About Brainwave Records
Local Record Store in San Antonio, TX
Hours of OperationMonday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Reviews of Brainwave Records in San Antonio, TX
- 31 Reviews
This place has the best selection I've seen in San Antonio with the best prices, full stop. Good hours, great inventory and an owner who actually has a vast knowledge of music, not just metal or hard rock like San Antonio seems to pigeon-hole itself with. I highly recommend you check this spot out!
It’s hard to be the new kid on the block in most circumstances… but in the records store market, it can leave a shop owner feeling bullied right off the playground. So when I happened upon this new-comer on the West Side of San Antonio, I thought I would drop in and check things out.It is easy to miss this place, so you just need to trust your Google maps and park — in this case, it is either right on the side of the road where there is a little alcove by a bus stop (this puts you directly in front of the shop’s door), or across the street at the corner market that has agreed to let patrons park there.Once you are inside you immediately see that the shop has made the best use of their space. Rare, hard to come by records line the far wall and well-stocked bins wrap around the main area to offer vinyl-pickers plenty to sift through. I even found an extremely hard to find Vaperror album there that cannot even be bought on Discogs. So needless to say, I was instantly amazed at what they had there.The pricing is legit, in line with market norms. Do your research, if you think it is expensive... Oh! Did I mention the owner is there to answer questions, or just let you do your personal thing if you prefer not to be bothered? And while you are off perusing the vinyl, this dude can be seen cleaning records. Wait! Not just the vinyl… but even the album covers! Who does that?! I mean, I have never seen this before... but it was very much appreciated, and I definitely liked knowing that fingers would be less likely to have all that vintage funk on them when I was done digging. So, yeah, nice touch with the attention to detail.Solid selection of vintage audio gear, too. Which makes this location a solid find, IMO.
Great little selection here! So many great records 😁 prices were a little high compared to other shops I've been to in SATX but totally worth a check in case you are looking for something specific. Great metal selection
One of the best in the city no question. Friendly staff always willing to help, KILLER selection of metal vinyl, great pricing - and they also sell used / new audio equip for your listening needs. Have a look see, you won't leave empty handed.
Libby Del Barrio
Known one of the owners for a over a decade. Very knowledgable and helpful. This is the record store you want to go to in San Antonio. Unfortunately I don't collect vinyl anymore but I made sure my small collection went into their inventory because I know my collection will find great homes coming from this record store. This ain't no half price books bs.