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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Z and the crew with copies of @TwentyOnePilot’s seventh studio album, ‘Clancy.’ It is out today, Friday, May 24th, via @FueledBy Ramen and available on CD, regular, & #IndieExclusive Clear/Red Splatter Vinyl! 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗩𝗖 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗼 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗻𝘆𝗹! 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵! ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲‼️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ “Musically, it radiates personality. There’s an intimate quality to Clancy that feels like you’re not only right there with Tyler, witnessing him spill his guts, but also in the studio with the frontman and drummer Josh Dun as they giddily experiment and let it all out. They’ve long been one of alternative music’s most unique bands, but on Clancy, there’s a confidence in showcasing absolutely everything they’re capable of.”⠀ ⠀ “In the future, Tyler and Josh may move away from these concepts or create something else entirely. Who knows? Either way, Clancy is a triumphant full-stop. Nine years on from where the seeds of the idea were first planted with Blurryface – not to mention that album’s subsequent extraordinary success – twenty-one pilots are flying higher than ever.” Kerrang.com⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #thingstodoinhouston #houstonmusic #recordstores #houstonvinyl #cactusmusic #houstonvinylstore #houstonrecordstore #vinyladdict #recordcollection #vinylcollector #indieisbetter ⁣⁣#nowspinning #vinylrecord #vinyligclub #vinylcommunity #instavinyl #shopsmall #shoplocalhouston #ClancyRSC