Own what you love!

Record Archive
33 1/3 Rockwood St.
Rochester, NY 14610

WED: 10AM-9PM / SUN: 12PM-5PM

Record Archive has been a music & entertainment destination in Rochester since 1975. Specializing in vintage vinyl, our 13,000 sq. ft. record store includes all of the latest music releases on CD & vinyl, as well as unique gifts & toys, vintage clothing & furniture, t-shirts, souvenirs, 1000’s of movies, audio equipment, and much more!

We are the first record store in the North East to have a full time beer and wine license which enables our visitors to sip and shop, throw a party or simply enjoy our many free live music events that we host each and every week.

Please call us to shop our current store inventory. We can help you shop over the phone, schedule a curbside pick up or mail it out to you.

If you prefer your order shipped, please visit us at shop.recordarchive.com or click the button below to explore our full online selection. Our online inventory differs from our in-store inventory, so we encourage you to take a look at our offering of vinyl, vintage clothes, gifts, Record Archive merchandise, and more.

Music lifts you up, comforts you when you’re down, inspires & motivates. We are passionate about what we do and will be back.

Thank you for your continued support of the Record Archive for 45+ years! -Alayna Alderman & Richard Storms


With the rising Covid-19 cases in Monroe County, for store entry we recommend wearing a mask.
To enter the Backroom Lounge will are REQUIRING a form of government issued identification AND proof of vaccination to enter The Backroom Lounge.

We are following CDC and NYS recommendations and being proactive before this is mandated. The Covid case numbers in our community are rising and we are doing our part to protect the safety & well being of our staff & customers.

We appreciate your support, understanding, and cooperation. -Alayna & Richard


12.04.21 – Krampus Night – Goth/Industrial/EBM Dance Event @ Photo City Music Hall

12.11.21 – Chris Trapper @ The Backroom Lounge @ Record Archive

12.17.21 – Judas Priestess @ Montage Music Hall

12.31.21 – Ring in the NEW YEAR on Irish time

01.08.22 – Circa Survive @ Anthology

$3.00 service charge on all tickets.


Chris Trapper / Sat. December 11, 2021
Doors @ 6pm / Music @ 7pm

At The Backroom Lounge @ Record Archive
33 1/3 Rockwood St. Rochester, NY 14610
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is REQUIRED to attend this event.

Tickets available at Record Archive or buy tickets online HERE.

Ring in the NEW YEAR on Irish time.
Fri. 12.31.21 / 4-7pm
Live music w/ Dady & Ryan, Irish dancers, an Irish Feast and and a champagne toast at 7pm.
$35 ticket per person, age 10 and under are free.
Buy tickets at Record Archive or online at recordarchive.com or HERE.

For lovers of vinyl and eclectic stuff, go to the Record Archive. They have pretty much any kind of music you want, tons of it and I have yet to meet anybody there who wasn’t great to deal with. – Donovan Williams

I love this store… just make sure you allow yourself plenty of space to lose track of time, as you inevitably will here. Great selection and they have a lot of things you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. – Holly Sykes

It’s the best place to find rare singles and albums for your favorite artists, and movies that you can’t find in Walmart’s $5 bin since 2013 – Jordan Smeatin

Record Archive was great! They have a large collection of CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and other stuff! The cashiers were super nice to me and my group of friends. I highly recommend going there. – Julia Barrett

Established in 1975, Record Archive is a proud member of CIMS!

The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) is a collective of 40 independently owned record stores in 25 states throughout the country.

CIMS was the first record store coalition — founded in 1995. We are co-founding members of Record Store Day and long-time members of the Music Business Association.

We are also the owners of the independent distribution company, ThinkIndie that we founded in 2002. We are not a chain, but a coalition of locally owned record stores working together for the betterment and support of each other, our industry, the artists we love, and the music fans that make this all possible.

CIMS works on behalf of our member stores to broker marketing campaigns. We are the liaison between each individual independent store and the artist’s record label. We pride ourselves on creative marketing strategies that are based on years of proven results combined with new media technologies.

The stores that make up CIMS to are all very different, but we share the same desire – to be the heart of our communities, to super-serve our customers and to share our love of music. Our stores are found in major cities, college towns, bustling suburbs, and tourist meccas. We range from massive storefronts to hidden neighborhood gems – we can guarantee that no two are alike. You will find a deep catalog, rare imports, and the broadest music selection available in our stores – we pride ourselves on that.

Many of our stores even carry audio equipment (turntables, speakers, headphones, etc.), music and feature film DVDs, and music paraphernalia such as vintage clothing, t-shirts, posters, figurines, toys, and the like. Some also function as live music venues and gift shops. The stores that make up our coalition are consistently honored in “Best Of” record store lists by national publications such as Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, Pitchfork.com, USA Today, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.



Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10am-7pm
Wed: 10am-9pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm


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