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 new and used vinyl records and music memorabilia at The Record Lounge.
Owner Heather Fray draws from years of experience selling music in Lansing to stock The Record Lounge's shelves with quality vinyl from both famous and Michigan-area artists. New LPs ($12–$25) slide onto turntables to hum out fresh tunes, and a pre-owned selection ($5+ each) hides recordings that could complete an audiophile's collection or could shrink in the dryer to fit in CD players. Visitors can sift through bins filled with $0.50 and $1 titles to fill up empty shelves, or seek out vintage stereo equipment to repair malfunctioning decks. Slip into a band T-shirt ($16–$18) to show support for groups such as The Beatles and Rush, or don a Record Lounge business tee ($15), which grants its owner a 10% discount when worn on future visits. Painted records cover the interior with colorful portholes; one wall is devoted to music of yore, with posters from local shows, classic images of Michigan acts from the ’70s, and daguerreotypes of Orville Gibson smashing his first guitar.