Austin's current condo crop circle may be hard to stomach, but End of an Ear's recent expansion is true cosmic bliss for music geeks. The 2-year-old South First outpost tore down the wall this summer, moving into the space left by neighbor Vanilla Girl and allowing extremely knowledgeable and helpful owners Blake Carlisle and Dan Plunkett to add even more used CDs, cheap vinyl, and DVDs. In an era of big-box stores pumping out overpriced pop pap, End of an Ear's a true Austin establishment (don't you dare ask for the new Fall Out Boy). Plus, you can find that rare Turkish-psych record you've always wanted.
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