Bric A Brac Records

Bric A Brac Records Punk, Junk, and Rock N Roll! Follow us on Instagram @bricabracrecords for all the latest and greatest! Husband and wife team Nick and Jen bring to the public their passion for all things fun.

Records, cassettes, tv and movie collectibles and vintage housewares are just the basics when it comes to what to expect at Bric-a-Brac. Rambo bop bag? We got it. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes beach towel? Check. A "Diet Computer" from 1974? Where else?!? Stocking our favorites in garage, punk, pop, and rock n roll. Exclusive retailers of Full Breach 77 t-shirts and PORK Magazine merch. Plus, we'v

Records, cassettes, tv and movie collectibles and vintage housewares are just the basics when it comes to what to expect at Bric-a-Brac. Rambo bop bag? We got it. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes beach towel? Check. A "Diet Computer" from 1974? Where else?!? Stocking our favorites in garage, punk, pop, and rock n roll. Exclusive retailers of Full Breach 77 t-shirts and PORK Magazine merch. Plus, we'v

Operating as usual

Hard at work.
12/06/2021

Hard at work.

Hard at work.

The shop may be closed and packed up but orders keep coming! Loooong overdue Low represses, restock of Scientist, Canal ...
12/04/2021

The shop may be closed and packed up but orders keep coming! Loooong overdue Low represses, restock of Scientist, Canal Irreal's debut, Naughty Girls 1979 Demos 7", a new reissue of the Ex, and Standing in the Shadows Vol 2 are all on the website now!

The shop may be closed and packed up but orders keep coming! Loooong overdue Low represses, restock of Scientist, Canal Irreal's debut, Naughty Girls 1979 Demos 7", a new reissue of the Ex, and Standing in the Shadows Vol 2 are all on the website now!

Hi we have new merch! Help us pay for professionals to move that mountain of boxes! These are super lightweight jersey h...
12/03/2021

Hi we have new merch! Help us pay for professionals to move that mountain of boxes! These are super lightweight jersey hoodies and they run small. Available on the merch page of our website!

Hi we have new merch! Help us pay for professionals to move that mountain of boxes! These are super lightweight jersey hoodies and they run small. Available on the merch page of our website!

A solid crew locking up for the last time yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out and sorry if you couldn't make it! ...
11/29/2021

A solid crew locking up for the last time yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out and sorry if you couldn't make it! Now to pack up a zillion things and start decorating in the new space!

A solid crew locking up for the last time yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out and sorry if you couldn't make it! Now to pack up a zillion things and start decorating in the new space!

Last chance to buy stuff before we reopen at 2845 N Milwaukee next year!
11/28/2021

Last chance to buy stuff before we reopen at 2845 N Milwaukee next year!

Last chance to buy stuff before we reopen at 2845 N Milwaukee next year!

11/26/2021

Record Store Day stuff! Come and get it!

Only four more days to see this lil guy until we reopen next year! Although he's not going to be here all of Sunday so e...
11/24/2021

Only four more days to see this lil guy until we reopen next year! Although he's not going to be here all of Sunday so even LESS!!!

Only four more days to see this lil guy until we reopen next year! Although he's not going to be here all of Sunday so even LESS!!!

Black Friday stock is here! We've got all available titles on the website now on the Record Store Day page so you can se...
11/24/2021

Black Friday stock is here! We've got all available titles on the website now on the Record Store Day page so you can see what's in-hand and we'll be updating it as any stragglers come in. On Friday we'll be open regular hours (12-7) and we'll make any remaining inventory available on the website that night.

Black Friday stock is here! We've got all available titles on the website now on the Record Store Day page so you can see what's in-hand and we'll be updating it as any stragglers come in. On Friday we'll be open regular hours (12-7) and we'll make any remaining inventory available on the website that night.

Bam Bam is featured on Bandcamp Daily today! Link in bio to the article and to the pre-order page on our website.
11/23/2021

Bam Bam is featured on Bandcamp Daily today! Link in bio to the article and to the pre-order page on our website.

Bam Bam is featured on Bandcamp Daily today! Link in bio to the article and to the pre-order page on our website.

