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Record City

Shopping, Music and entertainment
4 out of 5 stars
Record City Las Vegas
Photograph: Joey McDonald

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Punks and hip-hop heads flipping through 7- and 12-inches, a father and son combing through the discount bins in the back and a fellow talking the ear off the clerk behind the register: just a typical scene at Las Vegas’ oldest record store, Record City. For 27 years, this far-east valley outpost of the small Record City chain—one still exists in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, and see below for the other Vegas location—has been a worthy trek for local and tourist record buyers alike (which have included both Vegas rock star Brandon Flowers and politically driven street artist Shepard Fairey). With what might be the lowest-priced selection of second-hand records (especially classic rock), CDs and DVDs in town, along with a slowly growing new-vinyl stock—this is a must-visit. Joey McDonald, the store’s manager for 16 years, is as friendly and unpretentious as they come (and has even inspired one local artist to paint his likeness for the store). You might come for reasonably priced Pink Floyd, but you’ll return for Joey and his love for pleasing music fans of all stripes.

By: Mike Prevatt



Address: 4555 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas
Cross street: between S Lamb and N Nellis Blvds
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

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