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Here’s Some Cool Shit Going Down For This Year’s Record Store Day

Written by Sam Murphy on April 4, 2016

We’re less than two weeks out from this year’s Record Store Day and now we have some details about what will be going down and where.

As per usual, most local record stores will be lining their shelves with special edition releases as well as making a day out of it with live performances and other cool one-offs.

A few venues around the country have announced what they’re planning and it looks like it’s shaping up to be a very exciting day for vinyl enthusiasts as well as music fans who simply like supporting their local.

In Melbourne, Greville Records is hosting a day dedicated to all things Bowie with performances by Mick Harvey, Tim Rogers, Dan Kelley and more. Basement Records is promising live music by Alyce Platt, Russell Morris, The Models and more plus music trivia, discounts and limited edition releases. Brunswick musos can head to Lost And Found for vintage vinyl and record store day releases as well as live music from Dave Cantrell and Hank Ferguson from Hank’s Jalopy Demons.

In Sydney, St. Mary’s Sound have lined-up Kaylens Rain to drop by for a live performance off the back of their last record In Our Blood. Further south in Wollongong, Music Farmers will be celebrating with live gigs by Hytest, Bec Sandridge, Tees, Palomino, Velvet Elevator and Blackie.

Canberra store Songland Records are celebrating vinyl while also doing good for the animals. Owner Frog Harris has been asking people for unwanted vinyl, cassettes or CDs and will sell them off on Record Store Day with all proceeds going to help feed animals waiting for homes at the RSPCA.

Adelaide store RockTherapy Records has called in local legends The Masters Apprentices to hang out on the day and sign records.

If you’re in Brisbane, you can head to Tyms Guitars to see six live bands plus hear a DJ spinning vinyl all day long.

There’s heaps more still to be announced but you can keep an eye on the Record Store Day website to see if your local is putting on some cool shit.

Record Store Day 2016 is on Saturday, 16th April.

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