Denver Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by ScottInDallas, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. ScottInDallas

    ScottInDallas Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Looking primarily for rock vinyl used & new. Any places I need to be sure to visit?

  2. pdenny

    pdenny 17-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Can't help with the record stores, but be sure and try the Rocky Mountain Oysters :angel:
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  3. Cassius

    Cassius On The Beach

    Lafayette, Co
    Wax Trax- Best Used
    Recollect- Great soul and some nice jazz
    Twist and Shout- Great new selection, typically overpriced on used

    If you can get up to Boulder, Barts has been doing an excellent job lately.
  4. mantis4tons

    mantis4tons Forum Resident

    Denver, CO, USA
    Recollect is my favorite store in town, but I've never browsed their rock section. They have an excellent selection of soul, jazz, disco, and have a decent latin section too.

    What kind of rock are you shopping for?
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  5. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Angelo's usually has a ton of vinyl. The used tends to be beat up but they also carry a lot of new titles. They have a location a few block from Twist and Shout. Black and Read is a must stop for vinyl. Their prices have been creeping up but who's hasn't?
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  6. Mr. LP Collector

    Mr. LP Collector Forum Resident

    Black and read has a huge selection of vinyl, yes, and like most stores are running a sale on cd's like say, buy 2, get one for a dollar. Not sure if they are still doing that though. Next to their vinyl room is thousands of hardback and paperback books. The manager's name is Mike Stelk. Got a question about Colorado bands from the 60's and 70's? Mike knows his stuff as well as anyone in the music business IMO. Their location is 79th and Wadsworth Blvd. I've known the owner for many yeaars, Danny-good guy!
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  7. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    So have you made the trip yet?
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  8. Mr. LP Collector

    Mr. LP Collector Forum Resident

    I wished I had bumped this thread a while back but---for what its worth--Denver will have its record/cd show on Sunday 9/30. It's at the Ramada on I-25 and 120th. Big K Productions has done a superb job with getting the word out with their advertising efforts. Tomorrow marks it's 25 year anniversary regarding promoting this show. Dealers and collectors come in from Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, South Dakota and points beyond. It goes from 10- 4 p.m.
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  9. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I used to go to that show regularly. Haven't been in quite a few years. Once the vinyl boom kicked in I figured it would be fairly pointless. I have been going to the Vintage Voltage show the last 6 years or so.
  10. Twinsfan007

    Twinsfan007 Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    Wish this was this weekend as i'll be in town for RMAF :/ Oh well, I hope it turned out to be a great show!!
  11. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident

    Twist and Shout
  12. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Boulder is right up the road. Do a search, most of the best shops used to be in the center of town, don't know what's still alive and kickin' up there. If there's not anything playing you want to see at Red Rocks, maybe check the Chatauqua. Like the heights? Take a nice drive up Mt. Evans for a good walk. Don't forget to breathe...!

    Wax Trax in Denver used to be about a block's worth of different shops - used CD's here, used LP's there, a video store...Twist & Shout used to be a regular Saturday visit, maybe take in that nice little locally-owned burrito shop across the street, lessee, what was its' name...Chi...pote..leyyy...? Tattered Cover Book Store is a must - try the one in LoDo. Then I'd jot down Colorado Blvd to Mile High Comics, across the street to the fresh bread shop, and a small bag of See's Candies if we had guests in town.

    Plenty of places to get some good craft beer at night, don't waste the parking around the ball park or the stadium. Maybe a nice watering hole around Washington Park. Ask around, they're all pretty friendly...remember, over 70% of the residents aren't from there, so strangers feel right at home. Okay, once the Los Angeleans figured out how to get over the mountains and ruin the real estate prices, it's probably a little crazy. Still a great place to visit, Stetson, or in your trendiest hipster halloween costume.
  13. mantis4tons

    mantis4tons Forum Resident

    Denver, CO, USA
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  14. Mr. LP Collector

    Mr. LP Collector Forum Resident

    Excellent article! One of the things I missed when I left the Denver area was my weekly visits to Wax Trax, now they are just once a month. They've always been there for the collectors, though. I've bought probably 600 lp's from them since they bought the place from Jim Nash in 1977. It's good to see this place get some print. Very good, in fact!

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