To dig, you have to get dirty, and no Chicago record store offers that opportunity better than Logan Hardware. It’s easy enough to come by overpriced, carefully catered 45s, and certainly Logan has a section dedicated to that, but the real joy is in sorting through the boxes they bought in bulk. With records as cheap as a buck, and a listening station’s nice needle ready for abuse, the only other option for finding forgotten classics is to head to their free arcade afterwards.
2410 West Fullerton, (773)235-5030, logan-hardware.com
Best of Chicago 2013