Monday, April 15, 2013

Record Store Day, April 20

Conch Records. Photo: Peter McLennan

Record Store Day happens again this coming Saturday. It's a lot of fun, get out and score some wax goodies. 

In Auckland, visit Conch Records and Rhythm Records in Ponsonby, Southbound at 69 Mt Eden Rd, Real Groovy in Queen St, and My Generation (ex Marbecks) 54 Clyde Road, Browns Bay.

Conch has some GeorgeFM DJs live-to-air in the AM/PM (Recloose/Frank Booker and more) and Julien Dyne playing a live instore slot in the arvo 1pm til 130pm. Info here.

Wellington's Slowboat Records has some special events planned, including live instore performances from David Kilgour, Watermelon Slim, and Eb and Sparrow.

Also check out Rough Peel Music in Wellington -  their inhouse label Rough Peel Records is behind the Beastwars/Eastern 7" coloured vinyl out for RSD, which they will have in stock. 

Vinyl Countdown in Devon st, New Plymouth, will be celebrating Record Store Day. They've announced via FB that "Every vinyl purchase made on Record Store Day at Vinyl Countdown will not only put you into the draw for our prize pack, but you'll also get a free grab bag of at least 10 random LPs. Beauty!" They will also be getting in a limited no of the Beastwars/Eastern coloured 7"vinyl.

Southbound Records  has a handy list of Record Store Day releases they will have in stock, including The GZA, El Michels Affair, Orange Juice, Gil Scott Heron, PiL and more. They've got Delaney Davidson playing in store at midday, and 10% off everyhting in store (excluding RSD releases).

Flying Nun and Captured Tracks are reissuing two classic Flying Nun EPs on vinyl... "With Record Store Day less than a month away, the labels have now confirmed their next two releases — long out-of-print EPs from Snapper (a self-titled effort from 1998) and The Bats (1984′s By Night)." Source.

Special local record store day releases from Shihad (Churn on vinyl for the first time), Waves, Beastwars, and more, plus live performances from Waves, and Beastwars and special guest DJs at Real Groovy. See press release below ...


Real Groovy – New Zealand ’s foremost record store for over thirty years – again celebrates Record Store Day with in-store performances, exclusive local and international vinyl releases, guest DJs and other activities.

Doors open at 9am and customers will be queuing for:


WAVES – their 1975 masterpiece Waves is being reissued on vinyl and – ON RECORD STORE DAY ONLY – it comes with the double CD package of two Waves albums – the reissue of the original album, plus the never-been-released follow-up album Misfit from 1977. This is only available from Real Groovy. The CD set will also be available separately.

BEASTWARS - will celebrate the release of their much anticipated 2nd album Blood Becomes Fire, with Real Groovy exclusively offering a limited number of 100 on Blood Red Vinyl.

Both acts will play short sets in-store on Record Store Day – Waves at 2pm; Beastwars at 4pm

SHIHAD’s debut album Churn finally makes it to 12inch vinyl. Their 1993 Jaz Coleman produced album is a firm favourite with fans and Real Groovy will be selling copies of the limited edition run. Shihad will be opening for Black Sabbath that night.

INTERNATIONAL VINYL RELEASES. As usual Real Groovy will be obtaining as many of the plethora of Record Store Day releases as we can get our hands on. All will be in strictly limited quantities to INSTORE CUSTOMERS ONLY. No presales, no web sales, no mail order, no holds. Fans need to be there!

GUEST DJs: a strong line up of local record hounds will spin records from indie sounds, to murky metal to yacht rock – a line up of guests that include Labour’s Jacinda Ardern; Northern Soul DJ extraordinaire Nettie Page; Angela from Under The Radar; Pennie Black from bFM; Tova O’Brien from TV3; Liam Dann from the NZ Herald; Helene Ravlich from Ms; Laura Barton from Madman; and local identity and record expert Simon Grigg will be among a number of DJs spinning the platters that matter.

FACE PAINTING – bring all those budding Gene Simmons and Alice Coopers for FREE Face Painting – from 9am.

RECORD STORE DAY is in its fifth year and again thousands of record stores worldwide will be celebrating their unique culture on Saturday April 20th . 9am-9pm.

Fulll list of Record Store Day releases here:

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