Bandcamp Is Opening an IRL Record Store
The shop will open in Oakland next month
Published Jan 17, 2019Despite being a very online entity, Bandcamp is branching out into the IRL with its very own bricks and mortar record store.
The first retail store from the online music hub will open in Oakland, CA, on February 1. In addition to selling physical copies of albums, the store will serve as a performance space.
A statement from Bandcamp reads:
We'll feature a selection of records that showcase the diversity and design of the more than five million albums available on Bandcamp, and we'll soon host free, all-ages shows as part of an upcoming video series.
We're thrilled to join the thriving Oakland arts community that includes artists and labels like the Seshen, Jay Stone, n5MD and Slumberland Records. We're also partnering with amazing local organisations like Oakland School for the Arts, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and Transgender Law Center to throw music-focused community events.
You can learn more about Bandcamp's store (located at 1901 Broadway and steps away from the 19th St. BART station) and its opening party over here.