It’s no secret that independent record stores have been on the endangered species list for awhile. As a result, ten years ago Record Store Day was born, an international movement sparked by a shitty compressed mp3 world. This year’s RSD takes place on April 22. And while, in a perfect world EVERY DAY would be record store day, until then we’re happy to help give things a nudge in the right direction.
In Darlo, we’re joining forces with The Record Store and Cafe Lounge. The Record Store will be opening at 9am for the keen diggers. Along with the essential RSD exclusives there'll be a heap of amazing local vinyl and fresh imports. Shit gets real from midday at the store where soundtracks will be provided by DGGZ (Elefant Traks - launching an RSD exclusive 7" pressing of The Herd's 77% with a Jayteehazard RMX: red vinyl) along with Lauren Hansom, Andy Garvey vs Baron Castle, Matt Lush @ The Record Store with a few free YH tinnies to help you with your thirsty work. From midday at Cafe Lounge, Donny Benet is hitting the decks, plus live sets from The Possé and Klue, DJ Simon Caldwell and Barney Or Kato. All fuelled by six-buck YH beers.
Back at the brewery, you’ll find Rolling Records! Not so much a ‘bricks and mortar’ store as ‘steel and rubber’, Rolling Records is a record store on wheels. A handsomely wood-panelled vinyl-enthusiast’s dream with George Pizer at the helm. George is an approachable kinda guy (in the film High Fidelity, he’s more the John Cusack character than Jack Black) and he'll be stocking the crates ready for a day of digging. Did we mention the listening station is powered by solar panels on the roof of the truck?
Happy Record Store Day!
The Record Store and Cafe Lounge event
Sat April 22, 9am-7pm
Rolling Records at Young Henrys
Sat Apr 22, 12pm-7pm