WATTS MUSIC

WATTS MUSIC Music is your salvation.

WATTS MUSIC has been serving Novato and Marin County since 1979. Continuing to provide music lovers with the best vinyl, cassettes, CD's, DVD's, venue tickets, merchandise, local flavor and more.

Purchase the latest compilation from Prince and receive a free tote while supplies last! See you tomorrow!
07/19/2019

Purchase the latest compilation from Prince and receive a free tote while supplies last! See you tomorrow!

This September will see the release of Brittany Howard’s debut solo album ‘Jaime.’ You know her as the authoritative voi...
07/16/2019

This September will see the release of Brittany Howard’s debut solo album ‘Jaime.’ You know her as the authoritative voice of Alabama Shakes, so you already know the vocals will be extraordinary! And just for us as an indie store, when you pre-order ‘Jaime’ you will receive a FREE white vinyl 7” single with two tracks on it while supplies last!

Ever curious as to what’s coming into the shop as far as new releases on Fridays? Be sure to check our Instagram on Thur...
07/12/2019

Ever curious as to what’s coming into the shop as far as new releases on Fridays? Be sure to check our Instagram on Thursday nights for a full rundown and glamour shot like THIS! @wattsmusicnovato on Instagram!

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo
07/07/2019

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo

07/01/2019

We think we know who wins this poll. Who wore it better?! Voting ends Wednesday!

Catch these local boys shredding the national anthem at tonight’s Warriors game!
06/05/2019

Catch these local boys shredding the national anthem at tonight’s Warriors game!

We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of our dear friend Alex Helldoerfer. We send our deepest condolences to his fr...
06/04/2019

We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of our dear friend Alex Helldoerfer. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family, as Alex was such a great soul, and treasure trove of musical knowledge. Alex was struck and killed by a drunk driver in the crosswalk that leads across Diablo into Safeway. We will miss Alex deeply. Please be cautious everyone! It seems that drivers around town are just in more and more of a rush every day.

05/31/2019

Remember that crazy collection from the beginning of May? Well what better way to celebrate a new month by putting out the OTHER HALF of it this Saturday?! That’s right, more rare new wave, dark wave, and even hardcore punk records! Come on down SATURDAY, JUNE 1! See you at 10 AM!

We’re easy to find, so come down this Friday for the latest LP from The National! We will have not only the clear vinyl ...
05/15/2019

We’re easy to find, so come down this Friday for the latest LP from The National! We will have not only the clear vinyl 2xLP but also the deluxe red/yellow/grey 3xLP in store while supplies last!

05/04/2019

BIG UPDATE! First of all, we can’t thank each and every one of you enough for another insanely successful Record Store Day! We have been in the trenches since then preparing a huge reveal for TOMORROW, May 4th. We know that EVERY DAY is RSD for all of our faithful Watts family, so be sure to get here early to check out this massive collection hitting the floor. There’s truly something for EVERYONE!

Red Whale is here to keep you early birds caffeinated while you dig!
04/13/2019

Red Whale is here to keep you early birds caffeinated while you dig!

WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!! Happy Record Store Day!
04/13/2019

WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!! Happy Record Store Day!

04/12/2019

We will be open EARLY tomorrow for Record Store Day! Be sure to save room for complimentary coffee from Red Whale and we will see you bright and early!

BREAKING: we are proud to announce that we will once again partner with Red Whale for Record Store Day this year, ensuri...
03/16/2019

BREAKING: we are proud to announce that we will once again partner with Red Whale for Record Store Day this year, ensuring that the Watts faithful stay nitro-fueled whilst digging through the crates! Look for the van in front of the store come April 13th!

THE LIST IS LIVE! Which release(s) are YOU most excited for?! https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
02/28/2019
SpecialReleases | RECORD STORE DAY

THE LIST IS LIVE! Which release(s) are YOU most excited for?! https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Rec...

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo
02/16/2019

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo

We'll just leave this here...
02/12/2019

We'll just leave this here...

