Cumberland Record Crates Back In Stock!

Great for storing records vertically or stacked in a pile… $42.99 Each


Record Store Day Releases! Live Music!

Sale! …

10% off new lps

20% off used lps

20% off new cds

50% off used cds
10% off turntables and accessories!

New Red Cat Shirts and Totes will be available!



List of RSD releases can be found here .. bold when confirmed, first come first serve, no holds, you know right?

Live Music :

5 PM – [...]

Record Store Day!

Red Cat Voted Best Record Store In 2016 Westender Poll!

FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Red Cat best bet for vinyl
Robert Mangelsdorf — Westender

Red Cat Records co-owners Dave Gowans and Lasse Lutick. — Dan Toulgoet photo

Best Record Store:
Red Cat Records
4332 Main
It’s no secret that these are tough times for the music industry. CD sales have plummeted in favour of online streaming and torrenting, and music retail chains have [...]

Holiday Season Hours

Dec 24th 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dec 25th  CLOSED
Dec 26th  BOXING DAY SALE 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM  (20% off used items, 10% off new items)
Dec 27th – Dec 30th  .. Regular Hours
Dec 31st NYE 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Jan 1st – NYD .. CLOSED
Jan 2nd onwards … regular hours !

Black Friday Sale And Releases Nov 27th

Stay tuned for announcements later this week on what we will be receiving…stock will start arriving on Tue/Wed
Join the Facebook Event

New Arrivals LPS!

Some nice vinyl arrivals today ….
New Order Reissues – Republic, Get Ready, Waiting For The Sirens Call …
Wilco-Star Wars LP
Deerhunter-Fading Frontier LP
Martin Gore – MG 2 x 12″ Remixes LP
Wolfmother S/T – Reissue
Dilly Dally -S/T LP
Disclosure – Caracal LP
Small Black – Best Blues LP
Dead Weather – Dodge And Burn LP
Yacht – I Thought The Future [...]

Sat June 6th – Closed At 6 PM

Red Cat will be closing at 6:00 PM Saturday June 6th for a private event.
But before that, join us for an All Ages free Music Waste show!
Join us on Saturday, June 6th for a free Music Waste Festival in-store event:
3:00 Mi’ens
4:00 Cave Girl
5:00 Ace Martens

Twin Shadow Show Postponement

Unfortunately, the Twin Shadow concert scheduled for Friday April 24 at Imperial has been postponed. A statement from the band is below.
Information regarding the rescheduled date will be announced shortly.
Ticket holders can choose to keep their tickets which will be honoured on the new date or receive a refund.
Refund deadline is Monday April 27th at [...]

Closing at 7 PM tonight to get ready for RSD!

Easter Weekend Hours!

Easter Weekend Hours!
Friday April 3rd : 11:00 – 6:00
Saturday April 5th: 10:00 – 8:00
Sunday April 6th 11:00 – 6:00
Monday April 7th 11:00 – 6:00

Sat Feb 28th – Closing At 6:30 PM

We will be closing on Saturday Feb 28th, at 6:30 PM for a Staff Meeting / Staff Party – Thanks for your patience!

Open today, family day 11-6 bring your family!

Music Hall and Cambridge Audio In Stock

Restocks just in- the Music Hall 2.2 Turntables and USB-1’s, Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speakers, and Cambridge Audio Amplifiers.  Already sold out of our Phono Pre-amps!

New Releases!

Out today! Amazing release week, we’ve been looking forward to these…
Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love LP/CD/LP Box Set
Viet Cong – S/T LP/CD
Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime… LP/CD
Decemberists – What a terrible World CD (LP on its way)
Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire… CD/LP
Population One [...]

Ticket news – Craft Spells, Beacon venue & time changes

First off:

Timbre Concerts Craft Spells show scheduled for March 27 at Electric Owl is cancelled and is now a co-headlining show with Moon Duo at The Biltmore.

