Music Stores in the US

Music Stores

Years ago, before Spotify and Apple Music, there were these things called… music stores. A place where prehistoric man would venture and buy physical product to place into their preferred music box player. While listening to said music, they would hold the little pamphlet provided with their new purchase inches from their face while reading microscopic text, cover to cover.

This is a list of surviving music stores in the US. Show them some love and go buy some product 🙂 To have your music store added to the list, send us an email from the contact page.

StoreCityStateWebsite
Oz RecordsTuscaloosaALhttps://ozmusiconline.com/
Seasick RecordsBirminghamALhttps://seasickbham.com
The Record ShopMontgomeryALhttps://recordstoreday.com/Venue/14069
Vertical House RecordsHuntsvilleALhttp://theverticalhouse.com/
Arkansas Record-CD ExchangeLittle RockARhttp://www.arcd.com/
ControlLittle RockARhttp://www.controllittlerock.com/
Stinkweeds RecordsPhoenixAZhttps://www.stinkweeds.com/
Zia RecordsPhoenixAZhttp://www.ziarecords.com
Hurricane RecordsTucsonAZhttps://www.facebook.com/HurricaneRecords/
1-2-3-4 Go RecordsOaklandCAhttp://1234gorecords.com
Amoeba MusicLos AngelesCAhttp://www.amoeba.com
Amoeba MusicSan FranciscoCAhttp://www.amoeba.com
Fat BeatsLos AngelesCAfatbeats.com
Feel It RecordsSan DiegoCAhttps://feelitrecords.com/
FingerprintsLong BeachCAhttps://fingerprintsmusic.com/
Gimme Gimme RecordsLos AngelesCAhttps://gimmegimmerecords.com
Going Underground RecordsBakersfieldCAhttps://www.goingundergroundrecords.com
Lou’s RecordsEncinitasCAhttp://www.lousrecords.com
M-Theory MusicSan DiegoCAhttp://www.mtheorymusic.com
Normal RecordsSan DiegoCAhttps://normalrecordssd.com
Norwalk RecordsNorwalkCAhttp://www.norwalkrecords.com/
Permanent RecordsLos AngelesCAhttps://www.permanentrecordsla.com
Port of Sound Record ShoppeCosta MesaCAhttps://portofsoundrecords.com
Stranded RecordsSan FranciscoCAhttps://www.strandedrecords.com
Streetlight RecordsSan JoseCAhttps://streetlightrecords.com/Store
Third Eye RecordsLong BeachCAhttps://www.thirdeyerecordshop.com
Tunnel RecordsSan FranciscoCAhttps://tunnelrecordssf.com
Velouria RecordsVisaliaCAhttps://www.instagram.com/velouriarecords
Boo Boo RecordsSan Luis ObispoCAhttps://booboorecords.com
Watts MusicNovatoCAhttps://wattsmusicnovato.com
Independent RecordsColorado SpringsCOhttps://www.beindependent.com
Love Vinyl RecordsDenverCOhttps://www.lovevinylrecords.com
Telluride Music Co.TellurideCOhttps://telluridemusiccompany.com
Twist & ShoutDenverCOhttps://www.twistandshout.com/shop/
Redscroll RecordsWallingfordCThttps://www.discogs.com/seller/Redscroll
Joint CustodyWashgintonDChttps://jointcustodydc.com
Songbyrd Music HouseWashgintonDChttps://www.songbyrddc.com/
Rainbow RecordsNewarkDEhttps://rainbowrecordsde.com
Squeezebox RecordsWilmingtonDEhttps://squeezeboxrecords.com/
Bananas RecordsSt. PetersburgFLhttps://bananasrecords.com/
Daddy KoolSt. PetersburgFLhttp://www.daddykool.com
Park Ave CDsOrlandoFLhttps://parkavecds.com/Store
Radio-Active RecordsFort-LauderdaleFLhttps://www.radio-active-records.com/shop-1
Retrofit RecordsTallahasseeFLhttp://www.retrofitrecs.com/
Smartpunk Record ShopOrange CountyFLhttp://www.smartpunk.com
Sweat RecordsMiamiFLhttps://shop.sweatrecordsmiami.com
Technique RecordsMiamiFLhttp://www.techniquerecords.com
TonevendorSt. AugustineFLhttp://www.tonevendor.com
Triangle VinylClermontFLhttps://trianglevinyl.com/
Comeback VinylApharettaGAhttps://www.comebackvinyl.com
Grantski RecordsAugustaGAhttps://grantskis.com
Vinylyte RecordsNewnanGAhttps://www.ebay.com/usr/vinylyte.records
606 RecordsChicagoILhttps://www.606records.com
