The Vinyl Underground is a record store and more located in downtown Kent Ohio, not far from Akron, Canton, Cleveland or Youngstown. We specialize in used and new vinyl, CDs, turntables & turntable related products and music related collectibles. We have a selection of nearly 10,000 LPs, 5,000 45s, 100′s of 78s, 100′s of cds, 100′s of dj 12s, many eps & picture sleeves and many other music related items.

We stock everything from common records to the ultra rare. The Vinyl Underground has multiple people out and about buying used collections all the time. Because of our frequent buying, we bring in new used vinyl on a weekly basis.  New used arrivals are usually stocked on Saturdays and are found in a section designated for the “new used” records. Unlike many other record stores we do not sell records on ebay or other sites as soon as we aquire them, so you have a good chance of finding some rare or unusual vinyl in stock because the records we buy, we put out in the store for atleast a few months before selling them online or via other selling outlets. We also have 1000′s of records in storage, so if you don’t see it in store… just ask. We are also steadily ordering new release vinyl and new reissues on a weekly to monthly basis. We can order new vinyl if we do not already stock it, stop in or contact us for details and check the general news page on this site for weekly updates on the new and used vinyl coming into the store.

We have been open for business at 257 N. Water St. Kent, Ohio since November of 2009 and here are some of the genres of records we deal in;

1950s – 2010s rock n roll

1940s – 1980s jazz

1920s – 1980s blues

1940s – 1960s country

1960s – 2010s reggae/dub/ska/dancehall

1980s – 2010s hip-hop/rap

1970s – 2010s metal/hardcore

1960s – 2010s punk/oi/pop-punk

1960s – 1970s garage/surf

1960s – 1980s psych/acid rock

1960s – 1980s progressive/euro rock

1950s – 1960s rockabilly/country boogie

1980s – 2000s techno/house/trance/breaks/electronica/ambient

1970s – 1980s disco/boogie

1950s – 1980s latin/brazilian/afro-cuban

1950s – 1980s soul/r&b/motown/northern soul/modern soul

1950s – 1960s doo-wop/rhythm rock

1950s – 1960s teen rock/teen pop/bubble gum

1980s – 1990s alternative/grunge/indie/college radio

1980s – 2000s goth/industrial/emo

1950s – 1970s car/hot rod/motorcycle/train related albums

1920s – 1990s bluegrass/hillbilly

1970s – 1990s new wave/synth pop

1970s – 2010s experimental/noise

1940s – 2010s oddball records/private pressings/independent labels/anything local

1920s – 2000s sports related records

1930s – 1990s broadcast/transcription/radio programs

1930s – 2000s picture discs/colored vinyl

1960s – 1970s philco hip-pocket records

1990s – 2010s new release vinyl

1920s – 1980s classical

1950s – 1990s moog/synth records

1950s – 2000s folk/rural/hippie

1920s – 1980s cheesecake (nude or partially nude record album covers, also playboy-adam mag-stag party special-xxx records)

1950s – 2000s soundtracks/tv records

1970s – 1980s takrl/tmoq/other independant label bootleg lps & 45s

We have one of the areas largest Beatles and Elvis Presley record selections including imports, picture sleeves, albums, 45s, rarities & beatles solo recordings.

We also carry many vintage turntables and home audio equipment and we can order turntable belts, cartridges, styli or parts.

We also deal in music related items like:


ticket stubs

tour programs

concert shirts

music related art

music related books

music collectibles

musical instruments

dj gear/home audio/pro audio

music related knick-nacks

vintage music related clothing

anything relating to The Beatles or Elvis Presley

We are always buying/trading for records, cds, electronics or any cool music related swag.

If for some reason we do have overstock of a certain record or it has been in the store too long we will sell it online or we usually sell sealed albums online, you can find our online inventories on the following sites;

Ebay -   the-vinyl-underground-records

Discogs -   vinylunderground

Gemm -   vinylunderground