Los Angeles isn't just known for its illustrious history in film and theater. The city has been a melting pot for various music genres since early 20th century and was at the epicenter of the punk rock and glam metal movements of the 1970s and '80s. From Guns N' Roses and Weezer to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, the musical history of Los Angeles is unlike any other city in the world.
With Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, familiarize yourself with some of the best music shops Los Angeles has to offer below. Who knows, maybe you'll walk away with a few new pieces of vinyl for your growing collection.
6400 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Unmatched selection and free live music make Amoeba Music in Downtown Hollywood one of (if not) the biggest record attraction in L.A. Whether shopping for vinyl or looking for a retro movie, Amoeba Music is the go-to spot for all things music and film. The chain also has two other storefronts in Berkeley and San Francisco.
5906 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Persian psychedelia, anyone? Mount Analog carries just about every assortment of music ever created, ranging from classic jazz to the industrial metal. The store prides itself on its many underground finds and is undoubtedly a collector's best friend. From cassette-only players to double LPs, there's no shortage of great finds at the Highland Park shop.
3812 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Serving as Burbank's central record shop for nearly 22 years, Atomic Records is one of L.A.'s most reputable music stores. The store specializes in classic jazz, '60s rock, punk and new wave and strange/exotica soundtracks, so every visitor's palate is satisfied. Used vinyl is bought and sold here while CDs, reel to reel and DVDs also lines the walls.
The Record Parlour
6408 Selma Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Secondhand vinyl is the name of the game at The Record Parlour in Hollywood. Whether digging for a rare find through thousands of vinyl collections or simply looking to relax in its modern loft, The Record Parlour is an oasis for music lovers both young and old. Live events, studio space and even audio repair are other amenities the Hollywood spot has to offer.