Record Store Day April 13th 2019

It’s that time again! Visit us on Saturday April 13th for Record Store Day! As per usual we will be opening 2 hours early at 9AM (the line tends to start much earlier than that so plan accordingly.) We’ll of course have our allotment of the various limited edition releases. All limited edition releases are first come first served, no holds of any kind and when they’re gone they’re gone! We’ll also have...

RSD Black Friday etc.

Val’s halla will be open from 9am to 7pm for Black Friday Tons of limited edition RSDBF titles available (as always these are first come, first serve. No holding of any kind.) All USED product 20% off Many select NEW vinyl titles specially priced And of course LIVE MUSIC ON STAGE ALL DAY! ––––––––––– Live music all day! Our stage will once again be curated by Ellis Clark Lineup: 11am Big Hair Big...

hallaPalooza 2018 46th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on Saturday July 28th & Sunday July 29th for halla-Palooza, the celebration of 46 years of Val’s halla Records! Store-wide Sale both days Live Music Refreshments Featuring performances by: The Fleurs de Chanson Recorder Trio Art Harrison’s Bluegrass All-Stars The Rumblers Ellis Clark & Ary Jeebie’s Big Hair Big Trouble UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-202193"));

Flat Five October 14th

You might have to pinch me, but I believe it’s a done deal. My all time favorite gaggle of musical prodigies, otherwise known as the FLAT FIVE (Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor Kean & Alex Hall) will be playing LIVE on the Val’s halla stage – OCTOBER 14 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm – the day they release their debut LP/CD “It’s a World of Love & Hope – the...

Wild Chicago - Punks, Junk & More

Here is Part One of an episode of Wild Chicago on WTTW Channel 11. Featuring Ben Hollis as host. Includes Val’s Halla in Oak Park, IL – featuring their Elvis Shrine. UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-760695"));

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Whatever Sunday Is/Cyber Monday

Nov 27 at 9:00am to Nov 30 at 7:00pm It’s that time again! Time to waddle off the couch and burn off those regrettable calories with some retail therapy! We’ll be open two hours early (9:00 AM) on Black Friday (Nov. 27th) with tons of LIMITED EDITION #RSDBlackFriday EXCLUSIVE releases! Same rules apply as Record Store Day, all releases are extremely limited, first come first served, no holds WHATSOEVER. All USED product in...

Our Community, Our Friends

The Oak Park Arts District Visit Oak Park Shop Oak Park Chamber of Commerce Animal Care League Oak Park Historical Society UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-162872"));

what's a halla?

What’s in a Name? Val halla  (val-hal-a)  n.Norse mythology, the great hall of immortality in which the souls of warriors slain heroically were received by Odin and enshrined. Val’s halla (val’s-hal-a)  n. The modest hall of mortals in which the “soul” of music lovers seeking contentment is welcomed by experts and fulfilled. The bottom line is that I have always loved puns and knew for many years that...

Re-Vinylized (documentary)

Great new film featuring Val’s Halla… “Re-Vinylized” is a 30-minute documentary about independent record stores in Chicago. The film celebrates the culture of independent record stores while examining the effects of downloading and the recent resurgence of vinyl record sales. The documentary profiles a number of Chicago’s independent record stores, and features interviews with store owners, employees and...

Val's halla Records 40 Years in Oak Park

Watch a wonderful conversation with Val! Great video of the Elvis Shrine too. UNCODE.initRow(document.getElementById("script-156120"));