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by John H. Darko   Independent record store – what mental image is conjured? Dilapidated signage above a dark shop window? An out of the way location on the edge of town? A cramped interior? A musty smell? A stand-off-ish 40-something counter clerk who looks down on your lack of Buffalo Springfield View More

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  Stella McCartney rolls out a pre-fall women's collection in the aisles at Amoeba Records by Adam Tschorn   Music aficionados know that walking between the bins of CDs and vinyl at Amoeba Music on Sunset Boulevard is always bound to turn something of interest, but for one Tuesday night in-mid-January, things were taken View More

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    Following an iconic kicks showcase in Larchmont Village, American sneaker giant Converse is continuing its LA lovefest by collaborating with an LA institution. In honor of its "Made by You" campaign, they've teamed up with Amoeba Music to launch a temporary exhibition at Project Gallery.     Open Thursday, April 30th through Wednesday, View More

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THE COFOUNDER OF AMOEBA MUSIC HAS THE RIGHT MIX OF PARTNERSHIP, PASSION, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARING A FEW BEERS WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES.   BY ANDY MEEK   In an era of 99-cent song downloads and the ability to pay a nominal fee to stream entire libraries of music, Marc Weinstein’s enterprise is an View More

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From humble origins as a tiny hole-in-the-wall record shop in Berkeley, California, Amoeba Music has grown into the world's largest independent record store. The Sunset Boulevard shop is the largest and most recently built of the three Amoebas, and is known internationally for drawing big-name performers to its intimate stage.   Often View More

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The past several years have seen smaller record stores such as Vacation,Origami and Permanent Records benefiting from the mounting interest invinyl. But after going strong for more than 10 years, Amoeba continues tobe the go-to spot for collectors of all genres. Not only is the store constantlywell-stocked with new and View More

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If The World's Largest Independent Record Store; tagline didn't prepare you, the grandeur of this musical emporium will make your jaw drop. An expertly organized cataloging system by genre, an in-store map, and a knowledgeable staff direct you through the aisles of new, used, and rare CDs and vinyl.   ... View More

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The Best Record Stores in the USA: The top 25 spots for unique vinyl and CDs, from San Francisco to Boston   Amoeba Music San Francisco, Hollywood, Berkeley   Even in the days when record-store chains ruled the music world, nothing compared to Amoeba. It was, and is, simply the most thorough and welcoming place View More

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By DJ Dave Siefert ("Dirty Dave") Reported by Lesley Barger Suter     Best Record Store:   "There's something about the smell of records at Amoeba Music that I love. It's a playground for music enthusiasts. If you walked in there with a list of ten things you wished you owned but thought you could never View More