Well, this sucks. The Record Room—the record store on N Killingsworth that doubles as a live music venue and pub—is closing its doors at the end of November. Aside from selling vinyl and lots of cassettes (and a considerable amount of used laserdiscs, too), the store sells beer and wine, and has consistently booked great shows with lots of great bands, local and otherwise. Marnie Stern, for example, played there last summer, and the great Street Nights played their record release show there in August, to name merely two.

The Record Room's Rachel Rhymes has this to say:

It is with heavy heart that we announce that this will be Record Room's last month of business. It has been a privilege being a part of this music community. Special thanks to family, friends, loyal customers and especially to all the DJ's and bands who played here making the last three years truly unforgettable.

We had scheduled to close for December to remodel and reopen with full bar in January. Sadly, our investor fell through and we will not be re opening.

We do have a few last events to announce:

Nov 15- MAKLAK (seattle) + TBA

Nov 22nd- Record Room Benefit / Auction* / Final Show - THRONES / SEDAN

*We will be hosting an auction at our final show! You can bid on anything in the store: PA's, Techniques turntables, mixer, mic's, mic stands, fixtures, etc.

As of today all product is marked down and we will have a final blow out sale Thanksgiving weekend.

This is a total bummer. Best of luck to Rhymes and the Record Room folks with future endeavors.