Vinyl lovers rejoice, Record Store Day is upon us and that means exclusive releases and events are popping up all over the world including Los Angeles.
Home to the world’s largest independent record store, Amoeba Music, Los Angeles is celebrating this festive occasion with special deals, pop-ups, special events and screenings all over town.
This vinyl mecca not only carries hundreds of exclusive RSD releases, but is also host to number of RSD activities. From supplying free coffee to pastries to the early risers, to handing out free gift bags, live silk screenings and celebrity DJ sets from the likes of comedian Jason Mantzoukas, Amoeba has you covered.
6400 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
This year also includes their pop-up Record Store Day village from 1 -4pm outside the store. Spin the prize wheel for free prizes, dig through the vinyl sale tables and pursue food and drink vendors as a reward for your dedication. The store is also offering deeply discounted turntables and will be posting remaining RSD titles on their website after 5am PST on 14 April.
On the other side of town, Permanent Records in Echo Park and both locations in Highland Park will have a blowout sale on any $5 items and free pizza in the afternoon. With live DJ sets all day, the Chicago-turned-Los Angeles shop is the perfect stop for Eastsiders.
1816 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Described “the West Coast hip-hop haven,” by Vinyl Factory, Rappcats will play host to producer Joel Stones’ (a world-renowned Brazilian vinyl collector) now defunct NYC record store Tropicalia in Furs, for a two-day popup shop for Record Store Day Weekend.
The event celebrates all things Brazilian vinyl culture and offers a curated selection of original Brazilian funk, jazz, soul, samba, psych, and obscure sounds from the 60s and 70s. A true collectors paradise, it’s a rare opportunity to snap up vinyl from the likes of Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Os Mutantes, Milton Nascimento, Tim Maia, Zito Righi and more.
This year’s pop-up also includes exotic 45s from all over the words, with Stones bringing along thousands of French, Turkish, Japanese, Cuban, African and American titles.
2537, 5638 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
This underrated gem in Long Beach is haven for new and used vinyl records as well as regular live in-store musical performances. Catch Canadian blues-rock giants Reignwolf, who will be performing a special set in-store for Record Store Day.
420 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90802
Check out all of the exclusive titles for Record Store Day here.