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Madison Public Library’s Noteworthy Series – March 18th, 2017

We are proud to participate in the first installment of Madison Public Library’s new “Noteworthy” series highlighting and celebrating local music.  Please join us at the Madison Central Library on Saturday March 18 for “A Thunderous Evening with Killdozer, Twelve Point Buck, Butch Vig, and The Smart Studios Story”.  The evening starts at 6pm with MadCity Music spinning the classic “12 Point Buck” album by Madison’s very own Killdozer.  At 7:15, there will be a free screening of “The Smart Studios Story” followed by a panel discussion with director Wendy Schneider, Killdozer’s Dan Hobson & Michael Gerald (via skype), and Butch Vig (via skype).  This is a free event and a cash bar will be available.


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Record Store Day 2017 – 4.22.17

10 years of Record Store Day!  Wow, we can’t believe it!  Here are the details of everything happening at MadCity Music on Record Store Day 2017, Saturday April 22!

>Free coffee samples for the early birds provided by the most excellent folks at Just Coffee Cooperative!

>Opening at 8am!  No waiting outside once the doors are open!

>Hundreds of limited edition RSD items available.  Click here for the full list!

>Free gift bags packed with cool stuff – while supplies last!

>Our annual RSD party/free show!  Click here for details!

>91.7 WSUM Live Broadcast:  Madison’s college radio station, 91.7 WSUM, will be broadcasting all the excitement live at the store on RSD from 12 – 3 pm.

>Enter to win great prizes!  Your chance to enter to win new vinyl & CDs, concert tickets, gift cards, prize packs, and much more from these great local and independent businesses:  Good Style Shop, High Noon Saloon, Underground Butcher, True Endeavors/Frank Productions, Stalzy’s Deli, Just Coffee Cooperative, Barrymore Theater.

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Black Friday 2016!

On Black Friday, November 25th, independent music retailers across the country, including MadCity Music Exchange, will be offering exclusive, made-for-that-day products.  The final list of exclusives is available right here!  We expect to have most of the releases in stock, but due to limited availability, we will not be taking any pre-orders or holding any items.

In addition to offering the exclusive Black Friday releases, we also will be holding our semi-annual Collectible Vinyl Sale!  All of the rare gems we’ve been keeping under lock and key will be available for your shopping enjoyment.  Special this year, there will be a large selection of Mobile Fidelity Audiophile LPs — everything from Abba to Zappa as well as gems from many different genres — hitting the floor for the first time!

And, we will have another 800+ new used LPs on the floor and ready for new homes!

To give you more time to shop the Black Friday releases and collectible vinyl, we will be opening early at 9 a.m.  Thank you for shopping local this holiday season!

Of course, we’ll be closed all day on Thursday November 24th due to turkey.

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Cassette Store Day – October 8th, 2016


Cassette Store Day is this Saturday, Rocktotober 8th!  We will have many cool limited edition cassettes from a variety artists, including:  Courtney Barnett, Pixies, J Dilla, Ramones, Dave Rawlings, Sharkmuffin, Thor,  Jeff The Brotherhood, Twin Peaks, and more!

Plus, all used cassettes are buy-one-get-one-free all day!

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Record Store Day – Black Friday 2014!


Mark your calendars for November 28th, 2014! MadCity Music Exchange will once again be participating in Record Store Day – “Black Friday”! We will have copies of the limited Black Friday Record Store Day exclusives available in the store. We will also have the ever popular and semi-annual Collectible Vinyl Sale bin full of rare and hard to find titles on the floor! Many of the titles in the collectible bin have not been seen on our shelves before!

And, we will have another 500+ new used LP on the floor and ready for new homes!

We will be opening early at 9 a.m. to give you more time to shop the Black Friday releases and collectible vinyl.

No long lines or gaudy promotions, just great music with your local independent record store!

The complete list of RSD Exclusives for Black Friday can be found at the official Record Store Day Web Page by clicking here!

Check back soon for more details about Black Friday at MadCity Music Exchange! And keep up to date with MadCity by signing up for emails below, or by following us on

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