Sending a HUGE thank you to Laila McClay and the Marin Independent Journal for the write-up! A great start to what is st...
02/07/2019
Novato record store celebrates 40 years downtown

Sending a HUGE thank you to Laila McClay and the Marin Independent Journal for the write-up! A great start to what is still shaping up to be an awesome and eventful 40th year in Novato!

https://www.marinij.com/2019/02/05/novato-record-store-celebrates-40-years-downtown/

Watts Music, downtown Novato’s iconic record store, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Located at 1211 Grant Ave., Watts inspires both awe and nostalgia. Darin Chace, 50, runs the store…

Come on down next Friday, January 25th for not one but TWO reissues from the almighty Buzzcocks, and carry them out with...
01/17/2019

Come on down next Friday, January 25th for not one but TWO reissues from the almighty Buzzcocks, and carry them out with a nifty era-specific bag!

Well isn't that neat?! Crosley will be releasing this adorable turntable for Record Store Day this year! Three-inch reco...
01/16/2019

Well isn't that neat?! Crosley will be releasing this adorable turntable for Record Store Day this year! Three-inch records have already been teased by Third Man Records and punk rock label Epitaph!

#alittlesumthinsumthin coming to record stores on April 13 for #RSD19. The #RSD3 and a whole batch of 3” records.

We’re back into the swing of things in the new year with re-stocks and more! Now that we are officially in our 40th year...
01/10/2019

We’re back into the swing of things in the new year with re-stocks and more! Now that we are officially in our 40th year, keep a lookout for fun throwback stuff like this midnight release party flyer from 1991! And be sure to follow us on Instagram for even more historical nuggets!

Rolling Stone
01/10/2019
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

After months of rumors, Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang has confirmed that a three-day festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the original event is coming to Watkins Glen, New York in August.

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo
01/03/2019

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo

Here it is, the Watts Music top ten of 2018!  Did you listen to any of these albums this year?  Did you score them at ou...
12/31/2018

Here it is, the Watts Music top ten of 2018! Did you listen to any of these albums this year? Did you score them at our store? Did you see any of these bands live? Chime in with YOUR favorites of the year below, and again thank you all for another great year!

1. Those Damn Crowes - Murder And The Motive
2. The War And Treaty - Healing Tide
3. Massive Wagons - Full Nelson
4. The Magpie Salute - High Water I
5. Aaron Lee Tasjan - Karma For Cheap
6. Elliot Peck - Further From The Storm
7. The Interrupters - Fight The Good Fight
8. The Record Company - All Of This Life
9. Whitey Morgan And The 78's - Hard Times And White Lines
10. Will Hoge - My American Dream

12/24/2018
Santa Baby

Come one, come all! We are open today! Last minute shoppers, mosh on down and pick up a record, CD, or gift certificate for your loved ones! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM6VuXYMNag

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Santa Baby · Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Santa Baby ℗ 2018 Fat Wreck Chords Released on: 2018-11-30 Auto-gen...

Calling all guitarists and air guitarists! We are celebrating 40 years in Novato in 2019, and now have PICKS to commemor...
12/20/2018

Calling all guitarists and air guitarists! We are celebrating 40 years in Novato in 2019, and now have PICKS to commemorate the momentous occasion! Just in time to shred your way into the new year!

Christmas is coming! We’ve got you covered! Vinyl, CD’s, gift cards, and introducing our brand new shirts to celebrate o...
12/12/2018

Christmas is coming! We’ve got you covered! Vinyl, CD’s, gift cards, and introducing our brand new shirts to celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2019! The shirts are $12.99 and available in plenty of colors (with white or yellow imprint) from S-XXL! And for any of our faithful that may have moved away over the years, we can ship shirts to you with ease via mail order!

Speaking of Metallica, as an indie retailer we WILL have their All Within My Hands benefit LP on limited colored vinyl c...
12/07/2018

Speaking of Metallica, as an indie retailer we WILL have their All Within My Hands benefit LP on limited colored vinyl come this February. Make sure to reserve yours ASAP!

ROLL CALL! Who's making the trip to Sacramento and/or Fresno to see Metallica this weekend?! We had a customer in last w...
12/06/2018

ROLL CALL! Who's making the trip to Sacramento and/or Fresno to see Metallica this weekend?! We had a customer in last week that'll be at both shows!

