1-2-3-4 Go! Records

1-2-3-4 Go! Records is a label, independent record store, online mail order, and all ages venue, with locations in Oakland and San Francisco.

Alternative Tentacles

Alternative Tentacles Records has been keeping the homeland insecure since 1979. Absentee thoughtlord JELLO BIAFRA has curated hundreds of releases from his own bands like JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE to BUTTHOLE SURFERS, VOIVOD, PANSY DIVISION, MISCHIEF BREW, METAL URBAIN, LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, and ARNOCORPS, to name just a handful!

 

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers girls through music, promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity and teamwork. BAGRC challenges gender stereotypes, encourages collaboration and tolerance among peers, and provides a comfortable space for people of all backgrounds to express themselves. Through music lessons, workshops, group activities, and performances, girls acquire skills that help guide them throughout their lives.

The Berkeley Public Library has nearly 6,000 vinyl lps available for checkout in the Library’s Art & Music Department including popular, world and classical music, as well as jazz and spoken word .  We've recently installed a listening station so patrons can listen to LPs from our collection in the library- drop in and try it out. The Library will have a selection available for check out at the BARF and can make Library Cards for any California resident with a photo ID.

Bright Antenna Records

Bright Antenna is a record label in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are home to a diverse family of artists with one thing in common, they all believe in the power of music to make the world a better place.

Constellation Tatsu

Description: Adventurous with spiritual artistic sensibilities: A musical journey that brings the listener outside their comfort zone, brings them back to familiarity and in the end leaves one with a deep sense of exploratory satisfaction.  "Love is Peace. Freedom is Harmony.” - Amon Düül

Death Records

Death Records, the brainchild of Brian Wakefield (Melted Toys, Emotional, Healing Potpourri, Froogies Groovies) was formed in 2014 in reaction to all the haters proclaiming the "DEATH of the San Francisco music scene".  Death focuses mostly on cassette releases of the finest Bay Area acts and additionally throws one of the best underground music festivals in the Bay, Deathstock.  Definitely one the the most exciting new labels in SF and sure to bring you the freshest new talent coming out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Digital Regress

Digital Regress is an Oakland based label/ distro pressing records from the most combustible east bay bands, releases include records from Toner, Unity, and Violence Creeps. 

Don't Look Down Records

Don't Look Down started in 2013 as a facade for Strike to Survive, a hardcore punk act from the North Bay, to release their LP. It has grown over the past couple of years, working with acts from the Bay Area to Salt Lake City. The label's mission is to help artists that are working hard, creating music with passion, and it embraces the slogan "a label for friends."

Empty Cellar Records

Pop impressions via emotional expression. Artists include The Cairo Gang, Cool Ghouls, The Dry Spells, Dylan Shearer, Emotional, Grace Sings Sludge, Joseph Childress, Magic Trick, Pillars and Tongues, The Sandwitches, The She's, Sonny Smith, and more...

Fat Wreck Chords

Fat Wreck Chords is a San Francisco, California-based independent record label, focused on punk rock. It was started by NOFX lead singer Michael Burkett and his girlfriend at the time, Erin Burkett, in 1991.

Father/Daughter Records

Father/Daughter Records is an independent record label owned and operated by Jessi Frick and her father Ken Hector formed in 2010 known for releasing early records by Mutual Benefit, Pure Bathing Culture, PWR BTTM, and Diet Cig.

Fourth Row Records

Fourth Row Records is a not-for-profit tape label and distro based out of a bedroom closet in San Jose. Formed in 2013 as a spontaneous project among several friends, the label blossomed into a community project based on do-it-together ethics and giving back to the scene. The label has released numerous projects – including albums from Bread Club, Sink Tapes, and Mom Jeans. – across a wide variety of genres and platforms since its inception.

Golden Rake Records

From 60's Peruvian surf, Colombian Punk, World's Worst Rap to Wacky Bay Area garage rawk!
The Golden Rake offers delights for all!