New website adds! A Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack, a collection of Sauveur Mallia's library recordings '79-'84, Clothilde,...
11/23/2021

New website adds! A Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack, a collection of Sauveur Mallia's library recordings '79-'84, Clothilde, a heavy Thai funk comp, Salón Dada/Col Corazón collection (Peruvian post-punk from 86-90), and restocks of Mingus Ah Um Redux!

New website adds! A Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack, a collection of Sauveur Mallia's library recordings '79-'84, Clothilde, a heavy Thai funk comp, Salón Dada/Col Corazón collection (Peruvian post-punk from 86-90), and restocks of Mingus Ah Um Redux!

One week left to say goodbye to these kissable lips! Our good friend @cylewilliamson painted this for us before we opene...
11/22/2021

One week left to say goodbye to these kissable lips! Our good friend @cylewilliamson painted this for us before we opened and Murphy's kept a watchful eye over the shop ever since. He will be missed.

One week left to say goodbye to these kissable lips! Our good friend @cylewilliamson painted this for us before we opened and Murphy's kept a watchful eye over the shop ever since. He will be missed.

Reindeer, transform and roll out!!
11/19/2021

Reindeer, transform and roll out!!

Reindeer, transform and roll out!!

Local taste-makers @beloved.wtf have put their first baby out into the world, a 10th Anniversary edition of Easter's deb...
11/19/2021

Local taste-makers @beloved.wtf have put their first baby out into the world, a 10th Anniversary edition of Easter's debut Demonstration on vinyl for the first time! The band is reuniting for one night only on 12/3 at Empty Bottle and you can get a free pair of tickets for picking up a copy of the release! Two pairs available!

Local taste-makers @beloved.wtf have put their first baby out into the world, a 10th Anniversary edition of Easter's debut Demonstration on vinyl for the first time! The band is reuniting for one night only on 12/3 at Empty Bottle and you can get a free pair of tickets for picking up a copy of the release! Two pairs available!

Miss out on the first run of @super7 Sh**un Godzillas? You're in luck! They've done a wider release in their standard bu...
11/17/2021

Miss out on the first run of @super7 Sh**un Godzillas? You're in luck! They've done a wider release in their standard bubbled packaging and we've got pleeeennnntttyyy.

The time has finally come! We are in the last days of Bric-a-Brac 1.0 and Sunday 11/28 will be the final day of regular ...
11/17/2021

The time has finally come! We are in the last days of Bric-a-Brac 1.0 and Sunday 11/28 will be the final day of regular business at 3156 W Diversey. We will then close to focus on packing up and moving to our new home at 2845 N Milwaukee. If we're VERY efficient we MAY open before the end of the year but that's not bloody likely. So come do your holiday shopping early! We're forcing you to be a proactive gift giver this year.

The time has finally come! We are in the last days of Bric-a-Brac 1.0 and Sunday 11/28 will be the final day of regular business at 3156 W Diversey. We will then close to focus on packing up and moving to our new home at 2845 N Milwaukee. If we're VERY efficient we MAY open before the end of the year but that's not bloody likely. So come do your holiday shopping early! We're forcing you to be a proactive gift giver this year.

Local singer/songwriter Tasha is celebrating her latest full length release with two performances at Sleeping Village! W...
11/16/2021

Local singer/songwriter Tasha is celebrating her latest full length release with two performances at Sleeping Village! We've got a pair of free tickets for the Saturday show with Fran to give the first person who pre-orders the record, coming out on Friday 12/3.

Local singer/songwriter Tasha is celebrating her latest full length release with two performances at Sleeping Village! We've got a pair of free tickets for the Saturday show with Fran to give the first person who pre-orders the record, coming out on Friday 12/3.

Hey Idles fans! Happy record release day, we finally got our hands on the autographed promo flats! People who preordered...
11/12/2021

Hey Idles fans! Happy record release day, we finally got our hands on the autographed promo flats! People who preordered will get them but we also have extra if you didn’t get a chance to preorder with us!

Hey Idles fans! Happy record release day, we finally got our hands on the autographed promo flats! People who preordered will get them but we also have extra if you didn’t get a chance to preorder with us!

