Who needs a time machine when you have Revolution Records?
Walking through the doors takes you to a time four decades ago when Dave Schenk first started his love affair with vinyl. Adorning the formica blue walls are collectibles from the 70’s including posters, t-shirts, and music memorabilia. Music plays in the background and customers of all ages sort through a healthy selection of jazz, soul, punk, alternative, country, and classic rock. Revolution Records captures all emotions of vinyl.
If you’re lucky enough to make it in on the first Friday of each month, you will find live bands, homegrown artists, drinks, food and an incredible atmosphere.
Dave Schenk and Steve Rector are partners with over sixty years combined record sales experience in Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas. Dave began his journey as manager of Love Records in midtown Kansas City in the 1970’s before opening Alley Cat records at 39th and Main at the Grand Emporium in the Westport area.
Steve began by opening Alley Cat in Lawrence where he stayed for about ten years before the business became unsustainable. After a several year hiatus, they were on the front edge of the vinyl re-surgence by opening Zebedee’s RPM in the popular West 39th Street area of Kansas City in 2006 where they stayed until 2014.
In 2015, they moved the store to the East Crossroads Art District in Kansas City and rebranded to Revolution Records.
The name Revolution Records came from their decades of fighting the good fight in the vinyl business.
Their love for vinyl and long running careers stems from one single principle: vinyl sounds better.
Revolution Records will be participating in Black Friday Record Store Day this year! We’ve ordered some great titles that are already starting to arrive and will be available for purchase on Friday, November 27th. We’re dragging our lazy butts out of bed to open at 8 A.M., so don’t miss it!
Round II of Sunday Dog Days!
This month our featured artist is sketch artist and Brian Eno fan, Jessica Wisneski. Come see her awesome pieces.
Please join us for all day performing art event in the spirit of giving to Kansas City youth during the holidays.
December 19th at Revolution Records!
Admission to the show is one wrapped safe/appropriate and NEW toy. Please exclude religious themed comments and decorations. Place the recommended age range for the toy on the lable! All donations will be received and distributed by Hope House.
Sponsored by: Aldrich Sound
Participating Artists Include!!!
The QUIVERS!!! (Electric KC Rock&Roll)
MR&MRS (Galactic Extremism)
LAZY OL’ BITCH (folk punk disaster call your mom)
Tazor the TOT
Babe HAmmer (Hammer Juggling)
Dancer Christina Ali
Paul Wilks and The HArdLikker Quartet
Biff Tannens (KC PUNK)
Comedic Stylings of Erik Michael Pitcock
The Hemorroids(PUNK ROCK)
More acts and precise line-up TBA!!!
Starting this week, Sundays are officially dog days down at Revolution. This is Jasper perusing through the rock section. Bring your own fuzzy record buddy and come hang out with Jasper every Sunday 1-5.
Need some new hauntingly awesome tunes for Halloween? We’ve got you covered.
Two of Duncan’s pieces have already sold. They’ll be on display until the end of the month. Come check them out.
We’re only two thirds through this killer collection. These hit the racks today!
OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAYS SHOW
Stop in to Revolution Records for our biggest First Friday yet! We’ve got She’s A Keeper, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, and Miss Mondegreen. Come early for an acoustic matinee show by Mac Walsh and Fritz Hutchison. Duncan Burnett is our featured artist of the month, showing not just his wall hangings but also his exclusive 45 boxes. We’ll even have a keg of Free State, and not to mention our even bigger, even awesomer record stock!
Matinee show times:
Mac Walsh 5:00-5:30
Fritz Hutchison 5:30-6:00
Miss Mondegreen 6:30-7:00
Freight Train Rabbit Killer 7:00-7:45
She’s A Keeper 7:45-8:30