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. Continue reading


Other Places to Buy Vinyl

If Needle to the Groove or Half Price Books are not accessible to you, there are still plenty of ways to buy vinyl records. One of my favorites is Urban Outfitters. They carry new records and their collection is fairly vast and covers a multitude of genres, including hip-hop, rock, grunge, etc. Continue reading

Half Price Books

While Needle to the Groove is a great record store, my favorite place to buy records has to be Half Price Books, which is a chain. The particular one I am talking about is in Fremont.There are not a lot of bookstores left, especially here in the Silicon Valley. This place sells and buys used books, CDs, and records. Some of the best records I have ever found were from here. Continue reading