Owner Steve Stevenson first opened 1-2-3-4 in Temescal in 2008, leap-frogged around to various storefronts, and finally settled in this Oakland location in 2012. With lipstick-red walls and a skull logo out front, the selection skews towards punk and indie rock, but also offers a sizable selection of classic rock and soul. The records line the narrow shop up front, while bands play on the stage in back at all-ages shows. After launching a mini-SF shop out of Lost Weekend Video, Stevenson opened a stand-alone sister-shop at 1038 Valencia Street in 2016. The Mission store is a reflection of its clientele—you’ll find releases from bands like the Replacements and the Ramones.
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