Located in an old pantyhose warehouse, AKA is a comfortable, bright place perfect for browsing. The glass storefront reveals the copious and well-organized stock of music within. The inviting racks of CDs and records have lured more than one unsuspecting passerby inside.
Once you are in the store, forget about thriftiness: Reasonable prices and the knowledgeable staff will have you whipping out your wallet for that Johnny Cash box set you never knew you needed. It's one-stop shopping for anything from Steely Dan to Steve Reich. AKA stocks a diverse and comprehensive selection of indie rock, hip-hop, electronic music, jazz and soundtracks. On a budget? Check out their used section, which is unusually rich in good finds.