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Essendon 2nd Hand Records: live music, bargains and the bar is always open. Melbourne

Essendon 2nd Hand Records: live music, bargains and the bar is always open. Melbourne

Live music all afternoon at Essendon 2nd hand Records, Moonee Ponds. Dave Warner from the Suburbs launches Record Store Day at midday. Wendy Stapleton and Paul Norton at 1pm. Local artists all afternoon including Cosmos. Lots of $1 bargains as always. Bar is open too.

Coffee, drinks and the ‘continental roll’ at Highgate Continental, Perth

Coffee, drinks and the ‘continental roll’ at Highgate Continental, Perth

Stacks of new release vinyl, guest programmers playing tunes throughout the day, hot coffee, soft drinks, local brews, and huge reductions on slected titles .. some up to 60% off, plus special offers for mailing list subscribers.

Plus the traditional WA lunchtime favourite, the ‘continental roll’ .. from which the store takes its name.

Here’s the Facebook event

DJ Motormouth at Utopia Records, Sydney

DJ Motormouth at Utopia Records, Sydney

The infamous DJ Motormouth is at Utopia Records .. one of four metal DJs spinning tunes on the day. Renowned for being flamboyant this should be an excellent set.

Discography Vinyl: more space, lots of specials. Perth

Discography Vinyl: more space, lots of specials. Perth

Discography Vinyl, at Starland Video, in Beaconsfield has reorganised so there is now even more vinyl in the racks, plus the sound system is kicking some decibels, and they plan for some live music ….from The Rosemary Beads (without a drummer .. could be interesting), The Kill Devil Hills (acoustic set) plus two Perth bands who want to remain incognito for now …. plus DJs spinning selected tunes from the store’s catalogue.

Dada Records: doing what they always do!  Perth

Dada Records: doing what they always do! Perth

One of the oldest, continuously operating indie record stores in Australia, Dada Records is doing what they always do, and do so well. Lots of fresh stock due in, special editions plus live music. They are also offering special discounts in the CD section, so it’s not just vinyl.

More announced by Rocksteady!

More announced by Rocksteady!

Conkrete Music is offering Buy 1 Get 1 Free of TOMGIRL’s debut self-titled LP (black vinyl, first press) at Rocksteady Records in Melbourne, for Record Store Day April 22, 2017.

TOMGIRL is a duo fronted alt pop/rock band based in Australia and Singapaore. Led by Cherie Ko (Singapore) and Ted Doré (Australia), TOMGIRL burst onto the scene in late 2016, at the speed of a smash-and-grab robbery, with rock’n’roll stories of reckless romance and rebellion. It’s this modern musical Bonnie and Clyde parallel that has inspired the offer for Record Store Day Australia, April 22, 2017. With a second copy of the record you can treat your best bud, your ride or die, the Sonny to your Cher, or the Andre3000 to your Big Boi.

 

Northside Records gig: Melbourne

Northside Records gig: Melbourne

As well as an in-store signing of their new coloured vinyl by one half of A.B. Original, Briggs, there’s a HEAP of music being played at Northside on Record Store Day 9am-6pm.

Bands:

  • Cooking on 3 Burners (launching their own 45)
  • Allysha Joy (solo 45 on Northside Records)
  • Jazz Party (also on the new 45 train)

and DJs

  • Lance Ferguson
  • Prequel
  • Miss Goldie
  • Emma Peel
  • Peril
  • Mz Rizk
  • Sensible J
  • Remi

An amazing reissue of Hiroshi & Claudia (1979 LP Aus disco/jazz, private press) will be available.

Plus, a tonne of other records.

Just Funkin Music: Ballina

Just Funkin Music: Ballina

Off the back of Bluesfest celebrations, Ballina’s local are celebrating funkin’ music for Record Store Day.

Also a coffee shop, you’ll get a free caffeine hit with every vinyl purchase!

Record Low gig: Castlemaine

Record Low gig: Castlemaine

Castlemaine’s newest record store is opening from 9am on Record Store Day.

Live bands DEAD and H.R playing from 4pm.

Awesome discounts on non-RSD exclusive vinyl.

Skydiver gig: Melbourne

Skydiver gig: Melbourne

Collingwood’s Skydiver Records are trading for 12 hours on April 22nd so their friends and faithfuls can enjoy a heap of great music.

They’ll be stocked up on plenty of second-hand, new and reissued stock, plus lots of local releases.

Playing both from their bags and from the store’s awesome range will be:
Leo James
Sanpo Disco
Jennifer Loveless
Phillips Head
Ricci
Darcy Justice
Peppermint Darling

… and it’s BYO, 10am-10pm!

After party at Dr. Morse, just down the road.