15 independent record stores in Southern California – Daily News – LA Daily News

Looking for vinyl? Here are 15 stores to check out in Southern California.

Los Angeles County

Amoeba Music 6200 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-245-6400. amoeba.com

Amoeba Music moved from its original home on Sunset Boulevard and reopened last year just a few blocks away in the El Centro complex on Hollywood Boulevard. The store has the largest selection of vinyl, CD, DVD and Blu-rays as well as rare concert posters, books, T-shirts and other collectibles. It also hosts in-store performances by bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, artists signings, DJ nights and more.

Canterbury Records 805 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-792-7184. canterburyrecords.com

Independent record store offering rock, indie rock, R&B, jazz, classical, blues, folk and bluegrass music and an extensive collection of movies and new and used vinyl.

Fingerprints Music 420 E. 4th Street, Long Beach. 562-433-4996. fingerprintsmusic.com

An 8,000-square-foot building filled with thousands of hand-curated new and used vinyl, CDs, cassette and 8-track tapes, DVDs and Blu-rays, books and more. Since 1992, it’s served as a hangout, a bit of a music museum, an art gallery and a performance space.

Glass House Record Store 248 W. 2nd Street, Pomona. 909-865-3802. theglasshouse.us

Connected to The Glass House concert venue, the record store opened in 2006 and continues to carry thousands of new and used metal, punk, classic rock, indie, jazz, country and hip-hop LPs with new arrivals added weekly. The record store also hosts signings and meet and greets with artists.

Rhino Records 235 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. 909-626-7774. rhinorecords.cc

Since 1974, the store has sold new and used vinyl and CDs, rare books, movies, DVDs and collectibles. The store is moving to Montclair this summer, but is having multiple sales in its current location until June 26.

Orange County

Creme Tangerine Records LAB Anti Mall, 2930 Bristol Street C-103, Costa Mesa. 714-932-0552. cremetangerinerecords.com

Located inside a converted Airstream trailer, Creme Tangerine carries a wide variety of hard-to-find vinyl and other treasures including new and used CDs, cassette tapes and more.

Dr. Freecloud’s Last Record Shoppe 9043 Garfield Ave., Fountain Valley. 657-888-4695. drfreeclouds.com

Since 1995, the store specializes in used and rare vinyl releases in various genres including acid jazz, boogie funk, drum n bass, happy hardcore, jungle and more.

Port of Sound Record Shoppe 1500 Adams Ave. #104-B, Costa Mesa. 714-444-2337. portofsoundrecords.com

A massive collection of used, new and rare vinyl records plus a ton of accessories, turntables and more.

Programme Skate & Sound 2495 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. 714-798-7565. programmehq.com

A skate shop, apparel retail store and record shop with lots of new and used vinyl all-in-one. The store also serves as an intimate performance space for punk rock, metal and hardcore bands.

Vinyl Solution 18822 Beach Blvd., #104, Huntington Beach. 714-963-1819.

A popular shop for buying, selling and trading vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, vintage T-shirts and magazines and more. They also carry new releases, turntables and accessories.

Riverside County

Noriega Records 3751 Merced Drive, Riverside. 909-261-0348. noriegarecords.com

An independent record store, record label and recording studio all in one. This shop specializes in all genres of music vinyl LPs and 45s.

Spindles Music Shack 27519 Ynez Road, Temecula. 951-676-0500.

A large selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs, VHS, cassettes and collectibles with new items hitting the shelves daily.

San Bernardino County

Dr. Strange Records 7136 Amethyst Ave., Alta Loma. 909-944-1778. drstrange.com

A punk rock record label and store that sells clothing, posters, books, zines, accessories and a large collection of new, rare and limited-edition vinyl LPs, 45s, cassette tapes, CDs and concert DVDs.

Penny Lane Records 235 E. 9th Street, Upland. 909-921-0166. pennylanerecords.com 

For nearly four decades, this independent shop has sold CDs, LPs, 45s, cassette tapes, DVDs, Blu-rays, posters, books and other accessories as well as bought and traded rare vinyl.

Redlands Vinyl Records 214 E. Redlands Blvd., Redlands. 909-793-5252.

Having been in business for four decades, the independent store specializes in new, used and rare vinyl, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, posters and skate decks. The staff also hosts movie screenings of classic films like “American Graffiti,” “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” and “Deathtrap.”

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