All tickets purchased for the Craft Spells show at Electric Owl will be honoured at The Biltmore Cabaret.

Refunds available until Friday January 16th at  closing time.
Beacon Jan 24th @ The Electric Owl.
There has [...]

Sell us your used vinyl! Cash or Trade!

Got some used records for sale? come by and pay us a visit.
Give us a call (604)-708-9422 or email at
We are always looking for lps in nice shape and will give you a price on each record after the condition is checked out.
Red Cat

Holiday Hours!

Happy Holidays! – Holiday Hours!
Dec 23rd : 11-7
Dec 24th : 11-5
Dec 25th : CLOSED – Happy Holidays
Dec 26th: Boxing Day Sale 20% off ! open 10-6
Dec 27-30 : Regular Hours
Dec 31: NYE 11- 6
Jan 1st: Closed Happy New Year !

November 28th – Black Friday Info / Sale /Releases

Just a heads up – we are open from 11-8 pm tomorrow on Nov 28th – Black Friday.
Here is a list of what is in stock.
We’ll be having a sale 10% off new items in the store and 20% off used. Stereo Equipment and Accessories will also be 10% off.
Thanks, see you soon!
Red Cat

Closing at 7 pm tonight – Happy Halloween!

Open again – bins arriving soon!

Red Cat Renovations!

This Sunday October 19th we are going to be closing at 5 pm to start a renovation in the store that will make even more room for records!
We will be CLOSED Monday the 20th and re-open Tuesday the 21st.
Red Cat

New Releases 09/09/14

Bear In Heaven CD … (LP incoming)
Bus Driver CD & LP
Interpol CD & LP and LTD indie only LP
Death From Above CD…(LP incoming arriving Thursday)
Robert Plant CD & LP
Sloan CD ….(LP incoming)
Robyn Hitchcock CD …(LP incoming)
Vance Joy CD & LP
Avi Buffalo CD & LP
Delta Spirit CD & LP
Tennis CD & LP
Simian Mobile Disco CD & [...]

Yuna – Show Postponement

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s Yuna concert at The Imperial has been postponed.

Information regarding the rescheduled date will be announced shortly.
Ticket holders can choose to keep their tickets which will be honoured on the new date or receive a refund. Refund deadline is Monday September 8th, 2014.
Refunds at point of purchase.

Justin Townes Earle Cancellation

The Justin Townes Earle show scheduled for July 23rd at the Imperial has been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

Red Cat Stage – Car Free Day June 15th….

We have some bands playing in front of the store on Car Free Day!
Outside on Main in front of the shop!
Invisible Ray 1:00
Blind Horses 1:45
The Great Outdoors 2:20
Lesser Negatives 3:20
Kensington Gore 4:15
Cloudsplitter 5:00
Flying Heads 5:50

New Release & Reissue Update

Some new things to hit the bins this week!
New Releases:
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal LP
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore -Piano Nights LP
War On Drugs- Lost In The Dream LP
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams LP
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There LP
Owen Pallett – In Conflict LP
La Sera – Hour Of The Dawn LP
Clap Your [...]


Update number 4! Loads of new stock from south of the border including new and recent 12″s and LP’s from: L.I.E.S, Russian Torrent Versions, Confused House, Cititrax, and Future Times, featuring fresh cuts from old favourites: Yves De Mey,  Prostitutes, Torn Hawk, Omar S., Delroy Wilson and more! And finally in stock the [...]


Update number 3, and going strong. With loads of new 12″s and LP’s in stock now and plenty more on their way the bins are gonna be bustin’! New LP’s in stock now from Delroy Edwards, Farben (aka Jan Jelinek), Fluxion, Ron Morelli, Symmetry, and more! plus a ton of 12″s from labels CLAN DESTINE, [...]

Record Store Day 2014!

Sale prices – Music – Hundreds of RSD Releases!