Huge new release day!! IDLES (more on those autographed inserts later), ONETWOTHREE (members of Kleenex/Liliput and TNT)...
11/12/2021

Huge new release day!! IDLES (more on those autographed inserts later), ONETWOTHREE (members of Kleenex/Liliput and TNT), Grouper, Vanishing Twin, the Clean 40th anniversary reissues, and 3xLP boxset (triples is best) of Bush Tetras!! Plus OMNI member Philip Frobos's debut novel and solo album, a holiday record from Hiss Golden Messenger, Brown Acid Vol 11, Einsturzende Neubauten, Floating Points & Pharaoh Sanders indie exclusive 180g repress, Static unheard demos and live recordings (John Brannon pre-Negative Approach), Magic Roundabout, and a handful of restocks!! GIVE US ALL YOUR BUCKS!!

Mariah season is upon us! Stocked a good chunk of her catalog, plus new releases from Phew, War On Drugs, La Femme, a Ce...
11/09/2021

Mariah season is upon us! Stocked a good chunk of her catalog, plus new releases from Phew, War On Drugs, La Femme, a Cerrone Best Of comp, the Mouse Rat album on orange vinyl, a restrospective 4AD label comp with compatriots covering each other, the Fall archival reissue, Khruangbin remixe album, Kamasi Washington, and restocks of some favorites!!

Tomorrow at noon! Our sweet angel @cher_strauberry graces the digital arena of @vanschannel66 with her band Twompsax and...
11/09/2021

Tomorrow at noon! Our sweet angel @cher_strauberry graces the digital arena of @vanschannel66 with her band Twompsax and we'll be playing some records afterwards! If you can't make the Hammond show tonight with Liquids, Clickbait, and Abi Ooze then get your browsers to tha gig!

Tomorrow at noon! Our sweet angel @cher_strauberry graces the digital arena of @vanschannel66 with her band Twompsax and we'll be playing some records afterwards! If you can't make the Hammond show tonight with Liquids, Clickbait, and Abi Ooze then get your browsers to tha gig!

Guess what years match up with 2022?? '83 and '94!! Calendar season is upon us!!
11/05/2021

Guess what years match up with 2022?? '83 and '94!! Calendar season is upon us!!

Guess what years match up with 2022?? '83 and '94!! Calendar season is upon us!!

New release and new arrivals! Radiohead "Kid A mnesia" 3xLP deluxe edition, Snail Mail, and local charmers Bnny! Plus Wh...
11/05/2021

New release and new arrivals! Radiohead "Kid A mnesia" 3xLP deluxe edition, Snail Mail, and local charmers Bnny! Plus Why Bother, Femmes De Paris, new soundtracks for Bird With the Crystal Plummage and Bram Stoker's Dracula, a Disney collection, the Shining theme 7", and some essential restocks! All on our website now.

FREE PLASTICWARE AND GLASSWARE! Come take it. The orange stuff is a 50 piece set.
11/03/2021

FREE PLASTICWARE AND GLASSWARE! Come take it. The orange stuff is a 50 piece set.

FREE PLASTICWARE AND GLASSWARE! Come take it. The orange stuff is a 50 piece set.

Only three copies available of the deluxe color vinyl reissue of Mars Volta's "Deloused" in the shop now. In-store only,...
11/02/2021

Only three copies available of the deluxe color vinyl reissue of Mars Volta's "Deloused" in the shop now. In-store only, no holds!

Only three copies available of the deluxe color vinyl reissue of Mars Volta's "Deloused" in the shop now. In-store only, no holds!

Big gig alert! A week from tomorrow in Hammond: the mighty Twompsax, Liquids, Clickbait and Abi Ooze! Vaccines incredibl...
11/01/2021

Big gig alert! A week from tomorrow in Hammond: the mighty Twompsax, Liquids, Clickbait and Abi Ooze! Vaccines incredibly encouraged and masks humbly requested. $5-$10 pay-what-you-can.

Beautiful poster by @martincrudo

Big gig alert! A week from tomorrow in Hammond: the mighty Twompsax, Liquids, Clickbait and Abi Ooze! Vaccines incredibly encouraged and masks humbly requested. $5-$10 pay-what-you-can.

