San Diego, Happy Record Store Day (RSD) 2019!!
As retailers get crushed by online commerce, old school record stores continue to flourish with the help of vinyl holidays like Record Store Day. Celebrated across the U.S. for twelve years (and counting,) RSD 2019 is dropping over 500 special vinyl releases from artists including David Bowie, Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips, Prince, Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Green Day, and Bob Dylan.
Here in San Diego county, we are fortunate to have over a dozen independent record stores. To make the vinyl digging process easy for you, here’s a list local shops participating in the annual vinyl affair (some with live performances, DJ sets, and free grub.)
Vinyl Junkies Record Shack
2235 Fern St., San Diego. Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
DJ sets by Mario Rubalcaba, Rob Crow, and Lol Tolhurst (the Cure.) Poetry reading. Live performances by Creature and the Woods, Systems Officer. Free pizza.
909 E St., San Diego. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
DJ sets, Open Portablist Skratch Session 4-6pm
434 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Free RSD giveaways to random shoppers.
Jupiter Records & Tapes
3610 University Ave., City Heights. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
DJ sets, live performances by Johnny High Hat and Oatmeal, and exclusive RSD cassette.
370 Grand Ave., Carlsbad. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Live performances by Trouble in the Wind, Modern Bummer, Twin Ritual, Brian Ellis and more.
5040 Newport Ave., San Diego Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
827 W. Washington St., San Diego
In-store performances by Nate Legend, Ariel Levine, Thunderegg, Tape Waves, and more. First 250 people get a free tote bag.
8320 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa Village. Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
20% off sale (excluded RSD releases.) Free food.
Gary’s Record Paradise Vol. II
1911 Sunset Dr., Suite 5, Escondido
The Old Well
2102 3rd St., Julian
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
2579 University Ave., San Diego
Folk Arts Rare Records
2579 University Ave., San Diego. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
DJ sets. Grub from Marcelo’s Food Truck.
3335 Adams Ave., San Diego
4201 30th St., San Diego. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
3757 Sixth Ave., Hillcrest. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
20% off sale, free pizza.
3830 5th Ave., San Diego
The Vinyl Room
3333 Midway Dr., Suite 105, San Diego
Old Town Records
42012 Main St., Temecula
Spindles Music Shack
27519 Ynez Rd., Temecula