Unplug the aux cord and dust off your old record player. We’ve rounded up eight vibrant + homey record stores that are totally in tune with your musical needs ahead of Record Store Day on Saturday, April 22.
Vintage Underground, 957 Commonwealth Ave.
Refresh your music selection and wardrobe at this hybrid vintage + record store, owned by Cheapo Records in partnership with Allston’s Vivant Vintage.
Cheapo Records, 538 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Since 1954, this Cambridge institution has offered a unique record shopping experience in Central Square with bright neon signs and a retro aesthetic.
GOOD TASTE Records, 4 Thacher St.
For a curated selection of reasonably priced vinyl, check out the Daily Taste to see what’s new at the North End store.
Light of Day Records, 38 Norman St., Everett
The Boston-based record store opened up shop inside Bone Up Brewing — stop by to browse new + vintage vinyl while sipping craft beer.
Nuggets Records, 486 Commonwealth Ave.
Sift through the Kenmore Square store’s record, CD, and cassette collection to find unique and out of print items.
Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St.
Savor some tapas while shopping for records at the full-service restaurant, book, and music store in Jamaica Plain.
Village Vinyl and Hi-Fi, 307 Harvard St., Brookline
Shop used amps, turntables + speakers in addition to the record collection. You can also get your equipment repaired at the Coolidge Corner store.
Wanna Hear It Records, 117A Galen St., Watertown
The Watertown spot opened in 2020 and carries both new and used punk, hardcore, metal, and indie rock vinyl.
Plus, search your neighborhood record store’s website + social media pages to find Record Store Day deals and events.
Bonus: If you’re lacking a turntable in your life, snag a snazzy new record player.