About Us

Barely Brothers Records is a vinyl only record store in Saint Paul  Our store hours are:

Sunday: 12-5
Monday: 12-5
Tuesday:  11-8
Wednesday: 11-8
Thursday: 11-8
Friday: 11-8
Saturday: 10-8


Mike Elias: Mike started working in record stores back in 1982. He was also a Dee Jay at Minneapolis’ KFAI. 90.3 radio station and served on the board of directors. After a seven year stint brewing beer, he’s back in the record biz as co-owner of Barely Brothers Records

DJ Fathertime: Fathertime had his own mobile DJ service from 1983 to 1996. He retired from his own business but still spins at various clubs around the Twin Cities. Catech him the third Thursday at Nightingale every month as well as first Fridays at the Dubliner and occasional stints at other bars around the Twin Cities.

Athena Butterfield: Currently the bass player for LaForza, Ms. Butterfield always has an opinion that she like s to share.

Brother Tad  The late, great, Brother Tad was a veteran of several of the worst garage bands to have graced 60’s era Kansas. From 1992 until his passing in 2018, he co-hosted the Rockhouse on KFAI, 90.3 and 106.7 FM and KFAI.org, Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, spinning blues, R&B, soul and related musics. Plus he was a true gentleman.