Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

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Re: Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

Post by SayHello2Heaven » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:24 am

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Hey!
Bleeker Bob's is still open? I was watching an interview with White Zombie and they were talking about how they used to stop by there to drop off records!! Cool stuff!
Might be. I haven't been there in a very long time. Wouldn't be surprised if it was still open, it was very popular.

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Re: Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

Post by Nathan » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:56 am

Well here in Ohio, I haven't really found any good, or really tried yet for that matter, because I doubt there would be anything good anyway.
So the only places I really go for music, Is the spread out Ohio chain "The Exchange" great places, If you look hard you can find some good shit, some of the stores have a much wider variety then others, but thats to be execpted based on location.
And..I guess I check goodwill.. I need to find more stores :evil:


After reading this store it makes me mad, lol. I was supposed to move to Seattle last Summer, but my dad decided not to, so it didn't happen. :weird:

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Re: Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

Post by SayHello2Heaven » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:18 pm

SAVE AND SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES!!!!!! SAD NEWS!:

Sonic Boom Records owner Jason Hughes has some grim news: His Capitol Hill store will be shutting down Sept. 5. Hughes' official statement follows.

After 8 years on Capitol Hill, Sonic Boom Records will officially be closing its Melrose Ave. location on September 5th. Economic circumstances, industry collapse, rising rents and a building perpetually under construction all played a part in the decision. There will be a weekend “market” in the old Sonic Boom space consisting of vinyl vendors, vintage retailers and other sellers until further notice.

Sonic Boom will continue on in our Ballard location which has been in operation for a decade now. We’d like to thank all of our regular customers on Capitol Hill and our customers who have been with us since we opened our first store in 1997.
Damn, and I just dropped $74 there over the weekend. Sonic Boom is a good, diverse record emporium, and its used CD and vinyl bins often yielded great finds for this music consumer. (I'm still mystified why Sonic Boom is selling the new vinyl for Witch's Lazy Bones at $44, but this was a rare case of grossly overpriced merch.) I will miss the convenience of having a quality music-retail establishment five minutes from my apartment, and I wish the SB employees the best in finding new jobs.


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Re: Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

Post by SayHello2Heaven » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Sorry for the lack of updating on this, but it's been crazy lately with school just finishing, work and classes. But since basketball season is officially over, I can finally post the various places I been too around the country and maybe it'll help you guys out. I like this because if I go back to these places I want to hit these stores up again, some great finds!:

Newbury Comics
332 Newburty Street
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 236-4930


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This place is infamous and well known I think nationally. A lot of rare and well known records, comics, a lot of goodies here. When I saw that we were going to Boston I knew I had to visit this place; it's notorious and I heard a tone of recommendations from people praising the place. Check it out, if you don't walk out with something, you don't like music.


In Your Ear!
957 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 787-9755


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Cheapo Records
538 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
(617) 354-4455


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I didn't think this place would have anything worthwhile or interesting, but there were a nice amount of things here. And as you can tell from the name of the record store, they're really cheap too. A lot of vinyl and a bunch of cassettes....A lot of Jazz too, so if that's your thing, stop by here.


Atomic Records
3812 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, California
(818) 848-7090


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When we had a week in California, I needed to see some OTHER record places other than Amoeba. I never been there and to be honest, I wasn't really interested to go. I like the lesser known places, call me weird. This place I discovered through a few website searches and thought between practices I would take a bus to the place and see what it was like. A lot of vinyl from all types of genres. The prices were ok from what I remember, and for the first time in a while I saw 45s for sale..Nice treat when I saw that.


Black Hole Records
108 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, California
(714) 449-1788


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This place was WELL out of the way for me, but it was worth the adventure through a few confusing bus rides. Since I was tourist I figured, why not take an adeventure. This place is weird, costumes for sale a lot of weird types of psychobilly, punk and noise rock. I walked it and I was a little caugh off guard because the whole darkness factor and how cool everything looked...Oh, and the random costumes for sale!!!


Record Surplus
11609 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
(310) 478-4217


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Sorry for the bad picture, I really wanted to capture the great artistry of the building. An amazing place, lots of used and new records, tons of imports and vinyl. Worthwhile trip, and if you're not into the whole buying thing, you can rent whatever you get. I thought that was neat.


Melody Records
1623 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC
(202) 232-4002


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Cool place nestled in the backstreets of DC. I didn't think I was going to find anything when we were there, I thought all the good places were probably in Maryland, Delaware or Pennsylvania, and I wasn't about to stray tooo far. But this place was cool, a lot of vinyl and used records. CDs and everything from various genres.


Som Records
1843 14th Street NW
Washington D.C.
(202) 328-3345


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This place is old school, a lot of oldies and other types of older types of records here. I found a few things (just because I have a tendency to buy something no matter what it is...It's an addiction and habit that i'm trying to ditch). It's a cool place to walk through and get a taste of what the oldies and everything is like, but i'm not sure if anyone here would be overly interested in the place.


Zzz Records
2200 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa
(515) 284-1401


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I had the "priviledge" to go to Iowa......Yes, Iowa.....First thought was "what the fuck is in Iowa...." So on the plane ride there I did my searches and only one place came up near where we were staying, I thought why not check it out. Walk in, had a bunch of records from all types of genres and bands. A lot of vinyl and CDs from oldies to hard rock, it's pretty cool place in the middle of nowhere as I like to call it.

