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RSD Drop – June 18

You know when you’re at a great show and then the band does an encore? That’s what the June 18 RSD Drop is like! Click here to see the official list!

Reminder about the RSD titles: They are made in limited quantities and are allocated to all participating stores. Due to this limited availability, and at the request of RSD administrators, we do not take pre-orders or hold items.

A few more details:

We’ll begin the day by limiting the number of people in the store to prevent overcrowding. Once the initial line has been served we will be open for shopping like normal. There will be a line, but it won’t take too long to get you in.

Q: “Will you have (name of RSD title) in stock?”
A: Yea, probably. We’ll know for sure the week of the event. Give us a call then.

Q: “Can I pre-order or have you hold (name of RSD title) for me?”
A: Nope. At the request of RSD administrators, we do not take pre-orders or hold items. Yea, we know there are places that find the loophole in this rule. Meh, where’s the fun in that?

Posted in Events, Record Store Day

MadCity Music’s Favorites of 2021

Favorite Albums of 2021 – Staff Picks!

Turnstile – Glow On 
Tyler, The Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee
Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR
Idles – Crawler
V/A – Driftless Dreamers: In Cuca Country
Self Esteem – Prioritise Pleasure
BLEACHERS – Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night
Bria – Cuntry Covers Vol. 1
Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time

BOB (The 45 Guy)
Fox Face – End of Man
Rocket Bureau – Middle Angst
Couch Flambeau – Bunny Hideout
Todd Snider – The First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder
Guided By Voices – It’s Not Them. It Couldn’t Be Them. It Is Them!
Aaron Scholz – Third Place
Reigning Sound – A Little More Time…
Hayes Carll – You Get It All
V/A – Driftless Dreamers: In Cuca Country

Turnstile – Glow On
CAN – Live In Stuttgart 75
Lil Ugly Mane – Volcanic Bird Enemy
Grouper – Shade
Andy Stott – Never The Right Time
Old Tower – The Old King of Witches
Portal – Avow / Hagbulbia
Mortiferum – Preserved In Torment
Suffering Hour – The Cyclic Reckoning
Dana Dentata – Pantychrist
Jason Crumer – Services Rendered
Black Marble – Fast Idol
La Luz – La Luz
Floating Points & Pharaoh Sanders – Promises
Neil Young – Way Down In The Rust Bucket
Beach Boys – Feel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971

Low – Hey What
The Hold Steady – Open Door Policy
Circuit Des Yeux –  -io
Teenage Fanclub – Endless Arcade
Can – Live in Stuttgart 1975
Death From Above 1979 – Is 4 Lovers
Alicja Pop – Howlin’
Ty Segall – Harmonizer

Best Reissues:
PJ Harvey – Studio Albums and Demo Collections
The Replacements  – Sorry Ma… (deluxe edition)
Suburban Lawns – S/T
Lost Sounds – Rat’s Brains and Microchips

Amyl & The Sniffers – Comfort To Me
Robert Finley – Sharecropper’s Son
Danny Kroha – Detroit Blues
Endless Boogie – Admonitions
Cedric Burnside – I Be Trying
Reigning Sound – A Little More Time…
Buffalo Nichols – self titled
Screamers – 1977 Demo Hollywood
Spread Joy – self titled
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – I Told You

Posted in MadCity Favorites

RSD Black Friday – Nov. 26

RSD Black Friday

RSD Black Friday returns!   We’ll be opening at 10am that day with plenty of RSD exclusive releases AND hundreds of new used LPs – including a huge lot of rare collectables! Please note – For a more comfortable RSD Black Friday experience we’ll begin the day by limiting the number of people in the store to prevent overcrowding. Once the initial line has been served we will be open for shopping like normal.

The official list of titles available that day can be found right here.

If you’re new to RSD Black Friday here’s a link to answer all your questions! As always, to comply with the RSD pledge, we are unable to take pre-orders or place any items on hold.

Thank you for your continued support of your local, independent record store!


Posted in Awesome MadCity Stuff, Record Store Day

Monday – Sat 11am – 5pm / Sunday 11am – 4pm

Open Daily 11-4

We are open Monday – Sat 11am – 5pm & Sunday 11am – 4pm

Posted in Events

Open again, bring a mask…

Starting on Monday May 18, we will be reopening with new, temporary hours — 11a-4p Monday-Sunday.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again while prioritizing your health and ours.  To make sure everyone stays safe, we are asking that you make an appointment to shop in-store.  Appointments can be made any time by emailing info@madcitymusic.net or by calling (608) 251-8558 during our new business hours. Same day and walk-up appointments are a-ok, too, assuming there is space available.  We will do our best to accommodate all requests.  And, of course, please no shopping if you’re not feeling well!

While in the store, you will be required to wear a face mask, so please bring your own (we will have some available in case you forget). We will be providing disposable gloves that must be worn while shopping (unless you have your own).  We also ask that, whenever possible, payments be made by credit card.  And, yes, there will be plenty of hand sanitizer available, and we will be keeping up with our regular cleaning protocols!

If you’re still not quite ready for in-store shopping, we will continue to offer curbside pick up

Posted in New Releases