Crooked Beat Records

Crooked Beat Records HARD TO FIND New and Used LPs of INDEPENDENT LABEL MUSIC & OBSCURE MAJOR LABEL RELEASES EXISTING OUTSIDE THE RADAR OF THE MAINSTREAM. Largest selection of NEW Vinyl in the DC area If you're in the DC area come by and say hi to us. - Bill & Helen & staff

Free King Street Trolley

For making your way along historic King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, there's no easier, quicker way than the Free King Street Trolley. With stops every two blocks from the waterfront to the King St - Old Town Metrorail station, the trolleys provide easy on-off access to the more than 180 shops, restaurants and attractions found on Alexandria's main street.

Free King Street Trolley

For making your way along historic King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, there's no easier, quicker way than the Free King Street Trolley. With stops every two blocks from the waterfront to the King St - Old Town Metrorail station, the trolleys provide easy on-off access to the more than 180 shops, restaurants and attractions found on Alexandria's main street.

Open with service changes; Online services available; Pickup available

09/24/2021

New Release Friday. We have your September 24th Releases, plus past new releases that you need to get caught up on. Alright then. It’s settled. See you soon. #djshadow #wayneshorter #ericdolphy #herbiehancock #soja #chvrches #illbeyourmirror #oldtownalexandria #alexandriava #alexandriavirginia #crookedbeatrecords

09/23/2021

Hey Crooked Beat Fans! A quick video for you highlighting our Just In Used vinyl. Hope to see you soon.

09/20/2021

Crooked Beat New Just In Install 3 for your Monday: Indie and Classic Alternative

09/20/2021

Monday New Release Install 2: Punk, Hardcore, DC Punk/Hardcore/Post Punk

09/20/2021

Monday Crooked Beat Records New Vinyl and Release Install 1: Jazz

09/17/2021

New Releases AND New Vinyl Restocks. Check ‘em out!

09/13/2021

Check it out psych fans! King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Butterfly 3000 album has finally arrived. For the collector in you, album artwork and notes translated into 11 different languages. Get ‘em before they’re gone!

09/10/2021

New Arrival Vinyl Restocks. Still more to come over the weekend with another video on Monday. See you soon. #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

On July 17th Record Store Day Drop 2 one of our credit card terminals via Square was experiencing processing issues. (Se...
09/10/2021

On July 17th Record Store Day Drop 2 one of our credit card terminals via Square was experiencing processing issues. (See picture below.) So there are around 4 to 5 purchase transactions from customers that never went through.
We had two different check out registers working on that day. So we are requesting anyone who purchased at the Square Terminal at the left side when standing in front of our counter.( or the Square check out terminal where our customers manually insert their card into to check their credit card statements to see if their transaction actually went through.
If you find out your transaction did not process and you were never charged we would like to hear from you. We are able to identify the actual albums that were purchased on these transactions. But unfortunately very few of these customers chose the option to provide an email address so their purchase receipts could be emailed to them. So we have only been able to identify one person so far.
So if you are one of the persons whose transaction did not go through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th, all you have to do is tell us at least two or preferably more of the albums you purchased and we can identify if it is you or not.
This was an unfortunate substantial financial hit to our bottom line at the store that day. So we would really appreciate it if someone comes forward if they find out that their credit card transaction never went through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th.
As an added incentive we will give anyone who comes forward and resubmits their payment a $35 Gift Certificate and Early Entry for next all 2022 Record Store Day events. Early Entry means you will not have to wait in line on RSD.
Thanks

