2105 South State, (312) 949-0125 reggieslive.com/photos/record-breakers
Formerly located in Hoffman Estates, Record Breakers now constitutes the music retail side of the South Side behemoth Reggie’s Rock Club and Music Joint, a combination bar and grill and rock venue. The proximity to a major club alone makes it worth a visit, but Record Breakers boasts a respectable collection of new and used CDs, DVDs, LPs and 45s. It’s mostly rock, with a smattering of folk, jazz and a surprisingly large number of classical LPs and CDs. The used-CD section, while disorganized, sometimes yields good finds. A general air of kitschiness—maybe it’s the band art tapestries hanging from the rafters or the t-shirts, hats, posters and incense for sale—will charm some and not others.
Updated June 2014