new adventures in sound and space

our showroom and listening room -  119 Barrington Commons Court, Barrington, Illinois  USA

Re-Opening May 28, 2020


temporarily closed...

With some reluctance, I have decided to close Scratched Vinyl through the end of the month.  Although the financial repercussions are significant to our small business, the emotional fallout from the temporary closing concerns me more. 

Since we opened in October of 2018, this store has become our place to hang, like the local tavern or barbershop.  The inability to connect with like-minded brothers and sisters for whom music is more than simply entertainment, for whom it is our very lifeblood and spiritual sustenance, is depressing.  But, I remind myself that there are many many people worse off, and who need our support, unity and direct assistance.  

During these days we are dark, I will clean and sanitize the store, and finish off the major inventory project, organizing the 20,000 records we have in storage and bringing tons of used vinyl into the store for our re-opening.   I also have some other treasures and surprises planned as well…

In the meantime, and for those of you that need your immediate fix, please send me an email for new or used records you want and I will ship them to you at my cost.  

Once again, the music will save our lives.  Stay positive, and stay in touch.


Scratched Vinyl


Record Store Days 2020


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new releases and arrivals, sales, re-stocks, surprises

Specializing in New and High Quality Used Vinyl

curated mix of rock, jazz, electronic, and folk music LPs from around the world

2020 Summer hours - more or less

closed Monday and Tuesday

Wednesday:  12-6

Thursday : 12-6

Friday:  12-6

Saturday: 10-7

Sunday: 12-4

We Buy Used Vinyl ! - call us now (847-304-0721)


new Jason Isbell

new Lucinda Williams

"Good Souls Better Angels"

“You can only guess who that might be about,” Lucinda Williams said after a scorching performance of her new song “Man Without a Soul” aboard the fifth annual Outlaw Country Cruise last week. A droning, guitar-driven track, the song doesn’t mention its subject directly, but as Williams alluded, it’s impossible to not pin the lyrics to the impeached President Trump.


new Khruangbin

12" special release


limited edition, 3 tracks, colored vinyl

Pearl fucking Jam - Gigaton




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Scratched Vinyl

119 Barrington Commons Court, Barrington, Illinois 60010, United States

(847) 304-0721

Summer, 2019 hours






12:00 pm – 06:00 pm


12:00 pm – 06:00 pm


12:00 pm – 06:00 pm


10:00 am – 07:00 pm


12:00 pm – 04:00 pm