The Industry

Groove Net: The Best Kept Secret in Dallas' Music

Like all niche stores, record shops are keeling over left and right. Only one or two record stores among each hundred have survived the evolution of the music industry. In turn, a priceless cultural gathering place has been all but lost. A cornerstone that ignores occupational, national, and social boundaries, concerned instead with music, and the rich dialogue fellow enthusiasts share with one another therein.

Rightly so, considerable ink has been spilt discussing these places - the choice survivors - shops like Good Records and CD Source. Even Bill's and Forever Young receive their mentions. But Dallasites might be surprised to learn that there is another place. Perhaps, an even better record store than these. In fact, it's THE record store for local collectors, audiophiles and DJs. It's also one of the oldest and best kept secrets in the DFW music scene. I'm speaking about a refreshingly nondescript store called Groove Net.

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Jonathan Patrick