When the Thanksgiving meal is over and Christmas is creeping closer each day, it's time again for days devoting to shopping, and what's better than music-related gifts? Dallas and Ft. Worth have a little something for every type of music lover this Small Business Saturday, whether you're looking for a great set of new headphones or a brand-new guitar--and whether it's a gift for someone else or you're treating yourself. Here are some of the best.
829 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
Head to North Oak Cliff to check out Spinster Records and their excellent selection of vinyl, plus turntables and other hardware to enhance the listening experience. But that's not all--they also offer clothes, books, jewelry, and other unique gifts for the music lover, from speakers to headphones. And be sure to take a break from your shopping to enjoy an event at the store, as they regularly host in-store performances, book signings, and industry panels. They also have a second location in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and are one of the area's stores participating in Record Store Day.
Off the Record
2716 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
How do you make the record-buying experience even better? Throw in a beer and a DJ. Browse this record store/bar hybrid's selection of over 2,000 vinyl records, then pick a craft beer to enjoy and hang around for a night of music and dancing just about any night of the week.
Fort Worth, TX
Many music formats have come and gone over the years, and you'll find them all at Doc's in Ft. Worth. Not only do they boast a great selection of records and CDs, but you'll also find cassettes and 8-tracks, as well as memorabilia, music accessories, and even concert T-shirts. Even better, Doc's is having a great post-Thanksgiving sale with 20% off of everything on Small Business Saturday, and be sure to stop back in on Record Store Day.
Charley's Guitar Shop
2720 Royal Ln. #100
Dallas, TX 75229
The only thing better than listening to music is actually playing it, and Charley's is the place to go for a new guitar or bass--whether you're just getting started with your first instrument and lessons to go with it or are ready to add to your existing collection. Of course, Charley's can also supply with any other accessories you might need, from amps and strings to a T-shirt showing your love for Charley's.
Tone Shop Guitars
15317 Midway Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
The newest guitar addition to Dallas-Ft. Worth, Tone Shop is one of just three guitar shops in the country with a Taylor guitar room. They offer a number of other recognizable guitar brands, as well, plus guitar repair to keep your axle sounding great and gear like amps and pedals.