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An incomplete guide to what’s happening on Record Store Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is Record Store Day. Up and down the country music fans will be swarming their local record stores to buy records and see bands play. Here’s what’s happening when and where.

Some people love it. Others hate it. Some people used to love it and now hate it but want to love it again. Some queue for a chance to buy limited edition records, see local bands and support their favourite store. Some blame the day for clogging up pressing plants around the world with unnecessary represses of already widely-available records, squeezing out the smaller operators that the day is, in part, meant to support. Some just go for a browse and a free coffee.

Whatever your stance, here are all the things we know are happening on Record Store Day around New Zealand.

Flying Out, Auckland

Buy the Fazerdaze album on clear vinyl two weeks ahead of its wide release! And see these bands:

12:00 : The X-Features

1:00 : Shayne P. Carter

2:00 : Billy TK Snr

3:00 : Merk

4:00 : Fazerdaze

Real Groovy, Auckland

But a tea towel, mug and plate made by The Clean to support The NZ Music Foundation! And see these bands:

11:00 : Badcorporation

12:00 : Oscar Dowling

1:00 : ECHO OHs

2:00 : X Features

3:00 : Contenders

Marbecks, Auckland

20% off all records! And see these bands:

10:30 : Echo Children

12:00 : Lydia Cole

1:30 : Tom Cunliffe

3:00 : Princess Chelsea (solo set)

4:00 : Friends of All the World

5:00 : Galaxy Bear

Southbound, Auckland

Coffee and baking until midday! And see these bands:

3:00 : Ghost Town

Slowboat Records, Wellington

Spot prizes! Raffle! Limited edition TEETH LP! And see these bands:

2:00 : French for Rabbits

3:00 : TEETH

Deathray Records, Wellington

20% off non-RSD releases! And see these bands:

2:30 : Dick Whyte solo

3:30 : Mark Williams from MarineVille

Vinyl Countdown, New Plymouth

DJs! And see these bands:

1:00 : Sonic Delusion

2:00 : This Little Badge

3:00 : Jon Toogood

There’s probably other cool stuff happening elsewhere too. Email henry@thespinoff.co.nz and we’ll add it here.

And click here for a complete list of participating record stores.

See you at the crates!


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