The world’s best record shops #062: Northside Records, Melbourne: Northside has been burning the flame for the inner city suburb of Fitzroy for over 10 years since it opened doors back in 2002. Owned by DJ CHRIS GIL, an encyclopaedia of the local and international soul scene, the store is often referred to as Melbourne’s home of new soul music. Chris also runs a weekly radio show on 3RRR pushing sounds stocked and supported via the store. Hosting an expansive selection of second hand records, the store is well-stocked in funk, soul, library music, beats, disco, jazz, afrobeat, hip hop and the funkier side of electronica.
Party to mark David’s Music product list launch ahead of Record Store Day is a huge hit! The free party at the much-loved store on Eastcheap saw indie-folk duo the Worry Dolls wow the audience – as a good number of music lovers gathered to help mark David’s official product list of limited vinyl to be released on this year’s RSD, which takes place on Saturday, April 22…Record Store Day is when more than 200 independent record stores across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture.
Total Drag record store expanding: Total Drag Records is officially expanding. The shop’s long-anticipated growth into the neighboring space formerly occupied by Common Sense began in earnest Sunday night, when owners Dan Nissen and Liz McGreevy-Nissen began clearing out the shop and preparing to paint. Common Sense officially opened into a new space of its own, offering a wider range of blown glass products and vape supplies just around the corner at 400 S. Second Ave. Total Drag has been a prime spot for all-ages concerts since 2014 in the small space at 307. E. 12th St. Packed houses and sellouts are common as nationally-touring bands stop through between gigs in larger cities.
Vinyl records business finds permanent home at Scunthorpe Market: A vinyl record seller believes he has found a gap in the market in Scunthorpe. Paul Bird, 55, has been selling records for five years at various events across the region with his pop-up business Birds Nest Records, but now has a permanent home at Scunthorpe Market. The Hull record seller has taken a stall for two days a week at the market. “It is a really funny market – in Hull I can’t sell Elvis, here I can sell Elvis. “So in Hull I can pick up Elvis for a pound and sell it over here for £3.