Dusty GrooveChicagoILhttps://www.dustygroove.com
Purple LlamaChicagoILpurplellamachicago.com
Shuga RecordsChicagoILhttps://www.shugarecords.com
Tone Deaf RecordsChicagoILhttps://tonedeafrecs.com
Waiting Room RecordsNormalILhttps://waitingroomrecords.com
Indy CD and VinylIndianapolisINhttps://www.indycdandvinyl.com
Landlocked MusicBloomingtonINhttp://store.landlockedmusic.com
Luna MusicIndianapolisINhttp://www.lunamusic.net
Square Cat VinylIndianapolisINhttps://www.squarecatvinyl.com
Vinyl Rescue Project LLCGreenwoodINhttps://vinyl-rescue-project.com/
Sisters Of Sound RecordsManhattanKShttps://www.facebook.com/sistersofsoundrecords
CD CentralLexingtonKYhttps://cdcentral.bigcartel.com
Guestroom RecordsLouisvilleKYhttp://www.guestroomrecordslouisville.com
Peaches RecordsNew OrleansLAhttps://www.peachesrecordsandtapes.com/
Deep Thoughts RecordsJamaica PlainMAhttps://www.deepthoughtsjp.com/
Cheapo RecordsCambridgeMAhttp://www.cheaporecords.net
Joe’s AlbumsWorcesterMAhttps://www.joesalbums.com/
Newbury ComicsBostonMAhttp://www.newburycomics.com
Planet RecordsCambridgeMAhttps://planet-records.com/
Stereo Jack’sCambridgeMAhttp://stereojacks.com/
Vinyl DestinationLowellMAhttps://www.facebook.com/vinyldestinationlowell/
Vinyl IndexSomervilleMAhttps://shop.vinylindex.com/collection/
Bull Moose MusicPortlandMEhttps://www.bullmoose.com
Deep Groove RecordsBrunswickMEhttps://deepgroovemaine.com/
Dearborn MusicDearbornMIhttps://dearbornmusic.net/Store
Peoples RecordsDetroitMIhttps://peoplesdetroit.com/
Street Corner MusicOak ParkMIhttps://www.streetcornermusic.com/
Underground SoundsAnn ArborMIhttps://www.ugsounds.com
Vertigo MusicGrand RapidsMIhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/Vertigo-Music/profile
Agharta RecordsSt. PaulMNhttp://www.aghartarecords.com
Down in the ValleyMinneapolisMNhttps://downinthevalley.com/Store
Electric FetusMinneapolisMNhttps://electricfetus.com/Store
Mill City SoundHopkinsMNhttp://www.millcitysound.com/
Euclid RecordsSt. LouisMOhttp://euclidrecords.tuneportals.com/Home
Mills Record CompanyKansas CityMOhttps://millsrecordcompany.com/Store
Records with MerrittKansas CityMOhttps://recordswithmerritt.com/
Vintage VinylSt. LouisMOhttps://www.vintagevinyl.com/
The End of All MusicOxfordMShttps://theendofallmusic.com
Ear CandyMissoulaMThttps://earcandymusic.biz
All Day RecordsCarrboroNChttps://www.alldayrecords.com
Bull City RecordsDurhamNChttps://www.bullcityrecords.com
Carolina SoulDurhamNChttps://www.carolinasoul.com/ebayanddiscogs
Lunchbox RecordsCharlotteNChttp://www.lunchboxrecords.com
Schoolkids RecordsRaleigh Chapel HillNChttps://schoolkidsrecords.com/
Yellow Dog DiscsWilmingtonNChttps://www.yellowdogdiscs.com
Bull Moose MusicPortsmouthNHhttps://www.bullmoose.com
Rainbow RecordsNewarkNJhttps://www.rainbowrecordsde.com/records
Academy RecordsNYCNYhttps://www.academy-records.com/
Angry Mom RecordsIthacaNYhttps://www.angry-mom-records.com/shop
Darkside Records & GalleryPoughkeepsieNYhttps://darksiderecords.com
Record ArchiveRochesterNYhttps://recordarchive.com/
Rough TradeNYCNYhttps://www.roughtrade.com/us
Turntable LabNYCNYhttps://www.turntablelab.com
Culture Clash RecordsToledoOHhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/cultureclashrecords
Finders RecordsBowling GreenOHhttps://www.findersrecords.com
Main Street VinylHamiltonOHhttps://mainstvinyl.square.site/
Omega MusicDaytonOHhttps://omegamusicdayton.com/Store
Plaid Room RecordsLovelandOHhttps://www.plaidroomrecords.com
Records Per MinuteColumbusOHhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/RecordsPerMinute
Shake It RecordsCincinnatiOHhttps://www.shakeitrecords.com
