What Philly Record Shops Are Doing For Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 is almost here. The twelfth edition of the international event includes limited releases from big names like Courtney Barnett and David Bowie. Philly record shops are doing a lot more than selling collectible vinyl and used CDs on April 13. Discounts, in-store performances, libations, and even specialty coffee and donuts are among the highlights of this year’s event.

Not every area shop is participating in the annual sale. To ensure that you have a shot at a special release on the list, it is best to check with a store in advance to see if they signed the RSD Pledge. Each of the following Philadelphia record stores are carrying RSD vinyl in 2019.

Philly Record Shops

Repo Records – The South Street store is opening at 9:00 AM on Saturday. Starting at 6:30 PM, three bands are scheduled for in-store performances this year. Flory, Vixen77, and Khalil Ali are all slated to play in Repo at night.

Address: 506 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

Vinyl Altar and Digital Underground – Both South Philly record shops share the same 4th Street space. They are starting at 9:00 AM and are having ticket giveaways on April 13. No live bands are scheduled, but they are expecting metal heads to drop in from The Fillmore’s Decibel Music & Beer Fest.

Address: 732 S 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

Main Street Music – Manayunk’s longtime music hub is open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. From 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Chris Forsyth, Baroness, Rosali, and Tisbury are scheduled to play sets. To reward your vinyl binge, Main Street Music is having a promotion that offers cash back on future purchases. Fat Heads Brewery is also providing free beer samples.

Address: 4444 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA

Record Store

Vinyl Revival – Located in Lansdowne, the shop is open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM this Saturday. Vinyl Revival is offering RSD promo items, coffee, donuts, beer, wine, and snacks throughout the day. Color of Life and Love author T.L. Wahid is stopping by for a  book signing. Kevin Tarzanin, Eddie Everett, and the band Three Fourteen are on tap for live music starting at 1:00 PM.

Address: 35-37 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA

 

Creep Records – The Fishtown record store/smoke shop/record label/glass art/studio is opening at 8:00 AM. Creep is not only offering swag throughout the day, but also promising ticket giveaways to Philadelphia area music venues.

Address: 1050 North Hancock Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

Hideaway MusicChestnut Hill’s music dealer opens their doors from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. DJ Thomas Browne will be playing music starting at 1:00 PM. Hideaway Music is teaming up with nearby McNally’s Tavern. $25 on Record Store Day product results in two bucks off of Dogfish Head’s American Beauty (the official brew of RSD). The shop is also offering sales on select new and used vinyl and vintage audio gear.

Address: 8612 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

 

Milkcrate Café – Early birds may want to camp outside the Milkcrate Café. Boasting the earliest known opening of any Philly shop on Record Store Day, the Fishtown vinyl store is opening at 7:00 AM. In addition to their used and limited vinyl, Milkcrate Café has ten different DJs scheduled to spin throughout the day.

Address: 400 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

 

Siren Records – The Doylestown attraction will have its own RSD in-store pop-up shop. Opening at 10:00 AM, Siren Records will have a DJ working until 2:00 PM. Customers will also receive a 15% coupon that is valid from April 15 to April 26.

If this wasn’t enough, Siren Records is partnering with Dottie’s Donuts to create the Vegan Vinyl donut: a chocolate pastry with chocolate icing and a sugar cookie center.

Address: 25 East State Street, Doylestown, PA

A sweet stack of vinyl

The Rock Shop – Both the Plymouth Meeting and King of Prussia Rock Shop outlets won’t open until 9:00 AM. Customers can start lining up inside each mall as early as 7:00 AM. Sales include $5 off rack t-shirts and buy two, get two free bargain vinyl.

Address: 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA; 160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA

 

Vinyl Closet Records – The suburban shop’s Angela McFarland says that eight bands are lined up to play sets on Saturday. To go along with the mini-festival, Vinyl Closet will be debuting their custom coffee blend and offering free food and beer. The busy day will be hosted by Radio 104.5 DJ Cole Selleck.

Address: 2121 West Main Street, Norristown, PA

 

Shady Dog Records – The Main Line vinyl shop starts its day at 9:30 AM and will have door prizes throughout the day. Shady Dog’s Dave Castleman placed Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and Pearl Jam amongst the hotter releases for 2019.

Address: 638 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, PA

 

Inner Groove Records – The Collingswood, NJ store is opening at 8:00 AM. In addition to the RSD collection, there will be sales on accessories and used vinyl. At 3:00 PM, Inner Groove will host a turn turntable giveaway.

Address: 798 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ

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    1. I honestly had no idea until I started prepping for this piece as well. There are many smaller stores that did not participate in Record Store Day as well because they can’t afford the product. http://www.recordstoreday.com has a list of all the stores in the area.

      1. John, wanted to compliment you on this piece. It provided great information and really helped me as I geared up for my first Record Store Day event. You did a great job!! Happily, I made it over to Shady Dog Records and picked up the Record Store Day releases of West Montgomery, Sly and the Family Stone, Fela Kuti, and Prince. It was a great day!!

        1. Thank you so much! I enjoyed reaching out to different stores and I’m glad to hear that you made out well.

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