600-A N. Lamar, 512/474-2500
photo by John Anderson
Celebrating 33 1/3 years midway through 2015, Austin’s reigning record emporium hosts regular in-store performances from roadshows and locals celebrating the release of a new album, with no preference in regard to musical genres. Shows typically start weekdays at 5pm and conclude with artist signings, during which the store remains open for business throughout. During SXSW and on special occasions, the shop fences off its parking lot for a full-fledged show on an outdoor stage.