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

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Drone Day!!

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!!

May Spotify Playist

April Spotify Playlist

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!

May 2023 Playlist

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

Drone Day celebration!

New Releases as of 5/19/2023