Monday, November 23, 2020

Black Friday - November 27! Special releases.

Record Store Day has coordinated special limited-edition vinyl releases for Black Friday!  We plan to be open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  The BURNSIDE store will stay open a til 8 p.m. on Friday and on Small Business Saturday.

  These are indeed limited or early release dates (meaning participating stores will have them before anyone else). 

  We have to comply and keep store capacity at allowed occupancy...but it has not been an issue so far since the latest restrictions.  PLEASE WEAR A MASK and keep your distance from others.


Here are just a few of the releases.  See for details and the full list.

For the first time ever, SAP--the second studio EP by Alice in Chains--will be released as on vinyl as a stand-alone EP.

Adorable lil' first ever 7" single for the Vince Guaraldi classic "Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Includes an alternate take of "Christmas Time Is Here" never before available on vinyl. Pressed on green vinyl.

Album of covers from the late, great Sharon Jones

PINK vinyl of Kid Cudi/Kanye West album Kids See Ghosts

3-LP set of Prine's Asylum albums Bruised Orange, Storm Windows and Pink Cadillac

Alternate takes from Elliott Smith's self-titled album!

Translucent purple vinyl release of remixes from The Weeknd's #1 album After Hours

Friday, June 12, 2020

Seattle Everyday Music update

SEATTLE--The Portland stores have been open for two weeks and Bellingham will open on Friday, but Capitol Hill in Seattle, which we hoped would open this week, will remain shut. As you may be aware, our store sits right in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). As such, we just can’t ensure the safety of our employees and customers, and until some type of resolution between the City, the police and the protesters occurs, I don’t see us opening the store. Even if we were guaranteed safety, the barricades and numbers of protestors would make customer access to the store very difficult, if not impossible. 

Music and movies are an integral part of your lives, mine included else I wouldn’t have been doing what I have for the last forty plus years, and we appreciate that our customers are eager to support us with their business, but the issues involved in the protests are greater than providing the latest records by the Strokes or Pearl Jam. So we will wait and hope for a peaceful reconciliation to all that is happening. Maybe this time the winds are shifting … and as Mr. Dylan said, “ you don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” 

Scott Kuzma, Owner


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

What's Going On Downtown?

The Burnside store in Portland is cleaning house!  We are going back to occupying just the West side of the building, the space that we had when we first opened in 1995.   Over the next 60 days or so we are moving ALL our CD + DVD inventory to the West side of the 1313 Burnside building with all the vinyl.  Why?  Well, CDs sales are decreasing and there has just been a lot of old titles sitting for too long.  The result of declining CD sales means we have to adjust in order to stay in business.

SO! We are systematically going through the stock of used CDs and curating the good, the bad & the ugly.  We are marking down the price on those ancient titles.  During this transition look for the "closeout" bins that remain on the East side of the store.  They will have signs indicating which bins are the "last chance" for those CDs.

Don't panic.  We realize it looks like we are getting rid of everything, but really, what we are getting rid of are titles that have sat around for years. What you will find going forward is a cleaner, organized stock of titles.

 It's a bit of a mess right now so bear with us... and meantime we're happy to help you find what you need.

Thanks for your patience during the transition.

Friday, January 24, 2020

New Year, New Music

January is a little slow for new releases traditionally, but there are some goodies out there if you have gift certificates to spend. Here are a few special indie-store only exclusives!  Don't forget about Rhino Records' "Start Your Ear Off Right" January campaign...the gold standard reissue label has the following limited-editions out for January and you get a free 2020 Calendar with purchase while supplies last. 

Bad Company Desloation Angels LP*
The Replacements Don't Tell A Soul clear-LP
 Deep Purple. Last Concert In Japan on purple vinyl*
Deep Purple Made in Europe purple vinyl*
The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me on blue vinyl*
Deep Purple Stormbringer on purple vinyl*
Field Music Making a New World on red transparent vinyl

Uncle Tupelo Anodyne on clear vinyl*
Stevie Nicks Bella Donna on gold vinyl*
Warren Zevon Excitable Boy on glow-in-the-dark red vinyl!*
Devo Freedom of Choice on white vinyl*
MC5 Kick Out The Jams color LP*
Devo New Traditionalists on grey vinyl*
Pinegrove Marigold  on...wait for it...Yellow vinyl
The Smithereens Covers on red vinyl

Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Mike Mesaros & Dennis Diken dip deep into their archives to present COVERS, a tribute to the songs and the artists that shaped their career. The album presents a heavy dose of British Invasion paying homage to the Kinks, the Beatles, the Who and T. Rex.

 G. Love & Special Sauce The Juice on hot pink vinyl

Caspian. On Circles on clear vinyl
Van Morrison His Band And The  Street Choir on translucent turquoise LP*
The Ramones It's Alive red/blue vinyl*
Soundtrack to Twin Peaks on green vinyl* (original TV series one)

Sex Pistols NeverMind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols on pink vinyl*

*Free calendar with purchase while supplies last!!


Poli├ža When We Stay Alive on clear vinyl