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For lovers of vintage sound and style, Record Store Day has been circled, underlined, and circled again on the calendar for weeks. Running since 2008, this annual event has become a celebration of independent musos as much as it pays homage to the veteran greats, with their record companies insisting on reissuing old albums on every other anniversary.

Whatever music you’re celebrating, it’s important to keep fighting the good fight in a hostile market. And it doesn’t come much more hostile than the music biz. Competing not only with bully-boy corporate retailers, the humble independently-owned record store is also up against digital downloads and the scourge of internet piracy.

But where there’s a will there’s a way. And record collectors and enthusiasts around the world have shown that support tomorrow at music (and some book) stores right across the country.

Growing bigger each year, Record Store Day has become far more than just about the bottom line: it provides fans with an opportunity to meet some of their favourite bands and performers, while the artists themselves are able to get new material out to the people.

Whether you’re keen to get your mitts on some classics or want to opt for a batch of fresh sounds on vinyl, Saturday’s the day for record shop hopping.  Chris Prindiville

 

Record Store Day 2017 is on worldwide, Saturday 21 April.

For a list of special releases this year, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com.au.

Otherwise see suggestions below.

 

Victoria

The Basement Discs

24 Block Place, Melbourne

 

Record Paradise

15 Union Street, Brunswick

 

Rocksteady Records

358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

 

24Hundred

51 Wangaratta St, Richmond

 

New South Wales

Beatdisc Records

181 Church Street, Parramatta

 

Red Eye Records

143 York Street, Sydney

 

Repressed Records

413 King St, Newtown

 

Queensland

Living Sound & Vision

121 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

 

Sonic Sherpa

12/360 Logan Road, Greenslopes

 

South Australia

Clarity Records

60 Pulteney St, Adelaide

 

Western Australia

Diabolik Books & Records

149 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn 

 

Rhubarb Records

Shop 5/851 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park & 18b/663 Newcastle Street, Leederville

 

Tasmania

Tommy Gun Records

127 Elizabeth St, Hobart

 

ACT

Landspeed Records

30 Garema Place, Canberra

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