This music shop, which has been a Bay Area staple for years, is a great shop for independent artists and obscure records. The Union Square location boasts posters of Bay Area music stars like Mac Dre and Green Day. When you first walk in, be prepared to be hounded by the security guard to leave your baggage at the front. Loud music may be playing, anything from rap to wild punk rock. Posters align the walls going upstairs of the Bauhaus, Joy Division, and other modern rock heroes. Used CDs and DVDs sell for very cheap here, you can stock up on anything if you take the time to look. The Union Square location boasts a lot of tourists, so be prepared for lines and crowds. This is a also a great place to sell your album if you are a local artist trying to make it big!