Our Guide To Record Store Day 2012

on 20 April 2012 in Slideshows


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Record Store Day is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and a whole heap of artists across Australia make special appearances and performances. We've put together a guide to the day across the country with some of our favourite picks.

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    Record Store Day is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and a whole heap of artists across Australia make special appearances and performances. We've put together a guide to the day across the country with some of our favourite picks.

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    Clarity Records
    60 Pulteney Street Adelaide SA 5000

    Clarity Records is excited to announce a sale that we will be having over the weekend of Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd. To help celebrate International Record Store Day we will be holding a sale on Saturday April 21st, then to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and to say thank you for all your support we are extending the sale to Sunday April 22nd. The sale will be 20% off the marked price of all CDs and Vinyl. Not only this, but we will be stocking a number of releases that is featured on the Record Store Day release schedule. We are also excited to say that we will be squeezing into the store some new fixtures that will help make your “flicking” experience a bit more easier.

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    Thornbury Records
    591 High St, Thornbury, VIC, 3071

    Some details about what you will be doing to celebrate Record Store Day: We're excited to have a large range of exclusive record store day releases coming in this year, check out the list here: http://www.thornburyrecords.com/blog/?p=565 We'll also have a free BBQ (vegie and meat) cranking around lunchtime and awesome DJs spinning vinyl all day. We've restocked the shelves to almost overflowing point in preparation for the vinyl hungry masses, so we look forward to everyone finding something they love on the day.

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    Rockaway Records
    Centro Shopping Centre, Brisbane

    Some details about what you will be doing to celebrate Record Store Day: Because of the disappointing support by Australian companies in the last 2 years and it appears to be the same this year, I am heading overseas next week to my brothers LA storewww.rockaway.com forrecord store day to pick up vinyl personally.

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    Heartland Records
    61 Peel Street West Melbourne VIC 3003

    Some details about what you will be doing to celebrate Record Store Day: We are having a one day sale with between 10% - 20% off across the store and also hope to have a good selection of RSD releases plus some special mark-downs on the day. Due to space restrictions we don't have any live music which is a shame as i had hoped to get The Polyphonic Spree in for the day.

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    Northside Records
    236 Gertrude Street Fitzroy VIC 3065

    Some details about what you will be doing to celebrate Record Store Day: We're inviting all of our customers from over the years to come down and say hello on the day, it's going to be a party. We've got live in-store performances from Melbourne group's 'The Putbacks" and "The Psyde Projects" plus DJ sets from some of the city's best selectors and biggest recordnerds, 10% off vinyl, 20% off cds, giveaways, special world record storereleases limited to the day and there's Northside T Shirt Collaboration with Burn T Shirts which comes with a mystery 45. Phew! For those who want to go late there's also an official Northside after party at The Order Of Melbourne featuring two of our staff members: DJ Manchild and Mista Rex playing the finest platters from their collections.

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    Goldmine Records
    369 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, Vic, 3054

    Some details about what you will be doing to celebrate Record Store Day: We are having a 10% off sale. Theres no entertainment (thats BYO) but everything will have a further 10% off of our already cheap prices on the day. Plus a number of selected items will be discounted even more heavily.

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    78 Records
    78/914 Hay Street Perth WA 6000

    The store will approximately have 250 exclusive items in store from 9am. Live performances in store from Canadian rocker Jeff Martin(The Tea Party), Calling All Cars, Dom Mariani (The Stems/Datura), Adam James, Bennedict Moleta, Scott Tomlinson (Kill Teen Angst) and Hayley Beth.

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    Blackwood Sound Centre
    4 Coromandel Parade Blackwood SA 5051

    In store perfromances from The Audreys and Laura Hill. Pink Floyd Remastered 14 Disc Box set and five double passes to Big Scary Live at Unibar up for grabs

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    Fat Shan Records
    37 Barrack Street Perth WA 6000

    Performances throughout the day from Amanda Merdzan, Big Old Bears, Fall Electric, The Flower Drums, Jacob Diamond, Lucy Peach, Natasha Shanks, Or Man In Berlin, Patient Little Sister, Todd Pickett and Will Stocker. In the evening Emily Barker will headline with support acts such as Ben Salter, Joel Barker and The Morning night. Doors open at 7pm and $15 entry.

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    Junction Records Fremantle
    27-35 William Street, Fremantle Malls, Fremantle 6160

    50% of brand new vinyl.

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    Music Farmers
    5 Crown Lane Wollongong NSW 2500

    All ages, Free BBQ, hourly giveaways, free CD with every purchases. Performances by Obscura Hail, Reactionary, Rhys Scoular, The Merchants, The Butcher Boys, Wollongong.

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    Noise Pollution Records
    280 William St, Northbridge WA 6003

    Known for their ridiculously diverse range of stock, Noise Pollution will be celebrating throughout the day with Peter Bibby, Dean Anthonisz, Luke Dux, Adam Brown, Maurice Flavel performing live instore from noon. There’s also a massive 25% discount on new vinyl as well as some nifty deals on second hand too. And if you don’t even have a record player and you’re just there for cred - $20 band t-shirts.

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    Obese Records
    4A Izett Street, Prahran VIC 3181

    Record Store Day special guests confirmed so far: Maundz, Dazed, Sinks, Mol One, Discourse, Eloquor and Ree Jay.

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    Odditorium
    14 Thorn Street Newcastle

    Support independent record stores and artists that feed your eardrums with deliciousness by bopping down to Odditorium for Record Store Day. There are listening booths, live local acts, a Mini Record Fair, open mic, and plenty of drinks and nibbles.

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    Plato’s Pop Culture
    7 Station St, Frankston, VIC

    Open since ’85 as Frankton’s alternative record store, Plato's has grown and evolved into a pop culture store celebrating music, film and television and some of the quirky things that make life interesting.

