• Serving Jersey City’s Vinyl Needs Since 1996!

    114 Brunswick Street
    (Between 1st & 2nd Street)
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 222-9515
    Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 12-7
    Friday & Saturday, 12-8
    Sunday, 12-6


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    The Next Record Riot Is October 29th, 2016!

    Posted on September 28th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

    Attention! The last JCRR of the year is on Saturday, October 29th! Contact Steve Gritzan at recordriots@gmail.com if you are interested in selling! Last one was a big success and we expect the same for this upcoming one…

     



    Cassette Store Day! October 8th, 2016

    Posted on September 28th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. No Comments

    Ever since we started our cassette section at the store, we have been pleasantly surprised to see how much interest people have in them, from all differents walks of life – some buy for their cars (because they don’t have a CD deck!), some go for the 90’s indie rock/punk/hip hop that have historically thrived off self-released small labels, and others are young enough to have never experienced them growing up and are discovering the magic of tape for the first time!

    Join us on the 8th of October to browse our wide variety of used tapes of all genres at prices that will make you smile! In addition, we are putting out a few hundred more titles of all different genres, and of course we are carrying EXCLUSIVE CASSETTE STORE DAY TITLES that are ONLY available at participating stores!

    We’ll be … Read More »



    Live Jazz @ Iris w/ The Eric Zolan Trio

    Posted on September 2nd, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. No Comments

    Join us on September 24th at 8pm at the store (after the Record Riot) for some really fantastic live jazz, courtesy of The Eric Zolan Trio. Check out their last set after the last Record Riot.



    The Next Jersey City Record Riot is September 24th!

    Posted on September 2nd, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. No Comments

    The next JCRR is fast approaching, so save up for pennies for what is proving to be another big day at Grove Street! DJs spinning all day, free admission, 30+ tables of records, CDs and merch for you to peruse – all we need is the great weather (stay tuned on our Instagram and Facebook for updates as the date approaches). Interested in selling? Contact Steve Gritzan at recordriots@gmail.com.



    Iris Records 20th Anniversary Celebration!

    Posted on September 2nd, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. No Comments

    You are cordially invited to the 20th Anniversary celebration of Iris Records in Jersey City on Saturday, October 15th! The event will take place in an AMAZING newly converted cathedral (don’t worry, it’s been “desanctified” and yes, that’s a thing) at 380 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, just a block and a half from the store. DJs will be spinning all night on a huge soundsystem, and a full bar will be on premises. Come hang out, cut a rug and hang out with Steve & Steve and all the other special people that help make Iris the go-to spot for vinyl in JC. Free for all and all ages welcome! Click the flyer below for a Facebook event link…

     



    Iris Will Be Closed On the 24th and 25th of August!

    Posted on August 19th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 1 Comment



    The Jersey City Record Riot! 5/7/16

    Posted on May 4th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 2 comments

    The Jersey City Record Riot is this Saturday, from 9am – 6pm, right outside the Grove St. PATH train! 20+  dealers from the East Coast selling all sorts of records, CDs and merch! DJs spinning all day and free admission for all.  More info on our Facebook event page below:

     



    10 WONDERS OF THE TOURING WORLD – By M. Tent

    Posted on February 11th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 3 comments

    Hello there, boys and girls. Please allow me to introduce myself. This is your soon- to- be- old pal Malcolm Tent talking to you. I sell records and stuff at many NYC area record shows. When not doing that, I travel this great land of ours playing my absurd brand of punk rock, either as a solo or with my fabulous band Ultrabunny.

    When I tour, I do so as a tourist. I love to check out my surroundings during the down time between gigs. Since I’m almost always surfing on local couches, I have plenty of local people to show me what’s what in their town. And I’m always running across random sights while driving.

    So here’s an alphabetical list of 10 amazing sights I saw while on tour in 2015.

    THE BRICK DICK OF YPSILANTI
    This massive, throbbing water tower was built … Read More »



    Reflect and party. Give thanks. Make year-end lists. Spend NYE w/Steve + Steve.

    Posted on December 29th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 23 comments

    During this festive season, you should think about where you’ve been and where you’re going (thanks Jimmy V), what records made you crazy in 2015, how you can improve your community, your family life, your health, ok your record collection too. And exactly who is that proud man in the picture? (More on him in a minute).Reflect and party. Give thanks. Make year-end lists. Spend NYE w/Steve + Steve.

     

    Get our drift? No one ponders history more than us. During this festive season, you should think about where you’ve been and where you’re going (thanks Jimmy V), what records made you crazy in 2015, how you can improve your community, your family life, your health, ok your record collection too. And exactly who is that proud man in the picture? (More on him in a minute).

    First, a brief promotional announcement: Hanging … Read More »



    A Few Words About Adele – Radio City Music Hall, November 17, 2015 – by John Bastone

    Posted on November 21st, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. No Comments

    Based on some shows I’ve reviewed for the site in the past, you might find it odd that I would take the time to go see Adele live at Radio City. Mrs. Bastone won 2 free tickets for the show. I like Adele’s music well enough, she’s got a fantastic singing voice, and seems to be a real and likeable person. So, I’m game. Let’s play. We head off to see Adele.

    I had already known before we started our excursion that the show was being filmed for a major television special. I expected that that would bring out a lot of industry insiders, celebrities, and other publicity seekers. So the fact that this could potentially be a bit of a pain in the ass was on the menu.

    We get there and wait in an enormous queue of other ‘lucky’ contest … Read More »






    New Vinyl – December 16th, 2016

    Bone Thugz-N-Harmony – E.1999 Eternal Buckley, Jeff – Live At WFMU Studios East Orange, NJ 1992 / WENZ Studios, Cleveland, OH 1995 Can – Ege Bamyasi Can...

    New Vinyl – December 10th, 2016

    2pac – 2Pacalypse Now Allman Brothers Band, The – Fillmore East Avenged Sevenfold – Sounding The Seventh Trumpet Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage Bowie, David – Ziggy Stardust...

    New Vinyl – October 1st, 2016

    ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS Billy Bragg – Shine A Light Blonde Redhead – Masulin Feminin (4LP Box Set) Bon Iver – 22, A Million EZTV – High In Place Jack...

    The Next Record Riot Is October 29th, 2016!

    Attention! The last JCRR of the year is on Saturday, October 29th! Contact Steve Gritzan at recordriots@gmail.com if you are interested in selling! Last...

    Cassette Store Day! October 8th, 2016

    Ever since we started our cassette section at the store, we have been pleasantly surprised to see how much interest people have in them,...

    New Vinyl – September 23rd, 2016

    Banhart, Devendra – Ape In Pink Marble Bat For Lashes – The Bride Bowie, David & Gillespie, Dana – Love Dana Gillespie Brian Jonestown Massacre, The –...

    New Vinyl – September 9th, 2016

    Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks OST Aretha Franklin – Greatest Hits DJ Shadow – Entroducing Guided By Voices – Under The Bushes Under The Stairs Jack White –...

    Live Jazz @ Iris w/ The Eric Zolan Trio

    Join us on September 24th at 8pm at the store (after the Record Riot) for some really fantastic live jazz, courtesy of The Eric...