Whether you're after LPs, CDs or DVDs, you'll find plenty of record stores all across Melbourne that are bucking the global trend toward online sales. From hip hop, dance and indie to metal, folk, jazz and blues, the city has a little corner reserved for every kind of music fan out there.

Chase down rare reissues and catch renowned touring artists at Basement Discs in the city, or climb the library-like ladder to seek new and used tunes from around the world at Rocksteady Records on Lonsdale Street and The Searchers on Smith Street, Fitzroy.

Dancehall, hip hop and electro fans will enjoy the collections at Northside Records on Gertrude Street and Wax Museum in the CBD. Rathdowne Records on High Street, Northcote, is a one-stop shop for jazz, hip hop, rock, funk, disco and house. 

South of the Yarra, browse secondhand LPs and new releases at much-loved Greville Records in Prahran

For those willing to dig a little deeper there's no end of market stalls and secondhand dealers all across the city to scour for hidden vinyl and CD treasures – from Brunswick Street's Lost and Found Market to Goldmine Records in Carlton North.

Gig guides

Find a detailed calendar of gigs at beat.com.au and browse our very own list of the year's big gigs.

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