Record Store Day, the magical celebration of independent record stores and the people who love them, comes but once a year and this year's date is fast approaching. On Saturday, April 16, we'll have hundreds of limited edition, RSD-exclusive releases available at our stores. It might seem overwhelming, but the process is actually quite simple. At Amoeba San Francisco and Amoeba Berkeley, you'll be able to find RSD titles on the floor throughout the day. At Amoeba Hollywood, there's a different process; check out our handy guide to navigating Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood and you'll be holding those sweet records in your loving hands in no time.
Amoeba Hollywood will open its doors for shopping at 10:30AM on Record Store Day. However, if you want the RSD titles, there will be a separate line which will start forming on Ivar no earlier than 8AM. We'll also have coffee and treats from our friends at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® to help fuel the early birds in line for RSD releases.
Before you come down to Amoeba Hollywood, you'll want to take a look at our list of RSD exclusives available and make your picks. Here's what to do:
Step 1: Download the menu of releases and fill out your selections. We'll also have hard copies of the menu on hand for those who forget to print it ahead of time.
Step 2: Give your menu to one of our lovely staff members, who will pull records in the same order as the line formed outdoors.