About Us

Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie, NY is the Hudson Valley’s largest brick & mortar independent record shop and five-time Best of the Hudson Valley ‘Best Record Store’ winner!


Located at 611 Dutchess Tpk (Rte 44), Darkside specializes in the sale of music, movies, hifi audio equipment, gifts and more, as well as charity/community outreach events, and live music (including Baroness, Mike Doughty, Andrew McMahon, Songhoy Blues, Lacuna Coil & The Felice Bros).

Opening its doors in January 2011 in the heart of the Poughkeepsie, Darkside has established itself as a music lovers’ destination, specializing in the sale of vinyl records, CDs, movies, new/used turntables, gifts and more. Locally owned, Darkside is the genesis of a group of friends who love music & believe that the physical format is not dead. We've set out to re-invent what being a music store means, offering a community perspective & a commitment to our customers.

Store Hours
Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm

We Buy Records (and More)!

Clean out your closet and give your record some new life. We buy & sell all day, every day (during store hours at least!). Just bring in your used for us to check out and you could earn some extra dough on the spot.

We offer cash or store credit for our used product so we can, in turn, keep our prices reasonable for someone else to enjoy. We are typically interested in Music including: Vinyl records, 45s, CDs, cassettes; Movies including: DVDs, Blu-ray, laserdisc, VHS; HiFi Gear including: Receivers, cd players, speakers, turntables, preamps, etc; and Apparel including: Band T-shirts, hoodies, tour shirts, etc.

Questions? See our buy/sell/trade page, call or stop by and talk to one of our experienced buyers today!

Apply Yourself

Think you have what it takes to be a part of the Darkside team? Fill out the online form here. Please speak to someone in-store for complete employment details.