Download the 2017 Map

DIGGIN-MELBOURNE-coverartThe 2017 edition of Diggin’ Melbourne is now available for download. Find it here. The new map again features 55 stores around the Melbourne metropolitan area and beyond, from Coburg to Frankston and Williamstown to Belgrave. We have a few new stores joining us this year – check Picture Search in Richmond, Son of Run in Belgrave, Profile Music in Prahran, Skydiver in Fitzroy and Oh! Jean in North Carlton. Profile has operated on Greville Street for a long time now and has been a bit of a DJ’s secret… shhh. Oh! Jean – formerly known as Vinyl is also not exactly new, but new to the guide and has a new name to boot. Son of Run is a little off the grid – but they reportedly have enough records up there to make it worth the trip. Music Jungle is also back in the map – and back with extended trading hours, and High on Vinyl also in Thornbury gets an official listing in the map, adding to the growing cluster of stores around Fitzroy North, Northcote, Thornbury and Preston.

Sadly, we’ve lost one (actually two) of the city’s great institutions. Missing Link / Collectors Corner has ceased trading after many years of operation in Melbourne. When we first created this map in 2009, Missing Link and Collectors Corner were two of the driving forces behind the indie, metal and electronic music scenes in Melbourne. These are the stores that never stopped selling vinyl. In recent years we saw both stores move premises, and eventually join forces under one roof. It’s sad to see them go. Next time you consider buying records from a non-independent or online record store, spare a thought for Missing Link and Collectors Corner. Support your local and independent record stores who support local and independent music. Dig.

We are currently in the process of updating the online store guide and should be complete in the next 24 hours. For the most up-to-date info check the PDF map, pick up a copy at your favourite record store today.

Don’t forget you can find out what’s happening in your ‘hood on Saturday April 22 right here: www.recordstoreday.com.au

 

2017 Diggin’ Melbourne Map drops on April 19

With Record Store Day only a few days away (Sat. April 22) we’re happy to announce the new 2017 edition of Diggin’ Melbourne will hit the streets around April 19, and be made official with a launch party at Section 8 on Wednesday night (April 19). This year we’re thankful to Audio Technica who have assisted in production of the map and kindly donated some prizes for our launch party. We’re also teaming with Beat Magazine to publish a condensed version of the guide in the weeks Beat Magazine Record Store Day feature. 

This year’s maps features some new stores in Collingwood, Fitzroy, Richmond and Belgrave. 55 stores in total and a couple of additional stores listed on the website. Get the jump on the Record Store Day crowd by getting your hands on a map and/or Beat this week. Get down to the free launch party for the chance to win a sweet pair of Audio Technica ATH-WS99 headphones plus other lucky door prizes, and enjoy top-shelf selections from Melbourne’s finest purveyors of black gold. Check the poster for details. The website also will be updated by April 20. Watch this space.

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Acland Street Vinyl Revival

Sunday April 2 is the right time to hit St. Kilda for the Annual Acland Street Vinyl Revival. Just like the poster says “thousands of new and used records”. Get down to get down.

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New store listing and whispers on Diggin’ Melbourne

We’re happy to welcome another new store to the Diggin’ Melbourne website. This time it’s a new store on High Street, Thornbury, just a stones throw from Thornbury Records, Records Etc and Music Jungle. Located at 594 High St, Thornbury, the new store is aptly named HIGH ON VINYL. The new store is specialising in vinyl only and currently stocks a diverse range of new and secondhand releases. There’s a nice selection of $5 / Cheap bins too. Hit their website for more info, or find them on facebook | highonvinyl.com.au

If you didn’t already know, there is a full afternoon’s worth of diggin’ to be had in the outer-inner-North these days. If you’ve spent the morning tearing up Brunswick St /Smith St / Johnston St, why not cross over Alexandra Pde and take on the Goldmine Stores on Nicholson St and St Georges Rd – then hit High St, Northcote for Rathdowne Records, Thornbury Records, Records Etc, The Music Jungle and of course High on Vinyl. From there it’s a quick trip across to Sydney Rd, stopping off at Multisonics, Muscle Shoals or maybe Lost & Found Market for a dig. Once you’re on Sydney Rd, you have Round and Round Records, Round Again Records and Record Paradise all at your disposal. And by no means are they the only spots to get your fix. Check Stereophonics on Nicholson St, Carlton North,  and a notable mention to The Aquarium in Northcote who have a slim but tasteful selection of jazz, hip hop and electronica amidst their vintage clothing store.

Check the store listings page for more info, trading hours and more info about all the stores mentioned above.

Pictured below: Store front at Round and Round Records at 556 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. One of our favourites.

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Diggin’ Melbourne 2016 is here

DigginMelbourne-2016-350We’re back! A new map listing 55 stores is available today, featuring new diggin’ spots in Fitzroy, Carlton North, Abbotsford, Prahran and Melbourne CBD. The Store Guide page has also been updated to include 60+ stores! Sadly we’ve lost a couple of stores during the last 12 months, but on the upside we’ve had even more new stores come onboard. New stores include Vinyl Revival in Fitzroy, Strangeworld Records in Fitzroy, Lofi (aka Houndstooth) in Fitzroy, Dutch Vinyl in Abbotsford, Stereophonic in Carlton North, Multisonics in Preston and Union Heights on Chapel St. Windsor.

PLUS – a couple of new stores are opening any day now… hopefully in time for Record Store Day. Our good friend Pat (formerly Augogo and Basement Discs) is launching Rocksteady Records on Lonsdale St in the City, promising to bring even more diversity City-side. Well-known DJ and vinyl purveyor Greg Molinaro is also opening a new store called HUB301 on Johnston St, Abbotsford (close to the new Dutch Vinyl store). Special Request Vinyl Record Bar (formerly Gutterhype) is another new listing; opening this month in Coburg. Don’t forget to check the online store guide for five extra stores not listed in the physical map/PDF.

If you’re reading this you already know this Saturday, April 16 is Record Store Day. Most of the participating stores have live performances, deejays and special offers happening on the day. Hit the Store Guide or download a PDF now for all the website and contact info for the stores. Additonal info about special events on the day is available at Record Store Day Australia

Unless you’re specifically after Limited Edition Record Store Day releases, remember it’s Record Store Day everyday when you have Diggin’ Melbourne as your guide. Happy hunting.