Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Rediscover Records Holiday Hours

We'll be open for plenty of time for gift shopping for the music fans in your life. We have an abundance of pre-owned vinyl as well as new releases and reissues!

Here are our hours during the holiday season! We extended our hours Dec. 20th to 23rd!.
Sunday (December 18th) 12-4
Monday 12-6 (December 19th)
Tuesday (December 20th 11-8)
Wednesday December 21st 11-8
Thursday December 22nd 11-8
Friday (December 23rd 11-8)

...with these small changes on these days.
Christmas Eve 11am 3pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - 11am - 7pm
New Year's Day - 12pm - 4pm

We have hundreds of preowned classic Christmas records out for the month of December. Look for some of the cheapie mix records with a variety of artists. Those make for good playlists, so to speak, but on vinyl!

Don't forget our T-Shirts or these hot (or cold) coffee mugs make great gifts!!
We also have rad shot glasses with our logo on them or if you are not sure what to get the music lover in your life, get them a Rediscover Records Gift Certificate.

Please use responsibly!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Record Store Day 2016 - Black Friday Edition

Hey, let's not mess around! Here is our Record Store Day List - Black Friday Edition. It's a modest list, most of the titles have less than 5 copies with some of them with a (1) next to it, meaning we were able to order or procure just one. We'll OPEN promptly at 8am on Black Friday with complimentary coffee from Blue Box Cafe, donuts, fresh fruit and then later bottled water and soda.

Our Rediscover Records logo shirts will be just $10 and our coffee cups (recently back in stock!) will be just $6!

Without any more hesitation.... our list. (If you don't see it here, we do not have it)

Afghan Whigs - Black Love
Alice In Chains - Live: Facelift
Anthrax - Monsters...7"
Bangles - Ladies and Gentlemen
Beach Boys - Becoming the...
Big Star - Complete Vol. 3
Bolt Thrower - Those Once...
Cars - Just What I Needed (7" pic disc)
Eric Church - On the Rocks
Ornette Coleman - An Evening...
Alice Cooper - Live From the Astroturf
Death Grips - Fashion Week
Dengue Fever - Ganadarama
Bob Dylan - Royal Albert Hall
Explosions In the Sky - Lone Survivor OST (1)
Ben Folds - In Concert
Frank Frost - Hey Boss Man
Fruit Bats - Glory of Fruit
Jerry Garcia - Reflections
Geto Boys - Mind Playing Trio
Gonn/Time Traveler
Gwar - Picture Disc (1)
Jimi Hendrix - Morning Symphony
Iggy Pop - Telluric Chaos
Iron Maiden - Brave New World
Jethro Tull - Ring Out
Jungle Brothers - Done by the…
Dustin Kensrue - More Thoughts on…
Kinks - God’s Children
Kinks - The Kinks
Kinks - Sleepwalker
Middle Brother
Minor Victories
Motley Crue - Kickstart (picture disc)
Napalm Death - Like Piss…
Harry Nillson - Popeye OST
Amanda Palmer - Strung Out
Jaco Pastorious - Soundtrack
Prophets of Rage - Party’s
Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
Ramones - Live at the Roxy
Otis Redding - Whiskey A Go-Go
Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
Rogue Wave - Cover Me
Rolling Stones - Ride Em All
Frank Sinatra - White Christmas (1)
Soundgarden - Satanoscilla
South Park - Christmas
Sugar Hill Gang - Meet Your…
TSOL - Revenge
Twizard - Are You Insane
Underground Kings/Int’l Players Anthem
Underworld - OST
Vandals - Hollywood
Yardbirds - Birdland (1)
Franks Zappa and Mothers - How Could I Be…

A few others coming later via UPS after 2pm (we hope!)
Kinks - Til Death Do Us Part
Fleshtones - Ana Como…
Porno For Pyros - Good Gods Urge