It’s been all we could talk about the last week or two, and we have finally received our first order of great beats from a new-to-us supplier South of the border. Our source for L.I.E.S., Mood Hut and much more. Come check it out… And yea, we appreciate the irony of importing local electronic 12″s [...]

Glasvegas Instore!!! 2pm Saturday, March 1

Glaswegians Glasvegas are coming to town and will be stopping by Red Cat to perform a few songs and sign some records. Come on by and see why William Shatner is a big fan (and most of the UK- they have been in the top 10 UK charts twice). [...]


The local and excellent More Than Human label has released their 4th album in the span of less than a year.  Time Attendant EP is a continuation in the study of minimalist textured ambient electronic music that More Than Human is so good at.  Highly recommended, and be sure to check out all of More [...]

white lies show postponment

Ticket News!
The upcoming White Lies show has been postponed to Thursday April 24th, 2014.
All other show info remains the same except that support act Frankie Rose will no longer be performing on the rescheduled date.
Ticket holders can choose to keep their tickets which will be honoured on the new date or receive a refund at [...]

December 26th – Boxing Day Sale 11-6 PM

Happy Holidays!
Come join us for Boxing Day! 20% off everything in the store except tickets!

GLASSER – venue change


Closing at 6 today – Happy Halloween!

Labour Day Weekend Hours

Saturday 10-8
Sunday 11-6
Monday 11-6
Have a safe long weekend!

Website Update!

Whoa, check it out.
After a short lapse, the site is up and running again with an update on all the latest and greatest records to hit the store.
On the right of the site you will find a list of brand new treasures as well as some sweet re-issues and picks from our staff who spend [...]

Record Store Day Update!

Red Cat Record Store Day Update :
We will be giving away some great door prizes to the first 50 customers… Lots of free concert tickets courtesy of Sealed With A Kiss, Timbre Concerts, Live Nation, Rickshaw & Perryscope like Black Angels, Devandra Banhardt, Purity Ring, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura , [...]

Record Store Day News!

A Record Store Day page has been created on the site, check it out & stay tuned for more info updated soon!

Easter Weekend Hours !

Friday 11-7
Saturday 10-8
Sunday 11-6
Monday 11-6
Have a great long weekend!

Doldrums In Store At Red Cat Wed March 27th 6:15 PM ALL AGES!

Toronto’s Doldrums joins us at Red Cat for a free all ages in store in support of the latest release “Lesser Evil” out now on Arbutus Records… performance at 6:30 !
check out the facebook event !

Rodriguez Cancellation – April 26th @ Commodore

Unfortunately, Rodriguez has cancelled some upcoming dates including his upcoming Vancouver show on Friday April 26th, 2013 at The Commodore Ballroom.
Refunds at point of purchase.

Searching for Sugar Man?

Resurgent Rodriguez!  The documentary wins an Oscar, he’s back on tour- his plan for world domination is coming to fruition.  Get all your Rodriguez-related items here… DVD’s, CD’s, LP’s.  Sorry we are sold out of tickets!

Rodriguez Tickets April 26th

There have been an overwhelming amount of calls for the upcoming Rodriguez show, we too are also excited!
But, that being said we have a very limited amount of tickets going on sale tomorrow at 10 AM so we have to make a couple of things known.. there will be a limit of 4 [...]

Off! show cancellation

The OFF! show Feb 12th has been cancelled due to illness.. refunds at point of purchase..

Red Cat is always buying used vinyl – cash or trade

Red Cat is always looking for used lps in great shape, we are known for our fair prices paid for vinyl and always happy to take a look, drop us a line at or call the store at 604 708 9422 to make arrangements.

Tonight’s 2 Live Crew show has been postponed!

From the promoter: Due to problems beyond our control, 2 Live Crew has been postponed. A NEW DATE will be announced within the next 24 hours. Tickets for todays show will be valid for the new date or you can get a refund at your point of purchase. We apologize for [...]

The Jan 26th Aesop Rock show has been postponed due to injury …

All tickets for the Jan 26 show will be honored April 26 and we still have tickets available for the rescheduled show.

