Record Store Ambassador 2017 Anthony Albanese MP spreads the word for 2019 -
2017 Record Store Day Ambassador Anthony Albanese (aka Albo) at Red Eye Records handing over the Ambassadorship to the current ambassadors. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

2017 Record Store Day Ambassador Anthony Albanese (aka Albo) at Red Eye Records handing over the Ambassadorship to the current ambassadors. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Record Store Ambassador 2017 Anthony Albanese MP spreads the word for 2019

by Paul Cashmere on April 12, 2019

in News

Saturday 13 April 2019 is Record Store Day and while Federal MP Anthony Albanese is campaigning for the good of the nation, he is also campaigning for another successful Record Store Day.

“Independent record stores are vital to Australia’s musical culture and are part of the fabric of local communities,” Anthony Albanese MP said in a statement.

Record stores are a vital part of the Arts Community. “They create jobs, support local bands and provide a place where music lovers can engage with others who share their interests,” he said.

Albo is a regular at his local record store in his inner Sydney seat of Grayndler. “For me, a record store is a like an oasis. It’s a place where you can get away from whatever else is going on for a while and lose yourself.

“Even when I don’t have a particular purchase in mind, there is always something in a record store that grabs my interest,” he added.

Record Store Day Australia activity


Cookin’ on 3 Burners Funk Cruise around Melbourne
The awesome Cookin’ on 3 Burners is breaking new ground with their Funk Cruise around Melbourne on Record Store Day. Four stores, four performances, four different sets.
And that’s just for starters. They are going to live stream from the gigs and from the Funk Wagon as they rush through Melbourne traffic to the next gig.
Here’s the tour:
Greville Records – Prahran: 11am
Rocksteady Records – Melbourne city: 1pm
Record Paradise – Brunswick: 3pm
Northside Records – Fitzroy: 5pm
Stella Angelico will guest at the last two gigs.

Northside – Fitzroy
It’s always the most amazing party at Northside Records, in Melbourne’s vinyl triangle. And this year is no exception. A massive line up of live music is just the start with Cooking On 3 Burners featuring Angelico: Gordon Koang; Franco (Plutonic Lab and Natalie Slade); DJs all day; T shirt collaboration with Burn to reproduce classic sunway designs. Plus RSD Releases

Oh! Jean, Fitzroy
Matt Corby is instore for a signing at 12.30 plus deals and records and special editions.

Wax Museum – Central Melbourne
Wax Museum in central Melbourne has another huge line up rocking from 10am to midnight. That’s FOURTEEN HOURS of music!and not to be missed.

Greville Record – Prahran
it’s a big music party at Greville Records, Prahran, Melbourne. Piles of limited edition releases and mountains of reduced price new and used records plus MUSIC. And it’s their 40th birthday! Live Music from 11am in store with Marguerite Allen, Pollyman and VUI and Cooking On 3 Burners. Line Up on Website.

Bookgrove – Ocean Grove
Bookgrove joined Record Store Day last year and had a ball so are back for more fun. Local singer songwriter Andrea Robertson will play instore at 11am plus further performers to be announced on the Website

Record Paradise – Brunswick
Record Paradise always pushes the boat out for a huge day and this year … same, same but different! Music, more music – with Bob Evans and others limited editions and a record sale. Bands kick off at 3pm

Union Heights – Windsor
A celebration of hip hop culture at Union Heights, one of Australia’s pre-eminent hip hop lifestyle stores. Record Store Day exclusives (of course) plus J-Red, Trem, Heata, Wallzee and Decktektive. Store opens at 10.0am and DJs start at midday.Closing at 5pm.

Rathdowne Records – Carlton
Opening at 9am. DJs all day in the store. Thousands of fresh titles across all genres plus, of course, Record Store Day limited editions. Spend $50 and get a free can of Mountain Goat beer. Live music with Dave Graney and more late in the day

RockSteady – Melbourne
Massive line up of live music at RockSteady Records, in central Melbourne. Check website for details of bands confirmed – Plus DJ sets from Jess McCann and Lazlo Evenhuis.
And of course lots and lots of limited editions and news releases from all the artists performing.

