Support Record store day 18th April - wonderful one off specials and vinyls and more! Seasick Steve at Love Music record store Glasgow.
Friday, 17 April 2015
Thursday, 20 December 2012
LOVE music, 34 Dundas Street, Glasgow, G1 2AQ
Love Music specialises in new, indie and alternative vinyl and CDs. Important section of Glasgow's music scene with a great selection of local acts and specialises in indie, rock, punk and Americana. Love Music Glasgow is an Independent Record Shop in Glasgow, the shop was previously known as Avalanche Records.
Love Music Glasgow is an old-school independent record shop, selling both new and second-hand music. They buy and sell CDs, vinyl LPs & singles, music DVDs and movies on DVD, as well as a range of merchandise such as T shirts, coffee cups, fridge magnets etc. They specialise in rock music, in all its various forms. They are supportive of local groups and record labels and stock hundreds of unsigned artists. They also do in-store performances and signings - Moby, KT Tunstall, James Blunt, Futureheads. http://www.lovemusicglasgow.com/
Monorail, 12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB
Don't mistake the slender couple of shelves in the back room of vegan venue Mono for a lightweight enterprise. Owner and muso Stephen Pastel has been setting Glasgow's hipster pulse from here for years.
Rubadub Records, 35 Howard Street, Glasgow, G1 4BA
Specialist record shop. http://www.rubadub.co.uk/
Missing Records, 247 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
Loved and revered in Glasgow and now centred on this main shop near the Arches (with another shop in Paisley). Top class selection of secondhand music and films…
Alba Second-Hand Music, 55 Otago Street, Glasgow, G12 8PQ
Sturdy, long-running store handily situated for the College of Piping, dealing in printed music for most instruments, ensembles and orchestras. http://www.albamusick.co.uk/
Play It Again* Records, 47 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, G12 9BG
Play it Again* Records are keen to avoid the corporate-ness of logos and more. They sell and buy old records, CDs & DVDs that are in decent condition and fairly priced. Nothing will ever…
Fopp Records Westend
From its origins as a one-man stall in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1981, it expanded to a chain of over 100 branches[ throughout the country in 2007. With the demise of Music Zone, Fopp became the third largest specialist music retailer in the UK in terms of store numbers (after HMV and Virgin Megastore). Shortly after the takeover of rival chain Music Zone, Fopp went into administration in June 2007, resulting in the closure of many of its stores. Eight stores survived and are operating under the Fopp brand as an independent part of the HMV group.
The first Fopp store was a market stall in Decourcey's Arcade near Bryes Road in Glasgow opened 1981 by Gordon Montgomery.The Leamington spa store was reopened as Head, a separate store from Fopp, but retaining Fopp's stock and assets. The HEAD store opened on 2007 and employed some of its predecessor's former employees. The store hosts regular performances from local bands, to allow musicians, artists and authors from Leamington and its surrounding areas to sell their work. This was initially a single store, but has expanded into a chain of four sites.
And least we may not all be swallowed up by some big media conglomerates.....Let's remember Virgin media was once a tiny shop in Rose Street Edinburgh owned by Richard B and a pal.. small beginnings...and yes small is sometimes better. Support your small local shops.