3126 North Broadway, (773) 404-5080 reckless.com
As the original Chicago location, owner Charles Taylor’s spot on Broadway has been serving your new and used needs for years. Along with the immense collection of CDs and vinyl—plus cassettes, don’t forget about those—Reckless also takes music off your hands if you’re looking for trade. In-store performances by touring bands—mostly in the indie-rock circuit—are a common occurrence. Slightly less of a hipster haven than the sister store in Wicker Park, the Lakeview Reckless often has the more mainstream rarity you can’t find on eBay, plus solid dance and IDM collections. And doesn’t everyone feel cool when they pick up a new CD from Reckless and the store’s description boasts “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”?
Updated June 2014