusives on deck, sales on used product.

BLACK HOLE RECORDS (FULLERTON)
108 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 449-1788

Opens 11 AM. No RSD exclusives or events planned, but “we’re always doing Record Store Day, every day of the week!”

BLUE BAG RECORDS (ECHO PARK)
2149 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 413-0690

Opens 12 noon. 20% off all used stock and all $1 records will be 50 cents

BURGER RECORDS (FULLERTON)
645 S State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831 (714) 336-0561

Opens 9 AM. Tons of RSD exclusives plus limited edition Conspiracy of Owls and Audacity vinyl available.

CANTERBURY RECORDS (PASADENA)
805 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 792-7184

Opens 9 AM. Large selection of RSD exclusives.

CAVEMAN VINTAGE (CHINATOWN)
650 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-9999

Opens 11 AM. Five RSD-exclusive dub and reggae box sets from Clocktower Records. Only three copies of each.

CD TRADER (TARZANA)
18926 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356 (818) 705-3544

Opens 10 AM Sat., 11 AM Sun. 30% off all used vinyl, 20% off used CDs, DVDs, blu-ray, 10% off new releases on Saturday and Sunday. Large selection of Record Store day exclusives!

CEREMONY (ANAHEIM)
423 South Brookhurst Suite O, Anaheim, California 92804-2450 (714) 657-2974

Opens 10 AM. RSD exclusives plus free “swag bag” to first 15 customers. Free coffee and donuts. Raffles and giveways, including for Crosley Amplitone headphones. Food truck. Live music starts 4 PM.

COUNTERPOINT RECORDS AND BOOKS (HOLLYWOOD)
5911 Franklin Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 957-7965
Opens 11 AM. Everything in the store is 30% off until May 3, which is Book Store Day.

CRÈME TANGERINE (COSTA MESA)
2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 932-0552
Opens 8 AM. RSD exclusives plus 50% off all discount records, as well as fresh inventory hitting bins.

DURTY MICK RECORDS (LONG BEACH)
403 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 437-3590

Opens 6 AM. Selection of RSD exclusives plus DJ sets starting at 11 by Tommy Gunn and Skinhead Rob from the Transplants.

DYZZY ON VINYL (LONG BEACH)
3004 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 438-8928
Opens 12 noon. Sale prices for various items.

DR. FREECLOUD’S (FOUNTAIN VALLEY)
18960 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (657) 888-4695

Opens 10 AM. Hundreds of RSD exclusives plus thousands of new used arrivals and “secret stash” records going in the bins. Open decks for DJs all day and line up outside as early as you want!

DR. STRANGE (ALTA LOMA)
7136 Amethyst Ave, Alta Loma (909) 944-1778

Opens 11 AM. Online sale starts midnight Friday. 50+ hand-picked RSD exclusives plus new used and rare records hitting the bins. 15% off everything for Saturday and Sunday, online customers included.

ESPACIO 1839 (BOYLE HEIGHTS)
1839 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (323) 265-3730

Check Facebook for updates!

FACTORY RECORDS (COSTA MESA)
440 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 722-8101

Opens 5 AM. (!) Tons of RSD exclusives available at opening plus fresh used and rare vinyl hitting the bins. $1 parking lot sale starts at sunrise. No line-ups before 3 AM!

FINGERPRINTS (LONG BEACH)
420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 433-4996

Opens 6 AM. Hundreds of RSD exclusives. Dream Theater signing, DJ set by Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT, live set by Wayne Kramer.

FRANKY’S / SICK CITY RECORDS (SILVER LAKE)
3323 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 668-2088

Opens 11 AM. Free Sick City t-shirt with $20 purchase. Live sets by White Murder, Pocket Rockets and Electric Children at 4 PM.

FREAKBEAT RECORDS (SHERMAN OAKS)
13616 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 995-7603

Opens 11 AM. “We have virtually everything they put out.” 10% off RSD exclusives all weekend. “We concentrate on getting the goods to the people.”

GIMME GIMME RECORDS (HIGHLAND PARK)
4628 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 550-1878

Opens 8 AM. Bunch of RSD exclusives. “I been marking stuff down all day!”

GLASS HOUSE RECORD STORE (POMONA)
248 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 865-3802

Opens 12 noon. RSD exclusives have all been transplanted to the Coachella RSD tent-so look for them there, and check Facebook for updates on Glass House Record Store sales.

HEADLINE RECORDS (MELROSE)
7706 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 655-2125

Opens 12 noon. No RSD events planned.

HIGH FIDELITY RECORDS (LOS FELIZ)
1956 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 662-2000

Opens 11 AM. RSD exclusives (including selections from Light In The Attic) plus “exclusive collection of performances from Hi Fidelity podcast series Live From Hi Fidelity” and yacht rock DJ sets by Sweatson Klank and Mr Goldman (who just made a legit yacht rock mix you may have heard.)