Grabbing Clouds Records & Tapes

Grabbing Clouds Records and Tapes is a cassette and vinyl label that specializes in releasing the best new underground talent in the Bay Area but also includes releases from bands across the globe.  Formed in 2013, it focuses on a vast range of genres of music including pop, psych, garage, new-wave, shoe-gaze, indie, and many others.  Many of the releases are recorded by the label's founder and include occasional live releases that are recorded straight to tape at one of the best DIY house venues in SF, The Cloud Castle.

Inner Islands

Inner Islands is a record label based in Oakland, California. We celebrate the human and non-human beauty and realness. Going strong from 2010 to present.

Koeppel Design

Koeppel Design makes products for the home, designed for audiophiles and music aficionados. Handcrafted wood record dividers, crates and home products for organizing, protecting and displaying vinyl and other media. We make record-hoarding look good!

 

Left Hand Path Records

Left Hand Path is a San Francisco-based record label focused on the liminal, the interstitial, the in-between: industrial, techno, experimental, and more.

Melters

Melters is a San Francisco-based record label.

Moon Glyph

Moon Glyph is a psychedelic cassette & record label out of Oakland. Spanning styles from new age to free jazz to space rock to psychedelic pop and everything in between. If it sounds great when you're blasted into outer space, we're into it.

OIM Records

OIM Records is a partnership between Bay Area booker + promoter Sarah Sexton, musician Angelica Tavella, and producer Jeff Saltzman. We love rad music and Oakland antics. We plan to provide you with plenty of both.

Pirates Press Records

Pirates Press Records is a street punk and Oi! record label founded in 2005. The label is based in San Francisco, California and is best known for releasing records for artists such as Rancid, Cock Sparrer, Tim Timebomb, Street Dogs, and more. The label has also released several notable Oi! compilations and Under One Flag, a year-long, weekly 7" record subscription.

Prisma Guitars

Nick Pourfard started Prisma Guitars based on his love for skateboarding and music. He is a 24 year old self-taught woodworker and industrial design student based out of San Francisco, CA. All guitars are built using the wood from broken and used skateboards. Prisma Guitars are all 100% handmade and the colors are completely one-of-a-kind for every build.

Prize Fighter Records

Prize Fighter Records is an independent record label founded in 2015, based out of Berkeley, CA. The label was started and it is still run by Fred Hausman III with the mission to help emerging artists from a wide range of musical styles reach a wider audience.

Ratskin

RATSKIN RECORDS the finest documents in esoteric sound, noise, music, art and general aural depravity to your inner ear via Vinyl, CD, CDr, Cassette and digital/mp3 formats. Noise, Industrial, EBM, synth, soundtrack, horror, musique concrete, ambient, beat oriented, techno, and moresince 2006!

Reference Recordings

Reference Recordings was launched in 1976 in San Francisco with the goal to make your listening experience “The Best Seat in the House.” RR offers recordings by Grammy-winning engineer and RR Technical Director Keith O. Johnson featuring the finest classical and acoustic-music artists. Our award-winning, premium LPs are praised by critics worldwide and prized by audiophiles.

Royal Oakie

Royal Oakie is an independent record label based in Oakland, CA. We specialize in high quality, interesting, and artful releases of music that deserves to be heard. Dig it!

Sell The Heart Records

Sell The Heart Records was established in 2010 in Santa Rosa, CA, now based out of Oakland.  We help bands release albums on various formats, promote themselves, book shows, and try to bridge the gap between the various scenes.  Artists we've worked with include: Goodriddler, Build Us Airplanes, Early & Often, MÆRE, SNIPERS!!, Over The Falls, Starskate, Hanalei, and Sundowner. 

SF Guitarworks

SF Guitarworks is the SF Bay Area’s premier guitar and amp service center. We are first and foremost, a group of musicians with a passion for guitar craft.  We are driven in the pursuit of the perfect instrument: flawless fretwork, dead-on intonation, awesome sound – something that inspires creativity and a desire to play.  We are moved by great tone, and are glad to help getting your amp running properly, modifying your pedals, or optimizing your signal chain for the best sound possible.