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Post by boxcar » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:20 pm

SayHello2Heaven wrote:
Zzz Records
2200 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa
(515) 284-1401


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I had the "priviledge" to go to Iowa......Yes, Iowa.....First thought was "what the fuck is in Iowa...." So on the plane ride there I did my searches and only one place came up near where we were staying, I thought why not check it out. Walk in, had a bunch of records from all types of genres and bands. A lot of vinyl and CDs from oldies to hard rock, it's pretty cool place in the middle of nowhere as I like to call it.

Iowa actually has a lot of cool record stores. It's one of the reasons I moved here from IL. Of course back when I made the move I went from a town with 1 record store to a town with 15. Now there are only 1 left here. It's sad. This place in Des Moines is pretty good though! I like it a lot.
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Re: Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

Post by ISayFuckYouSay... » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:10 pm

AZ record shops:

East Side Records
NOW CLOSED :( :( :(

A truly good record shop. When all else failed; East Side Records, but no more :(

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Revolver Records

918 North 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 795-4980

Notorious for being cramped, Revolver Records regularly has shows inside the shop & outside on the lawn, there is an art fest every month called First Friday, there are ALWAYS bands playing outside of Revolver throughout the night. Actually there are usually like 800 bands playing on any given First Friday, I'll see if I can't document it next time :) You guys might like it! Lots of free backyard shows & streetcorner acoustic shows :)

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Stinkweeds

12 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 248-9461

One of the few hole in the walls that are still thriving, thanks to dedicated shoppers & live concerts in the parking lot :)

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Zia Records

The biggest of the independents out here, it is now spanning into Nevada. Even have their own Zine & GOOD live shows! Big Bands!

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Sweets & Beats
NOW CLOSED :(

The grand finale...
No one ever said a candy/record shop would last :( I wish it would have though...

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Re: Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

Post by SayHello2Heaven » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:18 pm

boxcar wrote:
SayHello2Heaven wrote:
Zzz Records
2200 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa
(515) 284-1401


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I had the "priviledge" to go to Iowa......Yes, Iowa.....First thought was "what the fuck is in Iowa...." So on the plane ride there I did my searches and only one place came up near where we were staying, I thought why not check it out. Walk in, had a bunch of records from all types of genres and bands. A lot of vinyl and CDs from oldies to hard rock, it's pretty cool place in the middle of nowhere as I like to call it.

Iowa actually has a lot of cool record stores. It's one of the reasons I moved here from IL. Of course back when I made the move I went from a town with 1 record store to a town with 15. Now there are only 1 left here. It's sad. This place in Des Moines is pretty good though! I like it a lot.
Really? When I did my searches online I didn't really inf anything. I would've thought IL probably would have more than Iowa, you should share some of the places! Next time I head near Des Moines, maybe I might stumble on in. :)

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Re: Guide To Independent Music Stores - Share Your Stores Here

Post by Onion Rat » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:15 am

ISayFuckYouSay... wrote:


Stinkweeds

12 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 248-9461

One of the few hole in the walls that are still thriving, thanks to dedicated shoppers & live concerts in the parking lot :)

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Hah! Pigeon Religion! I like those guys. :D

Oh, and at first, I thought that sign said "Sick Needs". That made me "Hah", as well. :P
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Post by ISayFuckYouSay... » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:43 pm

Yeah dude Pigeon Religion rock :D

I love that record shop :D I always stop by after I go to the dentist since it's like 2 blocks away :P
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Post by usedreaction » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:13 am

Some good Australian stores

Noise Pollution Records - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Noise-Pol ... 0832462804

Fat Shan Records - http://www.facebook.com/fatshans or http://www.fatshanrecords.com/

DaDas - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dada-Reco ... 0593716370

78 Records - http://www.78records.com.au/

Red Eye Records- http://www.redeye.com.au/

Mills - http://www.mills.com.au/

and if you ever visit Perth go to Junction Records in Fremantle.

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Post by shanze » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:26 am

My favorite record stores in Helsinki!

Keltainen Jäänsärkijä
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Great place for finding cheap rock albums!

Levykauppa Äx
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Best selection of random stuff!

Stupido Shop
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Kind of a hipster place but good nevertheless! Probably more indie stuff there than mainstream.
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Post by musicguy219 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:25 pm

50 more stores

If you're reading this thread, you may want to look at my blog at http://recordshops.blogspot.com where I've gathered pictures of some of the record stores past and present I've visited. I've got about 50, mostly in NY but also places I've gone. Rhino (dearly beloved - with turntables to listen to the sounds ), Midnight, Mr. Cheapos, Subterranean, Venus, Sounds and Finyl Vinyl, and the truly gigantic Amoeba, among many others. Hope you like it.

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Post by TheBrothersMudd » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:48 pm

We got a small record store a few towns over called Tune Town. I'll post pictures. But its pretty awesome. buy three used CD's or three used LP's and get one free.
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Post by evee103 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:43 pm

The only record store around here, which I've never been to, is actually closing. Womp womp. It's called (or was called) Cutlers. So much for that.
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Post by TheBrothersMudd » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:53 pm

evee103 wrote:The only record store around here, which I've never been to, is actually closing. Womp womp. It's called (or was called) Cutlers. So much for that.
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