The 2022-2023 Flagpole Guide To Athens, GA

On the Record 

When Kindercore Vinyl opened in 2017, it became the only record-manufacturing facility in the state, and one of only a handful in the country. Looking to pick up some albums while in town? These are our locally owned stores:

Low Yo Yo Stuff Records

261 W. Washington St. • 706-340-0473 •

A wide variety of music sold by super-knowledgeable clerks.

The Record Booth 

1743 Lexington Rd. (inside Lexington Vintage) • 706-227-687 •

Specializing in vintage vinyl, new arrivals are added every week to a healthy stock of rock, jazz, blues, soul and more. 

Secret Sounds

Online •

Due to the pandemic, Secret Sounds is currently operating as a virtual storefront. Score vintage gems and browse new releases.


Online •

After beginning as a one-room record shop in 2017, Shadebeast has since evolved into a streetwear brand and booking and promotions company. With that said, it still offers a treasure trove of heavy metal, doom, thrash, hardcore and noise discoveries. 

Wuxtry Records

197 E. Clayton St. • 706-369-9428 •

With something for every type of music lover, Athens’ oldest record shop is a must-visit.