The idea to open Armageddon Shop in Cambridge was a few years in the making. Having been in business in Providence for ten years, we had been hunting on and off for a spot in Boston. When we heard Twisted Village was going to close down, we asked Wayne if he would be cool with us looking into his location as a possible home. He was very supportive of the idea and a lease was signed in August 2010. We worked on the space for a few months with the help of future employees Cliff and Jamie, and some help here and there from a few other friends. We opened on December 20th 2010 and haven't looked back since.
Our goal is to be the best record shop possible within our means. The idea was to create a shop that we as music fans and record collectors would enjoy shopping in. We have a very serious focus on vinyl. We also stock CD's, Cassettes, Videos, Magazines, T-shirts, Patches, Pins and Books.
We believe in being involved with the community. We actively participate in the art, music, and local community to the greatest extent that our lives allow. We carry as much local music as possible, as consistently as possible. We will keep on supporting the people making art and music here, and we hope you do as well. We offer consignment for most local artists and local labels looking for us to stock their releases.
Genres and Styles:
Musically, we try to be as diverse as possible within our means. We like all forms of music. Genres we carry include, but are not limited to: Hardcore, Punk, Noise, Metal, Indie Rock, Local, Experimental, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae/Dub, Hip Hop, 80's, Soundtracks, Comedy, and other odds and ends. Our focus as a whole is on independent music and classic releases.
New and Used:
We carry both new and used titles. We inspect and clean all used media. It is impossible to spin every piece of used vinyl, but we hand clean every used record and put them in new dust sleeves and poly bags. We do our best to check out any surface marks. If you need more information on any record regarding condition, please feel free to ask. We want people to go home with music they will like and enjoy.
We are always interested in buying your used music! Vinyl, CDs, Cassettes, Tshirts, Books, Magazines, DVDs, almost anything music related. Please call before you come down, so we know to expect you. We will do cash or store credit at the same rate.
You can sign up for our email updates. We send updates about once a month for new stock, and periodically for shop sponsored events. A lot of records come and go extremely quickly, and this is a good way to stay informed on what we have coming in. You can call or email to have us put items on hold until you can come in, or until we work out payment and postage costs if you are from out of town.
>From North of Boston:
Take 93 South to the Storrow Drive exit heading West. take the N Harvard St / JFK Exit. Go risght at the light at the end of the exit over the bridge. Take a left at the second light, which is Eliot St. We are on the right side of the street at the next stop light below Eye Q Optical.
>From South of Boston:
Take 93 North to the Storrow Drive exit heading West. take the N Harvard St / JFK Exit. Go risght at the light at the end of the exit over the bridge. Take a left at the second light, which is Eliot St. We are on the right side of the street at the next stop light below Eye Q Optical.
The shop is owned and run by Ben Barnett and Chris Andries. We occasionally will have a few different folks volunteering to help us out if we need to be somewhere else. If either of us is not here, we probably won't be buying at that time, so it's always good to call ahead if you're trying to sell stuff.
Resumes can be emailed with a cover letter to: armageddonshop at gmail dot com