15 Independent Record Stores in Southern California – Daily News

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

Los Angeles County

Amoeba Music6200 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. 323-245-6400. amiba.com

Amoeba Music moved from its original home on Sunset Boulevard and reopened just a few blocks away last year in the El Centro complex on Hollywood Boulevard. The store offers the largest selection of vinyl, CDs, DVDs 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, artist signings, DJ nights and more.

Canterbury Records805 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-792-7184. canterburyrecords.com

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

fingerprint music420 E. 4th Street, Long Beach. 562-433-4996. fingerprintmusic.com

An 8,000 square foot building filled with thousands of new and used vinyl records, CDs, 8-track cassettes and tapes, DVDs and Blu-rays, books and more. Since 1992, it has served as a meeting place, music museum, art gallery and performance space.

Glass House Record Store248 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 stock thousands of new and used records of metal, punk, classic rock, indie, jazz, country and hip-hop with new weekly arrivals. The record store also organizes book signings and meetings with artists.

Rhino Records235 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. 909-626-7774. rhinorecords.cc

Since 1974, the store has sold new and used vinyl and CDs, rare books, films, DVDs and collectibles. The store is moving to Montclair this summer, but is holding several sales at its current location through June 26.

Orange County

Tangerine Records CreamLAB Anti Mall, 2930 Bristol Street C-103, Costa Mesa. 714-932-0552. creamangerinerecords.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, cassettes and more.

Dr. Freecloud’s Last Record Store9043 Garfield Ave, Fountain Valley. 657-888-4695. drfreeclouds.com

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

Port of Sound Record Shoppe1500 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.

Skate & Sound Program2495 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton. 714-798-7565. programmehq.com

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

vinyl solution18822 Beach Boulevard, #104, Huntington Beach. 714-963-1819.

A popular store to buy, sell and trade vintage vinyl, CDs, cassettes, t-shirts and magazines and more. They also offer novelties, turntables and accessories.

Riverside County

Noriega Records3751 Merced Drive, Riverside. 909-261-0348. noriegarecords.com

An independent record store, record label and recording studio all rolled into one. This shop specializes in all genres of vinyl LP and 45 rpm music.

Spindles Music Shack27519 Ynez Road, Temecula. 951-676-0500.

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

San Bernadrino County

Dr Strange Records7136 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 records, 45s, cassettes, CDs and of concert DVDs.

Penny Lane Records235 E. 9th Street, Highlands. 909-921-0166. pennylanerecords.com

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

temple music2972 Churn Creek Road, Redding. 530-605-1436.

An independent shop that offers multiple bins of vinyl records, CDs, VHS tapes, pop culture clothing, posters and more.

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