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Record Store Day 2017

April 21, 2017

Claire Longhouse 

It may be a little late to post this, but if you have a free couple of hours tomorrow, why not check out what’s on offer at this year’s annual Record Store Day?

There are a plethora of events happening around Melbourne, and even if you just pop down to your local record store I’m sure they’ve got something special planned for the day- usually in the form of hella good discounts, exclusive releases, or free live music.

OH! JEAN RECORDS- FITZROY

This relatively new record store on Nicholson st is offering food, coffee, discounts and live music all day from the likes of Jess Ribeiro, Jarrow, Good Boy, Witch Hats, White Vans and Hollow Everdaze.

OFF THE HIP RECORDS- MELBOURNE

Off the Hip is a hidden gem (you need to go to the basement level of the building via Tavistock Pl) that specialises in garage, power-pop and rock’n’roll. They’ve got seven local artists playing live music from 2pm. And the best part- it’s BYO!

ESSENDON SECOND HAND RECORDS- MOONEE PONDS

Open from 12pm with booze, live music from a bunch of legends in the industry (including Dave Warner) and a range of $1 bargains!

SON OF RUN- BELGRAVE

If you’re located further south, venture to the kooky yet quaint Belgrave and stop by Son of Run. There’s $500 worth of giveaways, as well as live music and booze, with a backdrop of gumtrees and Puffing Billy.

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24HUNDRED- RICHMOND

This Richmond institution is offering a bunch of exclusive releases that you might need to get your hands on. As well as 20% off UNFD vinyl.

RELOAD RECORDS- MORNINGTON PENINSULA

If you live up the coast, or more specifically around the Rosebud area, Reload Records is offering 15% off all vinyl, books and CDs!

GREVILLE RECORDS- PRAHAN

Greville Records are throwing a party and a half this year. They’re offering loads of signed LPs, non-stop live music, discounts, and a huge amount of new stock.

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ROUND AND ROUND RECORDS- BRUNSWICK

This Sydney Rd staple is hosting an awesome raffle where the prize is $500 worth or R&R records! They’ve also hinted at a possible dance interlude from the staff. The atmosphere here will be a load of fun.

RARE RECORDS- YARRAVILLE

Rare Records is predominantly an online store, however for this year’s record store day they’re opening a pop-up shop in Yarraville. It’ll be filled with exclusive releases as well as refurbished vintage equipment including speakers and turntables if that tickles your fancy!

 

So after you’ve had your sleep-in and gorged on baked eggs and a latte, go and support your local independent record store. The record industry is experiencing a rise in popularity, however independent stores are still very much in danger and continue to be shut down as consumers look to the big guys such as JB HI-FI or the internet. Record stores are magical places where you can interact with the extremely passionate staff, flick through genres, and pick up a great record that you mightn’t find otherwise. It’s definitely a day for celebrating Melbourne’s love of all things vinyl!

 

Love,

C

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