In the coming weeks, there are several events for those looking to quench their vinyl cravings, whether it be in the form of a record fair in pursuit of a bargain, or perhaps a live performance and physical launch. Whatever you fancy, we’ve compiled a list of vinyl related events every record head should have on their radar in the coming weeks.
Brisbane Record Fair Sat 9th August 10AM-3pm
If you’re a vinyl head in Brisbane’s West End, you’re in luck this coming August. The Brisbane record fair is spreading across three stellar venues including The Hi-fi Bar, The Rumpus Room and The Boundary hotel on Saturday August 9. Head a long to sift through over 50,000 records and pick up some rare finds and bargains.
Three Venues In the heart Of West End:
The Boundary hotel– 137 Boundary St
The Hi-fi Bar – 125 Boundary St
The Rumpus Room– 56 Russell St
Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band)/ Georgia Maq 7″ Launch – Melbourne – Sydney
Having already sold out his initial Northcote Social Club show (which resulted in a second being announced), Will Wagner’s solo tour is beginning to shape up as one of the most highly sought after shows of the year, with the Sydney date almost certain to follow suite.
The tour will also be supported by Georgia Maq, who will be launching her very own 7″ on the night in support of Wagner.
Wednesday, August 27 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Thursday, August 28 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Friday, August 29 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Saturday, August 30 – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Sunday, August 31 – Transit Bar, Canberra
Wednesday, September 3 – Club 54, Launceston
Thursday, September 4 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Friday, September 5 – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Saturday, September 6 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – Sold out!
Saturday, September 7 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Tuesday, September 9, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
DMC DJ Australian Final
August 30, Laundry Bar, Melbourne.
Fans of turntablism and crafty wax juggling rejoice – the Australian DMC DJ championships will be held at Melbourne urban hotspot Laundry Bar next month. Bringing together finalists from six major city semis, the night will crown the Australian DMC champion.
NATIONAL FINALS featuring DJ Total Eclipse (X-Ecutioners)
Saturday 30th August @ Laundry Bar (VIC) – (http://www.laundrybar.com.au)
This time around, we’ve selected some of the best new record and LP related products set to be pounced upon by lovers of wax. From limited edition turntables to re-releases and new LPs, our release section will most likely burn a hole in the hip pocket of any vinyl enthusiast.
Dinosaur Jnr Custom Turntable
Dinosaur Jr. has announced plans to release a custom Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable in the band’s signature purple, featuring Dinosaur Jr. artwork. The turntable will be available at select independent music retailers and via the band’s website, www.dinosaurjr.com, later this summer.
Oasis Re-release Classic
Iconic Brit rock release ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ is set to touch down in Australia very soon, in the form of a special edition 2xLP.
“To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oasis’ ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ comes the Chasing The Sun remastered edition, from Big Brother Recordings. Recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing and released on October 2nd 1995 in the UK, ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ sold a record-breaking (at the time) 347,000 copies in its first week. The album spent 10 weeks at No.1 in the UK, and is Oasis’s most commercially successful, with 22 million copies sold worldwide to date, including 4 million in the US.”
Preorders for the release are live now via JB Hi-FI
Hilltop Hoods new LP Set For Special Ed. Vinyl Release
Australian hip hop royalty Hilltop Hoods are releasing a wholesome special edition package in celebration of their up coming, and highly anticipated release Walking Under The Stars. Featuring signed merch, a limited edition 7″ plus a number of other perks, the package is a must for any Australian hip hop fan, or those looking to bag some unique and exclusive vinyl gear.
For more information, head on over to Walking Under The Stars.
We’ve searched throughout the web and found some of the best vinyl focussed videos this month, and bring to you offerings from The Vinyl Collector and Daily Operation – both of which are laced with, you guessed it, vinyl. Sit back and take a trip through the life of some of your fellow record hunters and explore their fascination with everything vinyl.
The Vinyl Collector: Gilles Peterson – Presented by Mr Porter
Daily Operation Episode 1: House Shoes, Katalyst & Alchemist