INDIE ROCK SUBCULTURE

WHERE TO BUY
Flipside Records
120 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 Phone: 973.835.8448 Per their website, Flipside has “more records (vinyl!) than you’ll ever need, including 45s, LPs , etc. [Also] phonograph needles, belts, and even the occasional turntable. CDs, cassettes, 8-track tapes, posters, trinkets, baubles, and other irrelevant junk.”
Iris Records JC
109 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 Located in Another Man's Treasure Phone: 201.222.9515 Opened in 1996 in a 1930s pharmacy and was named after the owner’s brother’s cat. They purchase records, CDs, and the occasional DVD or book. They are mostly interested in Rock, Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and 12” dance records. irisrecordsjc.com
Montclair Book Center
221 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 Phone: 973.783.3630 Montclair Book Center in Montclair has a huge selection of books, but the lower level is bursting with vinyl and music CDs. Pet-friendly. montclairbookcenter.com
Music Connection
12 Summit Ave, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 Phone: 201.797.5212 Music Connection in Elmwood Park has lots of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and fun shirts.
Music Merchants
157 Westwood Ave., Westwood, NJ 07675 Phone: 201.666.7777 Music Merchant in Westwood opened in 1979. They have a huge selection of records. musicmerchants.com
Record King
303 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Phone: 201.488.4232 Record King in Hackensack is a vinyl record specialist carrying 45’s, LPs, CDs, and collectibles. They also have replacement needles. Record King buys and sells records. Record King Facebook
Scotti's Record Shop
351 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901 Phone: 908.277.3893 Scotti’s Record Shop in Summit was founded in 1956 and their website says they are the oldest independent music store in the country. They purchase, sell, and even trade vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, LPs, and 45s. Scotti’s also carries headphones, speakers, turntables, and more audio equipment. Scottiesrecordshops.com
Sound Exchange
1482 NJ-23, Wayne, NJ 07470 Phone: 973.694.6049 Sound Exchange in Wayne is overflowing with treasures and rarities. sound-exchange.edan.io
Tunes
225 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 Phone: 201.653.3355 Tunes in Hoboken purchases CDs, DVDs, video games and systems, vinyl LPS, iPhones and Samsung smartphones, iPads, iPad minis, tablets, laptops, and guitars. tunesonline.net
Curi-Oddities
638 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753 Phone: 732.773.4541 Curi-Oddities in Tom’s River offers much more than just vinyl. Their inventory consists of “freak antiques” as well as “morbid and obscure” items and gifts. They also have Vintage, Retro, Punk/Rock clothing, Vinyl records, horror-related items, eccentric jewelry, taxidermy, animal bones, and bone jewelry. curioddities.weebly.com
Jack's Music Shoppe
30 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701 Phone: 732.842.0731 Jack’s Music Shoppe in Red Bank The Boss himself has been known to peruse the shelves of Jack’s. In addition to CDs, DVDs, instruments, sheet music, and turntable needles, Jack’s carries Stone Pony merchandise. jacksmusicshoppe.com
Lofidelic Records
904 Main St, Belmar, NJ 07719 Phone: 732.722.7882 Lofidelic Records in Manasquan has been collecting vinyl since the 1980s and have a great collection including many 45s. lofidelic.com
Princeton Record Exchange
120 S Tulane St, Princeton, NJ 08542 Phone: 609.921.0881 Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton has been in business since 1980. They have over 100,000 LPs, CDs, and DVDs in inventory. They purchase Classic rock, Modern rock, Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop, Psych, Punk, Classical, Metal, and Soul. prex.com
Spina Records
118 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Phone: 732.543.0642 Spina Records in New Brunswick opened in 2014. They buy and sell Punk, Jazz, Classic rock, Blues, World, Country, and Funk. They also have some antiques and vintage décor. spinarecords.com
Vintage Vinyl Records
51 Lafayette Rd, Fords, NJ 08863 Phone: 732.225.7717 Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords opened in 1979. They host live music concerts and also purchase records from the 1950s to present. Some of the genres they specialize in include Punk, Hardcore, Progressive, Metal, and Alternative rock. They also have classic rock albums. vvinyl.com
The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505 Phone: 609.324.0880 The Record Collector in Bordentown offers an “immense selection of new, used, rare, and collectible music in all formats.” The Record Collector has been in business for over 25 years. They will purchase Heavy Metal, Punk, Classic Rock, and Jazz, (Original Blue Note, Prestige, Savoy, Contemporary label, etc.), 1960s Garage, Progressive Rock, and Surf. They also host live concerts. the-record-collector.com
Record Museum
110 Cushman Ave, West Berlin, NJ 08091 Phone: 856.809.4154 Record Museum in West Berlin sells all genres of music from the “most popular to the unusual.” Rock, Blues, Jazz, Motown, C&W, 33 rpm singles, Hip-Hop, Demos, Promos, Divas, Crooners, Novelty, Radio, Comedy, Children’s, Sound Effects, Test Pressings, R&B, Soul, Soundtracks. They also buy records. www.recordmuseum.net
Inner Groove
798 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 Phone: 856.559.6034 Inner Groove Collingswood carries old and new vinyl albums as well as turntables and audiophile accessories. innergrooverecords.com