On July 17th Record Store Day Drop 2 one of our credit card terminals via Square was experiencing processing issues. (See picture below.) So there are around 4 to 5 purchase transactions from customers that never went through.
We had two different check out registers working on that day. So we are requesting anyone who purchased at the Square Terminal at the left side when standing in front of our counter.( or the Square check out terminal where our customers manually insert their card into to check their credit card statements to see if their transaction actually went through.
If you find out your transaction did not process and you were never charged we would like to hear from you. We are able to identify the actual albums that were purchased on these transactions. But unfortunately very few of these customers chose the option to provide an email address so their purchase receipts could be emailed to them. So we have only been able to identify one person so far.
So if you are one of the persons whose transaction did not go through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th, all you have to do is tell us at least two or preferably more of the albums you purchased and we can identify if it is you or not.
This was an unfortunate substantial financial hit to our bottom line at the store that day. So we would really appreciate it if someone comes forward if they find out that their credit card transaction never went through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th.
As an added incentive we will give anyone who comes forward and resubmits their payment a $35 Gift Certificate and Early Entry for next all 2022 Record Store Day events. Early Entry means you will not have to wait in line on RSD.
Thanks

09/09/2021
Thursday New Arrivals

Check it out! Some of these titles haven’t been here in over two years, due to pressing plant delays. The EU album is a rare warehouse find: good DC Go-Go. Hope to see you soon.

09/02/2021

August Top Sellers. Get ‘em while they’re hot. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

08/30/2021

Another installment of Just In Used Hip Hop. Brand Nubian, Fat Joe, EPMD, Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Priced to move starting from $3.99.

08/30/2021

Used Hip Hop Just In! 25-30 12” promo singles: All City, Bumpy Knuckles, Heltah Skeltah, Lord Tariq, XZIBIT, just to name a few. Priced to move, only $4.99-$6.99.

08/26/2021

Check out our Tone Poet collection and New Jazz Arrivals! Finally here after a long wait from pressing plant backups.

08/23/2021

And Vol.3! See you soon. #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

08/23/2021

Monday’s Big Estate Sale Vol. 2. Thanks for waiting! #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

08/23/2021

Monday’s Big Estate Sale Vol.1 👍🏻 #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

08/20/2021

Crooked Beat Records Just In Used. Still bringing them in from the latest estate sale. Not gonna stop ‘till you get enough. #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

08/18/2021

Also new in the shop today is this poster for-sale bin. Right now it’s full of old movie posters, but Bill is going to gradually fill it with odds and ends from his vast poster stash. Each poster is individually priced. 👾😺👽 #crookedbeatrecords #oldposters #alexandriava

Finally back in stock since… the summer of 2020?! Wow it’s been a while! 😯 Number 7 of our all time top sellers. 🎇 #croo...
08/18/2021

Finally back in stock since… the summer of 2020?! Wow it’s been a while! 😯 Number 7 of our all time top sellers. 🎇 #crookedbeatrecords #vinylrecords #thenational

Finally back in stock since… the summer of 2020?! Wow it’s been a while! 😯 Number 7 of our all time top sellers. 🎇 #crookedbeatrecords #vinylrecords #thenational

The Shins are it, sez Jennifer.
08/13/2021

The Shins are it, sez Jennifer.

The Shins are it, sez Jennifer.

Crooked Beat is CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday this week. 🌞 We will see you Thursday at **2pm**.
08/10/2021

Crooked Beat is CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday this week. 🌞 We will see you Thursday at **2pm**.

Crooked Beat is CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday this week. 🌞 We will see you Thursday at **2pm**.

RSD Drop 2 Alert and Request!!!!!!On July 17th Record Store Day Drop 2 one of our credit card terminals via Square was e...
08/05/2021

RSD Drop 2 Alert and Request!!!!!!
On July 17th Record Store Day Drop 2 one of our credit card terminals via Square was experiencing processing issues. (See picture below.) So there are around 4 to 5 purchase transactions from customers that never went through.
We had two different check out registers working on that day. So we are requesting anyone who purchased at the Square Terminal at the left side when standing in front of our counter.( or the Square check out terminal where our customers manually insert their card into to check their credit card statements to see if their transaction actually went through.
If you find out your transaction did not process and you were never charged we would like to hear from you. We are able to identify the actual albums that were purchased on these transactions. But unfortunately very few of these customers chose the option to provide an email address so their purchase receipts could be emailed to them. So we have only been able to identify one person so far.
So if you are one of the persons whose transaction did not go through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th, all you have to do is tell us at least two or preferably more of the albums you purchased and we can identify if it is you or not.
This was an unfortunate substantial financial hit to our bottom line at the store that day. So we would really appreciate it if someone comes forward if they find out that their credit card transaction never went through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th.
As an added incentive we will give anyone who comes forward and resubmits their payment a $35 Gift Certificate and Early Entry for next all 2022 Record Store Day events. Early Entry means you will not have to wait in line on RSD.
Thanks

