Social scientists speak of “third places,” by which they mean informal anchors to community life. These places are neither home's first place nor work's second, but somewhere in the middle...

Cactus Music co-owner Quinn Bishop

Especially when it hosted in-store concerts, Cactus functioned as a third place for a good portion of Houston’s music scene, a convivial meeting spot that was neither home nor a bar. [...] Where else could you enjoy free music and bevies with dozens of your closest friends? – John Nova Lomax

Houston’s oldest independent music store with over 40 years service.

The roots of our business springs from the Daily music family and the legendary record man, Pappy Daily, the founder of D Records and Starday Records. Pappy's sons, HW "Bud" Daily and Don Daily, opened Cactus in 1975 and it was one of the country's first music super stores.

Now co-owner Quinn Bishop (pictured above), together with a dedicated and longstanding team of friendly, music-knowledge-filled folks, run the 5,800 square foot location at 2110 Portsmouth and S. Shepherd.

Cactus Music and Records

We have an extensive selection of almost every physical format, historic memorabilia, hard-to-find items and music-related gifts and products. Cactus Music also showcases local, regional and national talent on our stage with weekly in-store performances.

The Record Ranch, located inside Cactus Music as an ode to our original store in the Heights (Daily's Record Ranch), is a 1800 square-foot vinyl-only store and art gallery offering a unique shopping experience people who love records. In addition to thousands of new and used records, The Record Ranch gallery presents ongoing exhibits featuring music-related artwork.

Next time you're in Houston, stop by and see us. You might just hear something new while meeting a friendly group of music-obsessed humans. Did we just become best friends?

Thank you – Let the good times roll.
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Bert with a special 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗱 copy of 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗧𝘄𝗮𝗶𝗻’𝘀 #NewMusicFriday release ‘𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗢𝗳 𝗠𝗲’ out today, Friday, 02/03/23! Don’t see something in stock? Be sure to check back for “daily-ish” restocks or new arrivals.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ •#ShaniaTwain - Queen Of Me⠀ is available on the following formats ⬇️⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ •𝗥𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗖𝗗 (𝘓𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭) ⠀⠀⠀⠀ •𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗗 (#𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦) 𝘖𝘕𝘌 𝘗𝘌𝘙 𝘗𝘌𝘙𝘚𝘖𝘕, 𝘍𝘐𝘙𝘚𝘛 𝘊𝘖𝘔𝘌, 𝘍𝘐𝘙𝘚𝘛 𝘚𝘌𝘙𝘝𝘌. 𝘕𝘖 𝘚𝘏𝘐𝘗𝘗𝘐𝘕𝘎!)⠀⠀⠀ •𝗥𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗩𝗶𝗻𝘆𝗹( 𝘓𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭)⠀ ⠀ ⠀ “Queen of Me is everything fans of Shania Twain could hope for. At the same time, it’s a perfect introduction for anyone who’s not heard her to this point. Twain is making music that is fun, and she is having fun doing it.” Riffmagazine.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #recordstores #houstonvinyl #cactusmusic #houstonvinylstore #houstonrecordstore #nowspinning #vinylrecord #vinyligclub #vinylcommunity #instavinyl #vinyladdict #recordcollection #vinylcollector #shoplocalhouston
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