Monday, April 13, 2015

Record Store Day in Auckland and beyond, on this Saturday

Record store day at Real Groovy
Record store day at Real Groovy. Photo: NZ Musician
Record Store Day just seems to get bigger every year. The list of special releases from overseas indie labels gets longer, and the likelihood of them ever making it to our shores grows ever slimmer. Here's some of what's on offer, with some great local reissues...

At Marbecks in Queens Arcade, they will have live performances from Lawrence Arabia, Tiny Ruins, and DJ sets from Princess Chelsea, Johnathan Bree (Brunettes),  plus 20% off all vinyl.

Southbound Records, (9am-6pm) at their new location at 132 Symonds St, have a bunch of RSD specials on vinyl, check their Facebook page for what they hope will be available. SJD (330pm) and Don McGlashan (430pm) will be playing live instore, and Delaney Davison will be there signing copies of a limited edition vinyl release of Diamond Dozen in gold, clear or black numbered vinyl - this release collects his lost tunes, soundtrack gems and stolen treasures from his last 10 years of recording.

Real Groovy Queen st (9am-7pm) will be hosting some exclusives on their Real Groovy Records imprint, Larrys Rebels, and The Cleves/Bitch, plus a ton more, including a special tenth anniversary vinyl edition of the debut album by the Mint Chicks, Fuck the golden youth, on vinyl for the first time. Their full DJ schedule is below, with live performances by The Cleves and Larrys Rebels.


9-10am  Tina Turntables
10-11am Lo Key
11-12noon Yolanda Fagan (Echo Ohs)
12-1pm Kody Nielson (Mint Chicks)
1-2pm Ned Roy
2.45pm The Cleves signing
2.45-3.30pm Selecta Sam
3.30pm ECHO OHS
4.00pm Echo Ohs signing
4.00-5.00pm Pennie Black (95bFM)
5.45pm Larry's Rebels signing
5.45 to close Marty Duda (13th Floor)

There's also a NEW record store opening in Auckland this Saturday -  Flying Out/Flying Nun/Arch Hill Records launch their store at the top of Pitt St, off K Rd. Exciting news!

Down in Wellington, Rough Peel Music at 173 Cuba St, have live performances, at 11am there's a solo set from Adam McGrath from The Eastern. At 130pm they have the 5 piece folk band Eb & Sparrow, and later in the day, DJ outfit Eastern Bloc are coming in, time to be confirmed.

Slow Boat Records at 183 Cuba St, has live performances from Neil Finn, Tami Neilson and a string quartet from Orchestra Wellington. There will also be prize draws (including tickets to the orchestra’s performance that night), and, of course limited edition Record Store Day vinyl releases, including the 20th anniversary vinyl reissue of Shihad's album Killjoy

Performances: Tami Neilson – 11.30am, Neil Finn – 12 midday, Orchestra Wellington String Quartet – 1.30pm

Death Ray Records in Newtown, Wellington, has live acts in the afternoon, and 20 % of all music.

They have one man band "Mono-Sonic" with guitar and drums at 2pm. Then at 3.30pm they have a special Death Ray tape release of 2 piece surf/rockabilly/blues band the Crunge.

Later on at MOON from 9pm it's Death Ray's "Record Store day" evening surf show with the super talented not to be missed, untamed rockabilly guitarist Connie Benson, "Connie and the Springolaters". And 2 drum carnage supreme surf trash band The Dobermen. Show is $10 on the door.

Vinyl Countdown in New Plymouth will have a day full of live music, prizes and giveaways, exclusive vinyl releases, and a free sausage sizzle. They have a short live set from Peter Jefferies at 230pm, he will also be signing copies of the 7"vinyl reissue of the single 'Randolph's going home', his collaboration with Shayne Carter.

Penny Lane Records in Christchurch is celebrating record store day across all three of their stores, and extending it to Sunday. 

Galaxy Records has Bad Evil live instore ("middayish"). Via Chch Library

Relics in Dunedin has a ton of RSD local and overseas vinyl specials coming in store, they're open from 9am-5pm.

Red Bull Studio is releasing a special 12" EP on Record Store Day, featuring Black City Lights, Kamandi, Team Dynamite, and Esther Stephens & The Means , and are giving it some free at selected shops.

"When Red Bull Sound Select release the EP on April 18, it will be through 12 cult record stores around New Zealand. Alongside this, they will reward two hundred of the platform's most engaged local fans with a physical copy to call their own. 

The list of shops involved includes Real Groovy (Auckland), Southbound (Auckland), Marbecks (Auckland), Penny Lane (Christchurch), Relics (Dunedin), Mint Music (Lower Hutt), Just the Record (Napier), Slow Boat (Wellington), Vinyl Countdown (New Plymouth), Deathray Records (Newtown), and Rough Peel (Wellington)."

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