Gary Clark, Jr. - Healing Live

A few notes (most of you know the drill), we will open promptly at 8am (maybe a few minutes before), please enter in an orderly chill fashion. Go through the store towards the back and make a loop back towards where the NEW RELEASES are. The RSD items will be in organized by band or artists last name. Please know what you are looking for so we can get everyone through in a prompt manner. This is not the time to text your friend if they still want a title if you are standing in front of our RSD record rack! Dig? Of course, you may buy multiple items, but just one TITLE of each per person. No, you can't buy a copy of Bob Dylan Albert Hall for your friend.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Greetings and upcoming holiday greetings! In addition to Record Store Day in April, did you know that there is a Black Friday Record Store Day edition? It's not quite the blockbuster that April's RSD is, but it's pretty cool nonetheless. We're a participating store and we'll have our list posted no later than November 25th, 2016.

We look to get some pretty sweet titles! We'll post the list on this blogspot page, on our website Rediscover Records, and on our Facebook page. Look for us to tweet the link out as well.

We'll OPEN on Record Store Day Black Friday promptly at 8am and stay open until at least 7pm. Look for complimentary coffee, sodas/bottled water, and treats.

If you're visiting us after being directed to do so on our sometimes-not-so-gadget-friendly-website, we're an indie record shop located in historic downtown Elgin at 9 S. Spring St. Our building dates to the 1800s!

Here's our regular hours
Monday 12pm - 6pm 
Tuesday -Saturday 11-7pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Welcome to Summer Fun at Rediscover Records! Our hours will remain the same throughout the summer. They are listed in our bio, but we'll post them here too!

Monday: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday: 11am - 7pm
Wednesday: 11 - 7
Thursday: 11-7
Friday: 11-7
Saturday: 11-7
Sunday: 11-7

John and Paul appear to be enjoying "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"

We will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. That's the "Day", not the film!

Look for extended hours on First Fridays of the month when there may be downtown Elgin activities going on. We welcome buskers in front of the shop. Busking rules in downtown Elgin are pretty relaxed but they do need to be observed. Elgin Busking Guidelines

The Art and Soul Festival will be on August 6th and 7th and is a great event for downtown Elgin. We'll be OPEN that weekend with possible live entertainment in front of our shop or in-store. Stay tuned!

Please follow us on Twitter @RedscvrRecords, Instagram @rediscover_records and "Like" us on Facebook for very up-to-date notes on new releases, brand new preplayed items to the shop, and live music in the shop! Share your photos and hashtag us #rediscoverrecords.

Until then....

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Record Store Day Remains and a Note of Thanks

A huge thanks to all those who came to Record Store Day at Rediscover Records and any other record store you may like to call your own. It really was a great day with great customer rapport not only with us, but with other record shoppers. Thank you once again. Without further waste of verbal noodling, there are a few titles that remain. We'll post another update in a week or so, but as of about 1pm Sunday, April 17th, this is what remains, in no particular order.

Supplies limited, first come first serve. Call us to ask what is available. Items are not on our site to purchase, but we can make transactions via PayPal or over the phone. The pricing has remained the regular RSD prices, fyi.

Radio Birdman 7"
Rich Robinson
Cavern Anti-Matter
Brandy Clark/Sheryl Crow
New Barbarians
Flaming Lips Box set
CCR - 1969 Box (Spectacular!)
Linkin Park
Hello Kitty Picture Disc
Son Volt
One Voice
Scarface picture disc
Post Malone
The Weekend
John Wick OST
Star Wars Picture Disc

Thanks for waiting, you guys. Thanks to everyone who came in all day and everyday! 

This Record Store Sucks, lol. Employee of the Month!

Cupcakes from Herb's Bakery!

