While it may not have the rich musical history of other major cities like New York or Los Angeles, Denver is home to its own eclectic music scene. Between Denver and nearby Boulder, the areas play host to lively pop, jazz and jam band scenes. The Lumineers, The Fray, Flobots and DeVotchKa are just several big names to come out of Denver.
With Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, take a look at the best record shops Denver has to offer below and pick up some new items for the collection this year.
Twist & Shout Records
2508 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
One of Denver's biggest record stores, Twist & Shout Records was founded in 1988 by high school English teachers Paul Epstein and Jill Parrish. The E Colfax Ave. shop prides itself on its massive inventory of vinyl, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. Performances are always going on and have become something of a rite of passage for local Denver artists looking to make it big. Trey Anastasio, My Morning Jacket and fun. have all rocked the stage at Twist & Shout.
Angelo's CDs and More
937 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
Buying and selling is the name of the game at Angelo's CDs and More. Ranging from vinyl to video games, the store has just about everything your heart desires and then some. Now through the end of the year, all visitors can receive 15% off all used merchandise using a special coupon located on their official site (linked above).
1485 S Colorado Blvd Ste 100
Denver, CO 80222
Who doesn't love deals? SecondSpin is home to a few, with visitors receiving 30% off any one item using the code NV33OFF on the store's website. SecondSpin buys and sells CDs, Blu-Rays, DVDs, games and vinyl. Ranging from half-priced hit CDs to $5 CDs, deals run rampant at the S Colorado Blvd store.
Wax Trax Records
638 E 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Serving the Denver community for nearly 40 years, Wax Trax Records is a brick and mortar shop that sells both new and old vinyl, LPs, CDs and more. The giant store has a focus on early punk, but don't let that discourage you from taking a visit – a wide range of music is on tap throughout.