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About Beatnik Records

Beatnik Vinyl is a local record shop based out of Calgary, Alberta. Its roots stem from owner Kristin Poch’s Father, Randy. Randy’s life long passion for vinyl, dream of opening up a record shop and thrill of hunting resulted in a inventory of over 20,000 albums. After a massive heart attack Randy’s dream of opening a shop was out of reach. After testing the traditional job market as an event coordinator, Kristin was passionless and in search of something more, leading to the launch of Beatnik Bus. Situated in the back of a 1990 Ford Econoline bus, this mobile record shop has allowed Kristin to live out her own dream on the streets of the city she loves. The Bus can be found entertaining at events, parked on the city streets and at your favorite summer festivals stocked with some of the best used vinyl around. Beatnik continues to grow and is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and create community. Check out our online shop, request an album or book the bus for your event entertainment!


Looking for a specific album or to book the bus for event entertainment? Drop us a line & we'll get in touch right away.



Based in Calgary, Ab

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