Rolling Stone ranks Sound Garden and True Vine among greatest 25 record stores
Baltimore gets two notches on Rolling Stone's list of the best 25 record stores in the country.
Along with Chicago, Seattle, and New York, Baltimore is the only other city to have multiple stores on the round-up. Time to pull out that #localpride hashtag on twitter.
The Sound Garden is by now an institution in the city. At 10,000 square feet, it's musical nirvana. They buy and sell everything from vinyl to Blu-rays, and own a sprawling collection of old and new. Also, it has a pretty charming celebrity flickr gallery, where you can see Jonathan Richman besides Orlando Brown and Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis.
True Vine doesn't just own rare vinyls, they own entire rare vinyl collections. The small Hampden store - recently relocated to a new place just around from the old shop - has an encyclopedic stock list. And they also carry loads from local artists.