Beautiful poster by @martincrudo

Who needs a sharp new watch?? 1990 Simpsons deadstock that comes in several different combinations of face design, color...
11/01/2021

Who needs a sharp new watch?? 1990 Simpsons deadstock that comes in several different combinations of face design, colorway, and size!

Happy Halloweekend!! Received this shipment of Super7 Boo-dega goods just in time. New colorways, glow-in-the-dark versi...
10/30/2021

Happy Halloweekend!! Received this shipment of Super7 Boo-dega goods just in time. New colorways, glow-in-the-dark versions, and packaging of the classics in-store now!!

Happy Halloweekend!! Received this shipment of Super7 Boo-dega goods just in time. New colorways, glow-in-the-dark versions, and packaging of the classics in-store now!!

Two absolutely essential Halloween events this weekend: @lemastersoftheuniverse put together an epic cover act with Jen ...
10/29/2021

Two absolutely essential Halloween events this weekend: @lemastersoftheuniverse put together an epic cover act with Jen from Beastii/Jen & the Dots/Swimsuit Addition and Stef from the Yoko & the Oh Nos. Three small words: see you there!

Two absolutely essential Halloween events this weekend: @lemastersoftheuniverse put together an epic cover act with Jen from Beastii/Jen & the Dots/Swimsuit Addition and Stef from the Yoko & the Oh Nos. Three small words: see you there!

Two new ones on the website now! Latest from Marissa Nadler (inspired by quarantine Unsolved Mysteries binges) and the 2...
10/29/2021

Two new ones on the website now! Latest from Marissa Nadler (inspired by quarantine Unsolved Mysteries binges) and the 20th anniversary edition of White Blood Cells!

Two new ones on the website now! Latest from Marissa Nadler (inspired by quarantine Unsolved Mysteries binges) and the 20th anniversary edition of White Blood Cells!

Great day for listening to new records! Got the phenomenal new Dummy LP on blue vinyl and a live Teenage Jesus collectio...
10/28/2021

Great day for listening to new records! Got the phenomenal new Dummy LP on blue vinyl and a live Teenage Jesus collection plus restocks of minimal Australian 80s synth from Essential Space Records, Terror Vision, the Cure, and the mono reissue of Pet Sounds!

Great day for listening to new records! Got the phenomenal new Dummy LP on blue vinyl and a live Teenage Jesus collection plus restocks of minimal Australian 80s synth from Essential Space Records, Terror Vision, the Cure, and the mono reissue of Pet Sounds!

Got a super impressive new figure from NECA of Goliath from Gargoyles!  Nearly a two foot wingspan on this bad boy. Also...
10/25/2021

Got a super impressive new figure from NECA of Goliath from Gargoyles! Nearly a two foot wingspan on this bad boy. Also if anyone can explain what the deal is with his intense dedication to this jalapeno, please share.

Two La-vely new releases for today! Lala Lala and La Luz!
10/22/2021

Two La-vely new releases for today! Lala Lala and La Luz!

Two La-vely new releases for today! Lala Lala and La Luz!

10/22/2021

Quality used goods out now!

Pretty decent grip of tapes hitting the weekend floor!
10/22/2021

Pretty decent grip of tapes hitting the weekend floor!

Pretty decent grip of tapes hitting the weekend floor!

Got some fun new ones from @super7 including the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive versions of Jack and Sally! In-store only...
10/21/2021

Got some fun new ones from @super7 including the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive versions of Jack and Sally! In-store only right now.

Got some fun new ones from @super7 including the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive versions of Jack and Sally! In-store only right now.

