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Criminal Records

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Call: (404) 215-9511 or visit www.criminalatl.com
Criminal Records offers comic books, underground magazines, and acres of new and used CDs and vinyl. Its in-store concerts are legendary.

Yeti or Not! #3 Comic Release Party!

Saturday February 22, 2020 02:00 pm EST
The third issue in local creator Amanda Semler's comic series "Yeti or Not". An adventurous drama surrounding Sylvianne Bordeaux, who seeks revenge on all yeti-kind. She travels across the world with her brave pup Fifi, to bring an end to the ravaging, blood thirsty creatures. The tale begins in ...
Cost: No Cover

High Fidelity takes over Criminal Records

Thursday February 13, 2020 01:00 pm EST
Atlanta’s Little Five Points record store, Criminal Records, will be taken over in anticipation of the release of the new Hulu series, “High Fidelity,” starring Zoe Kravitz. Hulu has partnered with Spotify to create a “Love Anthem Generator” where you will swipe to find your unique “Love Anthem.” Yo...
Cost: Free

NerdLanta Live w/ Lunar Vacation

Wednesday June 26, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Join NerdLanta at Criminal Records for a live in-store podcast series with Lunar Vacation beofre they go on their summer west coast tour!

Band Meet & Merch at 6 p.m.

Live Q&A from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

NerdLanta Live

Wednesday August 29, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Join us as we speak with Michael Myerz. He's a local hip-hop/Nerdcore rap artist that just released his latest album OMEGA MALL. Live podcast recording in one of our favorite places in L5P. Come check out the live show, meet us and WIN some cool prizes!
Cost: Free

Gringo Star

Saturday August 18, 2018 03:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Brian Jonestown Massacre (Part of Shaky Knees Music Festival)

Friday May 4, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Cost: $33.12-$1,500

L.A. Witch

Friday May 4, 2018 01:45 pm EDT
Part of Shaky Knees
Cost: $33.12-$1,500

Tracking Identity documentary screening & #ILLANTA event

Saturday March 3, 2018 06:00 pm EST
Astro Studios ATL, Criminal Records, and WonderRoot present: #ILLANTA with Simon Illa. In honor of Simon’s 10-year Atlanta anniversary, we’re hosting a film screening of the documentary, Tracking Identity with a Q&A with Simon Illa and director Reggie Perry Jr., in addition to a book signing...
Cost: Free

Mattiel 7-inch release party

Thursday July 13, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

12 Days of One Day Only Sales

Tuesday December 20, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Nothing says the holidays like deeply discounted merchandise. For 12 days, get new and used CDs, DVDs, comics, toys, apparel, and more for 25-35 percent off the sticker price. Expect extended hours on select days.
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Stranger Things vinyl LP release party + live interview

Thursday October 27, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
CL Music Editor Chad Radford sits down with Stranger Things" star Randy Havens
Cost: Free

Spring Sidewalk Sale

Saturday March 19, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Criminal Records hosts a two-day sidewalk sale, featuring limited edition vinyl, CDs, books, posters, toys, and band memorabilia.
Cost: Free

Record Store Day ft. Lonnie Holley and more

Friday April 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Friday January 30, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The U.S. Congressmen from Georgia and his collaborator sign both volumes of their best-selling graphic memoir series detailing Lewis' experiences in the Civil Rights Movement.
Cost: Free

Nightmares On Wax DJ set

Saturday July 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Flap

Friday May 30, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Blaze Foley DVD Release Party

Friday April 25, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra

Friday May 17, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Record Store Day performances

Friday April 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Closing an hour earlier than normal (open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.), Criminal will host an after-hours show featuring von Grey, Christ, Lord, Mood Rings, and more. The only way to get in is by purchasing an RSD release by one (or all three) of the abovementioned bands.
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Von Grey

Monday December 31, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Annual New Year's Day Potluck featuring Von Grey.
Cost: Free

Music Industry Mixer

Monday December 10, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Let’s face it, the music industry is constantly evolving and it can get pretty confusing. The good news is that there are special groups like The Recording Academy® that are ready and willing to help guide up and coming musicians, students, and industry professionals. Join us Tuesday, December 11...
Cost: Free, but must RSVP