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    Polyester Records (city)
    288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

    Special guests Sugar Mountain DJs, Gasometer DJs, My Disco DJs, Rainbow Connection DJs, Lost Animal DJs, The Stevens (Live), and Max Crumbs (Live)

    Celebrate all things vinyl with other people as obsessed as you are. There’s a juicy looking line-up of DJs and bands to take you through from 11am to 5pm, at which point everyone shuffles off to the nearest/loudest after-party. Limited Record Store Day releases from Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Domino Records, David Lynch, Beach House, Morrissey, Shabazz Palaces, Tortoise, Lee Hazlewood, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Battles, St. Vincent, Justin Townes Earle, Stax Records, Tomahawk, Hot Chip, Arctic Monkeys and more. There’s a 20% discount on vinyl, books, CDs, and DVDs. And there are cupcakes! (Brought to you by Sticky Fingers Bakery).

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    Polyester Records Fitzroy Store
    387 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

    Special guests Darren Hanlon, Alan Brough, Daniel Kitson & Claudia O'Doherty, RRR Breakfasters, Geoffrey O’Connor

    Celebrate all things vinyl with other people as obsessed as you are. There’s a juicy looking line-up of DJs and bands to take you through from 11am to 5pm, at which point everyone shuffles off to the nearest/loudest after-party. Limited Record Store Day releases from Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Domino Records, David Lynch, Beach House, Morrissey, Shabazz Palaces, Tortoise, Lee Hazlewood, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Battles, St. Vincent, Justin Townes Earle, Stax Records, Tomahawk, Hot Chip, Arctic Monkeys and more. There’s a 20% discount on vinyl, books, CDs, and DVDs. And there are cupcakes! (Brought to you by Sticky Fingers Bakery).

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    Rocking Horse Records
    245 Albert Street Brisbane QLD 4000

    This April 21st, come and celebrate INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY with us! It's set to be super exciting, with everybody's favourite's BLANK REALM playing a blazing set, as well as up and coming locals JUNGLE GIANTS and RATTLE HAND. Pop in, browse the racks, listen to the bands, and help us celebrate our 36th year as Brisbane's premier independant record store!

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    Basement Discs
    24 Block Place Melbourne 3000

    Performances by MILLER & SHANE O'MARA, CHRIS WILSON, JEFF LANG,CHARLES JENKINS, MIKELANGELO, ALISON FERRIER, THE CARTRIDGE FAMILY (Suzannah Espie, Sarah Carroll & Rusty Rich),SAINT JUDE (members of Little John & Downhills Home) THE SPOILS DUO, DAVEY LANE & MIKEY MADDEN and more... There will be a Music Quiz and MC duties being handled by BRIAN NANKERVIS (of Rockwiz Fame), DEREK GUILLE (ABC Radio Legend),MIKELANGELO & RUSTY RICH (ex Scared Weird Little Guys), with lots of great prizes up for grabs. There will also be some very special limited Indie Record Store Day releases on CD and/or vinyl. Light refreshments, discounts... the list goes on!

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    WOOLY BULLY
    104 Errol St, North Melbourne

    Live performance from Peak Twins from 4pm, and a whole range of limited edition Record Store Day vinyl.

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    Mojo Music
    81 Brisbane Street Launceston TAS 7250

    10% off all T-Shirts, Books, Vinyl and Boxsets. We will also be pushing our loyalty program, plus we are having another competition which we will post the details of tomorrow :) Plus you know lots of balloons, lollies and fun stuff :)

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    Ritual
    Address: 189 St George's Road North Fitzroy

    We will be stocking a few of the exclusive releases for the day, as well as offering 10% off storewide and a few other bits and pieces throughout the day.

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    Kill The Music
    Level 1, 161-163 Elizabeth St, Brisbane

    On the friday night before we have Toy Boats doing a solo acoustic show, thanks to Resist Records.

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    Record Paradise
    100 Chapel St, St Kilda, VIC 3182

    Special guests The Bowers, Money For Rope, Even, Rosie Hayden and very special guest. Once again Record Paradise is celebrating RSD with live music, the Paradise Bar, RSD releases a lucky 7"dip, guest djs and a whole lot more! Please join us in-store and support your local indie record store! 11am - 7PM

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    White Rabbit Record Bar
    176 Bellair Street Kensington VIC 3031

    Dj's all day - Discount Records all day and raffle Real discounts on all music! Dj's all day with extra special guests, prizes & fun! open 10am-11pm!

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    Wax Museum Records
    Level 2, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

    2 brand new releases from Aoi, Dyl Thomas (Formally known as Urban Monk), Count Bass Dand AUX ONE dropping exclusively on saturday plus we'll also be the only physical store you can get the new Doc Felix 7" feat Brad Strut. This plus DJ's all day and then The Dojo witht the Northside Records crew! Doors 12AM – Late

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    Red Eye Records
    143-145 York St, Sydney, NSW 2000

    We'll be open from 9am with a whole bunch of RSD-exclusive releases from around the world. Also Sydney's psych-pop princes Deep Sea Arcade will perform a live acoustic set in-store at 3pm on the day.

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    Greville Records
    152 Greville Street Prahran VIC 3181

    10% PER CENT TO 20% OFF EVERY LITTLE THING IN THE STORE.....

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    Hum On King
    271 King Street. Newtown NSW 2042

    Australian musician and songwriter, Megan Washington will be at iconic Sydney music store Hum on King to sign CDs at 11am.

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    Pure Pop Records
    221 Barkly Street St Kilda VIC 3182

    Great day with live bands, Michael Shaun (2pm), Elephant (3pm), Simon Imrei (4pm), Simon Comber(5pm), THE TWOKS (6pm)

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