Conceived-of in 2007, Record Store Day (April 20th) is an international celebration of the indie record store and love of all things indie music. The Bay Area, with its great selection of indie record stores is the perfect place to celebrate Record Store Day. In 2008, Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco.

The cornerstone of Record Store Day is the offering of limited edition releases from tons of great bands. This year’s special releases include Soundgarden, Garbage, Biffy Clyro, Cut Copy, The Cure, Fitz and The Tantrums, Jack White, The Gaslight Anthem, Foals, Imagine Dragons, and many, many more. In the spirit of the ‘record’ day, many of the releases are special edition vinyl 12″ and 7″. Click here for full list of releases.

Since all stores participate to a different degree and are all independent, the selection and availability will vary shop to shop. You may want to call ahead to your local store to find out what they are offering.

Local Record Stores Participating In Record Store Day

P Donnie’s Records Albany, CA website
P Amoeba Music Berkeley, CA website
P Rasputin Music and DVDs Berkeley, CA website
On The Corner Music Campbell, CA website
Down Home Music Store El Cerrito, CA website
P mod lang El Cerrito, CA website
P Dimple Records Folsom, CA website
Music Merchant Fort Bragg, CA website
Needle To The Groove Fremont, CA website
The Music Hut Half Moon Bay, CA
P Mill Valley Music Mill Valley, CA website
Recycled Records Monterey, CA website
P Siren Records and CD’s Monterey, CA website
Vinyl Revolution Monterey, CA
P WATTS MUSIC Novato, CA website
P 1-2-3-4 Go! Records Oakland, CA website
Vinyl Planet Petaluma, CA website
P Dimple Records Roseville, CA website
Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records Sacramento, CA
P Dimple Records Sacramento, CA website
P Dimple Records Sacramento, CA website
P Dimple Records – Book & Vinyl Store Sacramento, CA website
MediumRare Records & Collectibles Sacramento, CA website
P Phono Select Records Sacramento, CA website
Rare Records Sacramento, CA website
P The Beat Sacramento, CA
P Amoeba Music San Francisco, CA website
P aQuarius recOrds San Francisco, CA website
Black Pancake Records San Francisco, CA website
CREATIVE MUSIC SF ONLINE San Francisco, CA website
Groove Merchant Records San Francisco, CA website
GROOVES San Francisco, CA
Recycled Records San Francisco, CA website
P Streetlight Records San Francisco, CA website
the Explorist International San Francisco, CA website
The Music Store San Francisco, CA website
On The Corner Music San Jose, CA website
SpaceCat San Jose, CA website
P Streetlight Records San Jose, CA website
P Vinyl Solution Records San Mateo, CA website
P Bedrock Music & Video San Rafael, CA website
P Red Devil Records San Rafael, CA website
P METAVINYL Santa Cruz, CA website
P Streetlight Records Santa Cruz, CA website
P Last Record Store Santa Rosa, CA website
keynote South Lake Tahoe, CA
South Shore Mad About Music South Lake Tahoe, CA website
MusicESP South San Francisco, CA website
P dig! music Ukiah, CA website

P: Mean they signed the RSD Pledge to sell the commercial Record Store Day releases to their physical customers, on Record Store Day; not to gouge them, or hold product back to sell them online.

— Bradford Hornsby, Alice@97.3/San Francisco

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