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Wash Your Hands & Shop for Records
We're open daily for pick-up, delivery, and shipping! Our full inventory is now online for browsing. Get your vinyl fix, grab some Breakers merch and gift certificates, and wash your hands! QUARANTINE HOURS: 12-5 PM daily
Record Breakers' first RSD in the new Avondale location began at 7 a.m. after all the boxes of new releases had been unpacked and shelved. People started trickling in, and by noon bands were taking the little stage in the back : Speed Babes, Blue Dream, Avantist, Magicks, TV Moms (visiting from Minneapolis), Alouette, then … Continue reading RSD 2018
November at Breakers
Long time no write, but we've been pretty busy. We're really starting to settle into the new space, and people are starting to figure out what's behind the storefront at 2935 N. Milwaukee in Avondale. Breakers is getting in a load of good trades or sells in the used vinyl department. From jazz to punk … Continue reading November at Breakers
Been a while since we wrote a new blog post, but that doesn't mean we haven't had a lot going on in our little storefront on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale. This last weekend, Breakers hosted two events on its stage - 2nd In-Store on the new stage on Saturday, 21 October, featuring local, Chicago artists … Continue reading October Musings
First In-Store and Opening Sale
Whew, it was a busy weekend at Breakers ! Thanks to all the people who came through and checked out the show or bought some records (and sorry-not-sorry to your wallets !). On Saturday, the Vytyls took the stage, standing around a fold-out table covered with synth keyboards and oscillators, an 8-channel mixer and two … Continue reading First In-Store and Opening Sale
Breakers In The News
Record Breakers is one of TimeOut Chicago's "best record stores in Chicago."
New Arrivals – September
We've got New York City gypsy-punks' latest, "Seekers and Finders" from Gogol Bordello : good if you're into punk but looking for a little something more eclectic. Next up is California sisters, HAIM, and their sophomore album, "Something to Tell You" : more infectious pop-rock for your collection and post-relationship blues. A restock of our … Continue reading New Arrivals – September
Lively Last Weekend of September
If you haven't already come by to check out the new space, the last weekend of September is THE time to do it. We're hosting our first in-store show in the new storefront. Chicago locals GOSH, minimalist dream pop, and Vytyls, atonal IDM, will take the stage from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 30 … Continue reading Lively Last Weekend of September
The space was finished, floors swept and dusted, Tiffany lamp strung up in its corner, local artwork hung on the walls. Friends and family took photos as CB unlocked the metal grates and flipped the sign to “open” for the first time. The sunny afternoon was perfect, and we put a record on the turntable. … Continue reading Grand Re-Opening