BLK Vinyl started out as the gig of a lifetime collectively fantasized about by three high school buddies. It is the culmination of deciding they each had far too many records at home, followed by tens of thousands of cups of coffee ruminating on that fact, then finding the perfect space to showcase all of those records and finally calling it “BLK”, the first letters of each of its founders’ last names. Which in turn led them to finding out the difference between acronym and initialism but nevermind that...
Opened in May of 2018, BLK Vinyl is located at the easternmost end of historic 6th street in Austin. Specializing in used and collectible records, with a heavy concentration on 60's and 70's pop, psych, garage, prog, etc. Other strong areas of interest include 50's and 60's jazz, lounge and exotica, 60's soul and as many records we can gather from the dismal vinyl production era of the mid to late 90's and early 2000’s, with special attention to the post-Nirvana alternative rock boom. We’ve started to phase in some carefully curated contemporary and local artists for the kids and locavores.
Along with the idea of being a place to hang out and buy, sell/trade and talk about records, BLK also offers Guitar Lessons to students of all skill levels. For more information, check out our LESSONS page.
Come visit us at 2505 E 6th Suite F Austin TX 78702 or call us at 512.220.6536 to ask “B” what his favorite song of all time is. (CORRECTION: “B” later asked that you do not).