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!!
Recent News 1/14/2023
Happy New Year everyone!!
Thanks for a unforgettable 2022!! We had a serious blast of a year so thanks to all of you for being wonderful and loyal customers. We released our best of 2022 list which you can see linked below or on the front of our website.
Tone Deaf Records Best of 2022!!
We made a Spotify playlist pulling out 40 songs from our lists. Listen below, it totally smokes!!
Tone Deaf Best of 2022 Spotify Playlist
We had a great show at the shop last night, three awesome and young local bands ripping it up. Care Center, Consumer. & Jen Fur were all in fine form!! So nice to see the fertile young Chicago music scene full of diversity and creativity, showing the old folks what's up and making our city proud. Our next show is gonna be a total psychedelic headtrip with two wonderful local bands. Brainwaiver and Slow Planes grace our "stage" on Saturday, January 28th. More details below.
Brainwaiver & Slow Planes
Saturday January 28th 6:30pm
Kosmiche, psych and space age traveling. What started as a weekly creative space and jam has evolved into a collaborative freeform four piece unit focused on improvisation and repetition. Angular guitar jangle, lingering drones, lurking low end melodies, and clamoring percussive phrasings.
Slow Planes gather like flea market vendors in the back lot of the music economy, hawking burnished and shorthand chatter in the local shade. Specializing in a long-form improvised folk vernacular, over the past eight years the band has traded in minimal Americana, composition studies, altered states and bedroom experiments in three self released albums and multimedia collaborations. Approaching the familiar via the infinite. Offers accepted.
Slow Planes Bandcamp
March 26th (Sunday afternoon ambient show)