Founded in 1980, Lou's Records is an independent record store located on North Coast Highway 101. The shop carries a wide selection of new and used CDs, vinyl, DVDs, cassette tapes, turntable styluses and needles, laserdiscs and VHS tapes. It also hosts in-store musical performances and record release parties. Lou's also offers DRM-free, paid music downloads on its website, featuring exclusive releases. Also available on the website is a schedule of upcoming in-store events.