It's time again for hardcore collectors, casual enthusiasts, and curious newbies of vinyl to flock to local shops for Record Store Day (Sat April 13). In addition to special releases you’ll be able to find at participating neighborhood retailers, we've compiled a list of places to snag deals, flip through limited-edition releases, see live performances, and/or drink special RSD beer. See them all below or on our Record Store Day calendar.
Easy Street Records
Head to West Seattle bright and early to get your hands on early-bird picks. You can enjoy bacon (free) and coffee (not free) onsite for optimal efficiency.
EM will host DJs and live acts all Record Store Day, including some of the most admired artists and jockeys in Seattle like DoNormaal, Bad Luck, and DJ Veins (Stranger music critic Dave Segal—he'll definitely have some weird tracks for you). Plus, pick up some special vinyl for your own collection.
Fat Cat Records
Enjoy a soothing live set of folk music by local artist Barton Carroll amidst the chaos of Record Store Day.
Georgetown Records will have a record-cutting demo in which musicians of all skill levels can come sing or play a song and receive their own 7” record as a souvenir for Record Store Day.
The Growler Guys
Take a break from your vinyl shopping by sipping this year's special Record Store Day beer, the American Beauty Pale Ale, which was brewed with assistance from Grateful Dead members. They'll also have lots of other beers to choose from, not to mention prizes like pint glasses, a Grateful Dead-themed Crosley record player, and more.
If Record Store Day puts you in the mood for some live music, get your noisy, heavy fuzz rock from locals Dirty Dirty, Happy Heartbreak, Sebastian and the Deep Blue, and Bad Vegan. The first 20 people in the door will get a free Dogfish Head beer.
Jive Time Records
Shop all used vinyl, CDs, and tapes for 25% off and new vinyl for 10-25% off at the Fremont record shop's biggest sale of the year. You'll get a free, hand-screened poster with any purchase.
Light in the Attic Record Shop
Scoop up fresh titles from FLY Records, Wargod, Iam8bit, NeverNotGoth, Fire Records, and other labels.
Porchlight Coffee & Records
In addition to special music releases like Benjamin Gibbard's Me And Magdalena and Death Grips's Steroids, you can snag discounted mugs, enamel pins, and prints at a discount.
Geek out over official and unofficial releases, plus 10% off all regularly priced new and used vinyl at this 12th annual sale.
Celebrate vinyl with Delaware-based brewery Dogfish Head. You can try their official Record Store Day beer "American Beauty" (brewed in collaboration with the Grateful Dead) and last year's release "Dragons and YumYums" (a collaboration with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips). For every Dogfish pint you quaff, you'll receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Dogfish record player.
South Lake Union
OTHER PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS - NO SPECIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED
Bop Street Records (Ballard)
Golden Oldies Records (Wallingford)
Holy Cow Records (Downtown)
Singles Going Steady (Downtown)
Sonic Boom Records (Ballard)
Spin Cycle (Capitol Hill)
Sub Pop Records (SeaTac)
Wall of Sound (Capitol Hill)
Zion's Gate Records (Capitol Hill)