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The Black Market next weekend 17th April 2011 – don’t miss it

April 8, 2011

…Having attended one of these, I’d definitely say don’t miss it – just for the atmosphere!  The black market is held along the banks of the Merri, and features stalls of all kinds of alternative pre-loveables and there is usually merriment, bands and mischief. Come for the bargains, stay for the hilarity! :)

The Black Market

Yup after a little hiatus, we’re finally doing it all again – The big Gothy Garage Sale of DOOOOOOOOM! 

A nice chilled arvo under the gum trees with ya mates getting rid of all that STUFF! Open to all to buy & sell but it is the Black Market so aimed at more unusual types so the more unusual your wares to sell the better – new things, old things…it all sells!

And again we’re joined by The Resignators & for the first time joining …them will be The Kujo Kings & The Tearaways so you get to enjoy some great music for free!

Come & grab yourself a bargain by Merri Creek – with soo many wonderful things for sale you’ll have to bring some friends to carry all your new goodies home!

For those who’ve already sold their souls to sell everything else:-

Clothes – lace, velvet, pvc, satin, leather, pinstripe, feathers, band t-shirts, fishnet, brocade, tartan, sparkles
Accessories – bags, boots, shoes, corsets, hats, capes, jewellery, shawls, belts, badges, fans, wigs
Stuff – Art, books, magazines, DVD’s, pictures, musical instruments, photography equipment, kids toys, computer bits, games, vinyl, collectables, CD’s, cakes, relishes, jams, comics, bric-a-brac, antiquities, junk, munchies … 

BBQ on throughout the day so bring some gold coins

Goth, Steam Punk, Rockabilly, Burlesque, Psychobilly, Punk, Ska, Hippy, Emo, Metal, Cyber …lots of black

interested in a stall? please email melbourneblackmarket@gmail.com

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Peril Underground – now on Facebook for your convenience…

August 16, 2010

It is pretty evident that many of you who would like to contact Peril Underground aren’t sure how to do so.  Obviously their phone number is in my post.  But if you prefer the Power Of Teh Interwebs they have a facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Peril-Underground/86778481796

Please address any queries about stock, opening hours, consignments, clothes, music, tattoos…etc etc direct to Peril Underground via the Facebook page or phone number…

:)

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Independent Record Store Day 2010 – Saturday April 17th

April 14, 2010

Independent Record Store Day has come around again!

Special events and rare releases just for Record Store Day available at a participating record store near you.

A list of Melbourne special events for the day here

including:

BASEMENT DISCS – 24 Block Place, Melbourne PH 9654 1110
www.basementdiscs.com.au

Basement Discs (defying its underground location) will once again be “raising the roof” with their celebrations…this joint will be jumpin’. From around 11.00 am there will live performances, feat. CHARLES JENKINS, CHRIS WILSON, JEFF LANG, LIZ STRINGER, SIME NUGENT, THE MERCURIALS (Mark Ferrie, Andrew Pendlebury & Adi Saffir), VAN WALKER, THE SPOILS (Trio), THE VANDAS (Duo) and LISA MILLER (TBC). REBECCA BARNARD & BRIAN NANKERVIS (of ROCKWIZ fame) will be mc’ing music trivia questions with lots of prizes & goodie bags up for grabs. There will also be a set flat-rate discount across the board on everything in the store for the day. The event will be very family friendly, with light refreshments, cheese & bikkies, etc. provided. So…come one, come all!

GREVILLE RECORDS – 152 Greville Street Prahran PH: 9510 3012
www.myspace.com/greville_records

Greville Records will be celebrating Indie Record Store Day with a 20% off sale on everything in the store.

THE LAST RECORD STORE – 304 Smith St, Collingwood PH 9416 2000
www.lastrecordstore.com/

The Last Record Store will be celebrating Independent Record Store Day with live in-store entertainment from ANDY BAYLOR, CHRIS WILSON and friends, THE JUNES and ALICE KEATH, along with assorted goodies throughout the day.

