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Record Store Day 2016

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Amoeba Music (SF) | 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA

record store day

Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available on the third Saturday in April, a.k.a. Record Store Day.

Amoeba, Aquarius, Rasputin, and dozens of record stores in the Bay Area will take part in the celebration. There will some local stores with special events with DJ sets and giveaways.

RecordStoreDay2016 Record Store Day
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Record stores all over the Bay Area

The artists releasing special vinyls run the gamut from AIR, Death Cab For Cutie, MadonnaAlt J, Justin Bieber, Johnny Cash, Brandi Carlile, Chvrches, John Coltrane, J Dilla, Bob Dylan, The Kinks, Willie Nelson, plus three special releases from David Bowie, along with many more.

Here is a handy PDF that you can use as a shopping/wish list.

2016 Bay Area Participants:

San Francisco

  • pete yornAmoeba Music San Francisco
    Superstar Pete Yorn will be signing his new album from 3-4 pm, plus they’ll have guest DJs all day. Special RSD 2016 designs will be live screened onto a t-shirt or tote bag (while supplies last), 20% off turntables, used DVD & Blu-Ray, posters & used books.
  • Thrillhouse Records
    Enjoy free coffee, donuts and BBQ, and bands at 2 pm.
  • aQuarius recOrds
  • Black Pancake Records
  • Groove Merchant Records
  • Noise
  • Rasputin Music and DVDs – Haight
  • Rasputin Music and DVDs – San Francisco
  • Recycled Records
  • Streetlight Records
  • The Explorist International
  • The Music Store
  • Vinyl Dreams

Amoeba+Music-1East Bay

  • Rasputin Music and DVDs – Berkeley
    • Metallica (yes, THE Metallica) are scaling it back just a touch and performing a super rare teeny tiny instore performance for just 300 people. You’ll have to win tickets, but if you’re one of the lucky ones it should be an amazing show.
  • Amoeba Music Berkeley
    • Record Store Day Gift Bags with purchase (while supplies last), plus 20% off turntables, used DVD & Blu-Ray & used books
    • Guest DJ Jonah Nice (12PM – 1:30PM)
      Jonah Nice is a charming and handsome selector, and has been playing records or music in bands around the Bay for the last decade plus. His musical selections come in a wide array from soul and salsa to rock ‘n roll to jazz and hip hop.
  • 1-2-3-4 Go! Records – Oakland
  • Econo Jam Records – Oakland
  • Groove Yard – Oakland
  • Park Blvd Records – Oakland
  • Stranded Music – Oakland
  • mod lang – El Cerrito
  • Down Home Music – El Cerrito
  • Rasputin Music and DVDs – Concord
  • Rasputin Music and DVDs – San Lorenzo
  • Needle To The Groove – Fremont


  • The Record Man – Redwood City
  • Vinyl Solution Records – San Mateo
  • The Music Hut – Half Moon Bay

South Bay

  • On The Corner Music – San Jose
  • Needle to the Groove – San Jose
  • Streetlight Records-  San Jose
  • Rasputin Music and DVDs – Campbell
  • Rasputin Music and DVDs – Mountain View
  • Metavinyl – Santa Cruz
  • Streetlight Records – Santa Cruz

North Bay

  • Red Devil Records – San Rafael
  • Bedrock Music & Video – San Rafael
  • Mill Valley Music
  • Vinyl Planet – Petaluma


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Club / DJ, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Live Music, North Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, Shopping & Fashion, South Bay
Address: 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
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