JACKNIFE RECORDS AND TAPES (ATWATER)
3149 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90039 (323) 661-4533

Shop is closed for live music! But some RSD exclusives and 10% off storewide for the week after RSD. Live sets on Kaldi’s back patio (3147 Glendale Blvd.) start at noon by My Hawaii, Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron/Family), Brent Rademaker (Beachwood Sparks), Gold Cobra, New Blue Sun Trio and comedian Jonah Ray. Plus DJs Josh One, Carlos Rossi, Boss Harmony, Chardi (M. Geddes Gengras), Yohei Shikano and more! RSVP at jackniferecords@gmail.com.

KAOS RECORDS (COVINA)
1044 N. Citrus Ave., Covina, CA 91722 (626) 967-7802

Opens 11 AM. RSD exclusives plus 15% off all other merchandise.

LAST BOOKSTORE (DOWNTOWN)
453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 488-0599

LEFT OF THE DIAL (SANTA ANA)
320 French St., Santa Ana, CA 92701 (657) 900-2275

Opens 6 AM. Posters and “other goodies, giveaways and t-shirts” for early arrivers.
4 PM: Live performance by Channel 3. Plus select items on sale. Check Facebook for exciting instant updates!

LOLIPOP RECORDS (ECHO PARK)
1176 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (949) 280-6580

Opens 10 AM. New Oh Sees album Drop releases Apr. 19. Free BBQ, in-store with bands TBA. 20% off all vinyl in store. Buy 1 (or maybe 2) cassettes, get one 1 free! Check Facebook for up-to-date info.

LOVELL’S RECORDS (WHITTIER)
6719 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601 (562) 696-7616

Opens 11 AM. Just a regular day!

MAD PLATTER (RIVERSIDE)
1223 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507 (909) 328-1600

Opens 10 AM. Tons of RSD exclusives. Free goodie bags for first 150 customers. Fresh used LPs hitting store floor for the first time. Check Facebook for more updates!.

McGREAT DEALS RECORDS (SAN CLEMENTE)
73 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672 (949) 545-7134

Opens 10 AM. RSD exclusives. 7 PM: No More Saints and Channel 3 live in-store.

MONO RECORDS (ECHO PARK)
1805 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 928-2475

Open 10 AM. Hand-picked RSD exclusive releases, plus 400 never-before-seen used records going into the bins. Plus 10% off everything in the store!

MOUNT ANALOG (HIGHLAND PARK)
5906 1/2 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 474-6649

Opens 10 AM. RSD exclusives plus very limited Mount Analog exclusive cassette releases by Neotantrik, Civil Duty, Jokers of the Scene and Kiran Sande’s Blackest Ever Black mixtape. DJ sets all day by Suzanne Kraft, Dva Damas, King Tuff, Dais Records, Rendezvous! and Death Waltz Records. Plus secret special guests!

ORIGAMI RECORDS (ECHO PARK)
1816 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 413-3030

Opens 8 AM. Tons of RSD exclusives-check origamiorigami.com for list soon! First person in line gets five-minute solo shopping spree. 10 people at a time in the store after 8:05 AM. First 50 customers get free goodie bag with records, posters, t-shirts and more. Nick Cave giveaway and DJ sets by Mukta Mohan (KXLU), Anne Litt (KCRW), Sodapop (Anticon), Bennett K. (FYF), Mike Clemenza (Blah Blah Blah Science), Kat Corbett (KROQ), Rodrigo Amarante, Buzzbands and Funky Sole’s Soft Touch. Plus live sets at 7 PM by Juan Wauters and Pink Mountaintops!

PERMANENT RECORDS (HIGHLAND PARK)
5116 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 739-6141

Opens 9 AM. RSD exclusives one per customer, first come first serve. “In years prior the line out front has been stacked down the block so if you’re looking to score something specific we recommended coming early! Happy Hunting!” Live sets at 4 PM from Hoover III, the Shrills, Froth, Shark Toys, the Meatbodies and “The Barbarian Kings.” Plus Permanent Records will be releasing their exclusive EP by Chicago punks the Exit!

POO-BAH RECORDS (PASADENA)
2636 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 449-3359

Opens 10 AM. Tons of RSD exclusives plus lots of never-before-seen used vinyl (at everyday low prices) hitting the bins. DJ sets all day by pre-selected Poo Bah customers who will be DJing their own favorite records!

PORT OF SOUND (COSTA MESA)
1500 Adams Ave., Suite #102, Costa Mesa, California 92626 (714) 444-2337

Opens 8 AM, wide selection of RSD exclusives. “We anticipate everything!” First 30 customers get free tote bag.

PROGRAMME SKATE AND SOUND (FULLERTON)
2495 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 (714) 798-7565

Opens 11 AM. RSD exclusives plus sale on CDs and LPs. Check their facebook for updates!

RADIATION RECORDS (ANAHEIM)
1501 N Raymond Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 400-0019

Opens 12 noon. No RSD promotions of exclusives-but “we guarantee the best punk selection around.”

RECORD JUNGLE (MONTEBELLO)
2461 W Whittier Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640 (323) 725-0940

Opens 11 AM. Lots of rare and original pressing vinyl going into the bins-check Instagram and Facebook for updates. Raffle for Beatles’ butcher cover LP. And Imani from the Pharcyde will host a pop-up shop behind Record Jungle!

