Craig Brown

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Houston's Top 10 Record Stores 2014

    It's true, Rocks Off brought you a very similar list of Houston's best record stores almost a year ago. But times change, people come and go, and information falls out of date. Mostly, there are probably tens of thousands of new Houstonians now who weren't here in February 2013, and might like to kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Heights Vinyl's Craig Brown Tries His Hand at Label Biz

    You'd think owning a record store would be a convenient avenue for starting your own record label, but you really don't hear about it that often. One guy who is, though, is Heights Vinyl's Craig Brown. With Electric Attitude's release party Saturday night at House of Blues for their first LP, Skint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Your 2013 Houston Record Store Day Rundown

    Your financial situation be damned, Record Store Day 2013 is coming this Saturday, April 20, to drain your wallet of life and those little green pieces of paper. This Saturday your dance card should be full with all the major indie record stores in Houston and the surrounding areas offering up giv ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2013

    Not Just Vinyl

    Houston's Top 5 record stores.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Record Stores

    Record Store Day ( is six weeks away, but a good Houstonian should never need an excuse to visit one of our city's many record stores. These fine brick-and-mortar shops have been doling out music for years and even decades in some instances. Run by some of the finest music lovers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Heights Vinyl Celebrates One Year Slinging Wax

    This weekend Heights Vinyl celebrates its first year of life with a big party at their shop on White Oak, just blocks from Fitzgerald's, featuring beer, food, giveaways, and performances from Electric Attitude, Brandon West, Come See My Dead Person and the Heights Boogaloo All-Stars, a band brought ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Vinyl Gets Another Spin

    Showing it has more lives than a cockroach, vinyl has been reborn, resulting in some beautiful music. But sometimes production values in records and turntables are lacking.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Cover Story: Cleaning & Caring For Your Vinyl Collection

    This week's feature, "Playing for Keeps," takes a look at the resurgence of the vinyl record. When you think about it, vinyl is probably the most enduring musical format in the history of home audio. How many people's record collections were started with hand-me-downs from their parents? But it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Heights Vinyl Prepares To Plant Its Flag

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSuite D of this White Oak strip center will house Houston's next record store.​Houston vinyl enthusiasts will soon have a new spot to score their drug of choice. Avid collectors may have come across notices advertising a "Big Pre-Opening 45 Sale" for a mysterious locale ... More >>