Sincere Engineer played some seriously rad tunes!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Record Store Day List 2016

We will open promptly by 8am on Saturday April 16th. Those in line, thanks for your patience, and your pleasant demeanor while you wait, The rapport that goes on with other music fans and camaraderie of Record Store Day with others is one of the things that makes it special. Please enter in an orderly fashion, like usual. Please make your choices promptly (only one record of one artist per person. For example, one person could not buy all of the Zappa records. This will be enforced) as there will be others waiting. RSD releases will be in the 3-tiered rack where the New Releases usually are. We'll let approx 5-6 people at a time in front of the rack to make their selections.

Without further verbal noodling, here is our list. Some titles are in smaller numbers (some just one or two) as is the case with limited pressings of certain titles. Some titles, as a store, we were shut out as well. Some of the more sought after titles that we just received just one or two copies. A few of them are indicated in parenthesis. 

Artists are listed alphabetical by band or last name. If you don't see it here, we don't have it. Thank you everyone and good luck.

Across the Universe - Soundtrack (great Beatle covers)
All American Rejects - Move Along
Animals - Tracks 10"
Anthrax - Anitsocial (Live)
Anti-Flag - Acoustic 11th St. Records
James Bay - Chaos & the Calm (pic disc)
BeeGees/Faith No More - I Started A Joke
Justin Beibers - Porpoise
Best Coast - Late 20s 7"
Big Star - Live at U of Missouri
Bleachers - Terrible Thrills
Blitzen Trapper - Field Rexx
Borns - Live at KCRW
David Bowie - 1966
David Bowie - TVC15
David Bowie - Man Who Sold...pic disc (2)
Brokedowns - Direct Hit 7" (3)
Brandi Carlile - Live at KCRW
Johnny Cash - All Aboard the Blue Train
Johnny Cash - Best of JC show
Cavern of Anti-Matter
Cheap Trick - At Budokon (complete concert)
Cheap Trick - Found New Parts
Chvrches - Every Open Eye remixes
Brandy Clark/Sheryl Crow - Homecoming Queen
John Coltrane - The Roulette Sides
Creedence - 1969 Box Set (2)
Daft Punk + Junior Kimbrough
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
Death - Vivus: Dividium
Deftones - B-Sides & Rarities
Mac DeMarco - Another (Demo) One
DCFC - Tractor Rape Chain 7"
Disney's Favorite Songs
Disturbed - Sound of Silence (pic disc)
Doors - Aquarius Theater Live
Doors - Roadhouse Blues 7"
Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
Bob Dylan - Melancholy Mood 7"
Electric Prunes - 7" single
Alejandro Escovedo - Gravity
Alejandro Escovedo - 13 Years
Jay Farrar - Sebastopol
The Feelies - Uncovered
Five Finger Death Punch
Flaming Lips - Heady Nuggs Box
Fleetwood Mac - Alternate Tusk
Foals - Rain 7"
Florence and the Machine - Delilah
Grateful Dead - Passiac Theater, NJ 1977 (4)
Buddy Guy/Junior Wells - Criteria Collection
Gwar - Scumdogs of the Universe (4)
Hello Kitty - Picture Disc
Jimi Hendrix - Smash Hits
Husker Du - Free Land 7"
Iron Maiden - Empire...
Kinks - Dave Davies Hits
Kinks - Mister Pleasant 7"
J Dilla - Diary
Etta James - At Last
Joan Jett - Sinner
Albert King/Paul Butterfield - Born Under A Bad Sign
KMFDM - Salvation
LA Dispute - Tiny Dots
Linkin Park - Road to Revolution (Live)
Logic - Incredible True Story (Pic Disc)
Madonna - Like A Virgin & other hits
Metallica - Live at Le Bataclan CD
Jason Molina/Townes Van Zandt - I'll Be Home...
The Move
Moody Blues - Go Now
Mark Mothersbaugh - Hello
Monkees - Logo Picture disc
Alanis Morissette - Demos 1994-98
Mudcrutch - Trailer 7"
Mumford & Sons - X Baaba Maal
Willie Nelson/Uncle Tupelo - Truck Drivin' Man
New Barbarians - (Stones minus Mick!)
Nosfuratu - OST 7"
NOFX - Sid and Nancy
Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
Ol Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn (2)
One Voice - Compilation
Outkast - Elevators
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Kiss My Amps
Phish - Hoist (3)
Iggy Pop - Metallic KC
Post Malone - White Iverson/TooYoung
Elvis Presley - I'm Leavin'
Radiobirdman - Buried & Dead 7"
Ramones - Judy Is A Punk ('75 demo version)
Jay Reatard - Blood Visions
Residents - Please Do Not Steal
Reverend Horton Heat - Hardscrabble 7"
Rich Robinson - Got to Get Better
Scarface - Deeply Rooted (Pic Disc)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks (Pic Disc)
Skrillex & Diplo - Where r u now
Son Volt - Live at the Bottom Line
Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union
Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Star Wars - Force Awakens 10" Picture Disc
Sublime - Jah Won't Pay Bills
Superchunk - Tossing Seeds
Matthew Sweet - Good Friend (gf demos)
Joe Strummer - Gangsterville
Talking Heads/Echosmith - This Must Be the Place
13th Floor Elevators - 10" Picture Disc
Twentyone Pilots - A Few Older Ones 7"
Frank Turner - Positive Songs Acoustic
Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
The Weekend - The Hills remixes
Lucinda Williams - Just A Little More Faith and Grace
Wendy O Williams - F*** N Roll
John Wick - Soundtrack
Wolf Alice - White Leather 7"
Vandals - Sweatin' to the Oldies
Violent Femmes - Memory 7" (1)
Frank Zappa - My Guitar/Dog Breath
Rob Zombie - Everybody's ... UFO

