A well-rounded music collection is a sign of a well-rounded person, whereas a well-octagoned music collection means that you’ve been listening to stop signs on your turntable. Give the green light to recorded sound with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of used vinyl, CDs, and DVDs at ear X-tacy.
Named one of the best US indie record stores by both Time and Spin magazines, ear X-tacy satisfies aural tastes of all types with a diverse selection of listenables, including works by cornerstone artists such as Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, and David Bowie. Flood ears with the sounds emanating from staff-recommended used vinyl ($0.49–$9.99), then sling the musical disks into the air to film a UFO hoax. Hungry CD players can chomp down on previously owned CDs ($0.99–$7.99), and starving DVD players can feast on a huge pile of secondhand DVDs ($3.99–$8.99). Today's Groupon also earns customers a 10% discount on new, boldly seasoned music.
Borrowing from 25 years of independent experience, ear X-tacy's history demonstrates a dedication to open-minded musical choices. The storefront has served as a venue for several national touring acts, including My Morning Jacket, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Black Keys. Although the inventory is constantly rotating, ear X-tacy can special-order any in-print album that's not in stock, saving patrons the effort of trolling YouTube for that favorite acid-folk revival track.