Record Store Day Events at Our Stores Saturday, April 16, 2016

Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016

What is Record Store Day?
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the world will simultaneously unite with the purpose of celebrating our culture and the unique place that record stores occupy in our local communities and beyond.


Record Store Day Exclusives

Record Store Day Exclusives
We'll have hundreds of limited edition, exclusive releases available 4/16 in-store only. View PDF.

RSD product is limited to stock on hand and available on a first come, first served basis. No holds, no phone orders. Limit one copy per title per customer. We cannot accept any store coupons on RSD releases.

Remaining RSD titles will be posted for sale on after 5AM PT on 4/17. 

Shop previous titles here.

Record Store Day Contest

RSD 2016 Contest
Win a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable and a ton of choice vinyl courtesy of Amoeba Music and Needle Doctor. One runner-up will take home a turntable and a $100 gift certificate, so you have two chances to win! Enter here.

Record Store Day Video

Record Store Day Videos
Our video tributes to independent record stores.

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20% Off DVD & Blu-ray

20% Off Used DVD & Blu-Ray
All used DVDs and Blu-Ray 20% off at all three stores. Saturday, 4/16 only. (Limited to stock on hand. Discount not valid online.)

Huge Turntable Sale

Huge Turntable Sale
All turntables 20% off at all three stores. Saturday, 4/16 only. (Limited to stock on hand and excludes RSD "Disney" turntable. Discount not valid online.)

Epic Poster Sale

Epic Poster Sale
All posters 20% off at Amoeba Hollywood & San Francisco only. Including framed and rare items. Saturday 4/16 only. (Limited to stock on hand. Discount not valid online or at Amoeba Berkeley.)

Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale
All used books are 20% off at all three stores. Saturday 4/16 only. (Limited to stock on hand. Discount not valid online.)

Amoeba Hollywood RSD Events

Amoeba Hollywood will hold exclusive RSD releases behind our front counters. The line for RSD titles will form on Ivar no earlier than 8AM on Saturday. We’ll have coffee & treats from our friends at the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® for the early morning customers in line.

The store opens at 10:30AM on April 16. There is no wait to enter the store for the day's festivities, but if you want to purchase RSD titles, please line up on Ivar. Amoeba Hollywood closes at 11PM on RSD.

Amoeba Hollywood's Trade Counter will open late at 2PM and will close at 9pm.

Amoeba Hollywood uses menus and our staff pulls RSD exclusive titles for customers in the morning. Watch this short video to see how it all works.

12PM till we run out (3 or 4PM)

Special RSD 2016 designs will be live screened onto a t-shirt or tote bag with all proceeds going to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Brought to you by our friends at ANTI- / Epitaph Records and Family Industries.
ANTI epitaph records Family Industries Silverlake Conservatory of Music

RSD Gift Bags Amoeba Prize Wheel Caricatures by Rene
Free Gift Bags
All Day (while supplies last)

Free RSD gift bags with purchase.
Prize Wheel
3PM - 5PM
$1 a spin gets you cool prizes. 
Caricatures by René
1PM - 5PM
Free caricatures for the kids.

Pure Luck Vegan Food
Maverick Mystic Tarot Readings Huberts Lemonade
Pure Luck Vegan Food
3PM - 5PM

Vegan  burritos for sale.
Maverick Mystic Tarot Readings
3PM - 5PM
Hubert's Lemonade
12PM - 5PM

Free lemonade for our thirsty customers.

