Music takes me to my happy place and even though I listen to most of it through Spotify I still enjoy physical copies of albums from time to time, especially the classics. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Cactus Music – one of Houston’s oldest record stores. I was in music heaven!

Vinyl and CD lovers have a huge selection to sort through at fair prices. You can find classic records and more recent bodies of work if you have a minute to sift through the many choices.  I also appreciate Cactus for it’s collection of vintage tees (I found my favorite Beatles shirt here years ago) and band paraphernalia. Fans of live music can also pop in for a show featuring local artists. One thing I really love about Cactus, though, is it’s randomness. You don’t have to be a music lover to leave with something awesome. You can find a unique gift for a friend, a good book, or random items like socks, posters, and mugs. Check it out if you’re ever in the Montrose area!

What’s your favorite way to listen to music? Do you buy music online or like physical copies? Let me know in the comment section below!