LA's first record store, Wallichs Music City, opened in 1940 at the corner of Sunset and Vine. Its owner co-founded Capitol Records just two years later, but Music City shuttered in 1978 as chain stores proliferated. We all know the history of the biz from there. We've seen a lot of good shops come and go, but for proof that even in the digital age, vinyl is still appreciated—that music lovers are still drawn to analog, face-to-face interaction, and the feeling of something real—look no farther than Los Angeles.
In honor of the Record Store Day (one of the fake holidays that, like Pie Day, is very much worthy of celebrating), we’ve mapped 19 of the best shops in the area now. We know there are more; add your favorites in the comments section below.Read More