In rotation: 4/3/19

Jakarta, IN | The world’s best record shops #145: Lian Records, Jakarta: There’s no shortage of vinyl in Indonesia, you just have to know where to look. While the capital’s Warung Musik shop boasts thousands of records spanning from Indonesian pop to 1950s freak-out (Sprechen label boss Chris Massey describes it like “a local hardware shop, but cranked up to 11 on steroids, packing loads of stock and plenty to get dirty fingertips from,”) – arguably Indonesia’s most cherished record shop is Lian. Lian, owner of Lian’s Recordstore, has seen Jakarta change over the years, witnessing vinyl come, go and come back once more. Learning from his father, who first opened a record shop in 1963, Lian now spends his days sitting out the front of his roadside establishment, surrounded by vinyl, cassettes and CDs.

Dundalk, IE | Dundalk’s Classified records gear up for Record Store Day: It’s ‘Vinyl Cup Final’ time of the year again as Classified Records hosts Record Store Day 2019. Classified Records has been continued its participation as an official partner, partnered with BBC6 Music, a four-year relationship ever-developing and allowing this global event to return to Dundalk on Saturday 13th April 2019. Classified Records will open early at 9am on April 13th to facilitate those keen collectors who will be on the hunt earlier than usual. This will be the 4th time RSD will happen in Dundalk and the shops’ owner Neil Waters is keen to continue with this tradition in local retail. He said: “We’re delighted to be hosting another Record Store Day here in Dundalk. It’s a great bit of notoriety for the local area the somewhat off-kilter world of collecting records.

Baltimore, MD | Baby’s on Fire to open Fells Point location inside Sound Garden: Three-year-old Mount Vernon café-record store Baby’s on Fire and legacy Fells Point music retailer Sound Garden are combining forces, with the former planning to take over the latter’s vinyl room to open a café with food, coffee drinks, beer and wine. Baby’s on Fire owner David Koslowski and Shirlé Hale-Koslowski have applied for a seven-day Class D liquor license to serve beer and wine, with live entertainment and outside seating, at 1616 Thames St., home to Sound Garden for 24 of its 26 years in Fells Point. The flagship Morton Street café and record store will stay put while the second Baby’s on Fire outpost opens in a room at Sound Garden that currently houses stacks of vinyl records. It was Sound Garden owner Bryan Burkert who approached the Koslowskis about adding a café into his spot, which he told Baltimore Fishbowl can “give the store a better vibe” while also boosting foot traffic.

Petaling Jaya, MY | Hours of crate-digging and performances await vinyl lovers at Disqovr x Musika: Malaysian music fans, it’s time to mark your calendars! Disqovr x Musika will be back on April 6 to coincide with the upcoming Record Store Day, bringing all forms of music memorabilia and performances to The Gasket Alley in Petaling Jaya. Vinyl addicts can look forward to hours of crate-digging with items such as CDs, cassettes, posters, and turntable equipment on sale courtesy of independent record shops like Teenage Head Records, Sputnik Records, indie vendors and private collectors. The event space will also be transformed with art displays and lounge areas perfect for socialising with fellow music enthusiasts. Nurul Jannah, one of the founders of Musika which was established in 2016, said that Disqovr x Musika has become more than just a music-hunting event.

AU | Record Store Day 2019: Courtney Barnett, The Amity Affliction, Midnight Oil & More Announce Exclusive Releases: Aussie music lovers will toast the annual festivus that is Record Store Day on Saturday, 13th April and to mark the occasion, the record gods have just unveiled “the strongest line up of one-off Australian releases” to date. Vinyl vultures will be treated to exclusive releases from legends like Midnight Oil, Bob Evans, Jebediah, Regurgitator, The Birthday Party and Johnny Diesel & The Injectors, as well as some of the hottest modern homegrown acts including The Amity Affliction, Hockey Dad, Tash Sultana and Courtney Barnett. Barnett’s release is particularly exciting: a never-before-heard track dubbed ‘Everybody Here Hates You’ on 12″ with artwork hand-illustrated by the Melbourne artist herself.

Dublin, IE | Walking On Cars to Perform in Dublin and Cork Golden Discs Stores for Record Store Day: Once again, Golden Discs are pulling out all the stops for Record Store Day 2019, taking place Saturday 13th April. Across eighteen nationwide Golden Disc locations, the celebration will include in-store performances, exclusive competitions, and special offers. This is the twelfth annual Record Store Day (RSD), an event held around the world to promote the culture of independently owned record stores and the important role these stores play in their communities. In the lead up to RSD, on Friday 12th April, Dingle natives Walking On Cars will be releasing their hotly anticipated new album Colours. Dublin fans will get to see the band launch their album on Friday 12th April at Golden Discs Dundrum at 6pm. Then on the following day 13th April, the band are holding an in-store RSD performance at The Vinyl Lounge in Golden Discs Cork at 2pm.

Glasgow, SCT | Glasvegas to play Record Store Day show in city centre. And it’s free to get in… Glasvegas will be rocking up to town to play a Record Store Day show next month. Frontman James and lead guitarist Robert will perform an acoustic set at Love Music Glasgow on Dundas Street on April 13. You can expect to hear hits like Geraldine and Go Square Go – and maybe a few wee surprises thrown in the mix too. The set starts at 3pm but it’s first come, first serve – so you should get down early to make sure you get a good spot. Follow Glasvegas on Facebook for more updates and see what offers Love Music has for Record Store Day.

Meet the Record Label Turning Video Game Soundtracks into Super-Cool Vinyl: It’s not typically artists like Weezer and Courtney Love are talked about in the identical breath as Hole Knight, Darkest Dungeon and Nuclear Throne. For Ghost Ramp, a boutique document label primarily based in Southern California, representing video video games soundtracks alongside conventional music is a typical day on the workplace. Based in 2008 because the music weblog of Nathan Williams, the frontman of San Diego punk/pop group Wavves, Ghost Ramp advanced right into a fully-blown impartial document label in 2011, when it backed a handful of west coast indie acts comparable to Antwon, Cloud Nothings and So Harassed. Quick ahead to 2015 and Ghost Ramp prolonged its purview to video video games, when Williams and label supervisor Patrick McDermott – each lifelong players – pressed an official limited-edition vinyl run of Austin Jorgensen’s rating for the quirky post-apocalyptic side-scrolling role-player LISA.

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