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12 Days of Local Shopping Ideas: Music

Ho, ho, ho! ’Tis that time of year again! Every day for the next 10 days we’ll be sharing local shopping gift ideas for your loved ones, and best of all — you can buy them all right here in the village. Today is day 3, and we’re thinking of the music lover.

New arrivals of note: @metallica, @templeofthedogofficial, @nicolasjaar, @beck Solange and Leonard Cohen! Tickets on sale today include @thundercat_music, @highonfireband, Black Lips and a restock on John K. Samson!

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 Red Cat Records

Artist-Owned and operated Red Cat Records offers various music varieties as well new & used LPs, CDs, turntables and they even sell concert tickets!

Address: 2447 East Hastings Street

Price: $ – $$

Instagram: @RedCatHastings

Slash Anaconda Limited Edition Number 44 At Westcoast Guitars #slash #anaconda #gibson #canada

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Westcoast Guitars

Consider getting the passionate music lover in your life some lessons, perhaps even along with a new instrument. Westcoast Guitars has a long history in the Vancouver retail music business. From its inception in 1989, they’ve had the pleasure of serving many musicians both famous and yet to be. Selling vintage collectable autographed instruments, custom made guitars, along with the best hand picked new instruments, this place is a must visit.

Address: 110 – 2741 East Hastings Street

Price: $-$$$


Yesterday’s thrift store finds… Not bad for 25 cents each.. Was definitely the most stoked to find the Grover Washington Jr. tape.

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 VGH Thrift Store

You never know what kind of music gems you’ll find at this store! With a ton of vintage, used and new items to choose from, you might find something great here.

Address: 2535 East Hastings Street

Price: $

Instagram: @VGHThriftStore

Band night with the lads #Dilbosh #BandPractice #turnitupto11

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 Pandora’s Box Studio 

Back by popular demand is Pandora’s 12 Hour Punch Card, as well as gift cards for rehearsal time. Pandora’s Box is East Van’s best place to jam. They offer great rooms, great gear, low prices and no stairs. The studios have been designed and built in consultation with acoustic engineers for clear sound and fantastic soundproofing. At Pandora’s Box Rehearsal there are no hidden fees all hourly studios include a FULL drum kit, 1200w PA, bass amp & guitar cabs.

Address: 1890 Pandora Street

Price: $$- $$$

Facebook: @PandorasBox1890

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 At The Waldorf

New Years Eve Party is back At The Waldorf, with numerous DJ’s spinning in four rooms at the historic Waldorf Hotel. At The Waldorf hotel is a multi-venue complex with three venues — Tiki Bar, Tabu and The Hideaway. These popular spots have hosted hundreds of incredible concerts, parties, events, weddings and private performances throughout the years.

Date: Dec 31, 2017 @ 8pm Tickets

Address: 1489 East Hastings Street

Price: $$-$$$

Instagram: @AtTheWaldorf

music, cd's, tapes

Miscellany Thrift

Think of thrift stores as time capsules, waiting to be discovered! At Miscellany you’ll find all the music sorted in categories, for ease of rummaging, of course.

Address: 2615 East Hastings Street

Price: $-$$

Instagram: @MisceallanyThriftandVintage




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