Closed January 1st – Happy New Year !

Just a reminder we will be closed Jan 1st, regular hours start again on Wednesday Jan 2nd
Happy New Year!
Red Cat

Holiday Hours /Boxing Day etc..

Time to crawl out of your bunker and catch a flight back from Pic a Bugarach.  All that gold you’ve been saving for the post-apocalypse can now be traded in for vinyl!
Join us for a post holiday Blow Out on Boxing Day.  We are open 11-6 and everything in the store will [...]

Red Cat Top 10 Lists!

We work at a record store. Life is pretty good.
8-10 hours a day, 7 days a week, there is nary a silent moment at Red Cat. Sometimes silence is bliss. But then we get home and put on a record or go to band practice. We at Red Cat [...]

Making Christmas, Making Christmas, La-La-La!

Ok everybody.  The elves are hard at work filing records, fetching us hot chocolate and mediating our Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit arguments.  Unfortunately they are about as skilled at computers as your average Stone Troll, which leaves us the task of tracking down  hard-to-find not-in-stock special-order items for you.  We can usually track  down [...]

Record Store Day Black Friday!

Black Friday.  Aptly named- in America people get pepper sprayed or trampled for the privilege of standing in line for cheap products.  We hear there are already people camping out in parking lots! No need to bring the tents and Thermos’s.  Red Cat Black Friday is a relaxed affair [...]

Open Today Nov 11th 11:15- 6:00 /Monday 12th 11:00 – 6:00

Some Ticket News! Kyprios, Nouvelle Vague, Willis Earl Beal

The Kyprios show Oct 18th has been cancelled, as well as the Oct 24th Willis Earl Beal show The Nouvelle Vague show on October 18th has been moved from The Commodore to Fortune Sound Club.

Ariel Pink @ Rickshaw to go ahead tomorrow night!

Ariel Pink is back on – those who got a refund on their tickets, i’ll hold them for you, come back and get them!

New Releases in stock on cd & vinyl

//David Byrne & St. Vincent/// The XX///Bob Dylan/// DJ Shadow/// Cat Power ///// Animal Collective ///// Deerhoof //// Yeasayer //// Ariel Pink ////
Bob Mould //// Jens Lekman //// Stars //// Dan Deacon //// Divine Fits ////
Minus The Bear//// Swans//// Poor Moon//// Ry Cooder //// Teengirl Fantasy ////Taken By Trees////
Six Organs Of Admittance //// Red Kross [...]

Blur Reissues- we got ‘em

Box set too! Don’t miss out.
Nice Items. Nice Price.

Link to a (very) detailed review…

BC day hours 11-6

We are open Aug 6th from 11-6 PM!

Simon Joyner + Charli XCX Show Cancellations

A couple of show cancellations to report, Simon Joyner July 10th @ Biltmore & Charli XCX Aug 13th Media Club, refunds at point of purchase.

Holiday Hours

Sunday July 1st 11-6
Monday July 2nd 11-6

Live Music This Sunday June 17th- Car Free Day!

Come Join us for some free Local Music on the outdoor stage in front of the store! Bring your Dad! Visit the Facebook Event Page!
The Great Outdoors 2:00 PM
Blind God 3:00 PM
Jay Arner band 4:00 PM
Hermetic 5:00 PM
D. Trevlon 6:00 PM

New Releases on Vinyl & CD

Some new releases in stock on Vinyl & CD !
David Bowie-Ziggy Stardust anniversary LP, Liars, Edward Sharpe, Walkmen, Japandroids, Sigur Ros, BDP re-issue, Broken Water, Father John Misty, Jack White, Beach House, Death Grips, Simain Mobile Disco, The Hives, Apollo Ghosts, Garbage, Joel Plaskett, Dr, John, Rufus Wainwright & the list goes on!
New in [...]

