ABOUT THE STORE

Originally opened in April of 2019 as Preserving Hardcore, the store has quickly and drastically expanded both its inventory and the styles of music it both specializes in and hosts performances for. So much so, in fact, that a larger building was purchased only one year after opening and the store has moved (right next door) to a much larger space. The store is now located in the basement floor of 1101 5th Ave in New Kensington, PA; a former church of over 100 years!

Preserving Underground is the full realization of over 20 years of physical media collecting, hoarding and curating. We have a collection of over 10,000 well-organized CDs, nearly 5,000 collector records,  and a few hundred specialty cassettes. We also have a very extensive apparel selection with over 1000 shirts both vintage and new. There is also the Dollar Vault filled with several thousand LPs and CDs for those looking to dig deep.

 

The store is aggressively seeking to expand it's inventory so please bring in your old collections or even just a handful of items. We offer 40% in trade or 25% in cash for items we can utilize for the store and will ensure your collection goes into the hands of another proper collector.

We currently specialize in the following...

- PUNK ROCK -

- ALTERNATIVE -

- CLASSIC ROCK -

- HEAVY METAL -

- HARDCORE -

- PROG ROCK -

- METALCORE -

- HIP HOP -

- BEATDOWN -

- PSYCH ROCK -

- ​NU-METAL -

- ​BLACK METAL -

- DEATH METAL -

- NEW WAVE -

- GRIND -

- INDIE ROCK -

- INDUSTRIAL -

- GOTH -

- POP PUNK -

- SCREAMO -

- POST ROCK -

- POST METAL -

- STONER ROCK -

HOURS

We announce our hours every Sunday evening for the upcoming week. You can find the announcements on our Instagram, Facebook or simply by checking Google as the hours are updated and reliable. If it says we are open, we are 100% open.

 
No upcoming events at the moment