While most people are getting their battle gear ready for Black Friday, many can't wait for Small Business Saturday. Small business around the world deliver some great deals one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Since its start in 2010, many local businesses have seen a great boost in terms of sales. For music lovers in the Big Apple, there's a handful of music shops that will give you an insane bang for your buck for this year's SBS.
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Rough Trade has been the crossroad between the record store and music venue since opening back in 2013. Over the years, countless acts have performed at the venue, including Cold War Kids, ODESZA, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Aside from full concerts, many bands hold meet and greets inside the store. If you're in the mood for a quick coffee, the Brompton Bicycle Cafe is available.
210 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
Located in the West Village, Generation Records is a destination for fans of hardcore, punk rock, and metal. This doesn't mean that other genres don't get represented in this store. Jazz, indie rock, and R&B lovers can also discover their favorite sounds genre-specific sections. A plethora of acts have performed inside this store, including Ted Leo, The Gaslight Anthem, and So So Glos.
12 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Originally opening back in 1977, Academy Records saw a resurgence upon its expanse in 1995. For decades, Academy Records has been in everyone's list of best record stores in the NYC area. Fortunately, there are three stores for your music needs. The Academy Records in Brooklyn has a massive selection of vinyl.
220 W 30th St
New York, NY 10001
If you're in the mood for a new instrument, Rough Music has a vast selection. The store is equipped with new guitars, drum machines, pedal effects, and keyboards. Trying to save money? Well, they have used equipment for you to purchase as well. If you suffer any problem with your gear, you can get it fixed at the store.
84 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
Since 1999, the Turntable Lab has been the go-to spot for DJs and producers in the tri-state area. Producers such as Diplo and A-Trak have given the store praise for its huge lineup of gear and expertise. If you're wondering why everyone in the store has such vast knowledge on this lifestyle, it's because many of them are producers themselves.