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Waterloo Records

Shopping, Music and entertainment Greater Austin
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 (Photograph: Courtesy Waterloo Records/Spencer Selvidge)
Photograph: Courtesy Waterloo Records/Spencer Selvidge
 (Photograph: Courtesy Waterloo Records/Spencer Selvidge)
Photograph: Courtesy Waterloo Records/Spencer Selvidge
 (Photograph: Courtesy Waterloo Records/Spencer Selvidge)
Photograph: Courtesy Waterloo Records/Spencer Selvidge

Whether you’re looking for an old Willie Nelson LP or the new Leon Bridges, Waterloo has you covered. It’s the city’s largest and most prominently located music store, and therefore the most well-stocked in terms of new releases from both indie and major label artists, as well as deluxe reissues (save your pennies for that William Onyeabor box set!). Stay current on homegrown artists by consulting the Texas best-seller charts, and keep an eye on their event calendar because many will swing through for in-store performances. It takes true digger’s luck to score a find from their dollar bins, but the used daily arrival section (updated daily!) hides plenty of gems, from classic hip-hop singles to oddball disco rarities. Records nerds with an eye for more than just vinyl should wander towards the extensive music-centric book and film sections, and for the analog-challenged, there’s also a robust selection of CDs.

By: Dan Gentile


Venue name: Waterloo Records
Address: 600 N Lamar Blvd
Cross street: between 6th and 7th Sts
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When you talk about buying records in Austin, most people assume that you're referring to Waterloo. The store is a fixture of the community that stocks tons of new vinyl as well as some used selections. If you're looking for something that was released within the past decade, you may very well find it here. Prices are a bit high, but that's a small price to pay for this much variety in a single store.