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...
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
11am Big Hair Big...
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
Featuring performances by:
The Fleurs de Chanson Recorder Trio
Art Harrison’s Bluegrass All-Stars
Ellis Clark & Ary Jeebie’s Big Hair Big Trouble
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...
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.
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...
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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...
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...
Watch a wonderful conversation with Val! Great video of the Elvis Shrine too.