Record Store Day—a date music fans look forward to supporting their local record stores. In the last few years, RSD has adapted and moved online, but this year we’re ready to party like it’s 2019 and listen to live bands, drink beers and of course, buy our favorite records.
If you’re a vinyl fan, like us, you probably scoured the list and picked out your favs as soon as it came out, but if you’re more of a last-minute person, you can check out the Canadian list here and the U.S list here.
For our Canadian readers—we’ve compiled a list of our favorite record stores across the country for you to check out on April 23rd! Keep in mind, not all stores do an RSD promotion, but head over to your local record stores anyways to support artists IRL.
- Maybe the best-known record store in the city, Sonic Boom is truly what dreams are made of. Head over to Spadina early this Saturday as Sonic Boom is sure to have a massive line later in the day.
- When it comes to Soul, Hip Hop, Rock & Disco—Cosmos has got you covered. A Small but mighty shop, but every surface is packed with records of all sorts. Located on Queen St. near Bathurst, Cosmos Records is full of local charm.
- Home to a huge collection of vinyls, merch, tees and even turntables, Pop Music is a local fav. Set those alarms because in-store purchases begin at 8 am on the 23rd, or you can order online at 8 am on the 24th.
Red Cat Records
- They were voted one of the top 10 indie stores in Canada by customers, and with their stellar customer service, aesthetically-pleasing store, and massive selection it’s not hard to see why. Check out this page for their RSD updates and see you on Main St!
- Dandelion Records has a regularly rotating stock and great sales—basically everything you could ask for. Go into this funky shop and show them some love.
Beat Street Records
- Located near Gas Town, Beat Street has consistent new arrivals, amazing prices, and a killer selection (more than 50,000 records!). They’ve been in business since ‘96, so go out there and support local.
The TurnTable Records
- Located in the funky and fabulous Fan Tan Alley in Victoria, The Turntable packs a ton of records into a tiny space. Their tagline is literally “If Music is Your Drug, We are Your Dealers”. Check them out to get your fix.
Supreme Echo Record Shop
- Holding both old and new LPs, Supreme Echo specializes in rock, jazz, funk, metal, and much more. They’re also known for being some of the most knowledgeable record enthusiasts in the game, so if you need any recommendations head over there this Saturday.
- Sloth Records has some killer RSD deals in the works—from 9 am to 7 pm this Saturday, customers can enjoy 20% off all new CDs, LPs, Cassettes, 50% off all 7″s, AND 50% off all used LPs & CDs (not including RSD releases).
- They specialize in new, vintage, and rare indie vinyl of all musical genres, so if you’re looking to elevate your collection with some sick new records, this is the place for you.
Aux 33 Tours
- Everything in Montreal just seems to be a little bit cooler, and this store is no exception. If you’re in the market for more than just vinyls, you can shop through their audio equipment and accessories here.
- Located close to downtown Montreal, Cheap Thrills has a huge selection of records with an emphasis on local Montreal artists which is great for music discovery. Killer music and knowledgeable staff make this shop a Montreal favorite.