11th Anniversary / Black Friday Record Store Day Sale!

All set up and ready for RSD Black Friday! Tons of limited releases and we have some of everything minus the few that got cancelled. Plus:

•Everything in the store is 11% off all weekend (excludes Black Friday RSD releases)

•All previous RSD items are 25-50% off!

•All markdown LPs which were previously half off are now just $5.

•Record Store Day items are limited to one per title per customer.

We also added a couple of LP bins and have priced almost 1000 used LPs in the last week!

We officially opened on Black Friday way back in 2005. It was probably a bad item at the time with the looming economy and opening that late in the year, but we made it work. I never thought we would be open eleven years later. I thought if I could deter getting a "real job" for a few years that I would consider it a success. After eleven years, things have gotten better each year, although there have definitely been some bumps in the road.

This year we finally moved to a bigger location which was a total pain but has been worth it 100%. I can honestly say the only thing I miss about the old spot is being closer to places to get snacks and lunch. Moving was a long and expensive process where we had to pay rent in two places for 7 months along with permits, contractors, etc. We had to gut the building we are in now and redo most things except the walls.

We thank you for you help, support, kind words, purchases, and general love. This is a job I love and look forward to doing for years and years to come. I decided this year to just do an 11% off sale to celebrate our anniversary. Thanks for everything and we hope to see you this weekend !

List of RSD Black Friday releases here: 

We open at 9 AM Friday.

-Scott & Lunchbox crew

We recently made some new shirts we'd love for you to check out, only $10.99.

And new stickers too! They are free!!!

Lunchbox Is Hiring?

Lunchbox Records is looking for some looking for hard working, outgoing, friendly people to help out at the store as we get expand. 

Please fill out the application we have uploaded here:

It is a fillable pdf file, then save it to your computer and email it to us. Please feel free to include a resume or additional references.

Mail it to: sunna@lunchboxrecords.com with the subject “Lunchbox Job Application” 

Please do not call us asking about your application or walk in expecting an interview. We will contact you. This is the first time in almost 11 years of operation that we’ve made an application, so please bear with us.


Neighborhood Theatre Tickets

We now have tickets for Dinosaur Jr. with Cloud Nothings at Neighborhood Theatre - plus lots more - here is a list of the tickets we have for sale. All tickets cash only, no service fee.

7/9/16 -Robert Earl Keen
with Sinners & Saints $30

7/12/16 - Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular $22

7/14/16 - The Quebe Sisters $20

7/15/16 - Designer Drugs
with DJ YNOT, Danny B $20

7/16/16 - Junior Brown $20

7/22/16 - Donnie $25

8/6/16 - Reeve Coobs - Me & You CD release party $10

8/11/16 - Brandy Clark
with Walker County $20

8/12/16 - Toad the Wet Sprocket
with Luke Wade $32

8/15/16 - Joyce Manor
with Dollar Signs, Diet Cig $15

8/19/16 - Get The Led Out $22

8/23/16 - Hard Working Americans
with The Congress $25

8/24/16 - Gillian Welch $30

9/10/16 - Dinosaur Jr.
with Cloud Nothings $25

9/12/16 - Frightened Rabbit $18

9/15/16 - Whitey Morgan & Cody Jinks $25

9/16/16 - Watsky
with Daye Jack, Witt Lowry $17

9/17/16 - Corinne Bailey Rae $31

9/21/16 - Built to Spill
with Hop Along, Alex G $20

9/28/16 - Lettuce
with Michal Menert $20

10/1/16 - Perpetual Groove $20

10/11/16 - Chrome Sparks $12

10/14/16 - MIPSO $15

10/21/16 - Chris Robinson Brotherhood $20

10/22/16 - KING
with Eryn Allen Kane $20

11/11/16 - Keller Williams, Zach Deputy, The Shook Twins $23

11/12/16 - Steeldrivers $20

Record Store Day is Saturday April 16th!!!

In case you haven't heard or read about this, this Saturday we'll be taking part in the 9th annual Record Store Day, which is actually being held across the globe. For some info on what it's all about -- although you can pretty much assume what its motivations are -- check out www.recordstoreday.com


Also, the biggest news is that WE HAVE MOVED TO 825 CENTRAL AVE. New bigger location!

We will be open until at least 9 PM and on Sunday we will be open from 12 PM until 7 PM.

Last year was awesome and the enthusiasm for RSD seems to grow every year with even more tons of releases coming out that day that are limited this year. From the measly 10-20 releases the first year it has now ballooned into over 400 releases. We've participated every year and have tried to grow with it as well. 

Now, what does this mean for you? Well, over the past week we've been receiving freebie goodies to give away in honor of Record Store Day. If you stop by on Saturday, we'll have a bag full of free stuff for you. It's first-come, first-serve, so if we're out of them by the time you get here, we're sorry. So try to make it earlier rather than later. These includes free 7"s, CDs, posters, buttons, stickers, etc.

We will also have KACEY MUSGRAVES signing copies of her new LP "Pageant Material" at 2 PM!!!

