Best Old-School Vinyl Shop

Hodad's Music

For the past four years, Hodad's Music owner Jon Mack has offered vinyl freaks the classic, old-school used-record-store experience: thousands of LPs, great prices, and a musty storefront perfect for shooting the shit with fellow collectors. Mack, meanwhile, is like the lost salesman of High Fidelity, educating patrons on the evolution of the Atlantic Records logo, memorizing their want lists, and forever turning them on to new sounds. If you dig, for example, folk-rock legends Buffalo Springfield, don't be surprised to be exiting Hodad's with an ¨ber-rare copy of Hookfoot's 1972 debut for only $4.99. The band's promotional photo alone goes for $14 on eBay -- and comes with 78 percent less fun.