Saturday, April 2, 2016

We are an official Record Store Day shop and Record Store Day 2016 is April 16th. We will OPEN promptly by 8am on RSD. We will post the list of our RSD titles on our website, our Facebook page, and this blog. We'll tweet out links as well. Look for our list of RSD16 releases no later than April 14th. We anticipate having dozens of the titles, not every artist or title due to the nature of limited pressings of certain titles. Our site at Rediscover Records 

We do normally have a decent sized line the morning of RSD. Use your own judgment, of course, if there is a title you are really aching for for when to arrive here. It's usually a great day of camaraderie with fellow music aficionados and fans of Record Store Day and the medium of vinyl. After the initial rush from about 8am to a little after 9am, there are several titles still left, other than the usual one or ten really hot items people are looking for.

We'll normally have some complimentary coffee, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks available. Often times we'll have some live music later in the afternoon or that evening, but as of this writing, we have nothing lined up at the moment.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

We thought we'd put up a few of our newer releases from our New Vinyl rack. Our New Vinyl rack could include brand new releases as well as recent reissues of some of the classics. Inventory is, of course, subject to change but here are a few album covers.

As you can see even from just this small sample size our New Vinyl racks span a wide swath of genres, and this does not even include some of the reggae selections, Iron Maiden reissues, releases by artists like The Black Keys, Hateful Eight Soundtrack, and reissues by The Beatles. 

As always more information on our website. You can even shop for certain titles there.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A massive note of gratitude to everyone who helped make 2015 a success at Rediscover Records. Every day we unlock the door, we are extremely grateful that we have customers like you to help make this little record shop happen and continue to help make the dream a reality.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2016! Please watch for updates on our site, on this blog, and our social media sites; Facebook, Instagram (rediscover_records), and Twitter (@RedscvrRecords)!

Here are our hours as we are OPEN 7 days a week at 
9 S. Spring Street in Historic Downtown Elgin.
Sunday: 12-4
Monday: 12-6
Tuesday 11-7
Wednesday 11-7
Thursday 11-7
Friday 11-7
Saturday 11-7

If you are on your way here and it's getting close to closing time, don't sweat it, we can wait for you at least for a little while while you dig through some records. Our site is updated frequently with NEW VINYL and the Pre-Played listings offer up just a snapshot of what we carry in our vast collection.

Rediscover Records Today!