Other Music

Other Music

Alternative music still plays a huge part in the culture of New York City, and this tiny store opposite what was once Tower Records is a testament to the fact that the best one’s can survive any down-turn. Located in prime East Village position, Other Music caters for the indie, grunge and alt. Rock genres – much of which can’t be found in the other independents. Whether it’s the latest Kings of Leon album, or something more obscure, it’s more than likely to be stocked here. Look out for details on in-store performances by local prog rock bands, many of which …continue reading

Bleecker Music Inc. Store

Bleecker Music Inc Store

In the heart of Greenwich Village lies one of New York’s best kept secrets: Bleecker Street Music Store. With one of the most diverse collections of vinyl in this part of N.Y.C, you’ll be hard pushed to come out empty-handed. Often crowded, yet abundantly stocked, you’ll also find an array of popular merchandise in the form of t-shirts, bags and posters. Rumour has it that recent find have included first LP and CD pressings amongst the often-updated stock.

Fat Beats

Fat Beats

The independent label and retailer has a reputation for being the only place in New York where you’ll be able to source any Hip-Hop record ever released. The flagship store at Avenue of The Americas has enjoyed unrivalled popularity since it’s opening in 2004, catering for those who prefer urban “music” to chart-churned pop. If you’re looking for limited edition or white label L.P’s, this should definitely be first on the list!

Academy Records

Academy Records

This former 70’s landmark bookstore has transformed itself in recent years to become one of the best outlets for second-hand music titles in New York. With bleached blond bookshelves ceiling high, you might think at first glance that it’s impossible to find anything among the many stacks of shelves presented, however the owners of this well-known music store have organized stock from the obscure to the popular, and everything in-between. Typically, you’ll find popular titles at the front, and other genres further within the store. Check out the extensive range of L.P’s and books also on offer for additional bargains.