It's not huge, but if you're looking for a Punk Rock record store, this is it. I started going here back in High School when it was in a different location down the street. It was amazing back then, and bands played there often, but I heard one of them concerts went wrong and neighboring stores got their windows smashed by hooligans, so they closed down. When they reopened it was smaller, but still had a great selection of shirts, patches, buttons, cds, etc. True, the price is a little up there, but it's an independent record store, not to mention you can't really find a lot of these CDs, 7", and records elsewhere. If you like punk rock music this is where to be. 5 STARS by Joe Z. (Downey, CA) - Review on Yelp.com 09/13/2011
carlos c. said:December 6, 2011 12:33 pm PST
this takes me back like no other.
When I was younger, I remember coming to LA to visit Melrose, and hit up Retail Slut, Vinyl Fetish, Red Balls, Bleeker Bob's and of course Headline.
This place was my punk mecca. They had everything, with a huge selection of vinyl and cds, and their t-shirts are littered everywhere.
They do have instores sometimes, but they were always extremely hectic, and I couldn't imagine doing that now.. however. If you want to see one of the oldest record shops in town, this is it. Not for the faint of heart. 5 STARS by Carlos C. (Los Angeles, CA) - Review on Yelp.com 11/28/2011
Tiger said:November 16, 2011 3:06 pm PST
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Easter said:November 16, 2011 12:37 pm PST
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LA Weekly said:October 1, 2011 9:52 pm PST
Best Shops for Breaking Melrose Montony: Best Hard Heads 2008 - Headline Records deserves props for both its tenacity (staying alive while every other indie record store has died) and its consistently killer selection of punk, ska, rock imports and independent releases. There's also spiked and studded stuff for punk stalwarts, many of whom still hang outside the place and spare-change ya, just like the bad 'ol days. Headline may not be a hub for hardcore live shows anymore (that stopped in '02), but raw rebelliousness lives on via the posters, buttons, stickers and, of course, music â?? the noisier the better. By Lina Lecaro