Both a record label and a brick-and-mortar record store, 1-2-3-4 Go! carries everything from punk and hardcore to country and soul stuff, hosts shows regularly, and has what's probably the only publicly operating vintage photo booth in the East Bay.
Amoeba houses virtually any medium for music and visuals — CD, DVD, records, cassettes — and any genre of music, from Bakersfield honky-tonk, punk from Texas 1965 and Iceland 1982, to baroque, hip-hop, bebop, remixes of remixes, old-school R&B, and obscure imports.
This trusty CD and record store also has in-store events featuring local and touring artists.
A tiny store that specializes in vintage funk, soul, and jazz records, as well as vintage clothing. Vamp also hosts are shows.
This record shop specializes in a variety of Mexican pop music, from Lupillo Rivera to La Banda del Recodo, Los Tigres del Norte to Selena.
Given the size of the store, selection in some genres (jazz excluded) can be limited, but the emphasis is on quality. You're apt to find rare treats at decent prices, and owner Dave Kloski is more than happy to help.
This shop stocks around 24,000 roots and world titles, as well as music-related books, DVDs, LPs, and vintage 78s and 45s.
An independent hip-hop label and record store that also sells spray paint and other graffiti gear and hosts performances.
Vinyl-focused record store.
Features vinyl, posters, rare magazines, and memorabilia.
This little record store carries hard-to-find soul records, along with everything from jazz and rock to reggae and rap. You'll also find record players, books, posters, and other funky music-relate memorabilia.
Groove Yard has a fairly narrow niche— jazz on vinyl—yet that's precisely why loyal customers keep coming back.
The store has a wide selection of DVDs, CDs, and cassette tapes in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Punjabi.
The place to unearth rare UK and European imports, B-sides, the latest and greatest indie albums, and a treasure trove of music memorabilia and magazines.
This East Oakland record store has deep roots in the neighborhood, with firm ties to the local funk, R&B, gospel, soul, gangsta, and turf rap communities.