Stinkweeds: A Hotbed of Musical Activity for Nearly Three Decades
April 5, 2016 | western
Even the "History" page on Stinkweeds website is a collaborative effort, a nod to the guiding philosophy behind this iconic Phoenix music shop. Owner Kimber, a beloved figure of the local community, asks patrons to send in vintage fliers and snaps from Stinkweeds' earliest days, which included shows by yet-undiscovered bands like The Format and Neutral Milk Hotel.
For the past three decades, Kimber and company have helped Phoenix locals discover these up-and-coming acts and find the perfect vinyl for their day, mood, or tastes. Maybe the reason music enthusiasts like visiting Stinkweeds so much is that they know they're among other lovers of the art. Every staff member has a personal stake in music, and even if his or her preferences vary from your own, any employee will be happy to help you find what you're looking for at Stinkweeds. You can even test-drive albums at the listening stations, which are always well-stocked with eclectic tunes.