Silver Sprocket

Silver Sprocket is a San Francisco based record label, art crew and comics publisher. Bands include AJJ, Blackbird Raum, Larry and his Flask, The Phenomenauts, Teenage Harlets, Lemuria, and The World/Inferno Friendship Society, alongside comic books and art from a punk rocker perspective.

Southpaw

Est. 2009 in Oakland, Ca releasing early records for Ty Segall, Shannon and The Clams, Useless Eaters and Bare Wires. In 2016 the label still enjoys releasing the newest Bay Area talent and has plans to start reissuing out of print, classic Bay Area titles for the new generations to enjoy.

Superior Viaduct

Superior Viaduct is an archival label based out of San Francisco. Some of our releases include Suicide, The Fall, Tony Conrad, Devo, Charles Mingus, Alice Coltrane and more. We also own the record store Stranded, which has locations in San Francisco and Oakland.

The Flenser

The Flenser is an experimental music record label specializing in music with a dark aesthetic from San Francisco, California formed in 2010. Their primary focus is to release dark, heavy, and experimental music usually of an artistically sophisticated nature. The Flenser's risk taking ethos has been rewarded with notoriety and clout in the international metal community. Notable bands that work with or have worked with The Flenser include: Have a Nice Life, Botanist, Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage, Planning for Burial and Worm Ouroboros.

Tompkins Square

Since 2005, San Francisco's Tompkins Square label has released albums by Ryley Walker, Roscoe Holcomb, William Tyler, Charlie Louvin, Daniel Bachman, Alice Gerrard, Tim Buckley, Michael Chapman and loads of American Primitive guitar and old-time music. The label has received seven Grammy nominations. On November 18th, Tompkins Square will release the first album in decades by legendary Bay Area-based guitarist Harvey Mandel.

Tricycle Records

2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of Tricycle Records in the San Francisco music scene. Give us a hand for sticking it out in these crazy times. Founded in 2006 by Julie Schuchard and Don Joslin, Tricycle Records is an indie label and home to DIY artists in the Bay Area. We represent bands across a range of genres including Geographer, The Union Trade, Rich Girls and Everyone Is Dirty. Every year we’re proud to release the "Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation” that promotes the best new local music across the Bay.

 

Urban Scandal Records

Urban Scandal Records is a San Francisco based independent record label owned by musician Stephen Beebout. The company was founded in 2012 as a vehicle to release a new generation of independent music and has since grown to support a roster of national and international acts that span across genres. The label works closely with each of their musicians to assure their vision is brought to the marketplace as an unaltered and beautiful piece of art.

Vacant Stare Records

Vacant Stare is a micro-label specializing in debut releases from Oakland-based artists. It was established in 2014 by MALL WALK vocalist/guitarist, Rob I. Miller and has released recordings from Dick Stusso, Toner, and Beekeepers. 

Vitriolic Music

Vitriolic are a direct mail-order service with a physical home in the Bay Area, U.S. whose sole intent is to provide as many people as possible with unusual and outsider music that we believe in. We seek, in some way, to carry the torch of the legendary aQuarius recOrds and all it's idiosyncratic ways and interests. That said, we are NOT aQuarius, and we most certainly will do some things differently. We aim to carry all the unusual and uncompromising music in all formats that no longer have a home with the death of thee mighty aQ. 

Wave Dweller

Wave Dweller is a San Francisco-based record label established in 2015. They actively throw shows throughout the Bay Area with the intention of helping to grow an inclusive scene. Keeping to their motto—“make what matters”—they have released works from Jay Som, Summer Peaks, Future Shapes, and Spooky Mansion.

Western Relics

Western Relics is an independent record store in the Inner Sunset of San Francisco, opened in February 2016. Specializing in vinyl with a preference for soul, funk, international, punk, jazz, reggae, hip hop, and experimental music. They regularly exhibit local artists and host neighborhood events at their space on Irving Street.

We Were Never Being Boring

WWNBB is an independent record label started in Italy in 2009 as a collective of friends, connected through music (played, promoted and blogged) with the common idea that music will never become something boring. The label is now based in South San Francisco, and while the roster is expanding with more US bands, one of our main focuses is still to make Italian bands heard abroad.