|About||Independent since 2011! The Hudson Valley's largest selection of new & used Vinyl, CDs, Cassettes, turntables, audio equipment, movies, live music & more.|
Darkside Records is the Hudson Valley’s largest brick & mortar independent record shop, located at 611 Dutchess Tpk (Rte 44 in the former OTB building) in Poughkeepsie, voted Best of the Hudson Valley ‘Best Record Store’ for two consecutive years (2015-2016). Specializing in music, movies, hifi audio equipment, gifts and more as well as hosting regular free, all ages live events including an outdoor bazaar, van show, an open mic, coloring nights (sponsored by Hudson Valley Tattoo Co), and live music (including Mike Doughty, Andrew McMahon, Songhoy Blues, Lacuna Coil & The Felice Bros).
Locally owned, Darkside is the genesis of a group of friends who love music & believe that the physical format is not dead. We've set out to re-invent what being a music store means, offering a community perspective & a commitment to our customers.
A staple of the Hudson Valley for 5 years, Darkside Records relocated on January 16th 2016 to our current location with a 6,000 sq ft sales floor with an expanded inventory (over 15,000 pieces for sale!), a new hi-fi/stereo room with new and used turntables and audio equipment, and a live music stage for touring and local acts and community events.