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3156 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL
60647

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm

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(773) 654-3915

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Finally had a chance to check out Bric A Brac Records in Chicago! Nick (grew up in Bham) and Jenn have been running this shop for 8 years. Make sure you stop by if you’re ever up this way.
Pick up a copy of Time Stands Still at Rattleback Records, Bric A Brac Records, Shuga Records Chicago, Laurie's Planet of Sound and Reckless Records. We're all over the place now.... Also, check out the awesome job Smashed Plastic Record Pressing did on the vinyl! And, if you're a homebody, you can always buy on Bandcamp of course. https://lornadonleyandtheveil.bandcamp.com/releases
Please join The Women's Justice Institute - WJI in supporting people in women's prisons in Illinois. There are several ways to participate and show those who are incarcerated that they are not alone or forgotten. 1. We are having a donation drive to support people in women's prisons with much needed supplies. Items (except for toiletries) can be new or used, especially sports equipment. There are two drop off sites, too! You can bring items to Read/Write Library Chicago or Bric A Brac Records at the times below. 2. If you prefer, you can also order an item directly off of the Amazon wish list (bit.ly/Solidarity4Women). 3. You can help by sharing this flyer all around-- with your friends, family, churches, schools, etc. 4. Finally, if you want to learn how to email people in women's prisons and hear about freedom campaigns, please join us for And Liberty and Justice for All? on July 4, for 2 hours of remembering those who aren't free on this Independence Day. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]. Thank you!
Milwaukee concert promotion scene in the 70s. That '70s book. First story on release of book at Rush Mor Records on June 12th.
Record Store Day buying guide: June 12 and July 17 releases / Little Rock, AR | UA Little Rock alum opens Retro Rose vinyl store in Benton / UK | Noel Gallagher announced as Record Store Day UK 2021 ambassador: “Record shops were really important when I was growing up. It’s something that’s in my DNA.” / Chicago, IL | Bric A Brac Records moving to Avondale, opening horror-themed coffee shop next door / Seattle, WA | ArtSEA: Putting Seattle’s jazz history on the record / New York, NY | The Raybeats’ “The Lost Philip Glass Sessions” gets first-ever vinyl release on Record Store Day via Ramp Local—more. In rotation: 5/5/21.
Welcome to the neighborhood Bric A Brac Records/The Brewed 😎
We're live!! Follow us on @defundcpd for all campaign updates and ways to get involved in the fight to #DefundCPD. We invite all comrades, accomplices, and organizations to join the movement and take action to #DefundCPD and invest in our communities. See link in bio to sign onto the demands and register for upcoming trainings! #DefundCPD #DefundThePolice United Working FamiliesGrassroots CollaborativeChicago Democratic Socialists of AmericaSURJ Chicago - Showing Up for Racial JusticeAmerican Friends Service Committee--Chicago Assata's DaughtersBlack Lives Matter Chicago Chi-Nations Youth CouncilBYP 100the #LetUsBreathe CollectiveRampant MagazineNorthside Action For Justice National Lawyers Guild of Chicago GLN: Chicago-Area LGBTQA Liberation Network Sunrise Movement ChicagoSolidarity CinemaBrown Line ChurchBric A Brac Records Jewish Council on Urban Affairs Assata's Daughters Black Abolitionist Network
Buy the SituationChicago record at these retailers tomorrow for Record Store Day. Help save our local venues and Chicago’s music community. Quiet Pterodactyl 606 Records Bric A Brac Records Dave's Records Dorian's Dusty Groove Laurie's Planet of Sound Mile Long Records Rattleback Records Reckless Records Shuga Records Chicago SqueezeBox Records The Whistler
Just a reminder that our Save A Chicago Business fundraiser with Barrel Maker Printing is still going. We've designed some shirts and a pin that'll help raise money for legendary Chicago companies like Empty Bottle, Busy Beaver Button Co., Bric A Brac Records, Bloodshot Records, Reckless Records and more. https://stores.barrelmakerprinting.com/ssbc/shop/home
Our buds Barrel Maker Printing have set up a virtual store to support struggling local businesses. It’s hard to ask for help because so many of us are having a hard time right now. But if you’re still in a place where you can support please consider checking out our contribution done by Lily Cozzens Anything we raise will go to supporting our employees and you’d also be helping out other essential businesses like Empty Bottle Musicbox Theater Bric A Brac Records Kuma's Corner One Tail at a Time Chicago Bark District Busy Beaver Button Co. and lots more! And if you’ve got illustration work please hit Lily up!
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