ALSO there are Record Store Day EXCLUSIVES for sale only at participating indie stores. These are almost all very limited in nature, and in many case we did not get that many or as many as we ordered, but generally we have a good quantity on most. We may run out of things, so it's better to get here early. We're trying our best to get everything though, but sometimes things slip through the cracks and with this many releases we had to budget ourselves a bit as well. There are also a bunch of UK ONLY releases - we will have very few of the UK releases and cannot get most. A lot of people keeping asking since there are some nice ones, but most are for UK stores only.

There is an extensive list of the releases coming out here. I encourage you to read it and maybe even print it out to make a checklist so you don't forget something in the excitement of it all.

Due to moving, we did not have time to compile a list of titles we are getting, but 99.9% of the time the answer is "yes, we have that". The only thing that comes to mind we didn't get is the White Stripes Peel Sessions LP because of the way the label solicited it and didn't take pre-orders and I was unloading a freight truck during the hour it was available. 

There are descriptions of many of the releases on www.recordstoreday.com

To try to keep things more civil and manageable again this year, we're going to have someone at the door so that 100 people don't try to cram in the store all at once. We are trying to make things run as smooth as possible and hopefully keep waiting to a minimum. This system worked well last year and is the fairest way we can think of.

We will also be giving Enter to win test presses of RSD releases by MASTODON, FLAMING LIPS, ERIC CLAPTON, GREEN DAY, TOM PETTY, WU-TANG CLAN & more!!! And Brett has made a special RSD Mineral Girls 7" release!

The only requirement to get all this stuff is to stop by and buy something -- or, at the very least, look around and see if there's anything you want. We appreciate the year-round business that everyone in this community (and beyond) has brought us, year after year. Stop by on this holiday and get a little something back.

And now for the stinky rules:

-Record Store Day items are limited to ONE PER CUSTOMER PER TITLE. I'm sorry if your cousin in Nantucket doesn't have a record store nearby. We're looking out for locals first, and more importantly trying to discourage Ebay flippers.
-Please do not get mad at me if something is sold out or didn't come in. It's up to each store owner/buyer to order these things which means we have to hunt them down and also means we have to pay for them up front. Records are non-returnable which means this day is a stressful risk for us that usually works out. Also please realize that Lunchbox Records is small operation. I try my hardest to order what regular customers buy and ask about first, then other items after that, but it's all a guessing game and I'm bound to guess wrong sometimes. Please bear with us and be nice. We've only been in this new location for a week after working on this for a long, long time. 

See you Saturday!! 

Now for my rant...(reprinted from year one of RSD for your convenience and my lack of time to write another one)

You're probably wondering what RECORD STORE DAY is anyway? I was at first too. But it's basically a revamped customer appreciation day where hopefully you the customer appreciates us as well and the fact that you live in or near a town that still has independent record stores. I personally don't like to buy things online, but lots of people do. But it's great to know that you can go to a store and browse and stumble on things you never would have thought of or heard of otherwise. You don't get too much of that online. We also do everything in our capabilities to sell you records as cheap as we can. This means buying direct whenever possible and searching for deals and unfortunately not bringing some stuff in because big labels like to give chain stores better deals than the little guy. Our prices for most things we stock are typically $2-$5 cheaper than the big store across town. We don't do sales often because we prefer to make it cheap all of the time. We stock tons of LPs and 7"s because we love the format and when I opened this store the other stores we're still busy trying to kill the format. I believe in independent music and labels and try to stock as much as I can which means a lot of lesser known indie, punk and metal titles.

I've been going to record stores since as long as I can remember, buying my first 7" in 1984 and getting into punk a couple years later. It wasn't until I moved to Atlanta that I had good stores that stocked underground releases and I've been addicted ever since. If I didn't love record stores I wouldn't own one. I'd go get a job that made a lot more money. People come in here a lot and tell me they love the store and it's great, and lots of out of town folks and bands do too. I really have no reference point on that anymore since I'm here seven days a week. There's only 2 other stores that sell vinyl in town, one is oldies oriented and the other banned me for life when I stopped working there and opened my own store. So I never get to go to any other stores and just try to make mine the one I would want to go to. I'm nowhere near that point yet and am working to improve it all of the time. I value people's suggestions and take them seriously, probably a little too seriously. But if you don't tell me what you want I can't read minds. The point of this being that I think the store is pretty good, and there are tons of folks that don't have a decent record store anywhere near them. So hopefully you'll support us. I realize the store isn't for everybody though.

We will continue to sell you lots of records we and you think are cool. We are very thankful of those of you that have supported us for the last 10.5 years. And if you've never been here before, please come visit us.


Rhino "Start Your Ear Off Right" on January 19th!

From Rhino: "When we ushered in 2016, we resolved to change the musically barren wasteland known as January. On January 19th, Rhino will "Start Your Ear Off Right" with 17 titles from revolutionary acts including Bad CompanyThe CarsDevoGrateful DeadThe MonkeesThe Replacements and The Velvet Underground. The albums will only be available at participating brick and mortar retail outlets. For the full list of albums and retailers head here: http://www.rhino.com/syeor"

List of titles coming out that day:















VA- STAX VOLT: COMPLETE SINGLES 1959 - 1968 / 9XCD BOX  $95.99

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