Well, that was all pretty amazing! Massive thanks to everyone who made it such an incredible time.
We have so many photos and over the next few days will create a gallery to share .. but in the meantime massive thanks to:
Official turntable partner: Pro-Ject , which don’t just offer competition prizes and cash, but also offered deals and add on value for retailers to offer to their customers.
The record labels that sponsor us:
The media partners:
The owners and staff of all those fabulous indie record stores around our fine nation
AMRA: the Australian Music Retailers Association (us) who bring you RSDA each year, including our extended family of Impactiv8 which handles the social media strategy and Cavanagh PR which handles the publicity.
And of course all those amazing people across Australia who visited an indie music store and heard bands, hung out with other music nerds, discovered new music, added music to their collections … in short YOU the music lovers of Australia. Without you, this day would not be what it is. Thanks from us all!
Now for next year!!
Fabulous video with Dave Grohl, the US ambassador, talking about record stores, why they’re important and his first record purchase. Why may surprise you. It was the record that inspired him to pick up a guitar and play … so worth knowing about, hey.
Warner Music’s list is here and it’s short but perfectly formed:
- BEN LEE
- THE SAINTS
- DAVID BOWIE
- BEE GEES
- DEEP PURPLE
- THE STOOGES
- THE WOMBATS
- STONE SOUR
- ROBERT PLANT
- TEGAN AND SARA
- THE FLAMING LIPS x 3
- NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
- YOUNG THE GIANT
- JACO PASTORIUS
- JETHRO TULL
- STEVE EARLE / ROBERT JOHNSON
- JOHNNY MARR
- REAL FRIENDS
- THE USED
- DAVE HAUSE
- OF MONTREAL
- BUILT TO SPILL
- GRATEFUL DEAD
- HAPPY MONDAYS
plus some various artists inc Yaorcht Rock, AOR Breaks and A Monstrous Psychadelic Bubble.
Billy Holiday – Lady in Satin
Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan/ Close Watch 12”
Deep Purple – The Book of Taliesyn (Mono)
Frank Sinatra – Songs For Young Lovers
Happy Mondays – Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches
Jaco Pastorius – Anthology: The Warner Years
Jethro Tull – Live at Carnegie Hall 1970
Johnny Cash – Koncert V Praze (Live in Prague)
Monty Python – Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python: The Galaxy Song 7”
Robert Plant – More Roar
The Saints – Eternally Yours
Other instore activities happening … but this is their limiteds.
This is weird, but good weird. The Open University in the UK has produced this bit of artwork and it combines, or ‘has hidden’, elements from nine different artists or bands. You don’t have to guess the albums, just the bands. Answers below, but don’t peek until you’ve had a good go at it! This is Open University. You have to try first.
And the answers are here. Scroll down and down.
Quiz answers – clockwise from the top:
– Massive Attack
– The Stone Roses
– DJ Shadow
– The Beatles
– Radio Head
The new Mumford and Sons album Wilder Mind is on sneak listening at Hum Newtown from noon on RSDA. A handful of stores around the world have been chosen to play the album in full in advance of the launch in early May. And time zones being what they are, Hum’s listening will be first in the world.
Odditorium Vintage in Newcastle always has a quirky day and this year is no different. Exhibion of local artists curated by Liza Kaplan, a Newcastle illustrator, Mince Poppers are popping in with their outer space jazzy thing, and thre is a DIY cassette release from Grog Pappy on sale.
If not, click on the image below for your closest capital city to assist with your planning.
To further help plan your day, check out the Store Locator on our website. Then get out the map to work out the best routes so you can squeeze in as much fun as possible into the day!