Denver/Boulder's five best places to buy records
The Denver Record Collector's Expo is a veritable Mecca for music collectors. Twice a year (spring and fall), over forty dealers from every corner of the country come to sell hard to find LPs and 45s at the Ramada in Northglenn. It's worth the drive, and it's virtually guaranteed you'll find something you love. Mark your calendars: The next one is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. Get there early.
2. Wax Trax, 638 East 13th Avenue, Denver
For people who like to geek out in peace, Wax Trax is the most approachable place to browse an incredible selection of vinyl. The store is small and manageable, the atmosphere is relaxed, the staff is helpful and the prices are a steal. This is as real as it gets -- smell the ancient grit of music history past while perusing the notable rock section as well as rare and underground releases. Check out the cassette tape collection in the back, too.