RSD Drop 2 Alert and Request!!!!!!
On July 17th Record Store Day Drop 2 one of our credit card terminals via Square was experiencing processing issues. (See picture below.) So there are around 4 to 5 purchase transactions from customers that never went through.
We had two different check out registers working on that day. So we are requesting anyone who purchased at the Square Terminal at the left side when standing in front of our counter.( or the Square check out terminal where our customers manually insert their card into to check their credit card statements to see if their transaction actually went through.
If you find out your transaction did not process and you were never charged we would like to hear from you. We are able to identify the actual albums that were purchased on these transactions. But unfortunately very few of these customers chose the option to provide an email address so their purchase receipts could be emailed to them. So we have only been able to identify one person so far.
So if you are one of the persons whose transaction did not go through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th, all you have to do is tell us at least two or preferably more of the albums you purchased and we can identify if it is you or not.
This was an unfortunate substantial financial hit to our bottom line at the store that day. So we would really appreciate it if someone comes forward if they find out that their credit card transaction never went through on RSD Drop 2 on July 17th.
As an added incentive we will give anyone who comes forward and resubmits their payment a $35 Gift Certificate and Early Entry for next all 2022 Record Store Day events. Early Entry means you will not have to wait in line on RSD.
Thanks

July's top seller list (Sorry for the lousy photo, d'oh!) is now posted in the front window. A handful of these titles a...
08/05/2021

July's top seller list (Sorry for the lousy photo, d'oh!) is now posted in the front window. A handful of these titles are still in stock, if you missed out on RSD. 🌞🌡🎶

July's top seller list (Sorry for the lousy photo, d'oh!) is now posted in the front window. A handful of these titles are still in stock, if you missed out on RSD. 🌞🌡🎶

Hello friends, please note that Crooked Beat will be CLOSED on Monday July 26, Tuesday July 27, and Weds July 28... We w...
07/24/2021

Hello friends, please note that Crooked Beat will be CLOSED on Monday July 26, Tuesday July 27, and Weds July 28... We will reopen on Thursday July 29. Bill is going to check out a large estate collection of records now that the craziness of RSD events is behind us. Hopefully he returns laden with crates of vintage LPs!

Hello friends, please note that Crooked Beat will be CLOSED on Monday July 26, Tuesday July 27, and Weds July 28... We will reopen on Thursday July 29. Bill is going to check out a large estate collection of records now that the craziness of RSD events is behind us. Hopefully he returns laden with crates of vintage LPs!

07/22/2021

New Vinyl! New Arrivals! Chris Stapleton, REM, Smashing Pumpkins, Fat Possum Label Releases, Marvin Gaye, and more!
🎶🎶🎶
#recordstoreday #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

Our list for #RSD2021Drop2 is available now on our website! This is a list of what will be at our store at 9:30 AM tomor...
07/17/2021

Our list for #RSD2021Drop2 is available now on our website! This is a list of what will be at our store at 9:30 AM tomorrow, July 17th. See you soon!
🎶🎶🎶
#rsd2021 #recordstoreday #recordstoreday2021 #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

07/16/2021

These non-#RSDExclusive #NewVinyl #NewArrivals are pretty exciting, too! See you all tomorrow—our doors open at 9:30 AM.
🎶🎶🎶
#rsd2021 #recordstoreday #recordstoreday2021 #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

The first 40 customers in line at Crooked Beat tomorrow will receive grab bags full of vinyl, CDs, stickers, merch, and ...
07/16/2021

