Thursday, April 15, 2010
Record Store Day this saturday!
"indie music stores are a hotbed of discovery... and bacteria..."
Record stores are about community. Sure, digital music may be the way of the future, but searching for records is a tangible experience that harbours one great truth - you never know what you are gonna find. And like Gabe Roth (Dapkings, Daptone) says, you can't roll a joint on an mp3. Go visit your local record store this saturday and have some fun.
You can check out Lewis McCallum doing an instore gig up at Conch Records, at 115a Ponsonby Rd, and they've got DJs playing all day. Lewis is on at 2pm - his new album Syntheology is a dirty funky sexy jam. Details here.
And downtown in Auckland, Real Groovy has a host of people DJing the music they grew up with - expect to see Roger Shepherd, Nick D, Andrew Tidball, Roger Perry, Liam Finn, Recloose and more behind the decks.
Check the lineup here, and if you buy something instore on Saturday, you'll get a free ticket to a special gig Real Groovy are hosting at the Kings Arms that night. There's also events going on at Real Groovy Wellington and Christchurch. There's a list of NZ stores participating here...
More info at recordstoreday.com. Or just watch this informative clip from Mister Josh Homme (the official Record Store Day Ambassador)... that's his quote up top...