Record Store Day 2017: the Unearthed guide
Record Store Day is nearly here, and there's heaps going on at vinyl haunts all over Australia. Plenty of your fave independent acts are cramming their instruments into record store aisles for intimate gigs, and bringing out special vinyl releases. If you're trying to work out where the best music is at, here's our guide to what's happening on RSD near you.
276 Nicholson St, Fitzroy
Oh Jean is pulling out a senseational set of acts for RSD, including Brissy legends Good Boy, slacker sadboy Jarrow, Hollow Everdaze and more.
15 Union Street, Brunswick
Alex Lahey shot parts of her music vid for 'Wes Anderson' at Record Paradise (see below) so it's fitting she returns for a cheeky in-store set. Also catch La Bastard, Melbourne noise trio Rad Island, Primitive Calculators and more.
387 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Vic
The Fitzroy branch of Polyester Records is kicking off the day with DJ sets from The Goon Sax, Jess Cornelius of Teeth & Tongue, and more before launching into an afternoon of killer sets from Jaala (formerly of now-defunct party act Mangelwurzel), former Unearthed feature artist The Living Eyes and Spotting. Huge one.
236 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Vic
If you're vibing on something with more soul, Northside in Fitzroy should get you dancing. Allysha Joy of Melbourne nu-soul collective 30/70 will be playing live alongside Aus legends Cookin' on Three Burners and rock n' rollers Jazz Party, plus catch morning DJ Sets from Remi, Sensible J, Prequel, and more. PLUS RSD Ambassador Briggs will be in store signing vinyl copies of A.B. Original's AMP-winning debut Reclaim Australia from 2pm.
143 York St, Sydney, NSW
Check into Red Eye Records from 3-5pm on Saturday to meet ur boi Allday and pick up a freshly signed copy of his new album Speeding.
277 Goulburn St, Surry Hills, NSW
Sydney's Cafe Lounge is teaming up with The Record Store for huge joint event Record Store Day Out. Cafe Lounge will be hosting live sets from futuro disco supergroup The Posse, electro-soul beatmaker Klue, who's putting out his first-ever vinyl release, Simon Caldwell and Kato, plus a v. special DJ set from kitsch king Donny Benet.
73 York St, Sydney, NSW
Melbourne post-punk trio Destrends, who once scored a whopping 4.5 star review from Richard Kingsmill, will be launching their new 12" EP Lousy Lover on vinyl at Mojo Record Bar in Sydney, with a huge set kicking off at 4pm.
228 Keira Stret, Wollongong, NSW
The best damn vinyl outlet in the Gong (for real) will be hosting sets from Illawarra misfits The VANNS, Rhysics and Luke Spook.
349 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul, NSW
Thirroul hotspot Urge Records are putting on a bloody great RSD party after 7pm with Sydney post-punks Mere Women, neighbourhood rockers jacob, Newcastle scuzz masters shysters, CHIMERA, Custom Sluts and more.
81 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tas
Enjoy an arvo with local Tassie punks The Sleepyheads. They'll be ripping it up at vinyl haunt/coffee shop Mojo Music from 2pm.
Shop 7, Twin Plaza, 22-24 Twin Street, Adelaide, SA
This hip hop records/art supplies/lifestyle shop will have Trials from A.B. Original in store for signings of their RSD ltd edition vinyl. He'll be joined by Golden Era Records cohort K21 and behind the decks: 2016 DMC National DJ Champion DJ Osyris and DJ Snair.
72 Vulture Street, West End, Qld
The ever-chic Client Liaison will be hanging out mid-morning and signing records, then stick around for live sets from indie darlings Cub Sport and local legend Emma Louise.
360/12 Stones Road, Stones Corner, Qld
Word on the street is these folks'll be opening early (like 7am early) but stick around until 1pm for an audience with guitar pop masters The Ocean Party. Also on the bill (and all the way from New York) the Michael Angelheart Band, award-winning country rocker Halfway, and Zayd Thring (from Pets With Pets) in solo mode
5 E Winn Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld
Get on down to the 'all things music' shop for a space pop excursion with FOREVR and punk precision from Brief Habits. If that wasn't enough for you, there's also Brisbane music royalty Kim Salmon (Scientists/Beasts of Bourbon) and Peter Black (The Hard-Ons/Nunchukka Superfly) plus Andrew Tuttle and Leavings.