Breaking news! We probably shouldn’t even have to explain anything or what’s going on to you at this point. Along with Governor Pritzker ordering bars and restaurants to close doors now through March 30th, we are also following suit and cancelling all shows we had lined up now until the end of the month. As the situation with COVID-19 rapidly changing every day, we will be continuing to reassess our store being open and shows lined up in April and beyond on a day-to-day basis. We’ll list out shows being cancelled here below so we can cry about what we are missing together:
March 20th with Yellow Number 7, Florida Brothers, Velvet Bethany, Foot
March 21st with Pledge Drive, Gnarly Beth, Dexter, Big Tobacco, Telephone Junkies
March 28th (Bottom Bracket release), Looming, Nectar, Marble Teeth, Belle
March 29th with Pig City, Livid, Capitol Offense + more.
There are a number of shows lined up in early April, and we will have to re-assess those shows in the next few weeks and inform you all of any more cancellations.
As we already announced, Record Store Day has been postponed to Saturday June 20th, 2020. Some of these other cancelled shows, such as the Bottom Bracket release show will also likely happen at a later date.
This is hard for us to do as a local business needing to pay rent and bills, but plenty of other businesses, bands, and people are negatively impacted in similar ways and this is something bigger than us. Safety is most important right now, and so is supporting each other through other means and washing our hands.
Our store is remaining open during normal hours of 10:00 am to 8:00 pm for now. We’ll be here catching up on online orders and going through records still. However, these next few days we might be pushing buying records or CDs through us through our Discogs page online – and a possible re-launch of our online merch store coming soon.