Father’s Day is only four (*gasp!*) days away, and let’s face it, this year you want to up your game from the usual striped tie gift. If your dad is a music maven, whether that means classic rock, jazz, or old-school punk, there are plenty of options out there.
Here are a few picks for your music-loving Pops. But move fast, only a few days to go!
Amoeba Records is a local institution, and they have the merch to prove it. Their shirts go for only about $10, but the cool factor is priceless.
Rasputin Music is another legendary independent record chain in the Bay Area. They have a few stores scattered throughout the area, from the Haight to Concord, and they sell a whole bunch of shirts, most of which are about $15. They also have a pretty solid collection of house-made shirts, but you’ll have to head to the store in person to snatch up one of those.
You might know Crosley as that company that makes portable record players. They also make pretty rad smaller radios, like this one, which you can get at Kohl’s for about $115. Extra points for making Dad a cool playlist to listen to with it!
You might be a bit late for Father’s Day, but it will be worth it. If your Dad still shreds from time to time, think about getting him custom made picks like these from Clayton Custom or these from PickWorld. Prices range from $25-$360.
Last year Rolling Stone published a list of the 20 best music books to come out lately. If your Dad is a reader, check out that list, or some books like this one on great Rock & Roll photography. Not a rock fan? Check out this excellent jazz photography book.
If all else fails, grab Dad a gift card to iTunes. Trust us—he won’t be disappointed!