MISSING LINK RECORDS – Basement 405 Bourke Street, Melbourne PH 9670 8208
www.missinglink.net.au

There’s gonna be a huge sale that starts on record store day. Lots of cool stuff going out with big discounts. – 10% off everything in store except for tickets and already discounted stock. There’ll be a lucky dip with tons of free CD’s, records, merch etc. for everyone who spends over $10 (excluding tickets); a prize draw with multiple different packs of cd’s and records etc, plus a guitar to win (donated by Cut Throats Of Tall Poppies), a slew of live music all day (with bands to be confirmed this week). and a few other surprises we’re working on locking down at the moment.

NORTHSIDE RECORDS – 236 Gertrude St, Fitzroy PH 9417 7557
www.northsiderecords.com.au/

NORTHSIDE RECORDS is proud to present another instore! This time THE BAMBOOS on International World Record Store Day April 17th… This time hot after the release of their fourth record “4” THE BAMBOOS are going to squeeze into funky Northside! Come down, grab a seat out the front and have a taste of what the band will be playing at their record launch at the Corner on May 8th The gig will kick off at 3pm, but don’t be late because they won’t play for too long!!!

POLYESTER RECORDS
CITY: 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne PH 9663 8696 / FITZROY: 387 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy PH 9419 5137

www.polyesterrecords.com/

The good folks at Polyester will be donating 20% of all proceeds from CD/DVD/Vinyl sales on Saurday 17th to the Cancer Council, Victoria. Behind the counter, special guest staff on the day are FEE-B SQUARED, BEN BIRCHALL and TIM SHIEL (RRR Breakfasters), DAVID O’DOHERTY, ANDREW McCLELLAND & JOSH EARL (comedians), ALAN BROUGH and MYF WARHURST (Spicks and Specks) and JULIA ZEMIRO (RockWiz), so lots of laughs guaranteed.

WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR – 176 Bellair St, Kensington PH 9376 5441
www.whiterabbitrecords.com.au

WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR is celebrating the wonderful world of vinyl with 12 hours of DJ fun 11 am – 11 pm
Rabbit’s Resident DJ’s along with Guest DJ’s Frank Driscoll, Sister Alex, Sard Boogie and more to be announced.
20% discount on all music sales on the day & all music customers go in the draw for a Vinyl-Lovers Hamper
worth over $200 which will be drawn at the end of the day.

It will be a great day of celebration and we are inviting you all to come along, help spread the word, and support these great indie stores & join in the fun of International Independent Record Store Day!

Support your indie record stores so they can support the live scene, the clubs and the bands you love.

Vive Le Indie Record Store – long may you live.

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This Saturday: International Independent Record Store Day

April 16, 2009

/culled from the Indie Initiative email list – a very worthy cause!!!!!  From this list, remember Heartland Records, Greville Records, Peril Underground, Polyester Records, Metal Mayhem:  but there’s also Missing Link, Hear Now Records, DMC Records, Liquorice Pie Records, Northside Records… plenty more too, just waiting to help you love music :D  Google maps can help if you need to find one near you!

 

 

It’s World Record Store Day on Saturday www.worldrecordstoreday.com .

Record stores are the heartbeat of music. Those indie stores that are left survive because they cater to their consumers needs. The proprietors and staff have the knowledge to steer people in the right direction, they help musicians get their product out and give joy when the have the music you want.

I have a bad vinyl habit that needs more records. This week I got Zaireeka (Flaming Lips) and a Superfunk compilation from Second Spin in Carlisle St, the new My Morning Jacket album (complete with CD) and a soul compilation at Greville Records and a DVD of The Prairie Home Companion from Record Paradise in Chapel Street.  Record Paradise in now run by Paul and Renee and is completely changed from Warrens Record Paradise. You can now find vinyl sorted into some sort of order. It’s still a crate diggers paradise, but they have added books and movies (helped by Paul Harris from 3RRR).

Warrens was run by possibly the unfriendliest and rudest proprietor ever. It’s next to the Police station at 100 Chapel Street (near Carlisle St).

If you’ve been there you know what I mean. But now it’s sweetness and light.

Basement Discs and Polyester will be having instore appearances.

