Located in the Marigny, the award winning Louisiana Music Factory is one of the longest running record shops in New Orleans. With two full floors of albums – CDs and DVDs on the first floor, vinyl upstairs – it’s the perfect place to spend hours digging for that elusive, rare LP. A wide selection of Louisiana-based music – swamp pop, cajun, southern soul – solidifies LMF as the go-to place for historical, local vinyl. Knowledgeable, helpful staff can help you find whatever you’re looking for or make suggestions based on artists or bands you’re already into. There’s an old-fashioned, Tower Records-esque charm to LMF, the kind of shop my father and I would spend hours browsing when I was younger and CDs were in their heyday. But LMF still carries a fair amount of new releases, and they occasionally hold live concerts on a small stage on the ground floor. All in all, the place is an old-school record shop still kicking in an increasingly digital age.