Music can soothe savage beasts and compel mutinous androids to desist their rebellion and dance the Watusi. Guard against animal and robotic dangers alike with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and more at Buffalo Records.
Buffalo Records boasts racks replete with new and used music, movies, and TV in a plethora of formats. Adventurous audiophiles can peruse hundreds of vinyl offerings ($0.50+), unearthing prized tonal treasures from renowned melody masterminds such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Wilco, and MGMT. The staff of aural aficionados helps patrons track down even rare, out-of-print media, such as Thomas Edison’s legendary Live at Budokan. For circular surfaces stuffed with timelier tunes, snag new CD releases (most range from $7.99–$18.98), including Radiohead’s King of Limbs ($13.98) or Social Distortion’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes ($14.99).
Disproving skeptics who insist that music only occurs naturally in lightweight chunks of electronically altered plastic, Buffalo Records hosts free live performances by local artists. Shoppers have been serenaded by acts such as Franklin for Short, Exene Cervenka, and The Blank Tapes.
San Buenaventura (Ventura)
92 S Laurel St.
Ventura, California 93001Get Directions