Austin’s best known music store, with good reason, this 6,400-square-foot emporium carries a huge selection of sounds. This is the place to come for new releases and old; if the store doesn’t have something on hand, they’ll order it for you, stat. Waterloo has a popular preview listening section, a vinyl section, a generous return policy, offers compilation tapes of Austin groups, and sells tickets to all major-label shows around town. It also hosts frequent CD-release performances by local bands.