Needle to the Groove – San Jose

Interior of the store. Taken from store's Facebook page.
Interior of the store. Taken from store’s Facebook page.

So, getting back to local music stores – this location of Needle to the Groove is in Downtown San Jose and has a very different atmosphere from the Fremont/Niles location. This location is smaller, probably due to the fact that it is in a downtown area, but the employees of this location make you feel as welcome as the Fremont location. This is a great place to get away from that hustle and bustle of SJSU and downtown and just take a half hour for yourself to look through the wide selection of records they carry.

The thing I love most about this place is the variety of music genres they carry. The Fremont location is great about this too. There is something for everyone. I’ve found some really great records here for decent prices. Granted, the prices will not be as cheap as, say, Half Price Books, but my opinion is that you are paying for the experience and customer service along with the actual record when you buy from a place like Needle to the Groove.

All in all, this location, although different from the Fremont location, is a great place to start if you are looking to start collecting vinyl!