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Top Choice Music in Downtown

Third Man Records

In a still-industrial slice of downtown you'll find Jack White's boutique record label, shop and novelty lounge, complete with its own lathe and live venue. It sells mostly Third Man recordings on vinyl and CD, coll…
Top Choice Music in Kapaʻa

Larry's Music

This high-quality uke dealer offers starters for less than $100 and vintage and high-end ukes costing $1000 to $5000. All come with the manufacturer’s warranty. Ask about ukuleles and expect a warm and thorough resp…
Top Choice Music in East Side

Criminal Records

This throwback record store is stacked wall to wall with a library's worth of new pop, soul, jazz and metal, on CD or vinyl. It has a fun music-related book section, and a great collection of comic books and graphic…
Top Choice Music in Uptown & Riverbend

Peaches Records & Tapes

Peaches has been around since 1975, doing the holy work of promoting, cataloging and marketing the best in local New Orleans music. Once in the French Quarter and now on Magazine St, it's a must-see for anyone who w…
Top Choice Music in Main Street

Neptoon Records

Vancouver's oldest independent record store is still a major lure for music fans, with its High Fidelity ambience and time-capsule feel. But it's not resting on its laurels: you'll find a well-priced array of new an…
Top Choice Music in Georgetown & West Seattle

Easy Street Records & Café

Pearl Jam once played at Easy Street, arguably Seattle's most multifarious record store, and the business continues to sponsor regular events. Inside, young kids with elaborate tattoos mingle with graying ex-punks u…
Top Choice Music in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Amoeba Music

Enticements are hardly necessary to lure the masses to the West Coast's most eclectic collection of new and used music and video, but Amoeba offers listening stations, free zines with uncannily accurate staff review…
Top Choice Music in Honolulu

Kamaka Hawaii

Kamaka specializes in gorgeous handcrafted ukuleles made on Oʻahu since 1916 (they've just topped 100 years!), with prices starting at around $1000. Call ahead for free 30-minute factory tours, usually starting at 1…
Top Choice Music in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Louisiana Music Factory

Here’s your first stop if you’re looking for music. The selection of new and used CDs delves deep into the musical culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, with recordings from the 1900s to the present. The listening s…
Top Choice Music in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Reckless Records

Chicago’s best indie-rock record and CD emporium allows you to listen to everything before you buy. It’s certainly the place to get your finger on the pulse of the local, au courant underground scene. There's plenty…