Concerts in University Place

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2424 Times Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

2540 Times Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

2536 Times Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston,
TX
US

It’s Houston’s very first independent music store. And year after year, it’s ranked as Houston’s best record store. And if the hideaways in From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler were cool, they would have stowed away in the stacks of Cactus Music instead of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Much more than a music store, Cactus Music is an art gallery, a concert venue, an all-ages bar, and a living shrine to the analog age. Opened in 1975, abruptly closed in 2006, and reincarnated to Shepard Plaza in 2007, Cactus Music continues to be the home away from home for the audiophile denizens of Houston. Wall-to-wall music memorabilia and a treasure chest of CDs and precious and rare vinyl give digging fingers something to flip about as first-time customers become regulars under the Cactus spell. As midwife to the Houston music scene, Cactus touts local and touring bands with in-store performances that typically feature flowing kegs of Saint Arnold’s brew.

2110 Portsmouth St
Houston,
TX
US

2425 Norfolk St
Houston,
TX
US