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Peoples Records on Gratiot.
Peoples Records on Gratiot.
Michelle & Chris Gerard

Detroit's record stores, mapped

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Peoples Records on Gratiot.
| Michelle & Chris Gerard

Vinyl has been on a comeback over the last decade. And since Third Man Records opened its Vinyl Pressing Plant, Detroiters can even watch their vinyl being made in front of them.

There have always been plenty of places around the city to dig through crates and find that hidden gem you've been looking for. But more stores have opened in recent years and it’s never been better time to be a record collector in metro Detroit.

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 13 this year, and many of these shops will have special events and deals throughout the day. See the official list of RSD participants to find out what each is offering, especially since some sought-after items can sell out quick.

Did we forget your favorite? Do you love a certain place in the suburbs? Is there a hidden spot we just haven't seen yet? Let us know in the comments or on the tip line.

Note: Stores are arranged geographically from west to east.

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1. Dearborn Music

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22501 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 561-1000
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Open since 1956, Dearborn Music buys and sells vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and more, both used and new. You can find almost anything here for a pretty solid price.

Just put out over 300+ new used lps this rainy Sunday #shoplocal #vinylsunday

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2. Street Corner Music

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26020 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 644-4777
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Street Corner Music in Oak Park has been around since 1992 and carries a wide variety of Motown, soul, funk, R&B, hip hop, and jazz. It’s also got some of the best prices in the region.

3. Solo Records & Tapes

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30118 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 549-0581
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Looking for vinyl, cassettes, VHS, or maybe even 8-tracks? Dig around in Solo Records in Royal Oak, which will be celebrating Record Store Day. For the record collector who takes immaculate care of their vinyl, it also sells special plastic-lined sleeves.

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4. Stormy Records

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13306 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

Stormy Records in Dearborn buys and sells records, CDs, and tapes. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, you can find it here.

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5. UHF Music

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512 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-5955
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UHF in Royal Oak always has a solid selection of records to browse (though it can sometimes be pricey), as well as books and magazines. It’s also offering a ton of Record Store Day specials.

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6. Flipside Records

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41 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 585-4090
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Open in their Clawson location since 1983, Flipside Records has new and used records, CDs, cassettes, T-shirts, equipment, and more. Expect sales and live music this Record Store Day.

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7. Found Sound

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234 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 565-8775
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Found Sound in downtown Ferndale has a huge selection of well-organized vinyl to dig through. It also offers more new vinyl than your typical record store and will place orders on those you can’t find.

8. Rock City Records

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1401 Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216

After having to leave its Jefferson Chalmers storefront, Rock City Records has been searching for a permanent location. Lately, it’s been popping up at Ponyride on the weekends and will do so for Record Store Day. Though it won’t be selling any RSD merchandize, used and new inventory will be 30 and 10 percent off, respectively.

9. Record Graveyard

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2610 Carpenter St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 870-9647
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Record Graveyard in Hamtramck is a crate-digger’s dream—there’s always one or two records in the collection you can’t find anywhere else. It’s also wonderfully stodgy place that doesn’t sell any new vinyl, which means it doesn’t really participate in RSD.

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10. Hello Records

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1459 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 300-5654
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If you’re looking for a perfectly curated and accessible store to dig through, Hello Records in Corktown is your spot. Yes, like any good record store there are $1 bins, but most everything in the store has been pre-screened for quality, both in the vinyl and music. Also, the staff is extremely helpful and will often give discounts when you purchase multiple records.

11. Third Man Records

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441 Candfield
Detroit, MI
(313) 209-5205
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Third Man Records Vinyl Pressing Plant opened in 2017, so now you have the option of purchasing records produced by the label or waiting for fresh vinyl while you watch it being made.

12. Detroit Threads

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10238 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 872-1777
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Looking for techno, house, soul, jazz, funk, and New Wave vinyl? Perhaps some vintage clothing? Detroit Threads in Hamtramck has you covered. They’ll have a party all day on Record Store Day.

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13. Paramita Sound

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1515 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

Paramita Sound, which sells mostly new records, first opened in the West Village but has been a little nomadic since. While it doesn’t have a location just yet, Paramita recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help build out a space at the Siren Hotel.

14. Village Vinyl

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5972 Chicago Rd
Warren, MI 48092
(586) 838-4992
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This newer record store in Warren will celebrate its two-year anniversary on Record Store Day. Drop into this small shop to browse the rock and indie collection.

15. People's Records East

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1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

Located in Eastern Market on Gratiot, Peoples Records East is also home to the Michigan Audio Heritage Society Museum at Trinosophes. It’s got some of the best soul, fund, and R&B records around, especially for those into 45s.