White Rabbit, Kensington
DJ’s all day, free munchies for crate diggers, plus the spinning wheel is back. Jess Ribeiro & Truly Holy live in store. Buy something and spin the wheel!

Happy Valley, Collingwood
15% off everything except Record Store Day releases. First time in Record Store Day.

Vinyl Rules Music, Mordialloc
Spinning tunes all day it DJ Pete and Jesse, plus 700 fresh records in store including some rare imports.

Radical Records, Dandenong
20% off all vinyl, CDs and DVDs plus t shirts at half price.

Muscle Shoals, Brunswick
Live music all day and heaps of records

Plug Seven, Collingwood
Beer, grill, DJs, and lots and lots of records.

Vinyl Space, Collingwood
20% off everything when spending more than $20. Free beer with any purchase over $20.

Poison City, Fitzroy
Clowns are instore at 5pm for a requests-only set list.

Basement Discs, Melbourne
Massive day of live music with Deborah Conway and Willy Zeigler; Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission; Tracy McNeil Band; Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and Shel Rogerstein; Fenn and George Wilson; and Yolanda Ingley II and Band. Plus heaps of special editions and lots of records. And the epic music trivia quiz.

Rock Therapy – Daw Park, Adelaide!
Rock Therapy love Record Store Day and always go all out to be awesome and this year is no different. Lots of store specials, lots of records, lots of live music and to be announced on the website.

Streetlight, Adelaide
Two parties: one all ages in store and another at the Exeter Beer Garden kicking off at 5pm with Tork, Ghyti, Hey Harriett and Katie Pomery.

Mr V, Semaphore
Spilling onto the pavement for live music from Trafalgar, Fringe Festival act playing BeeGees hits. Plus lots of records and special editions.

Clinic 16, Adelaide
Massive hip hop day with DJs Delta Staen1, DJ Osyris and Lotek1200

Clarity Records, Adelaide
Opening for 24 hours straight from midnight to midnight powered by the infamous vegan cupcakes. Plus heaps and heaps of records.

Vinyl Squeeze, Gilles Plains
Win a $100 voucher plus lots of records.

Rerun Records, Adelaide
5 record bundle giveaways every hour plus heaps of records.

Sonic Sherpa – Brisbane
It was huge last year and it’s going to be huge again this year. Sonic Sherpa takes to the car park and is running a party in partnership with the Stones Corner Hotel. Free. All ages. Kicks off at midday. Pop up bar. Food truck. Plus limited edition records and lots of stuff for sale

Atlantis Music, Southport – Gold Coast
The first Gold Coast store to get involved with Record Store Day is also marking its 21st birthday this year, so it’s a big Record Store Day. Cash prize giveaway on the day $10,000

Robert Forster instore at Phase 4, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane’s homegrown legend of Australian music, Robert Forster is instore at Phase 4 records at 4pm. With Karin Baumler.

Rockaway Records, Carindale – Brisbane
Record Store Day at Rockaway Records is set to be their biggest event so far, even topping last year’s smash up. An afternoon of live music kicks off at noon. Lots of exclusive offers as they have doubled their order from last year and lots of fun instore offers and activities. Plus instore music including Remy Boccalatte. Free collectible Record Store Day bag for first 40 customers.

Rocking Horse Records, Brisbane
Huge line up of prizes plus heaps of limited edition records. Always a long queue and bound to be choc-a-bloc, so don’t take a backpack!

Beatniks, Broadbeach Gold Coast
Heaps of giveaways including a Pro-Ject Primary E turntable and DJ’s spinning wax all day.

Monster Robot Party, Red Hill, Brisbane
DJ’s all day with Phil Smart and company, plus heaps of records and limited editions.

