Independent Record and Music Stores in the Milwaukee Area
Milwaukee is great for independent music stores when you know where to find them. This guide will help you discover the best of them.
The Exclusive Company
Address: 1669 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee
Phone Number: 414-271-8590; Website: http://www.exclusivecompany.com
As America's Oldest Full-line Independent Record Store, The Exclusive Company has seen the music industry transition from 78s to digital downloads. Prior to opening the doors of its first retail location in 1956, The Exclusive Company’s founder and current president, Mr. G., got his entrepreneurial start in the early ‘50s by selling records out of the trunk of his car and at flea markets. A few short years later, in 1956, Mr. G. opened the first Exclusive Company location on Main Street in West Bend, WI. The Exclusive Company currently has 7 locations throughout Wisconsin in Appleton, Green Bay, Greenfield, Oshkosh, West Bend, Janesville and on Milwaukee's East Side.
Off The Beaten Path
Address: 1938 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: 414-224-1550; Website: http://www.offbeatenpath.org
From the Owner: "With a variety of offerings to choose from, I'm sure you'll be happy with our Record Store. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. Whether you are looking for some rare LP's or CD's, stereo equipment or rock memorabilia we have something to fit your style."
Address: 2341 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone Number: 414-882-9797
The Exclusive Company
Address: 5026 S 74th St, Milwaukee, WI 53220
Phone Number: 414-281-6644; Website: http://www.exclusivecompany.com
Indie record store buying, selling & trading new & pre-owned music (LPs, CDs), movies & games.
RushMor Records - Music & Video
Address: 2635 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone Number: 414-481-6040; Website: http://www.rushmor.com
From the Owner: "We offer NEW/used vinyl and compact discs, DVDs, t-shirts and more.
Rushmor specializes in modern rock, punk & hardcore, progressive/Euro-rock, rockabilly, and heavy metal music. IMPORTS from around the World! We PROUDLY support local independent music.
WE SPECIAL ORDER!!!"
Address: 1627 E Irving Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: 414-223-3177
A good old-fashioned independently owned and operated used CD and record shop. New LPs are also stocked according the employees' and owners' whims. Well organized by 2 guys who know a lot about the music they're selling.
Always check about opening times before visiting, as these can vary quite a lot. Remember that with independent stores, things work very differently from place to place. This, after all, is the joy of having them!