16. Shantinique Music

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8933 Harper Ave
Detroit, MI 48213

Located on the east side and in business since 1975, Shantinique has R&B, gospel, hip hop, and sportswear.

17. Melodies & Memories

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23013 Gratiot Ave
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 774-8480
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Metro Times has voted Melodies & Memories in Eastpointe Best Record Store multiple times. Like a museum, this new and used store has classic rock, blues, jazz, and a little bit of everything.

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1. Dearborn Music

22501 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124

Open since 1956, Dearborn Music buys and sells vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and more, both used and new. You can find almost anything here for a pretty solid price.

22501 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124

2. Street Corner Music

26020 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237

Street Corner Music in Oak Park has been around since 1992 and carries a wide variety of Motown, soul, funk, R&B, hip hop, and jazz. It’s also got some of the best prices in the region.

26020 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237

3. Solo Records & Tapes

30118 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Looking for vinyl, cassettes, VHS, or maybe even 8-tracks? Dig around in Solo Records in Royal Oak, which will be celebrating Record Store Day. For the record collector who takes immaculate care of their vinyl, it also sells special plastic-lined sleeves.

30118 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

4. Stormy Records

13306 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

Stormy Records in Dearborn buys and sells records, CDs, and tapes. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, you can find it here.

13306 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

5. UHF Music

512 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

UHF in Royal Oak always has a solid selection of records to browse (though it can sometimes be pricey), as well as books and magazines. It’s also offering a ton of Record Store Day specials.

512 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067

6. Flipside Records

41 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017

Open in their Clawson location since 1983, Flipside Records has new and used records, CDs, cassettes, T-shirts, equipment, and more. Expect sales and live music this Record Store Day.

41 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

7. Found Sound

234 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Found Sound in downtown Ferndale has a huge selection of well-organized vinyl to dig through. It also offers more new vinyl than your typical record store and will place orders on those you can’t find.

234 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

8. Rock City Records

1401 Vermont St, Detroit, MI 48216

After having to leave its Jefferson Chalmers storefront, Rock City Records has been searching for a permanent location. Lately, it’s been popping up at Ponyride on the weekends and will do so for Record Store Day. Though it won’t be selling any RSD merchandize, used and new inventory will be 30 and 10 percent off, respectively.

1401 Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216

9. Record Graveyard

2610 Carpenter St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Record Graveyard in Hamtramck is a crate-digger’s dream—there’s always one or two records in the collection you can’t find anywhere else. It’s also wonderfully stodgy place that doesn’t sell any new vinyl, which means it doesn’t really participate in RSD.

2610 Carpenter St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

10. Hello Records

1459 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216

If you’re looking for a perfectly curated and accessible store to dig through, Hello Records in Corktown is your spot. Yes, like any good record store there are $1 bins, but most everything in the store has been pre-screened for quality, both in the vinyl and music. Also, the staff is extremely helpful and will often give discounts when you purchase multiple records.

1459 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216

11. Third Man Records

441 Candfield, Detroit, MI

Third Man Records Vinyl Pressing Plant opened in 2017, so now you have the option of purchasing records produced by the label or waiting for fresh vinyl while you watch it being made.

441 Candfield
Detroit, MI

12. Detroit Threads

10238 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Looking for techno, house, soul, jazz, funk, and New Wave vinyl? Perhaps some vintage clothing? Detroit Threads in Hamtramck has you covered. They’ll have a party all day on Record Store Day.

10238 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

13. Paramita Sound

1515 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Paramita Sound, which sells mostly new records, first opened in the West Village but has been a little nomadic since. While it doesn’t have a location just yet, Paramita recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help build out a space at the Siren Hotel.

1515 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

14. Village Vinyl

5972 Chicago Rd, Warren, MI 48092

This newer record store in Warren will celebrate its two-year anniversary on Record Store Day. Drop into this small shop to browse the rock and indie collection.

5972 Chicago Rd
Warren, MI 48092

15. People's Records East

1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Located in Eastern Market on Gratiot, Peoples Records East is also home to the Michigan Audio Heritage Society Museum at Trinosophes. It’s got some of the best soul, fund, and R&B records around, especially for those into 45s.

1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

16. Shantinique Music

8933 Harper Ave, Detroit, MI 48213

Located on the east side and in business since 1975, Shantinique has R&B, gospel, hip hop, and sportswear.

8933 Harper Ave
Detroit, MI 48213

17. Melodies & Memories

23013 Gratiot Ave, Eastpointe, MI 48021

Metro Times has voted Melodies & Memories in Eastpointe Best Record Store multiple times. Like a museum, this new and used store has classic rock, blues, jazz, and a little bit of everything.

23013 Gratiot Ave
Eastpointe, MI 48021