REMINDER: Record Store Day, Saturday April 18
Record Store Day is one of the most important days on the music calendar. So you better believe this Saturday is about to get wild.
Given the online climate of piracy, illegal download and even the possibility of online streaming, it is always important to remember where it all began.
Traditional music outlets have always been one of the best ways to spend hours at a time browsing through different genres and discovering new artists.
While there is a demand for instant access to music at the click of a mouse, nothing beats smelling the wax of a brand new record, or even ripping the plastic off a new CD.
This year, selected record stores around Australia have arranged various in-store appearances, signings, limited edition releases and in-store sales. It is a day to celebrate music and the musicians who bring pleasure to our ears.
The Australian Music Retailers Association (AMRA) has always supported Record Store Day and recognises the importance in assisting specialist music stores.
Be sure to check out the Record Store Day Australia website on Friday to confirm which stores around Australia have special guest appearances and what activities are taking place.
But, because we want you to have a ridiculously good Record Store Day wherever you are around Australia, here’s a sneak peak as to what each capital city has on offer.
If you’re in Melbourne, Greville Records has Paul Kelly and Saint Jude live in store.
If you’re in Sydney, St Mary’s Sound has both Amber Lawrence and Jason Owen live in store.
If you’re in Brisbane, Rockaway Records has live music and 20% off vintage vinyl with over 100,000 records to choose from. Say what!
To our friends down in Hobart, Tommy Gun will have live music at 5pm with local legends The Native Cats who will be launching their new cassette. Meow!
If you’re in Perth, Unknown Treasures are having an in-store party all day. Need we say more?
And if you’re in Adelaide, Streetlight will have live music from 3pm with Ghyti, EMU, Stables Vice and The Yabbies.
We here at Vulture Magazine wish you a happy Record Store Day filled with glorious vinyls, CDs, live music and of course, an empty wallet.