RECORD PARLOUR (HOLLYWOOD)
6408 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 464-7757

Opens 12 noon. RSD exclusives plus buy 2 records, get 1 of equal or lesser value free. $30 gift certificates available for $19.98. Limited edition Peanuts-themed portable turntables available while they last! $30 Parlour Club Cards free with $30 Purchase. Handmade Custom Record Crates that fit 100 LPs on sale for $34.99. 15 free Records from our overstock bins with ANY purchase. Free portable record players raffled throughout the day and free food and drink all day. Free limited edition “Record Store Day” art prints to the first 20 people, free download cards & buttons-first come, first served-and hourly giveaways of vinyl, t-shirts & swag. 20% off all LPs, stereos, turntables, jukeboxes & concert posters. Plus Alexandra and the Starlight Band live at 1 PM and Alyeska at 7 PM, and DJ sets by Funkenstein, Randy Dandy, Mean Mr. Mustard and more TBA.

RECORD RECYCLER (TORRANCE)
17312 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504 (310) 704-2320

Opens 11 AM. “Same as last year-I’m just selling records!”

RECORD SURPLUS (SANTA MONICA)
12436 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 979-4577

Opens 11 AM. Three-day sale starts Fri., April 18! Big selection of RSD exclusives, and 15% off all merchandise except RSD exclusives. ‘Attic’ releases on sale-3 for 92 cents.

RESISTOR RECORDS (MONROVIA)
511 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 303-5623

Opens 8 AM. Lots of RSD exclusives plus first 25 customers receive Resistor Records gift bag with vinyl, CDs, posters, buttons, and raffle ticket for he Beatle Box and Audio-Technica Turntable! No tax on turntables plus discount vinyl blow-out sale. “Massive” collection of rare Beatles, Stones, Zep and Floyd hitting the bins. Live sets by the 88, Fatso Jetson, Terror Tuesday (members of Jawbox and Lavender Diamond) and the Title Trackers.

RHINO RECORDS (CLAREMONT)
235 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 626-7774

Opens 10 AM. Tons of RSD exclusives and free goodie bags for first 150 customers. Fresh used LPs hitting the bins, and “one day only free ticket titles!” Check Facebook for more updates.

ROCKAWAY RECORDS (SILVER LAKE)
2395 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 664-3232

Opens 10 AM. Wide selection of RSD exclusives plus sales on many items-some up to 50% off! Raffle with first prize ’68 Yellow Submarine lunch box with thermos, second prize complete set of 1964 Beatles series 2 trading cards and 3rd prize sealed ’78 Sgt. Pepper’s picture disc. Plus “tchotchkes and whatever!” for customers!

SOUND CHECK RECORDS (WEST HOLLYWOOD)
8872 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 358-0280
Opens 5 PM-promises RSD releases and sweet stuff! Check Facebook or call for updates!

SOUNDSATIONS (WESTCHESTER)
8701 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 641-8877

Opens 10 AM. Lots of RSD exclusives!

SOUND SPECTRUM (LAGUNA BEACH)
1264 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 494-5959

Opens 10 AM. RSD exclusives, plus they reserve for people if you come in early. $1-$5 discount bins as usual, too.

THIRD EYE RECORDS (LONG BEACH)
2701 E 4th St Long Beach, CA 90814 (714) 415-9814

Opens 10 AM. Select RSD exclusives plus 20% off on all used vinyl, as well as special collectible goodies from owner Gary’s personal collection on sale!

TKO RECORDS (FOUNTAIN VALLEY)
21405 Brookhurst St, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 (714) 962-0500

Opens 9 AM. Tons of RSD exclusives plus tons of special items-like TKO label ultra-rarities, the only California stock of the RSD Poison Idea release, TKO-only versions of Poison Idea and Beltones releases, local exclusives, free goodie bags and “LOTS OF OTHER COOL SHIT THAT WE CAN’T DIVULGE AT PRESENT, BUT TRUST US, YOU’LL BE STOKED.” Plus 15% off all non-RSD inventory.

TOUCH VINYL (SANTA MONICA)
1646 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 933-5540

Opens 12 noon. “We got everything we ordered this year!” (List of 500+ units at touchvinyl.com.) Plus lots of dollar bin clearance, free cupcakes and drinks and DJs Victoria Rawlins (No Vacancy, the Hudson) and Semi-Precious (dublab.)

VACATION VINYL (SILVER LAKE)
3815 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 666-2111

Opens 10 AM. “Hundreds and hundreds” of RSD exclusives.

VINYL SOLUTION (HUNTINGTON BEACH)
18822 Beach Blvd #104, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 963-1819

Opens 10 AM. Serious private collection up for sale, plus all unpriced vinyl from backroom goes out. Lots of new records coming in, too. Spend $50 and get 10% off. Special live guests later in the day.

WOMBLETON RECORDS (HIGHLAND PARK)
5123 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (213) 422-0069

Opens 12 noon. No RSD events, but open with usual selection of used and import vinyl.

ZOINKS RECORDS (POMONA)
226 South Main St., Pomona, California 91766 (909) 865-4758

Opens 2 PM. RSD exclusives plus whole store on sale, with some items up to 50% off. Giveaway for custom LP case. And free pizza while it lasts!