Opened in June of 1998, Mr Musichead was the first gallery in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to the art and images of music. The gallery started as a 200 square foot storefront in the heart of the Melrose Shopping District and in 2004, we relocated to a larger space on Sunset Blvd. We are now located in the former Valdez Guitar Shop and Peavey building, across the street from Guitar Center on the “Rockin’ Row” section of Sunset Blvd. Not only do we have even more space to offer you the best in rock photography, music related fine art, and all things music but we’re pleased to be in a space with rock and roll roots.
We specialize in a curated selection of artwork from every genre of music. Our inventory has everything from original paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media to limited edition art prints and concert posters. Our carefully chosen roster of artists includes world renowned and emerging talents alike, and our constantly evolving inventory reflects our passion for music and its legendary icons. Mr Musichead Gallery has curated and hosted over a dozen Los Angeles and world premiere exhibitions by artists including Jerry Garcia, Alan Aldridge, EMEK, Baron Wolman, Neil Zlozower, Chris Cuffaro, Storm Thorgerson, and Jay Blakesberg.
Whether our clients are looking for a small print, a gift, or an ultra rare one-of-a-kind piece, we are the destination! We not only represent some of the world’s best music photographers, but also comb through their archives to find hidden gems. We don’t just sell products, we like to believe that whatever is purchased from us is something our clients will enjoy the rest of their lives.
A deeply embedded love of music and art has led Sam Milgrom to build a nationally acclaimed music store, turn a historic movie house into Detroit’s premiere live music showcase nightclub, and launch an innovative gallery concept. Born and raised in the Motor City, this urban rocker has spent his entire life exploring every facet of the music industry and has spent his career bringing the best into the spotlight.
Sam grew his record store Sam’s Jams from one of the first punk stores in a 200 square foot storefront just outside of Detroit to a 10,000 square foot superstore. Sam’s Jams was one of the country’s largest volume independent music stores with over 500,000 records and a separate Jazz Room. It was one of the first to hold a weekly Live Concert Series, with members of Motown’s Funk Brothers as the house band. Autograph sessions at the store included Willie Dixon, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tony Bennett, Metallica, The Jam and Duran Duran. In 1982, Sam was named one of ‘Detroit’s 100 Powers and Personalities’.
In 1991, Sam rescued a 1920’s movie house and opened the live music venue ‘The Magic Bag’, which featured nationally touring rock, blues, and jazz legends (Sheila E., WAR, Leo Kottke, Graham Parker, Lee Rocker, Max Roach) while showcasing Detroit’s burgeoning talent. He produced over 300 concerts while helping to launch the careers of then rising star Kid Rock, singer-songwriters Ben Harper & Jeff Buckley, Blues singer Keb Mo, R&B singer/bassist Me’Shell Ndege Ocello, and Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove.
In 1998, Sam opened LA’s first gallery devoted exclusively to art by and about the world’s greatest musicians. Sam is committed to guiding Mr Musichead Gallery as it continues to add relevant and talented new artists to its roster, and newly discovered rare photographic images to its archive.