Tone Deaf Records
Tone Deaf Records is an independent record store located in the lovely Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago. We carry new and used records, CD's, shirts, record cleaning kits, and other fun stuff for the vinyl junkie. We specialize in punk, metal, jazz, soul, indie, classic rock and a ton of other musical genres. We have been open since June of 2019 and look forward to your visit. Drop in and say hi when you are in the hood!
Drone Day Live Broadcast
Click below for a live Drone Day feed
Tone deaf playlist
We thought it would be fun to share with all of you out there what we have been playing in the shop lately. We created a Spotify playlist with some of our faves of the last few weeks. It will be forever changing and updated so check back regularly. Everything in the playlist is for sale at the shop!!
Recent News 5/19/2023
Tomorrow afternoon we are honored and stoked to be hosting a book signing with our friends over at Hozac Records & Books. Marty Perez and Richard Langston will be setup to sign, hangout, talk, and reminisce about the good ole days. Come hangout from 3pm to 5pm to buy signed copies of their books "Kill A Punk For Rock & Roll" and " Pull Down The Shades -GARAGE 1984-86". We are also hosting a live all day performance for Drone Day (yes, its a real thing) on Sat May 27th. Kayaks Collective and Teal Swan will be throwing down some nice and lovely ambient noise while you all shop. It'll be an all day bliss out!!
Tone Deaf Tapes
We have two new releases in the works for Tone Deaf Tapes that we are hoping to have here by the end of June. More info in the next newsletter. Chicago is a bottomless cup of ambient music and we are trying to get as much out to you. It's really exciting!!
New playlist for May, we tried to keep it to 25 songs but it was impossible. Too much good stuff coming in!
Open Books!!We have partnered with one of our favorite local book shops, Open Books, as a book drop off location. If you are not familiar with Open Books, the are a string of non-profit Book Shops located in downtown, Pilsen and Logan Square that work with local community organizations on education, book donations and programs for underserved and under-resourced children in Chicago. We love the organization and the folks that work there. Bring your books by for donations!!
Marty Perez & Richard Langston Book Signing
Saturday May 20th 3:00pm-5:00pm
Catch 'Pull Down The Shades -GARAGE 1984-86' author Richard Langston (in town from Wellington, New Zealand) and legendary Chicago photographer Marty Perez (Kill A Punk For Rock & Roll 1976-2019) together for one time only, joining forces for a double-header book event with both authors signing copies of their new releases on Hozac Books.
Drone Day celebration!
Kayaks Collective & Teal Swan
Saturday May 27th, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Did you know Drone Day existed? Yeah, neither did we, but our friends over at Kayaks Collective will be dropping by the shop for an all day drone out!! Five hours of continuous, beautiful ambient music to accompany you while you shop. Rounding off the day is Teal Swan doing a set of sampled collages and field recordings. Teal Swan will be putting a tape out on Tone Deaf Tapes in the near future so we are excited to hear what they have in store. Come by and bliss out with us!!
New Releases as of 5/19/2023
New - Lemonheads, The - Come On Feel The Lemonheads (30th Anniversary Edition) - 2xLP
New - King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard - Infest the Rats' Nest (Live) - LP