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“Raise the Roof” Concert Series continues Friday, July 14!

July 11th, 2017

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Dr. Disc, the iconic Hamilton music store, will be “Raising the Roof” again this year by hosting free, outdoor live musical performances outside the store at 20 Wilson Street (at James) to coincide with the downtown Art Crawl.  This year we proudly add Hamilton Music Collective as co-presenters!

The purpose of these concerts is to:
• feature local, independent musical artists of all genres and expose them to as widespread audience as possible – for FREE!
• increase awareness of and highlight the diversity and vitality of the independent Hamilton music scene.
• encourage the public to come to downtown Hamilton to experience all that it has to offer.
• to give back to the community for the support it has shown for Dr. Disc since the doors opened back in 1991.

Hamilton Music Collective, Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton present
”Raise the Roof” Concert Series 2017 - Friday, July 14
6:00-10:30pm (EXTENDED store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)

10:00 – 10:30pm > Katie Bulley

9:00 – 9:30pm > Math Club

8:00 – 8:30pm > Sun Kings

7:00 – 7:30pm > Good Apollo Kid

* Note: Performances are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change.


DR. DISC is 26 Years Young this year!

Dr. Disc first opened its doors to music lovers in downtown Hamilton in 1991—26 years ago this year!

The store’s formula was a unique one: concentrating on selling both new and second-hand music (especially hard to find imports as well as music from independent, local artists) while placing an emphasis on excellent customer service and community involvement.  One of the hallmarks of Dr. Disc has always been vinyl records and that continues to this day.  The resurgence in popularity of record albums has been a popular headline recently, but for Dr. Disc records are part of the store’s DNA and always will be.  These things have enabled Dr. Disc to survive two decades in a tough music retail market which has seen the rise and fall of large chains like Sam the Record Man, Tower Records and HMV.  In fact, Dr. Disc was one of seven record stores downtown back in 1991. Now it is one of only three that still remain.

Over the years, Dr. Disc has added sales and rentals of DJ equipment to the mix in order to fill a growing demand, and has continued to support, sponsor and participate in local events such as the Festival of Friends and Supercrawl.  The store has also presented and showcased such notable and eclectic artists in Hamilton as the Juno Award-winning Barenaked Ladies; famed author and visual artist Douglas Coupland; ex-Dead Kennedy member and current social activist Jello Biafra; DJ Premier, Brooklyn, New York’s internationally recognized music producer and DJ; and many others too numerous to mention. 

Dr. Disc has also received such accolades as being named Hamilton’s favourite music store in the Hamilton Spectator’s Reader’s Choice (Platinum Award); View Magazine’s Best of Hamilton; and Hamilton’s Best Record Store in the Hamilton Music Awards polls.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mark Furukawa and Kristin Archer ((JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

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Dr. Disc will be closed Saturday, July 1 for Canada Day

June 28th, 2017

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Dr. Disc will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 1 for Canada Day.

We reopen for business as usual on Sunday, July 2 from noon to 6:00pm

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DR. DISC “Raise the Roof” Concert - Friday, June 9, 6:00-10:30pm

June 6th, 2017

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Hamilton Music Collective, Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton present
”Raise the Roof” Concert Series 2017 - Friday, June 9
6:00pm to 10:30pm (EXTENDED store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)

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10:00 – 10:30pm > Ferguson North

9:00 – 9:30pm > Detour

8:00 – 8:30pm > Emma VanDyk

7:00 – 7:30pm > The Ollivanders

6:00 – 6:30pm > Parts & Service

* Note: Performances are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change.

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Dr. Disc, the iconic Hamilton music store, will be “Raising the Roof” again this year by hosting free, outdoor live musical performances outside the store at 20 Wilson Street (at James) to coincide with the downtown Art Crawl.  This year we proudly add Hamilton Music Collective as co-presenters!

The purpose of these concerts is to:
• feature local, independent musical artists of all genres and expose them to as widespread audience as possible – for FREE!
• increase awareness of and highlight the diversity and vitality of the independent Hamilton music scene.
• encourage the public to come to downtown Hamilton to experience all that it has to offer.
• to give back to the community for the support it has shown for Dr. Disc since the doors opened back in 1991.

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The Second Level (re)opens, featuring DJ-friendly vinyl!

May 24th, 2017

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Dr. Disc is proud to announce the re-opening of The Second Level - our second floor devoted entirely to DJ-friendly vinyl on 12” single format.

The Second Level is currently open ONLY ON WEEKENDS, and features hip hop, R&B, house, techno, trance, club, jungle/drum ‘n’ bass, reggae, breakbeats, and other related genres - all on 12” single vinyl format!

A DJ will be on site to play tracks for you, or feel free to make use of the two turntable listening stations provided.

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The Second Level hours of operation (or by appointment or staff availability):

Friday: Noon to 8:00pm
Saturday: Noon to 6:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 6:00pm

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Dr. Disc will be closed Monday, May 22 for Victoria Day

May 19th, 2017

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Please note that Dr. Disc will be CLOSED on Monday, May 22 for Victoria Day, but will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, May 23.

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Also, our new extended store hours go into effect on Tuesday, May 23 when we reopen:

Monday through Thursday, and Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: !0:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: Noon to 6:00 pm

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“Raise the Roof” concert on Friday, May 12!

May 9th, 2017

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Dr. Disc will once again be “Raising the Roof” again this Friday, May 12 by hosting free, outdoor live musical performances outside the store at 20 Wilson Street (at James) to coincide with the downtown Art Crawl.  This year we proudly add Hamilton Music Collective as co-presenters!

The purpose of these concerts is to:

• feature local, independent musical artists of all genres and expose them to as widespread audience as possible – for FREE!
• increase awareness of and highlight the diversity and vitality of the independent Hamilton music scene.
• encourage the public to come to downtown Hamilton to experience all that it has to offer.
• to give back to the community for the support it has shown for Dr. Disc since the doors opened back in 1991.


Hamilton Music Collective, Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton present the ”Raise the Roof” Concert Series 2017

Friday, May 12 (EXTENDED store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)

10:00 – 10:30pm > The Medicine Hat

9:00 – 9:30pm > Jennifer Budd 

8:00 – 8:30pm > Basement Revolver

7:00 – 7:30pm > Coyote Black 

6:00 – 6:30pm > The Ollivanders 

* Note: Performances are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change.

Click HERE for the Facebook event correspoding to our first Raise the Roof session of the season!

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