Record Store Day 2016 at Backbeat – The 411

The day has come once again – it’s Record Store Day this Saturday April 16th and we want you to come hang out with us. We have lots planned for the day and you can find out all the details below. To us, everyday is “Record Store Day”, but to have one day to highlight what we do and bring attention to independent stores like ours is a great thing. We hope to see you on Saturday, it’s going to be a fun day!

Don’t know what Record Store Day is all about? Here’s a primer:
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.



Brad Sucks Live

We are super excited to have Brad Sucks doing an in store set at 3:00pm. How can 19000+ Facebook fans be wrong? Brad Sucks is one heck of musician and one of our favourites, so we are truly honoured to be able to have him here. After hitting up Backbeat, Brad is on his way to Kingston for a show at The Mansion with our friend Ali McCormick. If you are from Kingston or just looking for an amazing show, please head down to The Mansion. The show starts at 9:00pm. For more details, visit the Facebook event page here:

Want to find out more about Brad or grab a download of one of his albums? Visit his website at

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It wouldn’t be Record Store Day if we didn’t hook up our great customers with an amazing sale now would it?

15% off all Turntables and Audio Gear

20% off all new records – including all Record Store Day releases

25% off all used records



We are going to have a few prizes up for grabs! Drop in on Saturday to get details on how to win.

RSD 2016 Prizes
– Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
– Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book
– “The Plural of Vinyl is Vinyl” Record Tote Bag
– Spin-Clean Record Washer System



Of course we love hooking up our great customers with some sweet giveaways. We worked with Brad Sucks to bring you a cool little flexi postcard. Yeah, it’s a single on a postcard you can play on your turntable. Pretty sweet right? Like all good Record Store Day releases, these are limited and won’t be pressed again. We also have Backbeat buttons, stickers, a pile of CDs and a few “Light In The Attic” music zines up for grabs.

Brad Sucks Flexi


Record Store Day 2016




See you Saturday.