11/27/2018
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As tradition would have it, this year saw another hugely successful Black Friday thanks to YOU! Each and every one of YOU! We can't thank our Watts friends, family, and faithful enough for making this such a great weekend, and for supporting us on Small Business Saturday as well! This little guy can sum up the love we're feeling pretty nicely!
https://youtu.be/sl_4I7vLLc4

Record Store Day Black Friday has officially begun! You’ve slept off the turkey, so come gain some VINYL weight!
11/23/2018

Record Store Day Black Friday has officially begun! You’ve slept off the turkey, so come gain some VINYL weight!

11/22/2018

See you Friday? Oh who are we kidding?! OF COURSE WE WILL! We will be opening EARLY at 9 AM for all of our friends, family, newcomers, and Watts Music faithful to come shop for whatever is on their Record Store Day Black Friday must-have list. Until then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we will see you Friday!

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo
11/22/2018

WATTS MUSIC's cover photo

Please read and donate if you can!
11/01/2018
The Phoenix Theater

Please read and donate if you can!

Phoenix friends and family,

20 years ago, the Phoenix Theater almost closed permanently due to the high cost of seismic retrofitting work required by the state. A group of community members teamed up to gather the money required because they didn't want to live in a Petaluma without the Phoenix. The work was completed and the Phoenix was able to continue carrying out its mission. We now face a similar moment and could use your help.

We recently received a notice from the City of Petaluma in regards to the fire sprinkler ordinance in downtown Petaluma. They are asking that the Phoenix have fire sprinklers installed by April 2019. Failure to do so will result in fines and potential closure.

The price of the sprinkler job alone is $185k - this does not include the construction costs to repair the building after the sprinklers are installed.

The building has also been in need of a new roof for a long time ($90k for the three levels) and has reached the point where leaks could could cause structural damage if further delayed.

We have raised $140k so far for these jobs - $50k from Lagunitas from their Beer Circus events, $50k from Petaluma Market and an incoming $40k from a community member who wants to help.

In all, our goal is to raise another $250k to safely get both projects done. Any additional amount raised will go toward other building improvements.

This is a moment of great need for the Phoenix - the most pressing one since the Phoenix nearly closed for good in 1999.

The Phoenix has been everyone's building since it was constructed as the Hill Opera House in 1904. We want to make sure it can continue serving the community for generations to come. Every every dollar and every share helps. Thanks for taking the time to read this and for being a friend of the Phoenix.

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The Petaluma Phoenix Center, known to most simply as the Phoenix Theater, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in support of local youth.

The mission of the Petaluma Phoenix Theater is to foster the emotional, physical and social development of the young people we serve by enabling them to create and engage in programs for music, the arts, and health and wellness, while preserving and improving the historic Phoenix Theater as a resource for youth and the community at large.

Pick up any configuration of the ...And Justice For All reissue and receive some free swag THIS FRIDAY! (While supplies ...
10/29/2018

Pick up any configuration of the ...And Justice For All reissue and receive some free swag THIS FRIDAY! (While supplies last! Pictured: Damaged Justice tour replica patch.)

For immediate release: RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2018 LIST! https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
10/09/2018
SpecialReleases | RECORD STORE DAY

For immediate release: RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2018 LIST! https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Rec...

09/26/2018
The Beatles (White Album) - Anniversary Releases

John, Paul, George, Ringo...and even the kitchen sink! The White Album is turning 50, and Beatles fans will definitely want to watch this unboxing video of the multitude of anniversary editions! Sound off in the comments with which version strikes your fancy, or come on down and let us know which one you'd like to pick up for yourself on November 9th! https://youtu.be/1dhy26KIOEI

Available now for pre-order: http://thebeatles.lnk.to/WhiteAlbum #BeatlesWhiteAlbum On November 9, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Wh...

This Friday brings the release of the Grateful Dead's latest unearthed treasure: Pacific Northwest '73-'74!  Come on dow...
09/05/2018

This Friday brings the release of the Grateful Dead's latest unearthed treasure: Pacific Northwest '73-'74! Come on down and grab the 6-LP set (LIMITED QUANTITY) of their 5/19/74 Portland, OR show, or the 3-CD best-of set and receive a FREE litho with your purchase!

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1211 Grant Ave
Novato, CA
94945

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Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(415) 897-2892

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