L at Bedford Ave.
This venue is closed.
This funky bastion of punk records is owned by Perry “Pee Wee” Masco, lead singer of the band I.C.U. The storefront is covered in graffiti, while the interior includes flame-painted walls, a jelly-bean dispenser, a disco ball, and an old Smith & Corona typewriter. Visual art shows take place in a small gallery alcove, where the seats have been transplanted from an old broken-down van. LPs and CDs span the genres, from garage rock, romantic rock, mod, hardcore eighties, and the new noise movement. The selection includes niche psychedelic bands (Pink Reason, the Blank Dogs), Japanese hard-core, European hard-core, and more mainstream choices like ABBA, the Animals, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby. Bargain hunters gravitate to the packed dollar bin, while serious collectors can inquire about rare finds. Two rehearsal studios are hidden in the basement, and the spot hosts in-store performances by bands like Live Fast Die, the Stalkers, the Electric Shadows, and Wellington Ladies Welfare League.