Indie Craft Experience Pop-Up Shop Holiday 2012

Friday November 23, 2012 07:00 pm EST
The season of giving never looked so good for the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) who will be partnering with Criminal Records to provide a place for Atlanta to shop local with its 2012 Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Now in its third year, the Pop-Up Shop features some of the most talented crafters and artists i...
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Konsolekingz & Hoodhype Gaming Lounge At A3C Hip Hop Festival

Wednesday October 10, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta's own KonsoleKingz has teamed up with the HoodHype Independent Hip-Hop Show and A3C to bring you a night of gaming, hip-hop and fun at Criminal Records Record Store in Atlanta! Come play the latest games like Madden13, NBA2K13 and more in a real-time online tournament or play head-to-head a...
Cost: FREE

Micachu and the Shapes

Saturday September 29, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
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Ponderosa

Friday August 3, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
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Asshole Santa Saves Criminal Records

Saturday December 3, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Chunklet founder and local asshole Henry Owings will continue his longstanding holiday tradition this weekend: posing for pictures as Asshole Santa at Criminal Records. From 1-4 pm on Dec. 3-4, Asshole Santa and Crappy Jesus will be sharing their ugly mugs for holiday photos that’ll offend your whol...
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IKE, John and Brittany In Store

Friday August 5, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

IKE, John and Brittany In Store

Friday August 5, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Foster The People

Thursday June 30, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Dense, swirling synthesizers dominate Torches, the debut album from LA electro-pop act Foster the People. Straddling the line between atmospheric soundscapes and poppy hooks, the trio’s uniquely mind-bending tunes — equally appropriate on both the dance floor and a quiet drive — are a perfect fit fo...
Cost: Free

Foster The People

Thursday June 30, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Dense, swirling synthesizers dominate Torches, the debut album from LA electro-pop act Foster the People. Straddling the line between atmospheric soundscapes and poppy hooks, the trio’s uniquely mind-bending tunes — equally appropriate on both the dance floor and a quiet drive — are a perfect fit fo...
Cost: Free

Ben Sollee

Tuesday June 21, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Ben Sollee

Tuesday June 21, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Coathangers

Wednesday June 8, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Atlanta’s premiere lady punk quartet, the Coathangers celebrate the release of their third album, Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze), with a free all-ages in-store. See the caterwauling foursome perform its creepiest and coolest songs to date while gearing up for a whole summer’s worth of touring.
Cost: Free

Coathangers

Wednesday June 8, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Atlanta’s premiere lady punk quartet, the Coathangers celebrate the release of their third album, Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze), with a free all-ages in-store. See the caterwauling foursome perform its creepiest and coolest songs to date while gearing up for a whole summer’s worth of touring.
Cost: Free

I Want Whisky

Saturday May 28, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

I Want Whisky

Saturday May 28, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Sorry No Ferrari

Saturday January 29, 2011 12:00 am EST
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Nerdkween

Saturday January 22, 2011 12:00 am EST
Cost: Free

Author's Apology

Saturday January 22, 2011 12:00 am EST
Cost: Free

North Mississippi Allstars

Wednesday January 5, 2011 12:00 am EST
Cost: Free

Steel Train

Sunday December 12, 2010 12:00 am EST
Cost: Free

In This Moment

Saturday December 11, 2010 12:00 am EST
Cost: Free

Michael Schmelling, Kelefa Sanneh and Will Welch book release party

Saturday November 13, 2010 12:00 am EST
This shindig is a little celebration in honor of the authors of Atlanta: Hip-Hop and the South. The book features photography of Atlanta's hot and urban cityscape, which includes house parties and interviews with various rappers.
Cost: Free

Black Angels

Friday November 12, 2010 12:00 am EST
Cost: Free

Ra Ra Riot

Tuesday November 2, 2010 12:00 am EDT
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Jonsi

Sunday October 31, 2010 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Dawes

Saturday October 30, 2010 12:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Torche

Thursday October 28, 2010 12:00 am EDT
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