TBA Toby Dammit

American producer, composer, percussionist and DJ. Touring musician with Iggy and The Stooges, SWANS, Nick Cave, Tav Falco and too many more cool people and projects to name… Currently residing in Norway, he is the on-site Musicologist at the Oslo House of Culture.
DJ Lance Rock Lance Rock

Former Amoebite and Yo Gabba Gabba! ringleader Lance Robertson (aka DJ Lance Rock) spins a set for ages 3 - 103 to celebrate RSD!
Fred Armison Fred Armisen

Musician, comedian, actor, bandleader. He’s a part of some of your (and our) favorite shows ever: Portlandia, SNL, Documentary NowLate Night with Seth Meyers. He’ll be playing some of his favorite tunes for you.
Record Store Evening @Space15Twenty
6PM - 8:30PM
In the courtyard at 1520 Cahuenga, ½ block north of Amoeba – enter on Ivar.
Join three of our favorite artists to cap off Record Store Day 2016 - with great tunes, RSD prizes and FREE BEER for the 21 + overs! Attendance limited to capacity.
6PM - DJ Set

Mndsgn is pronounced mind design. The law calls him Ringgo Ancheta. His latest LP, Breatharian, is out now on Stones Throw Records.  He brings his beats and breaks and more to the RSD party!
Kevin Morby Kevin Morby
6:45PM - Performance

Former Woods bassist/Babies co-founder Kevin Morby’s new album, Singing Saw, comes out April 15th on Dead Oceans. Just in time to join us for Record Store Evening for a live performance! The album will be available for purchase at Amoeba Music.
Best Coast Best Coast
7:30PM - DJ Set

Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno spin us into the night with a DJ set as the sun goes down. Their most recent (and most excellent, appropriately titled) album, California Nights, is out now on Harvest Records.  Also – make sure to get your limited-edition RSD16 tote or t-shirt designed by Best Coast for Amoeba ($10 – with all proceeds going to support the Silverlake Conservatory of Music).

Amoeba SF Record Store Day Events

Amoeba San Francisco will put exclusive RSD releases on the sales floor.

Record Store Day Gift Bags with purchase (while supplies last).

Amoeba San Francisco is open 11AM - 8PM on April 16.

11AM- 2PM 

Special RSD 2016 designs will be live screened onto a t-shirt or tote bag. Brought to you by Free Gold Watch. (While supplies last.)

Follow @AmoebaSF on Twitter for Fillmore ticket giveaways all day long.

Leader of the Pack Leader of the Pack
11AM - 12PM

DJs Bearzbub and Chakaquan make up Leader of the Pack, a monthly party showcasing all things soul, funk and rock & roll! This year they kick off the festivities with a high energy set that is sure to set Amoeba SF on FIRE.
DJ Incredible Hoax DJ Incredible Hoax
12PM – 1PM

Satellite Amoebite DJ Incredible Hoax will be slicing off bygone space garbage, happy-hour power sleaze, and Jazz et cetera from beyond the twilight lagoon for your RSD pleasure. Do let the name fool you?
DJ Veryserious DJ Veryserious
1PM – 2PM

Don't let the name fool you, DJVS is a one-man powerhouse of hits that takes us everywhere from the glitz of the ‘80s to the shoegaze sidesteps of the ‘90s. You WILL remember this ride!
Candlebox Kevin Martin (Candlebox)
2PM – 3PM

Candlebox vocalist Kevin Martin is locking down the mid-afternoon shift with a sampling of music from his personal collection.
Pete Yorn Pete Yorn Signing
3PM – 4PM

Superstar Pete Yorn has a sold out show at the Independent on Record Store Day, but he’s making time for a signing of his new album, Arranging Time, at Amoeba SF while playing a curated playlist of his favorite tunes.
George BLenda DJ George Blenda (Kerry Yarbrough)
4PM – 5PM

George is rolling through to play some rare hip-hop and gems from the golden era of the genre.
DJ Guillermo DJ Guillermo (Jacob Pena)
5PM – 6PM

Our final DJ of the day is our very own Jacob aka DJ Guillermo. He'll be serving up some hot steppers with a side of boogaloo and anything else he feels like sprinkling on his always red-hot sets.


Amoeba Music Berkeley

Amoeba Berkeley will put exclusive RSD releases on the sales floor.

Record Store Day Gift Bags with purchase (while supplies last).

Amoeba Berkeley is open 11AM-10PM on April 16.


Jonah Nice 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. Get a taste through his mixes at

Record Store Day fun is brought to you with help from our friends:

Family Industriesepitaph recordsANTIFree Gold Watch