Vinyl, CD, new, used, cutouts, imports, indie, major label, special order, etc., etc. Where to look.


Crow's Nest A full service store specializing in rarities, imports and novelties. Chicago and Cresthill stores.
Dr. Wax New and used LPs, cassettes & CDs, good selection of local and underground acts. Several stores in the Chicago area.
Evil Clown An independant record store located in Wrigleyville. Specializes in imports, indie rock, goth and electronica.
Hi-Fi Rock, reggae, jazz, rap, soul and dance. Cds and lots of vinyl. Two locations, one right next to Metro.
Jazz Record Mart The place to go for blues, jazz, gospel and R&B.
Laurie's Planet of Sound New and used cds and vinyl. Your basic cool indy record store where the folks working behind the counter know what you are talking about.
Reckless Records New and used cds, vinyl, indies, imports and collectables. Just about anything you'd want in a independant record store. Reckless is UK based and the only 2 stores are in Chicago.
Record Emporium Since 1979! Independant record store specializing in alternative rock, classic rock, blues, jazz and Americana. New and used.


Tower Records National chain with a bit of a hipper ambience than the others. At least you can sort of believe you might be able to find that import album you've been looking for. Stores on Clark St. in Chicago and in Schaumburg and Bloomingdale.
Virgin Megastore Gigantic national chain store in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Full selection of the latest releases and more.

Golden Smog at Tower Records
Golden Smog at an instore appearance at the Tower Records on Clark.



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