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I'm gonna be in Chicago from this Wednesday until next Monday. I've heard nothing but good things about Reckless, but which of those other ones are the best? I haven't got time to visit them all. :(

check out permanent (not far from reckless on milwaukee),

Dave's if you have time, but it's isolated.

Lauries Planet of Sound and the Chicago Independent store are both off Western Ave. ..but about 23 blocks apart

Lauries and Dead Wax are both on Lincoln Ave, but about 10 blocks from each other. Dead Wax is spotty, but sometimes they have a lot of things.

if you're at Lauries, you're about 15 blocks from Shake Rattle and Read.

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SPEAKERTREE - Lynchburg, VA

http://speakertreerecords.com/Site/Home.html

Haven't been here but they were set up at a record swap thing here in richmond and had a lot of cool stuff ... leaning towards indie rock. plenty of info on their site.

DEEP GROOVE - Richmond, VA

New small Vinyl only store.. Heavy on LPs, not much in terms of singles.

http://deepgroovevinyl.com/

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SPEAKERTREE - Lynchburg, VA

http://speakertreerecords.com/Site/Home.html

Haven't been here but they were set up at a record swap thing here in richmond and had a lot of cool stuff ... leaning towards indie rock. plenty of info on their site.

DEEP GROOVE - Richmond, VA

New small Vinyl only store.. Heavy on LPs, not much in terms of singles.

http://deepgroovevinyl.com/

I just heard about Deep Groove have you checked it out yet? I'm thinking about stopping in this weekend to check it out.

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obviously I'm biased here and think Lunchbox is the best, but here's most of the stores in North Carolina that I can recall:

North Carolina:

Charlotte:

Lunchbox Records

1419-A Central Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28205

704-331-0788

http://www.lunchboxrecords.com

Manifest Discs

6239 South Blvd

Asheville:

Static Age - more punk and metal stuff

Harvest - more indie, psych, world stuff

Durham:

Bull City

Raliegh:

Schoolkids Records

Chapel Hill:

CD Alley

Boone:

641 rpm (formerly Green Eggs & Jam)

Greensboro:

My Favorite Things

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i dont know if this one was submitted yet but if you go to PA you have to go to

Double Decker Records

808 saint john st.

allentown, pa

one of the best records stores i have been to. has the largest and most awesome selection of hardcore and punk ive seen. i alsways walk out of there with some gems. they also have a great selection of other stuff if your not into hardcore/punk.

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PAUL'S BOUTIQUE - A hilarious used record store that never seems to be open during logical business hours. Paul's stock doesn't move and, after being flipped through endlessly, the sleeves are pretty worn. For example, a record priced at $20 when first put into stock might have been fair 2 years ago but not when it's been beat to hell since. Nevertheless. I've pulled some good '90s alternative LPs from there.

i bought new found glory - sticks and stones on white a couple years ago for like 15$, i was surprised to see that there, and even more surprised that the jacket was in excellent condition. it wasn't the same with the homegrown record tho, corner was bent as fuck, and was still priced at 15$, haha.

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in Memphis, TN I've been to Shrangri-La...that place is incredible...their hours suck, I've made attempts at stopping by 3 times and only been successful once. At anyrate, if you're in memphis, it's definitely worth checking out, especially if you're into Used vinyl, they have an insane amount of Jazz and Blues.

http://www.shangri.com/

P.S. it doesn't hurt that they're right down the street from Ardent Studios either

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how bout something in berkeley/oakland/san fran that's NOT amoeba or rasputin?

1-2-3-4-GO! in oakland is pretty tight, but they never have what i'm looking for.

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Indiana

Indy CD & Vinyl

806 Broad Ripple Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46220-1961

(317) 259-1012

Luna Music

5202 North College Avenue,

Indianapolis, IN

(317) 283-5862

Landlocked Music

202 North Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN 47404

(812) 339-2574

Those are about the only ones that matter...

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In Oklahoma:

Guestroom Records

http://guestroom-records.com/

2 Locations:

Norman, OK (University of Oklahoma Campus)

125 East Main Street Norman, Oklahoma 73069

OKC, OK (Near Downtown)

3701 N. Western Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118

Size Records

http://www.sizerecs.com/ (website is old and hasn't been updated--but they do carry new and used LPs)

8915 N Western

OKC, OK

In DALLAS:

Good Records [Very good store, some prices are wacko though]

http://www.goodrecords.com/

1808 Lower Greenville Ave.

Dallas, TX 75206

In ARLINGTON (home to Six Flags and Jerry Jones World aka New Cowboys Stadium)

Forever Young Records (The Amoeba of Texas, seriously, the store is in a 11,000 sq ft building. Ask them to "unlock" the rare record room by the cash register first)

2955 South Highway 360

Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

http://www.foreveryoungrecords.com/

In KANSAS:

Rewound Sounds

815 W. Douglas

Wichita, KS

316-269-1413

http://rewoundsounds.blogspot.com/

Love Garden Sounds (Great Store in the heart of the KU campus)

822 Massachushttp://vinylcollective.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=post&thread=45739&page=3etts St.

Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 843-1551

lovegardensounds@gmail.com

www.lovegardensounds.com

Kief's Downtown Music (down the street from Love Garden)

823 Mass

Lawrence, KS

785-843-9111

www.downtown.kiefs.com

Vinyl Renaissance

10922 Shawnee Mission Parkway

Shawnee, KS 66203 (KANSAS CITY)

913-962-0014

http://www.vinyl-renaissance.com/servlet/StoreFront

Hope that helps!

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The Detroit area (off the top of my head):

Dearborn Music

22000 Michigan Avenue

Dearborn, MI 48124

(313) 561-1000

www.dearbornmusic.com

One of the best new vinyl selections on the West side. Some used vinyl. Loads of new CD's. Separate Jazz room.

Stormy Records

13210 Michigan Avenue

Dearborn, MI 48126-3539

(313) 581-9322

www.stormyrecords.com (terrible website)

OK new vinyl selection. Better used vinyl selection. I always seem to find something here to buy. Owner is cool.

Record Graveyard

2926 Caniff Street

Hamtramck, MI 48212-3017

(313) 870-9647

http://www.myspace.com/recordgraveyard

Huge selection of used vinyl. Some new vinyl. This place is a bit of a mess. There's stacks of records everywhere.

Car City Records

21918 Harper Avenue

St Clair Shores, MI 48080

(586) 775-4770

http://www.myspace.com/carcityrecords

Good selection of used vinyl. Some new vinyl. This used to be the best place for promo vinyl. Still worth an hour or two.

Record Time

27360 Gratiot Ave.

Roseville, MI 48066

(586) 775-1550

www.recordtime.com

Legendary for techno, industrial and house vinyl. Kid Rock and Eminem shopped here. Selection is nowhere near what it was 15 years ago, but they're hanging in there. Decent used vinyl selection today. Owner is the nicest guy in the business.

Melodies & Memories

23013 Gratiot Avenue

Eastpointe, MI 48021

(586) 774-8480

This place kinda dumpy. There's a ton of records crammed in a too-small building. Mostly used vinyl. Be prepared to grovel on your hands and knees to find stuff.

Flip Side Records

41 East 14 Mile Road

Clawson, MI 48017-2132

(248) 585-4090

www.shopflipsiderecords.com

Decent selection of used vinyl. Last time I was in there they had some cool punk stuff.

Solo Records

30118 Woodward Ave

Royal Oak, MI 48073

(248) 549-0581

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Oak-MI/Solo-Records/147339023682

This place used to be in Birmingham. It was better back then. Used to haul a lot of $1 promos out of there. Nowadays they have a semi-decent selection of used classic rock vinyl.

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South Florida (need help with Miami stores)

Confusion Records- huge warning on this place. dude doesnt have anything priced. he just makes up random numbers, and jacks newer record prices way up

848 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL 33403

Sounds Good Music- great store. there are some great finds to be had here

1026 Southeast Port Saint Lucie Boulevard

Port St Lucie, FL 34952

Radioactive Records- awesome store. good guys working there. decent finds every now and then

1930 East Sunrise Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Backbone Music- small selection, but some fairly scarce records here and there

61 Southeast 4th Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33483

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South Florida (need help with Miami stores)

Confusion Records- huge warning on this place. dude doesnt have anything priced. he just makes up random numbers, and jacks newer record prices way up

848 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL 33403

Sounds Good Music- great store. there are some great finds to be had here

1026 Southeast Port Saint Lucie Boulevard

Port St Lucie, FL 34952

Radioactive Records- awesome store. good guys working there. decent finds every now and then

1930 East Sunrise Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Backbone Music- small selection, but some fairly scarce records here and there

61 Southeast 4th Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33483

backbone has been closed for some time now

in South Florida there is also the Record Rack ( or Rackroom Records) or something like that, its at the end of Atlantic Blvd by the beach, mostly overpriced metal stuff but I got some cheap Pantera there, its worth checking out

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South Florida (need help with Miami stores)

Confusion Records- huge warning on this place. dude doesnt have anything priced. he just makes up random numbers, and jacks newer record prices way up

848 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL 33403

Sounds Good Music- great store. there are some great finds to be had here

1026 Southeast Port Saint Lucie Boulevard

Port St Lucie, FL 34952

Radioactive Records- awesome store. good guys working there. decent finds every now and then

1930 East Sunrise Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Backbone Music- small selection, but some fairly scarce records here and there

61 Southeast 4th Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33483

backbone has been closed for some time now

in South Florida there is also the Record Rack ( or Rackroom Records) or something like that, its at the end of Atlantic Blvd by the beach, mostly overpriced metal stuff but I got some cheap Pantera there, its worth checking out

hmm. must have shut down right after i moved then.

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Indiana

Indy CD & Vinyl

806 Broad Ripple Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46220-1961

(317) 259-1012

Luna Music

5202 North College Avenue,

Indianapolis, IN

(317) 283-5862

Landlocked Music

202 North Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN 47404

(812) 339-2574

Those are about the only ones that matter...

Landlocked did a special order for me, but I never bought any of their stock besides a Mitch Hedberg CD.

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