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Record Store Day

, Sat., April 18, 12 p.m.
Record Store Day
VAMP, the downtown Oakland record store (331 19th St.), is a charming place with an eight-month-old miniature pinscher mascot named Maxine Brown after the soul singer of yore. It’s cluttered with antiques, art, clothes, and vinyl, with a strong emphasis on jazz and soul. It’s the sort of spot that Record Store Day — an annual brouhaha for record labels to sic unnecessary pieces of overpriced wax on hapless consumers, derailing the entire vinyl manufacturing ecosystem in the process — is supposed to celebrate. Because VAMP sells mostly used records, it isn’t participating in Record Store Day officially. Instead, it elected to schedule ten hours of live music and DJs, including the store’s own Fernando & his 45s, for shoppers and passersby to enjoy — no matter how much cash they drop. A community record swap kicks off VAMP Day at noon, while music continues through the night. So, after you’re done elbowing through a Record Store Day crowd to snag one of those oh-so-crucial A-Ha ten-inch picture discs (only 6,500 copies!) for an unconscionable price, drop by. Or just go to VAMP instead. free
Vamp 331 19th St., Oakland (map)


Sat., April 18, 6:30 p.m.
w/ Counterparts, Capsize, Hotel Books, and Better Off $15
Oakland Metro Operahouse 630 3rd St., Oakland (map)


Great Apes

Sat., April 18, 8 p.m.
w/ Western Settings, Weekender, and Bastards of the Young $TBA
The Golden Bull 412 14th St., Oakland (map)



Sat., April 18, 9 p.m.
w/ Uncle, Wesley Woo Band, and Dedications $TBA
Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)


Slink John aka Black Jesus

Mon., April 20, 8 p.m.
w/ DJs Sean G, Big Von, and Juice spinning hip-hop and counterculture classics $15, $22
The New Parish 579 18th St., Oakland (map)



Tue., April 21, 9 p.m.
w/ Ruleta Rusa, Korrosive, Remnants, and DJ Billdo $8
The Golden Bull 412 14th St., Oakland (map)


DJ Russell Quan

, First Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
spins Fifties and Sixties garage rock 45s free
Bar Three Fifty-Five 355 19th St., Oakland (map)


Punk Rock Sideshow

, Sundays, 9 p.m.
w/ DJ Old Durrty Sanchez spinning hardcore, punk, and Oi! free
The Golden Bull 412 14th St., Oakland (map)


Metal Monday

, Mondays, 9 p.m.
w/ rotating DJs spinning all styles of metal every monday free
The Golden Bull 412 14th St., Oakland (map)


Vinyl Only!

, Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
w/ DJ Jason Willer spinning punk, deathrock, synth punk, and Eighties jams free
Ruby Room 132 14th St., Oakland (map)


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