Shabazz Palaces Cancelled – June 14th/Fortune

The Shabazz Palaces show at Fortune Sound Club on June 14th has been cancelled, refunds at point of purchase.

Main Street Vinyl Record Fair – Today!

Today is the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair, Get the Vancouver Vinyl discount card free with admission that get’s you discounts at all the indie record shops in town including Red Cat Records !
Date : Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Time : 11 am – 4 pm
Place : The Cambrian Hall
215 East 17th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Entry [...]

May 21st Victoria Day – Open from 11-6

Record Store Day Update!

Record Store Day update, tomorrow is the big day, remember we open at 10 AM ! .. here is what we will have out in the shop, i may have missed a few but just come on down, 20% off everything in the shop, new and used vinyl… Ladyhawk, Apollo Ghosts, Hard Drugs, White Ash [...]

Das Racist May 3rd – Cancelled

The Das Racist Show May 3rd @ FIVESIXTY has been cancelled! Refunds are available, a new show is planned to be announced & old tickets will be honored if you wish to hang onto them…

Sleigh Bells Tonight Has Been Cancelled!


Easter Weekend Hours!

Easter Weekend Hours:
Friday 11-6
Saturday 11-8
Sunday 11-6
Monday 11-6

New Releases, Staff Favourites

Had enough of the rain and chill wind?  Here are a few exciting new things to go with our first sunny day in what seems like years…
Julia Holter – Ekstasis  CD/LP

Intensely beautiful songs, some superficial comparisons to Laurie Anderson or even Enya, but much more complex, interesting and beautiful.  Unanimous support from all of us [...]

Spring Releases!

Pitchfork has released its Spring Guide to Upcoming Releases.  There’s a lot to look forward to!  If you see something you can’t do without, drop us a line and we’ll make sure to get it in for you!  To get to the links and full post, click on the title above…

Sell those unwanted LPS!

Red Cat is always buying quality used vinyl for cash or credit, drop by anytime, send us a list or give us a call, we are always happy to take a look at records!

New Releases/Reissues just in!

Lots of great new stuff in stock in both formats…
Wendy Rene – After Laughter CD/LP

Caretaker – Patience (after Sebold) CD – LP on its way

Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror CD/LP

Loops of your heart – And never ending lights CD- LP on its way

Porter Ricks – Biokinetics CD- LP on its way

Tennis – Young and [...]

Mark Lanegan Listening Party

On Saturday at 5pm (feb 4th) we will be spinning a test pressing of Mark Lanegans new album Blues Funeral! If you preorder the album at the listening party (released on Feb 7) you will get a signed ltd edition 7″ free (while supplies last) plus a chance to win the Test Pressing. [...]

Metronomy-April 8th Cancelled

The Metronomy show on april 8th has been cancelled, refunds at point of purchase.

Holiday Hours

Dec 24th – 11-6
Dec 25th- Closed
Dec 26th- 11-6 Boxing Day Sale 20% off !
Dec 27th-Dec 29th – Regular Hours
Dec 30th – 11-7
Dec 31st 11-6
January 1st – Closed
Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Red Cat Boxing Day Sale!

Dec. 26th,   Nothing left to do.  The turkey is working your digestive tract.  The candy is sticking to your guts.  The emotional hangover of extended family events throbs behind your eyes.  You are still tired from chasing the cat around the tree trying to remove the tinsel from both ends.
Time for some retail therapy.
Join [...]


The Kid Koala show originally scheduled for December 21st has been postponed (new date to be announced soon). Refunds are available at point of purchase, or you can hang on to your tickets and use them at the new date!

Dec. 7/11 Black Heart Procession show cancelled

The Black Heart Procession show on Dec. 7th has been cancelled!Refunds available at point of purchase…

New Releases In Stock!

Lots of new stuff to hit the bins…
Disco Infero – The 5 Eps ** The Pack A.D. – Unpersons ** Superheavy S/T **The Joker -S/T ** Zola Jesus – Conatus ** Deer Tick – Divine Providence ** Still Corners – Creatures Of An Hour ** Omar Souleyman – Haflat Gharbia ** Cass [...]

