A guide to Sydney’s indie record stores by Sydney’s indie record stores. You can download the map, complete with walking tour route suggestions, or find printed versions in all the listed stores and surrounding shops and cafes. Of course, the experience doesn’t just stop at the boundaries of our map, so use this guide as a place to start and then keep hunting off the beaten path, because that’s where all the action happens.
The new Diggin’ Sydney Map hits the streets of Sydney today. Pick up yours from any good Record Store and selected street press outlets. Pick up one for a friend while you’re at it! 33 awesome stores in total – spanning Greater Sydney from Town Hall to Katoomba, and beyond. The website and store guide have also been updated to include all the new info and listings.
It is of course Record Store Day this Saturday, April 16. Make your sure you’re out there supporting independent record stores, local musicians and small business. Think twice before you set foot in any chain stores; independent record stores can only survive as long as you continue to support them.
Big thanks to Audio Technica for their support this year, and a massive shout out to Stephan G. from Record Store for all his efforts in making Diggin’ Sydney a reality again this year. Slap him a high-five next time you see him 😉
RPM – Records, Posters, Memorabilia
113 Marrickville Road | Marrickville, 2204
(02) 9569-3465 | www.rpmrecords.com.au
Tue-Sun: 11am-7pm | Thur-Sat: 11am-10pm
RPM Records is the ultimate destination for music lovers. We have a large amount of Vinyl, CD’s, DVD’s, also Music Posters, Books, T-Shirts, and an impressive collection of Framed Vintage Music and Sports Memorabilia for sale. Something for every taste and budget. We buy, sell, and trade and would love to show you our shop, next to the Gasoline Pony, so drop in next time you’re near Marrickville!
Part record fair, part live gig, and all entertainment, At First Sight is a day dedicated to everyone that still buys vinyl and loves live music. Flip through records from a variety of the city’s independent record stores, labels and private dealers and experience the best Australian artists and DJs from across the country in this musical utopia created by FBi’s Martin Doyle.
FEATURING: Acid Baby Jesus (EL), Andras, Blank Realm, Broadway Sounds, Donny BenetPresents: The Songs Of Nile Rodgers, DJ Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance Off (USA), Los Tones, Lost Animal, Lucy Cliché, MY DISCO, Nicholas Allbrook, No Zu, Nun, Oscar Key Sung,Palms, Richard Cartwright, Rolling Blackouts, Royal Sitars, Tees, Total Giovanni, World Champion + DJs
Toc is a beautifully crafted record player designed by Roy Harpaz that spins the vinyl vertically rather than the more traditional flat horizontal operation. The device can be controlled via remote, or with LED touch buttons built into the front panel.
The design of the Toc even allows for warped records to be played, and for users to be able to skip tracks on the record.
With rental prices in Sydney always on the rise, one enterprising artist decided to take his trade on the road – literally.
For eight years, George Pizer sold vintage records and clothes at Pigeon Ground Records & Clothing. The Camperdown store was a two-pronged operation; Pizer oversaw clothing, Tim Barber took care of the records. By the time escalating rents pushed Pizer out to Katoomba in 2013, his interest in vinyl had been decided.
“Since 2009 I have been working on the photographic documentation about the culture of record stores. I travelled around five continents and photographed over 160 record stores in 35 cities to date, such as New York, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Oslo, London, Paris, Brighton, Berlin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Reykjavik, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc.”
Mr Dyke’s Trophies & Records
Shop 6, 90-94 Mortimer Street, Mudgee, NSW
02 6372 1329 | (M) 0411 097 956 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Fri: 8:45am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm
The best selection of quality pre-loved recpords west of the Blue Mountains. Fine stock added daily. If it’s scratched, we don’t sell it.
Vinyl Market / Swap Meet / Open Dex / BBQ
@ Cafe Lounge FREE ENTRY
Yep, it’s on again. So who’s up for a lazy afternoon of chillin’ with the homies, buying some records, talking crap, spinning some tunes, eating, drinking and merry-being?
Hosted by the bro’s in the knows. Ben Fester & Barney Or Kato. Open Dex curated by The Wax Lab
This gathering is designed with you in mind. Midday start and all vinyl pimpin’ will be perpetrated by humans with parts of their collections, not record shops.
FREE ENTRY – GOOD TIMES
So: Dj’s, Collectors & Newbs contact us if you want to flog some wax – once again, it’s $10 to bring a crate and $20 to bring up to 4 to sell from.