Record store were and are a great source of knowledge. Support them on Saturday, but support them very week. It can be easier to go to a chain, but having some knowledgable discussion will be far more illuminating. You never know who you might meet. I met Nick Cave recently at Greville. He always supports local stores. In’t it time you did to.

<neil@indieinitiative.com>

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Greville Records: cult dvds in Prahran!

March 8, 2009

 

I’ve not been out to investigate, but I’ve had a hot tip that Greville Records have a healthy collection of cult kitsch dvds now.  Already famous for their large range of music on cd and vinyl, there has always been a reasonable dvd selection in this cornucopia of a small shop.  But now, apparently, the selection has increased in size like David Banner becoming the Hulk!!

Their website has a small selection of the DVDs available there, and is endearingly oldskool but a bit low on info.  So it may require a trek out to Chapel/Greville, which in itself can lend satisfaction of a number of other kinds… Comics R Us,  Charley Weaver, Chapel Tattoo, Chapel Street Bazaar… definitely worth the trek. 

From their website you could currently pick up the following cult kitsch titles:

WAR OF THE WORLDS 1954…$20 the original and best

EARTH vs flying saucers…1956..$20

THE TIME MACHINE..1960..Rod Taylor…the original masterpiece..20 bucks

20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH..1957 $20

the killing…the absolute film noir masterpiece 1956..starring Sterling Hayden,,20 bucks

IN A LONLEY PLACE..BOGART $20 BUCKS…A GEM

Dead Reckoning 1947.. another film noir classic..Bogart stars..1947 $20

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS RINGS TWICE. .the original 1946, Lana Turner classis,
not the rubbish dished up in the 1970,s remake $25

PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET..Richard Witmark is awesome in this 1953 noir masterpiece $25

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL…sci fi classic…1951…$20

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE..1950..crime/film noir and Sterling Hayden ..a total
masterpiece that still stands up…$20

TARANTULA….spooky thriller..1950,s?? 20 bucks

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN…1957..STEVE,S TOP 10 FILM OF ALL TIME?? $20

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane…2 dvd version chock full of extra,s..both
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis are totally awesome in this classic..they do
not make films of this quality in Hollywood anymore..and they don’t come like
Davis and Crawford either….awesome..$35

THIS GUN FOR HIRE..1942 @20 BUCKS

Belle de Jour.. 2 DVD VERSION..$35

FORBIDDEN PLANET…50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION//2 DISC SPECIAL..$35

more classic film noir dvd,s from the 50’s
all 27.95 bucks
THIEVES HIGHWAY….BRILLIANT, WE LOVE THIS
THE STREET WITH NO NAME…….STARRING RICHARD WIDMARK AT HIS NASTY BEST
SWAMP WATER…prisoner on the run gem
THE RAZOR’S EDGE..1946. Tyron Powers’ best.

Contact details:

152 Greville Street Prahran Victoria, Australia, 3181  P: (61)03 9510 3012   Contact Warwick Brown:   greville@corplink.com.au

Open 7 days a week until 6pm at last notice.

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My inverse simulacrum: Melbourne Underground website

January 23, 2009

 

  I’ve been alerted to a site called Melbourne Underground.  Of course, I had to know more: it seemed like I may be about to stare into a mirror self.  Hmmm does this mean if I look into the their main page too long we both disappear, or become eachother? Or like Narcissus I fall in love with my mirror image? 

However, upon clicking into the site I saw the truth:  Melbourne Underground is quite a handy site about smaller scale music events in Melbourne.  It includes a gig guide, reviews, interviews, highlights bands, supports indie radio: yep – this seems to tick all the excellent boxes to qualify as promoting the underground in Melbourne’s music scene.  Also, they will publish your gig info and flyers if you send them your propaganda.  

The website is pretty basic, but in its favour it doesn’t tire or annoy with an overload of unnecessary flash. Instead the site gets straight on with the mission of promoting underground bands.  The emphasis is on indie and rock – not much experimental or electronic stuff here: but then again, if more electronic acts sent them promo I suppose there’d be more on their site.  That’s the beauty of a direct conduit. 

Check it out.

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