fb logotwitter logoinstagram logo
John Schumann talks record stores ….

John Schumann talks record stores ….

The legendary John Schumann give a quick explanation for why record stores are so important. 24 seconds! Not the best quality video you’ve seen, but peer into the gloom and listen to what he has to say. This man is amazingly spot on.

Yay for John Schumann.  Yay for Redgum. Yay for John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew.

Rerun Records: Adelaide

Rerun Records: Adelaide

If you fancy your luck and love four decades worth of music, Rerun Records in the centre of Adelaide are raffling off a whole crate of handpicked second-hand LPs from the 60s-90s.

Rerun will also be stocking a number of RSD exclusives.

The shop also specialises in a photographic history of Adelaide, and vintage cameras. If you love a bit of nostalgia, don’t forget to check it out.

Record Paradise gig: Melbourne

Record Paradise gig: Melbourne

The incredible Brunswick space that is Record Paradise is participating in their 8th RSD and going large for it.

The Paradise bar will be operating to hydrate those keen to see a wealth of local talent from 10am, including:

  • Alex Lahey
  • La Bastard
  • School Damage
  • Rad Island
  • Dave Wright & the Midnight Electric
  • Primitive Calculators
  • The Glitter Veils

With a heap of merch and exclusive local releases, don’t miss the party in paradise.

Utopia midnight opening: Sydney

Utopia midnight opening: Sydney

Utopia Records in Sydney’s CBD is opening at midnight, granting the first 25 wild animals (purchasers) exclusive Utopia gift bags. One Century Venues golden ticket will be given away.

The same will occur at the even more “ungodly hour” of 7am – 25 gift bags and one golden ticket (spend $50 or more to go in the draw for the ticket).

Music on the day will be curated by DJs from NO LIFE ‘TIL LEATHER, FRANKIE’S and MOTORMOUTH. Legendary.

The store has just confirmed that all 293 RSD titles requested for the day are en route for your keen ears. Thousands more great titles, new and used, will also be available – metal, punk and rock.

There will also be random giveaways, fire breathing and (ethical) baby elephant rides.

“Record Store Day is always totally sick nuts at Utopia ya mugs”

Leading Edge Music Colac

Leading Edge Music Colac

If you’re in Colac, head down to the Murray Square Arcade and visit Leading Edge Music on April 22nd. The store will be collaborating with others to sort out punters with food, drinks, good music and great vibes… as well as:

Exclusive RSD releases

Every purchase on the day goes into a draw to win $200 GV, prizes also for 2nd and 3rd

50% off selected stock

Competitions & giveaways throughout the day

Donations to a local charity being taken all day

Special coffee & cake offer by Cafe Nu Deli with any purchase made with LEM on the day

Put your best smiles on because there’s going to be a photographer all day!

Quality Records Japanese RSD: Melbourne

Quality Records Japanese RSD: Melbourne

Its the biggest day on the Quality calendar (and everyone’s calendar)… this year with a Japanese twist!

In recent years Quality have had The Beatles, Elvis, and Sergeant the Penguin visit the Malvern store for the biggest day on the independent record store calendar. This year, a non existent Japanese pop artist will be making a special appearance (on film) along with Japanese dress-ups and Taikomochi (Male Geishas). A large, recently acquired collection of 60s-80s pop/rock pressed in Japan will be made available on the day.

To refresh you after a long day of music hunting they will be offering Japanese tea and sushi.
If holograms and grown men in dresses don’t appeal to you, they will have the regular RSD releases, huge discounts off everything in store (including selected new vinyl), and live music as always. A feature will be a heavily discounted range of Audiophile Mobile Fidelity vinyl and SACDS.

And the neighbours at Lilette’s French Patisserie will once again be offering $3 coffee to celebrate the day!

Beatniks Records: QLD

Beatniks Records: QLD

The Gold Coast’s friendliest musos are celebrating with the rest of us on RSD and will even shout the early comers a caffeinated beverage to get energies high in the morning. Other notable reasons to hit them up:

-Tonnes of RSD releases in store for the day

-In-store turntable giveaways from Pro-Ject Audio and Audio Technica. Spend $50 instore or buy any RSD product to go in the draw

-Live DJs spinning wax all day

-Live music from 2pm

-Spot prizes throughout the day; random giveaways!

Heaps of merch will be available as well as records and accessories.

Catch you at Broadbeach on the 22nd 🙂

Franks Wild Years gig: NSW

Franks Wild Years gig: NSW

Thirroul’s fantastic local store Franks Wild Years will be open from 10am and hosting a stacked lineup of live music from 2pm on April 22nd. Plus a big, big raffle.

Boasting over 10 000 used records on the daily, RSD will be made even more special with a sausage sizzle and a very  big raffle. Raffle prizes are two tix to Yours and Owls Festival in Wollongong,2 tix to Bowie at Anita’s Theatre, Thirroil, a Sureshaker bundle, Rice is Nice bundle, Spunk bundle, Grifter merch, a $50 Frank’s Wild Years gift voucher, plus plants from Backyard Blooms.

Music provided by:

Gold Member

No 4. Band

The Good Boys

Blue Divers

… and Franks Wild Years DJs

Seeya there!

Clarity Records 24 hour party: Adelaide

Clarity Records 24 hour party: Adelaide

Clarity Records is going big this year for Record Store Day. 24-hours-long big.

Claiming to have one of the country’s largest range of Record Store Day exclusive releases, as well as a Clarity/Record Store Day limited tee, and vegan cupcakes (!!), this is always a store that puts on a good day.

Keep an eye out on their social media pages for more news leading up to the day, Clarity are really on board with celebrations this year and there’s no excuse to miss a 24-hour party!

The Sound Exchange exclusives: NSW

The Sound Exchange exclusives: NSW

The Sound Exchange on the NSW central coast will be paying homage to the analogue gods and celebrating all things vinyl on the day when time stops and nothing else matters.

Cancel everything for April 22nd and head down to the store at Long Jetty to get your hands on some of the Record Store Day exclusive releases or select from a massive range of new and used vinyl at the only independent record store on the Central Coast.

Some things to look forward to:

*RSD Exclusive Releases

*Discounted vinyl

*Lucky Draw Prizes

*Guessing Competition

*Free Hot Dogs

*Fun Entertainment

*And more…..

Don’t miss the celebration of Record Store Day at The Sound Exchange, it’s sure to be a good’n.