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Record Store Day titles now available on the website

Our remaining RSD titles are now available for sale on the following page:

Some titles are in very short supply while we have a reasonable supply of others.  We will try to keep the list updated regularly. Orders will be filled first come, first served. We will do our best to fill your orders but we can guarantee we will have everything ordered. Thanks for your understanding.

Currently these are the only titles which may be purchased on the site but we are working on finally restoring full mail order functions very soon.

Record Store Day 2016!!!

Here we go again… All Reckless locations will be open normal hours on RecordStoreDay 2016. Like previous years, RSD product is first come, first served. We cannot hold items in advance and all items are one per customer. We do our best to stock as much RSD product but there are likely to be things we don’t get at all or that there will be extrememly limited quantities of. We suggest getting to the stores early. We’ll be posting our list of what we expect to have later in the week. Every location will have some cool freebies to give away as well. Happy hunting!

We’re super excited about the bands that we have this year. Here’s the line-up

2PM Wild Belle performance & signing
4PM Good Willsmith

2PM Mako Sica
4PM Savage Beliefs (legendary Chicago punks!

no in-store events

the legendary Butch Vig & Steve Marker from Smart Studios will be across the street from the Broadway Reckless at Dryhop Brewers for a meet & greet from 11AM-1PM celebrating the release of the The Smart Studios Story, a documentary about the studio. The film is playing Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest) & it’s also the official film of Record Store Day.

Film screening info:
CIMMfest Opening night premiere screening, April 13th
Music Box Theatre 730pm
After party immediately following:
Metro Chicago, 9pm doors
W/ Catherine and Negative Example (ex- Tar Babies)

Gaz Coombes (SUPERGRASS) acoustic in-store performance & signing 03/30/2016

Gaz Coombes, singer of the legendary SUPERGRASS will help us celebrate the release of his new solo album “Matador” with a free acoustic performance. He will sign copies of his new album after the performance. Photos are acceptable and he will sign one other item that you bring with you.

Reckless Records
Milwaukee Ave location (Wicker Park)

CHEAP TRICK signing!! (not an April Fool’s joke!!) 04/01/2016

Cheap Trick will be autographing copies of new release BANG, seek ZOOM, CRAZY…HELLO at Noon, April 1st at the Milwaukee Ave (Wicker Park) – Come pick up the new CD and meet the band! (* must purchase cd to enter autograph line – no instruments, memorabilia, posters, etc. will be signed; due to time constraints the band will be unable to pose for photographs)

Please welcome Orange Milk & Beer On The Rug!

We are very proud to be the only record store in AMERICA carrying tapes, CDs & LPs from two of our favorite independent labels, Beer on the Rug & Orange Milk.

These are two of the most well-loved tape-centric experimental/electronic/synth/weirdo labels in the american experimental underground. We are ordering direct from the labels and look forward to carrying all of their new releases!

If you have ears and like new sounds, we encourage you to stream some tunes and get acquainted!

Most of their releases are very limited (some for under 100), so don’t sleep!