About Vertigo Music
Local Record Store in Grand Rapids, MI
Hours of OperationMonday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reviews of Vertigo Music in Grand Rapids, MI
- 752 Reviews
I live in Chicago and I have a good sized record collection. I hunt for rare records on Discogs, where a lot of local stores post their inventory online. I saw a record I wanted and was traveling to Grand Rapids for work for the week. I entered Vertigo Music and they had a wide variety of great music. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I inquired about the record and they looked for record in the back, which gave me time to look through their collection. They were so nice and apologized for making me wait as they looked for the record, that they even gave me a discount. I honestly didn’t mind waiting but that extra level of customer service was amazing. I highly recommend this awesome store!
I started going to this record shop in the early 2000’s when I was hanging out at Skelletones. In between bands, my friends and I would stop in to Vertigo and dream about having every album we couldn’t afford at the time. They keep an update stock of new and current music, as well as a large supply of old, vintage, and other rarities, and their pricing is very competitive and sensible. The vibe is a little discombobulated, and the store can feel a little cramped on busier days, but that is just part of its charm. New/big box stores cannot emulate the feeling you get walking into Vertigo. Being an independent record store in a medium sized town and surviving for decades should be enough to instill faith in Vertigo as a store, so if buying records, tapes, or CDs is your thing, Vertigo is a local staple and a must-see. Highly recommended!
S M K
I stumbled upon this record store in downtown Grand Rapids. It is, without a doubt, one of the best organized shops I’ve been in. Hats off to the staff for making a better shopping experience. They have an inventory of about 2/3 LPs, 1/3 CDs and some cassettes in the mix. The selection of new and used vinyl are again about 1/4 new and 3/4 used. They seem to be discerning in the used LPs they take. There is a good mix of genres. The employee working was extremely helpful with locating items. He even found a near mint condition LP for me. He went above and beyond to help me package my LP for travel. This led to a discussion about packaging LPs for shipment. I saw first hand that Vertigo carefully packages items in LP specific shipping cardboard. I’ll plan to be back for future purchases online or when I visit Grand Rapids again. A great, if not exemplary example of a quality record shop
Rick and Brenda Becker
They are wonderful! In 2010 my now husband and I were looking for a place downtown to take our engagement photos and their shop has such great character! We asked, and they granted us permission!💍💘🤟🏽
This is the best record store I've ever been to. The selection is huge and includes everything from anime OSTs--my favorite being the OST for "Ghost in the Shell"--to indie darlings like Japanese Breakfast and Joanna Newsom. There's never an air of arrogance or self-importance from the folks who work here, either. You can tell they're all such genuine music lovers and they're really happy to offer a recommendation, help out with questions about buying and playing vinyl, or compliment a purchase (which always makes me feel super cool; part of the fun is trying to impress them with your picks). Vertigo has been in business for a long time for a reason. I've been in the store when they've had visitors from all over the state and country. Stepping inside feels like having the coolest older siblings with an amazing record collection and a "Hey bud, how ya doin'?" We're really lucky to have a place like this in Grand Rapids.