Amoeba Music, San Francisco
San Francisco , California
Tel: 415 831 1200
Concierge.com's insider take:
A music junkie's paradise, Amoeba has an encyclopedic selection of new and used CDs, as well as DVDs, music posters, LPs, and 45s. Everyone from pierced club kids to aging Deadheads comes here to offload their used CDs for cash or trade then stay for hours to browse. Unlike Virgin and other media mega-stores, Amoeba has an extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff, many of whom moonlight as musicians or DJs. Plus, there are live in-store performances every week (sometimes local bands, sometimes major phenoms like DJ Shadow).
Open Mondays through Saturdays 10:30 am to 10 pm, Sundays 11 am to 9 pm.