The first 40 customers in line at Crooked Beat tomorrow will receive grab bags full of vinyl, CDs, stickers, merch, and more. One extra special grab bag will include a Golden Ticket that will allow the holder to be FIRST IN LINE on Black Friday 2021! We open tomorrow at 9:30 AM, but make sure to get here early if you’d like a grab bag and a chance at a Golden Ticket.
🎫🎫🎫
#rsd2021 #recordstoreday #recordstoreday2021 #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

The first 40 customers in line at Crooked Beat tomorrow will receive grab bags full of vinyl, CDs, stickers, merch, and more. One extra special grab bag will include a Golden Ticket that will allow the holder to be FIRST IN LINE on Black Friday 2021! We open tomorrow at 9:30 AM, but make sure to get here early if you’d like a grab bag and a chance at a Golden Ticket.
🎫🎫🎫
#rsd2021 #recordstoreday #recordstoreday2021 #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

Crooked Beat will close at 2pm today to finish getting the shop organized... We will reopen at 9:30am on Saturday mornin...
07/16/2021

Crooked Beat will close at 2pm today to finish getting the shop organized... We will reopen at 9:30am on Saturday morning for Record Store Day Drop #2.

Check back this evening for the final stock list!

Crooked Beat will close at 2pm today to finish getting the shop organized... We will reopen at 9:30am on Saturday morning for Record Store Day Drop #2.

Check back this evening for the final stock list!

A sneak peek at a few items we will have on Saturday for Drop #2! As usual our official Record Store Day stock list will...
07/16/2021

A sneak peek at a few items we will have on Saturday for Drop #2! As usual our official Record Store Day stock list will be made available online sometime Friday evening.

It wouldn’t be a Record Store Day without an #UnofficialRelease at Crooked Beat! #SadeVillainTheMixtape is #Sade and #MF...
07/14/2021

It wouldn’t be a Record Store Day without an #UnofficialRelease at Crooked Beat! #SadeVillainTheMixtape is #Sade and #MFDoom. We had a few copies of this last month, and they sold out immediately. This month, we brought in more, so if you missed out last time, now is your chance!
🎶🎶🎶
#rsd2021 #recordstoreday #recordstoreday2021 #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

It wouldn’t be a Record Store Day without an #UnofficialRelease at Crooked Beat! #SadeVillainTheMixtape is #Sade and #MFDoom. We had a few copies of this last month, and they sold out immediately. This month, we brought in more, so if you missed out last time, now is your chance!
🎶🎶🎶
#rsd2021 #recordstoreday #recordstoreday2021 #crookedbeatrecords #crookedbeat #vinyl #records #vinylrecords #recordstore #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #alexandriava #washingtondc #oldtownalexandria

Address

802 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA
22314-1703

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 12pm - 6:30pm
Friday 12pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 12pm - 6:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 5:30pm

Telephone

(703) 244-5003

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Hey Bill. I wrote this for DownBeat about how RSD is looking this year.
hope you are all doing well
Love this!
Amazing collection and amazing staff. Always nearby parking.
Dug my visit and sweet jazz find!
Had a good time talking to y'all on Saturday! Will try to come by soon and get some Leonard Cohen and Liz Phair.
Just bought a copy of RTC Vol. 1 on eBay. Is Vol. 2 available anywhere in Chicago?
What's left? Anything?
BIll, the new SKIDS album "Burning Cities" is out no on CD and Mp3. It IS good! You can preview it now via Amazon. (The LP comes out Stateside on the 19th...)
Bill, you probably already know about this one but check out "The Turtles '66". Their "lost" album with "outside chance" and "grim reaper of love"...
So... No copies of The Replacement's "Maxwell's" with the stand-up dolls in all of NYC. Curses! So I contact my buddy Bill @ Crooked Beat and it's all taken care of in less than 24 hours. One of the best record stores (and proprietors) in the USA. Seriously, folks, seriously. Thanks, Bill and Crooked Beat! xoxo James ps - yeah, yeah, yeah, I'll dig those Vanilla Trainwreck videos out one day...
You gets get the new LCD Soundsystem in?