This Saturday, April 21st, is Record Store Day, a day dedicated to supporting your local independent record stores, the local music scene they nurture, and culture they grow. Dive into a store near you and discover new and old music, along with countless limited-edition RSD vinyl releases. South Australia’s record stores not only offer a home to vinyl, but foster community networking and provide a platform for small bands and businesses to reach an audience.
Where should you go? Check out this list of some of SA’s record stores:
Known for their dedication to the local scene, quality vinyl, and huge Day of Clarity event, Clarity Records always go all out for RSD. They’ll be trading for 24 hours straight, have an enormous range of releases, special giveaways, local music and merch, and vegan cupcakes.
Where: 60 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
These eclectic vinyl sellers are back with a pop-up record fair at The Edinburgh Castle Hotel with special RSD releases and over 1000 new 12” and LP stock fresh from NYC. Groudfloor Radio will be broadcasting all day with local legends Medhi El-Aquil, Sam Walker, Joe Marschall and Tom Wilson behind the decks.
Where: The Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 233 Currie St, Adelaide
What: Another city favourite, Streetlight will have plenty of vinyl bargains as well as guest DJs for a full on Saturday.
Where: Shop 2/15 Vaughan Place, Adelaide
Crackle & Pop
What: Everyone’s favourite pop-up are bringing their RSD party to The Kings this weekend with DJs, food, beers and of course plenty of vinyl.
Where: The Kings Head Hotel, 357 King William Street, Adelaide
These guys will be launching a new look, new shop and plenty of underground genre vinyl this RSD.
Where: 78A Prospect Road, Prospect
More local Record Stores:
Big Star: 160 Magill Rd, Adelaide
Holy Vinyl: Shop 3/213-215, Unley Road, Malvern
Inbound: Pop-up shop this Saturday at 139 Mooringe Avenue, Plympton
Mr V: 115 Semaphore Road, Semaphore
Rerun: Renaissance Arcade, 32 & 35/128, Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Rocktherapy: 536 Goodwood Road, Daw Park
Transition: 14 James Place, Adelaide
Wolfies: 92 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside
Words by Lewis Brideson
Photos courtesy of Yewth and Clarity Records