Friends of Sound (CLOSED)

Shopping, Music and entertainment South River City
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Friends of Sound’s official address is on South Congress, but the shop’s unassuming entrance is actually through the alley. The unconventional location and low ceilings give the shop a clubhouse vibe, and although customers need to be card-carrying obsessives to truly appreciate the depths of their rare soul collection, it’s an equally fun destination for casual browsers with an ear for classic rock, country and R&B. Hip-hop heads will flip for the regularly refreshed selection of ’90s singles and prog aficionados will find no shortage of noodle-heavy LPs, but no matter your genre it’s wise to save a few dollars for an impulse purchase at the counter, where they stock their classic soul 45s reissued through their own record label.

By: Dan Gentile

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Venue name: Friends of Sound (CLOSED)
Contact:
Address: 1704 S Congress Ave
Austin
78704
Cross street: at W Milton St
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The entrance to Friends of Sound is hidden in an alley way that runs parallel to Congress Avenue, but this tucked away record store is worth searching out. Inside, you'll find stacks of dusty used records, some labeled with helpful genre information. You'll pay a bit more for the more obscure releases being offered, but this might be the only shop in town carrying them.