Spoonful RecordsColumbusOHhttps://spoonfulrecords.blogspot.com/
The Vinyl Groove RecordsBedfordOHhttps://www.thevinylgrooverecords.com/
Toxic Beauty RecordsYellow SpringsOHhttps://www.vinylgram.com
Used Kids RecordsColumbusOHhttps://www.usedkidsrecords.com/
Lost WeekendColumbusOHhttps://www.lostweekendrecords.com/
Skeleton Dust RecordsDaytonOHhttps://www.skeletondustrecords.com/
House of RecordsEugeneORhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/House_of_Records
Jackpot RecordsPortlandORhttps://jackpotrecords.com
Mississippi RecordsPortlandORhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/mississippi-records
Music MillenniumPortlandORhttps://musicmillennium.com/Store
Endless RecordsBloomsburgPAhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/endless.records
Jerrys RecordsPittsburgePAhttps://jerrysrecords.com/
Main Street JukeboxStroudsburgPAhttps://www.facebook.com/mainstjukebox/
Siren RecordsDoylestownPAhttps://www.sirenrecords.com/shop
Record CastlePhiladelphiaPAhttp://recordcastle.com/
Armageddon ShopProvidenceRIhttp://www.armageddonshop.com/
In Your Ear RecordsWarrenRIhttps://iye.com/
Horizon RecordsGreenvilleSChttps://horizonrecords.net
Monster Music & MoviesCharlestonSChttps://monstermusicsc.com/Store
Total Drag RecordsSioux FallsSDhttp://www.totaldragrecords.com
Alison’s Record ShopNashvilleTNhttps://www.alisonsrecordshop.com/
Ernest Tubb Record ShopNashvilleTN https://ernesttubb.com/
Goner RecordsMemphisTNhttps://goner-records.com/
Grimey’sNashvilleTNhttps://www.grimeys.com/records
Luna Record ShopFranklinTNhttps://www.instagram.com/lunarecordshop
Shangri-La RecordsMemphisTNhttps://shangri.com/
Third Man RecordsNashvilleTNhttps://www.thirdmanrecords.com/
Variety Record ShopColumbiaTNhttp://www.varietyrecords.com/
The GrooveNashvilleTNhttps://shop.thegroovenashville.com/
Bluebonnet RecordsLockhartTXhttps://bluebonnet-records.com
Breakaway RecordsAustinTXhttp://breakawayrecordshop.com/
Cactus MusicHoustonTXhttps://shop.cactusmusictx.com
End of an EarAustinTXhttps://www.endofanear.com
Friends Of SoundSan AntonioTXhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/friendsofsound
Josey RecordsDallasTXhttps://joseyrecords.com
Josey RecordsKansas CityTXhttps://joseyrecords.com
Panther City VinylFort WorthTXhttps://panthercityvinyl.com
Piranha RecordsRound RockTXhttps://www.piranharecords.net
Vinal EdgeHoustonTXhttp://www.vinaledge.com
Waterloo RecordsAustinTXhttps://waterloorecords.com/Store
3hiveProvoUThttps://shop.3hive.com
GraywhaleSalt Lake CityUThttps://www.graywhaleslc.com/
Lavender VinylOgdenUThttps://lavendervinyl.com
6131 RecordsRichmondVAhttp://shop.6131records.com
AFK Books & RecordsVirginia BeachVAhttp://www.afkrecords.com
Hopscotch Coffee & RecordsWinchesterVAhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/ChesterRecords/profile
Mobius RecordsFairfaxVAhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/Mobius_Records
Plan 9 MusicCharlottesvilleVAhttps://plan9music.com/
Autumn RecordsWinooskiVThttps://www.discogs.com/seller/autumnrecords/
Easy StreetSeattleWAhttps://easystreetonline.com/Store
Hi-Voltage RecordsTacomaWAhttps://hivoltagerecords.com
Jive Time RecordsSeattleWAhttps://jivetimerecords.com/
Resurrection RecordsSpokaneWAhttps://www.discogs.com/seller/resurrectionrecords
Silver PlattersSeattleWAhttps://www.silverplatters.com/
Sonic Boom RecordsSeattleWAhttps://www.sonicboomrecords.com/
MadCity MusicMadisonWIhttp://shop.madcitymusic.net
MadCity MusicMadisonWIhttp://www.madcitymusic.net/
Strictly DiscsMadisonWIhttps://strictlydiscs.com/Store
The Exclusive CompanyMadisonWIhttp://www.exclusivecompany.com

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