We’ve done it before and will no doubt do it again, including in 2017. RSD is on Easter Saturday. Saturday 15 April. Put the date in your diary and be careful what holidays you book!
What an incredible ambassador for indie record stores! Ella Hooper can navigate Melbourne by the indie record stores she’s hung out in over the years and still does. She’s such an advocate for indie stores. Two fantastic in-store performances on the day: Basement Discs and Record Paradise. Showcasing the new double EP Venom/New Magic. Worth taking a listen to, even if we say so ourselves. Particularly enjoyed Monkey Mind.
And despite a busy schedule she kindly accommodated our media interview requests of which there were so many!
If you’re in Melbourne across May, Ella is in residency at The Gasometer on Wednesday evenings.
Saying thank you doesn’t do justice to the support Ella gave to RSD, but we say thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.
Enormous thanks to Adam Brand, one of Australia’s most enduring and popular country music artists, for being an ambassador for RSD 2016. He nearly broke our website when he was live on The Morning Show on Channel Seven (so many people checking out the link of his interview) and he showed just what a great guy he is at Westfield Carindale, as a guest of indie record store Rockaway Records, where he performed on the centre stage and then spent several hours at the store meetings and talking with fans.
What an amazing day! Thank you to everyone who contributed:
- The record companies for providing funding and the wonderful RSD limited edition records
- The musicians who gave their time and talents to perform live in indie record stores
- Our wonderful ambassadors Ella Hooper and Adam Brand who gave time again and again and again for interviews and instore performances
- The many, many indie record stores owners and staff for hours of hard work to get the day ready and then work tirelessly on the day to make sure everyone had the best fun
- The indie record stores who donated $100 and $50 vouchers for the online competitions
- The media who gave such support and noise11 for being an amazing advertising partner
- Pro-Ject turntables for being a wonderful sponsor … and that amazing limited edition design Pro-Ject Debut Carbon as a competition prize, along with two Spin Clean machines
- And last but by no means least: YOU the record loving people who flocked to the stores …. to hear live music, flick through the racks, add to your collections, find new music and reconnect with old friends amongst the music, and be part of the buzz and energy of an indie record store on RSD
White Rabbit Record Bar in Kensington is open from 10am and features DJ sets from Soul Sessions including Vince Peach, Frank Driscoll and Sister Alex, DJ Neddy, Rocksteady, DJ GWeeks as well as Rabbit alumni on the decks. Bargain bins, a hamper to be won and free snacks for crate diggers.
TITLE Fitzroy has live music from mid day upstairs with:
Mid day: Krista Polvere: “She’s the next big thing, I just recorded some music with her for her new record in California…she’s always impressed me as a songwriter. But the songs I’ve heard this time, I can honestly say I had no idea that she was capable of what I heard…I was shocked at how intricate it was…such a powerful record. It’s going to be a real game-changer.” – Ryan Adams, Artist
1pm: Malachi Doyle: In the tradition of the troubadour storyteller, Michael Waugh is a unique, intelligent and emotionally charged performer – giving a profound and is a singer-songwriter hailing from Melbourne, Australia, detouring via London, UK & Qamea, Fiji. Influenced by Country, Blues, Folk, Pacific & Reggae sounds, he has a truly individual approach to creating music and has a expressive, soulful voice. Malachi released his debut solo album “Flood Alleviation Scheme” in 2007 and “Shot of Green” in early 2012. new voice to the Australian experience. He will be playing songs from his latest album, ‘What We Might Be’.
2pm: Michael Waugh: In the tradition of the troubadour storyteller, Michael Waugh is a unique, intelligent and emotionally charged performer – giving a profound and genuine new voice to the Australian experience. He will be playing songs from his latest album, ‘What We Might Be’.
Long established music and book store in the heart of Norwood, Dillons Music has 10% off vinyl and vinyl players on RSD.
Reload Records down the bay in Rosebud is offering 15% off secondhand instore vinyl, CDs, DVDs and books for RSD only. The store has 4500 secondhand records, 7,000 secondhand CDs and 700 secondhand music DVDs in stock.
Check out the secondhand Beatles vinyl, including coloured records and rare picture discs. Plus a new order has just arrived from the States which promises to be lots of great stuff.
Looking for a podcast to listen to as you as you whisk between indie record stores on RSD?? RSD ambassador Ella Hooper talking with Aiden Grant at Vinyl Soul. It’s an iTunes podcast or here at podbean. Ella talks about RSD, vinyl, records, music, Killing Heidi, women in music, being a woman in music … stuff. She also mentors young musicians and her comments are invaluable for anyone … not just those who are creative souls seeking to create music.