Upcoming Events


When: Saturday, October 17th at 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Krakatoa Cafe, 1128 25th Street, San Diego 92101
Other information: All Ages, entrance $5

The Vinyl Junkies Pop-Up Shop is back in action on Saturday, October 17th, at a new outdoor location: Krakatoa in Golden Hill!

We’ll be taking over the parking lot behind one of our favorite cafes and they’ll have a liquor license for the day, allowing us to have beer and wine out there as you browse for new tunes. PLUS, we’ve had this request for a while but weren’t able to do it at our usual home Casbah San Diego — this one will be all ages!

Masks are required. We’ll have gloves. Fun is guaranteed. Hope you can make it out! 

RSD Drops
RSD Black Friday 2020


When: Saturday, October 24th at 9:00am-7:00pm
and Friday, November 27th at 9:00am-7:00pm

Record Store Day this year has changed into 3 drops (in addition to the annual RSD Black Friday event) in order to minimize crowds and keep people safe. The August and September Drops were great successes so we’re going to stick with that formula again for October 24th and November 27th. 

Our RSD titles will be set up in our driveway. A line will begin whenever someone starts it and will go down towards the barbershop.

Masks are required to be in line, covering your nose and mouth. Social distancing of 6 feet in line will also be expected. We will provide gloves at the table before flipping through the RSD releases, just like we provide in the shop. 

This is the safest way we feel we can pull off these events and while we’re taking a conservative approach to safety, we prefer to err on the side of caution vs. the other way around.  We hope you can appreciate that.
There is a limit of 1 copy per title. The store itself will be open for shopping with our usual max capacity limits. We’ll have DJs spinning throughout the day to be announced closer to the day-of. We hope you can make it out to celebrate and support Vinyl Junkies on this different version of Record Store Day!  


Live Bands and DJs

We regularly feature DJs and live band performances at the shop and we hope to resume them soon!

Some amazing artists who have performed in the past include Lol Tolhurst (The Cure), KFlay, Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke), Starcrawler, Diamond D, One Be Lo (aka One Man Army), Dale Crover  (Nirvana / Melvins), and David J (Bauhaus / Love and Rockets). 

Vinyl Junkies Pop-Up Shop

The Vinyl Junkies Pop-Up Shop is a quarterly event, held outdoors at the Krakatoa Cafe in Golden Hill.  Many vendors participate from all over Southern California with thousands of records to sell, DJs spinning sweet tunes throughout the day, and great food and alcoholic drinks are available in Krakatoa.  All Ages and just $5.  Join us for the next Vinyl Junkies Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, October 17th from 11am-5pm!  

Sonic San Diego

Sonic San Diego is the event organizing branch of Vinyl Junkies. We have decades of experience of booking great bands and DJs for all kinds of events. Most recently, Sonic San Diego has been organizing the monthly Seaport Sessions Music and Arts Festival in Seaport Village and shows at the luxury apartment complex Broadstone (now Vida North Park).