Blackbyrd Myoozik, Edmonton's premier independent record store, was founded in 1993 by Arthur Fafard and Mark Davis (co-founder of the seminal local band Old Reliable, a current member of Concealer as well as a respected solo artist). With years of experience gained while working at the illustrious but now defunct Southside Sound, Blackbyrd was founded on the idea of catering to those discerning music fans.
The first location was at the south end of the High Level bridge, where RedBike is today. The store was large enough that a stage was built and many memorable gigs were hosted including Richard Buckner, Corb Lund, Hayden, a legendary jazz set with Evan Parker and many more. Blackbyrd moved to its current location on Whyte Avenue in 1996 – a smaller but more accessible location and Mark departed for other opportunities shortly thereafter. In 2015, we made our love for Tubby Dog known to the world and opened a location in Calgary: we’re really excited to be pan-Albertan and are looking forward to seeing you there.
Today we stock a comprehensive selection of CDs and vinyl in every genre, turntables as well as a wide selection of accessories. Over the last twenty years, Blackbyrd has established a worldwide network of distributors that enable us to source nearly every title in print today at competitive prices. Blackbyrd gladly takes special orders, provides a mail-order service and is always on the lookout for quality vintage vinyl for trade or cash. We are also a strong supporter of the local music scene, and have employed a number of local musicians throughout the years. We pride ourselves on customer service, great staff with deep knowledge and of course, our passion for music.
Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2
1126-17 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2T 0B4