Permanent Records houses a wide variety of pop, post-punk, rock 'n' roll and hip-hop LPs from scores of older and newer artists. The shop was originally located in Eagle Rock, but has taken up residence in Highland Park as well as Echo Park (in the space previously owned by Origami Vinyl, RIP). Find a plethora of limited editions of obscure releases here, and discover a new favorite or rediscover old classics in the small but carefully curated collection. The Chicago-based record store/label is also engaged in the community, putting on shows with touring and local bands most Saturdays at 8pm—plus the in-the-know staff members DJ at the Black Boar on Sundays.
Analog music junkies can get their fix of rare, brand-spanking new or hard-to-find vintage vinyl across LA—there's a record store representing old-school tune delivery in almost every neighborhood in the city. But how to know which collections are worth rifling through? Check out our list of LA's 14 best shops, from an internationally-known behemoth in Hollywood to a mom-and-pop shop in Echo Park (by way of Chicago). These spots have great collections and knowledgeable staffers, and you're almost sure to walk out with whatever you came in looking for—and probably a few other gems, as well.