2016 marks the 9th year of Record Store Day around the world - it's a celebration of the culture and communities of independently run record stores. We've done a blog post about some great vinyl-related stuff, and a booklist of records and record labels.
Here's our listing of Christchurch events and stuff of interest to music lovers, vinylistas, and LPistos:
Want to see how your LPs, and EPs get made? There will be a special vinyl record cutting event on Friday 15 April at 12pm at the Canterbury Museum as part of their Exhibition “Alternative Radio: RDU98.5FM since 1976”
James Meharry from In Real Life Vinyl Mastering records special RDU selections direct to disc in a unique performance. Cutting for RDU, each session will see a double A-side 7” selected by the music director, mastered and cut to vinyl live in a special custom studio built for the vinyl lathe.
On Saturday 16 April, Galaxy Records (next to the Darkroom in Tuam Street) will be hosting Mixtape Connection vs. The Rest Home Massive on Saturday! The Mixtape & Rest Home DJs battle it out at. There will be special Record Store Day releases & goodies! Featuring on the decks: Pinacolada Soundsystem, Dr. Hitchcock, Missy G & Skew-whiff. See the Facebook event for more info.
Penny Lane Records
Penny Lane Records are celebrating Record Store Day Saturday 16 AND Sunday 17 April by offering super duper discount deals.
I recently stumbled across second-hand records at Sadhana Surfboards at the Tannery in Woolston. They are celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday 16th with Fraser Ross & the Felt Tips playing live instore at 1:00pm. DJs from 11:30am to 4:00pm.. Limited Edition 7″, 10″ & 12″ Record Store Day Releases!
Get along and support record stores - and vinyl events - across Christchurch and New Zealand.
Upcoming music events in Christchurch
Anika Moa at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Anika Moa, who is performing music from her album Songs for Bubbas 2 at Slow Boat Records in Wellington for Record Store Day is making her way down to Christchurch on Friday 22nd April and 23rd April. Get along with your tamariki to the Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre on Saturday 23 April 10:30am for her children’s concert.
NZ Music Month
Explore the NZ Music Month May events at libraries.
More on Record Store Day
Garry Knight of Penny Lane Records (in Sydenham and Eastgate Mall) says:
Record Store Day is all about celebrating the independent record store. Up against the big chains and online outlets it can be difficult to get exposure for the work that is done sourcing the hard to find product across all formats that people may not know we carry in store. Increasingly people want the tactile, flicking through bins to find treasures, experience. Retro items have become more interesting and desirable across a very broad age group, especially the vinyl records, and we are seeing a huge increase in younger people frequenting the stores again.
Dave Imlay, who runs Galaxy Records, thinks:
Record Store Day is a chance for music fans to get together in a record store, exchange ideas and share their love of music.
Southbound Records (Auckland) have produced a short video inside their shop expressing the enduring appeal of records and record shops and their love of the vinyl format. It features music by Delaney Davidson and Tami Neilson.
- Real Groovy press release about Records Store Day 2016, highlighting their concern that even the chain music stores are getting in on the act
- The Spinoff has an article: Bum note: how Record Store Day lost its cool
- Record Store Day is back in New Zealand Stuff
- Record Store Day 2016 happenings in NZ on Dub dot dash, Peter McLennan's blog
For more music, explore our page of music resources.