Jet Black Cat, West End
The t shirt for this year is unveiled and it’s by Sam Netterfield of Cub Sport. Plus heaps of records and limited editions.

Relove Records, Oxley
Huge array of records and deals for a fun filled party.

Record Exchange, Brisbane
One of Australian oldest record stores with 200,00+ records in store. Lots of deals and ‘but 3 and get 3 free’ offers.

County to City Junktiques, Brendale
A newcomer to the day. Offering discounts on more than 1,000 secondhand records

Surfside Wax, Woorim Beach, Qld
A newcomer to the day. Offering specials and deals and live music from Stringhunter.

Rhubarb Records – Leederville and East Vic
Rhubarb Records is hosting a party at the Nowhereman Brewing Company. Running from 2pm until 11pm. Expect craft beer (of course), DJs and live music from Moana, MYTHS and Tanaya. Food from noon. First 20 customers get a spot prize plus there’s an insane major prize pack including a turntable.

Dog Swamp – Perth
Two acts are announced with more to come at Sound One, Dog Swamp on the outskirts of Perth. Kicking off is a 12 year old accordion prodigy playing in a duo with his grandfather. At lunchtime there will be a jazz pianist. Plus of course limited edition records and plenty more records.

Highgate Continental, Northbridge
Upstairs and in the courtyard for stacks of new wax, food, cold beer and soft drinks. And DJs.

Midland Records, Midland
Giveaways, cupcakes and gift vouchers up for grabs, plus heaps of records.

The Record Finder, Fremantle
The owners has decided to sell some of his own personal collection including rare records.

Beatdisc – Parramatta
Beatdisc Records always puts on an amazing show and this year will be no different with a huge reang of RSD exclusive releases, Coffee Cart out front, markdowns, Giveaways and Pizza

Howl and Moan – Byron Bay
This will be cool! Murray Cook (aka Red Wiggle) and Lizzie Mack are the guitarist and singer of Soul Movers and will be instore at Howl and Moan in Byron Bay at midday on Saturday. Check the Website for details

RPM Records – Marrickville
Man about the Australian music scene, Stuart Coupe (journalist, promoter, manager, writer) and walking music encylopedia Glenn A Baker (journalist, commentator, broadcaster and author) will be instore at Marrickville’s RPM Records. Bring your questions.

Mojo Record Bar, Sydney
Big, big vinyl sale and the bar is open.

Velvet Fog, Katoomba
Special stock and limited editions, plus some of those elusive Australian releases gleaned from private collections.

Red Eye Records, Sydney
Opening at 8am for a huge day of limited edition releases and more.

Sydney HiFi, Mona Vale
Live music with Jess Stillone plus a big draw for anyone who buys on the day. Plus records galore.

The Record Store, Darlinghurst
Swag, free ales and a turntable giveaway, plus live art from Sindy Sinn. Free barbecue from noon. And lots of DJs.

Utopia Records, Sydney
Opening at midnights for an hour or so, closing and re-opening at 7am. Lots of records and the very beloved Golden Ticket from Century Venues is up for grabs.

Top of Form
Information about what is happening in each store is regularly added to the Australian website and social media. Record Store Day Ambassadors Russell Morris; Dave Faulkner; Hockey Dad are all available for interviews.

Some of the Australian Limited Editions on Vinyl are:
Midnight Oil Pleasure Island Live
Hockey Dad Dreamin
Broderick Smith Suitcase
Bob Evans Suburban Songbook
Johnny Diesel & The Injectors Johnny Diesel & The Injectors
The Loved Ones Magic Box
The Reels The Reels
Courtney Barnett Everybody Here Hates you
Tash Sultana Flow State

Other Limited Edition Releases include
Captain Beefheart Trout Mask Replica
Complete Radio Series The Mighty Boosh
Mar Ronson ft Miley Cyrus Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
Live in Las Vegas 1969 Elvis Presley
Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen Acoustic
Aretha Franklin The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967
Breakbot Another You

Plus many more from artists as diverse as Bowie, Boy George and Culture Club, Chic, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Desmond Dekker, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Prince (cassette) Dylan, Billy Joel, Stones, thin Lizzy and… the list goes on.

