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6400 Sunset Blvd. (Hollywood)
Los Angeles, CA
(1) 323-245-6400 | www.amoeba.com
MERCHANDISECDs; vinyl; DVDs; Blu-ray; posters; books
HOURS/TIMESMon.-Sat.: 10:30am-11:00pm; Sun.: 11:00am-9:00pm
PRICE (CDS; DVDS)USD 5-15; USD 10-20
A real life Empire Records. The country’s largest independent record store and a self-described “trading post” of new and used music (and films, and books, and posters), Amoeba draws music fanatics from far and wide for their fantastic selection, über-knowledgeable staff, and hip insider vibe. Tastes from classical to heavy metal are catered to, and excellent industry connections bring big name pop and indie acts for in-store performances.
USE A PURCHASE FROM HERE FOR
Your own entertainment or a gift. (This is a great place to pick up rare finds for hard-to-please music fans.)
WHY WE LIKE IT
The selection is unbeatable, the staff ever-so-helpful, and the music-insider vibe fun. We also really dig the live in-store performances–they draw everyone from local up-and-comers to international stars.
GOOD TO KNOW
Check their website for their latest in-store gig schedule. Parking is a cinch (and free!) here as they’ve got an underground garage on site.
Berkeley; San Francisco
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