cool. i am in town for the next few days. are any of them close to Yaletown?
where are some good record stores in Vancouver?
I'm not Souvlaki, but Scratch Records and Red Cat Records are good for new vinyl, Zulu Records has a great selection of used and new (but a bit pricey). Neptoon Records has an amazing selection of used vinyl but it's all overpriced.
Zulu and Scratch are both sorta close. Scratch is closer as it's actually in the downtown core, a bit east of Yaletown. Zulu is in Kits/Granville Island, on the main island just before the downtown peninsula. Both are very easy to get to. Maybe easier when the ground isn't blanketed in snow. Have fun in the snow.
Yeah Id say you nailed most of them.
is probably the most well-known and has one of the biggest selections in the city. It's on west 4th in Kitsilano.
as Heretix said, Scratch
is in the downtown core, pretty close to Yaletowm. It's on Seymour st I believe.
Also downtown, on west hastings, are Beat Street
...the former is great for hip hop, electronica and remix 12"s, the latter is purely classical.
is on Commercial Drive and is awesome. Good selection, nice staff, and (a rarity) good trade-in value for your used wares.
Up in my neck of the woods (Main St), we have a wealth of good ones:
- awesome selection of old psych, garage, and rare stuff. We're talking old Spacemen 3, Can, etc...stuff that's all but impossible to find here. I picked up MBV's Feed Me With Your Kiss EP there. But the rarity of the selection is reflected in the prices.
Red Cat Records
- fantastic for new stuff, good selection of used, really cool staff and the cheapest ticket prices/service charges in the city.
- staggering used selection, mediocre new...you have to dig through a lot of crap to find something at times, but there is occasionally you'll strike gold. Also sells a nice selection of concert posters and misc stuff.
There ya go. Good luck on your travels, hope you're enjoying the snow!