Closing at 6 today – Happy Halloween!

We are closing at 6 PM today, have a safe and happy halloween!

Chad Van Gaalen Instore THIS SAT Oct 15th 4 PM!

We are really excited about this… Chad Vangaalen, one of our favourite artists, will be performing a few songs here at Red Cat on Saturday afternoon. He starts at 4. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s freakin’ CHAD VANGAALEN!!! All ages welcome. And for a [...]

Concert updates & cancellations this week

Concert Updates … Oct 14th: Rocky Votolato & Matt Pond PA @ The Media Club has been cancelled. Oct 20: Boxer Rebellion @ Venue has been cancelled. Oct 14: Priscilla Ahn @ The Rio has been moved to the Media Club.

Sat September 24th – Free Olio Festival Instore

Free in store performance as part of the Olio Festival !
2:00 – Vincent Parker
3:00 – Shimmering Stars
4:00- Lovers Love Haters
The Heart of Rock And Roll is still beating!

Free Jennifer Castle In Store!

Come join us for a preview of Jennifer’s evening show at the Electric Owl, She will be performing some songs for us at 5 PM Thursday September 29th here at Red Cat !

Big Release Day!

Big release day here at Red Cat ! – St. Vincent, Girls, Mates Of State, Blitzen Trapper, Nick Lowe, Memory House, Mogwai 12″ , Pack A.d. , Tindersticks re-issues on LP, Primus, & much more, all available on CD & LP

Kylesa show cancelled, refunds at point of purchase

the Kylesa show has been cancelled due to a family emergency, refunds available at point of purchase.

Yes, we are OPEN this Labour Day Monday!

Hours are 11-7 – See you soon!

Les Savy Fav/Handsome Furs venue change

Les Savy Fav /Handsome Furs Venue Change -  This news just in, the show has been moved from the Commodore to the Rickshaw. Tickets are still available on Tickemaster, We are sold out.

Open July 1st Holiday Hours 11-6

We’ll be open 11-6 on Canada Day! Saturday 11-8 .. Sunday 11-6

Car Free Day June 19th at Red Cat !

We`re planning a big event in front of the store again this year, lot`s of great bands will be playing on the outdoor stage, it`s free, come on by! Also we`ll be having a sale in shop as well!
12:30 Korean Gut
1:20 Student Teacher
2:10 Koban
3:00 Ford Pier Vengence Trio
3:50 Nam Shub
4:40 The Shilohs
5:30 Cloudsplitter
6:20 Ghost [...]

Adele Postponed tonight due to illness!

Statement from her record label…
“Adele has been forced to postpone 5 dates on her current sold-out tour of North America due to laryngitis, she was diagnosed last Thursday in Minneapolis, MN, where doctors ordered immediate rest and postponement of that nights engagement at First Avenue (rescheduled for June 22nd). Adele performed [...]

May 24th Killing Joke Show Cancelled

Due to illness the Killing Joke show has been cancelled, refunds at point of purchase…

Killing Joke Cancellation

The upcoming Killing Joke show has been cancelled due to illness. Refunds at point of purchase.

Music Waste at Red Cat

Stay tuned, Red Cat will be hosting a music waste show on June 4th, bands and times tba!

Happy Record Store Day!

20% off everything in the store today except RSD releases (already on sale & Tickets) open 10-8 PM

Music Schedule – Record Store Day!

Come celebrate Record Store Day at Red Cat Records!
we’ll be opening and hour early at 10:00 AM with lots of special limited vinyl releases available!
Then we’ll start up some music:
1:00 Blind Horses
2:00 Dead Ghosts
3:00 Mode Moderne
4:00 Hard Feelings
5:00 Loscil with Jason Zumpano
6:00 Von Bingen
See you there/here – thanks!

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