Stores that have registered to take part in the day with special in-store activities

24Hundred – Richmond – Vic
Alley Tunes – Hawthorn
ALT-CVLT – Frankston
Audiophile Reference Recordings – Cheltenham
Basement Discs – Melbourne
Black Swan Records – Ballarat
Blue Note College of Music – Frankston
Bookgrove – Ocean Grove
Captain Stomp Records – Ferntree Gully
Discography Records – Preston
Discrepancy Records – Mont Albert North
Dixons Records – Fitzroy
Dixons Records- Blackburn – Blackburn
Dutch Vinyl Record Store – Abbotsford
Family Videoland – Castlemaine
Gifts For The Geek – Geelong
Goldmine Records – Fitzroy North
Goldmine Records – Carlton North
Greville Records – Prahran
Happy Valley – Collingwood
Heartland Records – Melbourne
High on Vinyl – Victoria
Holy Vinyl – Malvern
JT Vinyl – Stawell
Licorice Pie Records – Prahran
Lost and Found Market – Fitzroy
JJ’s Vinyl & Vinylrules Music – Mordialloc
Mr Dykes – Mudgee
Multisonics – Thornbury
Off The Hip – Melbourne
Oh Jean! Records – Fitzroy
Noise Pollution Records Northbridge
Northside Records – Fitzroy
Plug Seven Records – Fitzroy
Poison City Records – Fitzroy
Polyester Records – Fitzroy
Prehistoric Sounds Geelong – Newcomb Vic
Profile Music – Prahran
Quality Records + – Melbourne
Radical Records – Dandenong
Rare Records – Melbourne
Rathdowne Records – Carlton
Readers Companion – Armidale
Readings Books Music Film – Carlton
Readings Hawthorn – Hawthorn
Readings St Kilda – St Kilda
Real Music Vinyl & Cd’s – Geelong
Record Low – Castlemaine
Record Paradise – Brunswick
Reload Records – Rosebud
Rocksteady Records – Melbourne
Round Again – Coburg North
Round and Round Records – Brunswick
Skydiver – Collingwood
Stereophonic – Carlton North
Strangeworld records – Fitzroy North
The Searchers – Fitzroy
Thornbury Records – Northcote
Urban World Australia – Dandenong South
Vicious Sloth Collectables – Malvern
Vinyl Revival – Brunswick
Vinyl Space – Collingwood
Vinylrules Music – Mordialloc
Wah Wah Records – Melbourne
Wax Museum Records – Melbourne
White Rabbit Record Bar – Melbourne
Ace Antiques – North Melbourne
Union Heights – Windsor – Vic

