Posted By admin on April 19th, 2013

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.


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Posted By admin on May 13th, 2017


Vinyl kills the MP3 industry. So goes the saying plastered to every second record shop wall, printed on slipmats and t-shirts (you probably shouldn’t wear).

While we concede that vinyl hasn’t been the only nail in the coffin of the compressed, the news that the creators of the MP3 have written off their own format where wax has endured still piqued our interest.

The MP3 is now officially dead, according to the people who created it

RSD 2017 Was Da Bomb!

Posted By admin on May 6th, 2017

Record Store Day 2017 saw the 10th anniversary of the event, which highlights the importance of record vendors in a notoriously competitive industry. This year’s sales prove an exceptional increase on previous years – sales at independent stores boosted 194 percent over the previous week, marking the biggest weekly gain since RSD’s inception. Link


Diggin’ Sydney and Record Store Day

Posted By admin on April 13th, 2016

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 😉


At first sight

Posted By Stephan G on November 3rd, 2015

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 SitarsTees, Total Giovanni, World Champion + DJs











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Liquorice Pizza 2 – The Second Slice

Posted By Stephan G on May 25th, 2015

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.


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.


Vinyl Fair

Posted By Stephan G on April 27th, 2015

11090834_442343049255210_3338504326910293600_oFire up partners, this baby’s coming back around again! Mark our words and save the date, for this is not one to miss.
MORE great vendors with shitloads of amazing stock. We’re talkin’ weird, wonderful, rare, classic, new and all other manner of ‘must have’ magic!
Now one for the dorks, Frankie’s Vinyl Fair II is extending the list of collectibles beyond the world of vinyl and into the comic and zine realm. Yep, the pizzeria area will blast out an array of wicked printed material for y’all to feast your 4 eyes on.

AND WHAT’S MORE, is that we’ve been carefully crafting an ale to release especially for the date, and with the sole intention of keeping you well hydrated all day long. No shit! To help mastermind said brew we’ve called on the diabolical minds of our bro’s at Utopia Records, Sydney. You can imagine the greatness that’s in store, and who have we called on to bring this beast of myth into reality? Nomad Brewing Co.!! One of Sydney’s brightest crew of flavourseeking, fresh thinkin’ brewmasters!!
Inspired by the Autumnal season of change, the brew of the day will be a tight, crispy, smooth n’ richly US style Amber Ale – ! A bold blend of specialty malts and seasonal hops. Yes sirree!
Do you need more? OK, we’ll have DJ’s slingin’ the sweet sounds of vinyl pressed rock&roll and a selection of great acts to gander, groove and gasp in awe at also.

FREE ENTRY of course.
Fair from 12, bands from 6.

Diggin Sydney 2015 Store Guide LAUNCH PARTY – Thursday 9th April 6pm – Mojo Record Bar

Posted By Stephan G on April 8th, 2015

MOJO Record Bar – Come hang with the Vinyl Junkies and celebrate our latest piece of colourful paper. 2015 Guides out on the night! Be real social and click JOIN in the facehole.
73 York Street – 6pm til midnight (or thereabouts)


Liquorice Pizza – Vinyl market & Swap Meet

Posted By Stephan G on March 13th, 2015


This election day, Saturday 28th March, don’t drag your sorry butt out of bed in the name of democracy, bounce gleefully from your repose to participate in a sweet FREE event made possible, yes in part by democracy, but also :

Ben Fester, Barney and/or Kato, Cafe Lounge and the Record Store who present a “Vinyl Market and Swap Meet” like no other.

This is not a record fair of record shops and trestles. This gathering will happen in the luxurious surrounds of Cafe Lounge from Midday til 6pm. There will be a bar and BBQ and there will be open decks curated by the Wax Lab crew and vinyl sellers will be sprinkled around the venue as the tables are currently arranged. ALL GENRES WELCOME.

We have a host of Sydney’s DJs, collectors, record shop geeks and vinyl junkies lined up including Phil Smart, Kato, Ben Fester, Ritual, JNR and plenty more.

BUT, this is not an exclusive thing …

If you have a spare crate of vinyl lurking, you know, tunes you bought that never quite fat in your collection, or doubles you may have been saving for just such an occasion, this is your chance to come and offload and reload with cash or wax. Drop us a line or, heck, turn up on the day with $10 and set up on a stool.




Entry for Buyers/Drinkers/Hangers Outers = FREE

Bring 1 Crate to sell, cost = $10
Bring up to 4 crates to sell, cost = $20


And if you want some history :


Glebe Record Fair – Saturday April 11th

Posted By Stephan G on February 6th, 2015

Peter Forsythe Auditorium




Official Launch Diggin’ Sydney 2014 Record Store Guide

Posted By Stephan G on April 7th, 2014

Sydney’s independent Record Stores get together at Play Bar to celebrate the launch of the 2014 edition of the Diggin Sydney Record Store guide.

Your musical curators include representatives from Sydney’s finest Indie record stores:

Revolve, 567 King Street, Classic Hi-Fi, Marlowe’s Way, Blank Records, Red Eye, The Vintage Record, Pigeon Ground, Mojo Music and the Record Store.

With Early Bird Beverages kindly provided by #SydneyBrewery and #Bacardi.

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