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!

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!!

Tone Deaf November 2022 Playlist

Tone Deaf October 2022 Playlist

Recent News 11/4/2022

Hey there, 

We are taking a short break having shows in the shop. One more this year! Spiral Galaxy (Steve Krakow of Plastic Crimewave fame) and Speed Babes will be tripping out on Sat Dec 10th, but fret not as we have a number of shows lined up for 2023. Stay tuned!!


We have a new Tone Deaf spotify playlist for the month of November. Its got a bunch of our favorite tracks that we've been featuring at the shop this month. All new releases (a few reissues) and it slays. Be sure to follow us on Spotify to see all our playlists!! Check it our below:
Tone Deaf November Playlist

Don't forget about our October playlist! That one rules as well!! 
Tone Deaf October Playlist

If you want to check out any past lists, go to our spotify page. We have  A TON of music to recommend you all here!
Tone Deaf Spotify 

DJ Sets

We will be DJing at Sleeping Village two times in the next few months. We have a gig on the evening of Sunday Nov 6th where we will spin a bunch of new stuff that recently came out along with some classics, and we also will be DJing on Saturday Dec 17th in support of our good friends Ready For Death's record release show with Immortal Bird and Black Cross Hotel in support. It's gonna be a great show!
Tone Deaf DJ Gig!!

Tone Deaf Tapes

We are excited to announce two new releases that should be out in early December. First we have our good friend Prokharchin who played our shop late last year with his wonderful analog-synth driven ambient bliss. We are excited to be working with him on this new release, its a stunner. Check out his bandcamp page here: Prokharchin Bandcamp

We also are stoked to be releasing a new tape from good friends of ours that have played in a bunch of local bands we love (Desert Liminal!!). Midnight Minds are a duo that have been collaborating for a number of years. They improvise with guitar and violin and presented us with a beautiful & cohesive batch of songs that we are proud to release.Check them out: Midnight Minds Bandcamp

Don't forget our first two releases that are still available!! They can be picked up here:

Tone Deaf TapesTone Deaf

Tapes Bandcamp

Tone Deaf Zine #4

Come by and pick up issue number four of the infamous Tone Deaf Zine! We have a wonderful and exclusive interview with Matthew Smith of Outrageous Cherry & Volebeats, an excellent interview with Jordan from American Dreams Records, our usual reviews and baloney, and it's free!! How about that!!

Upcoming Events!!!

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate & Speed Babes

Upcoming Events

Saturday Dec 10th

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate
Speed Babes

New Releases as of 11/18/2022