567 King – Newtown
ABICUS – Newcastle
Backbeat Records – Nambour
Beatdisc Records – Parramatta
Birdland Records – Sydney
Black Pug Records – Adamstown – NSW
Canberra Vintage & Collectible Centre – Fyshwick
Cottonmouth Records – Sydney
Dynomite Records – Kambah ACT
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E Degrees – Coffs Harbour
Egg Records – Sydney
Famous Rock Shop – Newcastle
Fish Fine Music – Sydney
Franks Wild Years – Thirroul NSW
Desire Books & Records – Manly
Duratone HiFi – Canberra
Red Eye Records – Sydney
Harbour Bookshop – Ulladulla – NSW
Hat Hill Gallery – Blackheath – NSW
Howl & Moan Records – Byron Bay
Hum On King – Newtown
Just Funkin Music, Coffee and Books – Ballina
Landspeed Records Canberra
Johnny The Fox Records – Kiama – NSW
Pacific Records – Mona Vale
Network Connection Records – Sydney
Miranda Hi-Fi – Canberra
Mojo Record Bar – Sydney
Bottom of Form
Music Bizarre – Lismore
Music Farmers – Wollongong
Odditorium – Newcastle
Penny Whistlers – Kiama
Prehistoric Sounds Warrnambool – Warrnambool
Radio Free Alice – Darlinghurst
Record Exchange – Brisbane
Repressed Records – Newtown
Resist Records – Marrickville
Richmond Record – Sydney
Roots Records Bellingen
RPM – Records Posters Memorabilia – Marrickville
Sandys Music – Dee Why
Sauce Records – Jannali – NSW
Something Else Records – Newtown
Songland Records – Weston Creek, Canberra
The Recordstore – Darlinghurst
TITLE Barangaroo – Barangaroo NSW
TITLE Record Store – Surry Hills
The Velvet Fog – Katoomba, NSW
The Vintage Record – Annandale
TSG Glen Innes – Glen Innes NSW
Utopia Records – Sydney
Audio Junction – Hamilton – Newcastle
Valiant Music – Brunswick Heads – NSW
Sound Exchange – Long Jetty NSW
Sounds Espresso – Marrickville
St Mary Sound Centre – St Marys
Sugar Sounds – Bega
Sydney Hi Fi – Mona Vale
The Edwards Shop – Newcastle West
The Mosh Pit – Cardiff NSW

Clarity Records – Adelaide
clinic116 – Adelaide
Goodwax – New & Used Records – Adelaide
Lou’s Shack – Vintage and Vinyl – Aldinga – SA
Memory Lane Antiques and Collectables – Robe SA
Mr V Music – Semaphore SA
Music Mooves & Movies – Port Pirie – SA
Noddys Curios – Adelaide
Paradise Loft Records – Adelaide
Streetlight Music-Film-Books – Adelaide
The Beetbox – Adelaide
Wolfie’s Records – Parkside – Albany – SA
Vital Solutions Music – Torrensville – SA
Underground Records – Prospect – SA
Vinyl Squeeze – Adelaide

Beatniks – Broadbeach
Atlantis Music – Southport
Boonah Toys Music & More – Boonah – Qld
Bunker Records – Toowoomba
Butter Beats Gold Coast – Southport
Jet Black Cat Music – West End – Qld
Living Sound & Vision – Fortitude Valley
Relove Oxley – Oxley – Qld
Rockaway Records – Brisbane
Rocking Horse Records – Brisbane
Sonic Sherpa – City: Brisbane
Tym Guitars – Fortitude Valley
Wax Buildup – Maroochydore – Qld
Millennium Comics & Collectables – Berkserker Qld
LP Records – Qld
Phase 4 – Fortitude Valley
TSurfside Wax – Woorim – Qld
he Audio Tailor – Camp Hill Qld

Counterweight Vinyl and Espresso – Footscray
Country to City Junktiques – Brendale
Dada Records – Perth
Diabolik Books & Records – Mt Hawthorn WA
Sound One – Yokine WA
Soundwaves Music and More – Margaret River
The Record Finder – Fremantle
Urban Records – Perth
West Coast Hi-Fi – Midland WA
What’s That Stuff – Augusta WA
The Black Wreath – Alice Springs
Douglas Hifi – Perth
Highgate Continental – Perth
Junction Records – Fremantle
Midland Records – Midland WA
Mills Records Fremantle – Fremantle
Rhubarb Records – East Victoria Park – Perth
Rhubarb Records – Leederville WA
Safari’s Record Shack – Northbridge – Perth
Rerun Records & Photography – Adelaide
Rocktherapy Records – Daw Park SA
Replay Records – Perth
So Last Century – Perth

Avenue Records – Launceston
CD Centre – Launceston
Collectors Corner – Burnie
Tommy Gunn Records – Hobart
The Emporium – Sheffield TAS

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