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Suspiria – Gothic and Steampunk clothing store – hits Moonee Ponds!

November 29, 2010

 

Moonee Ponds is not the first place you’d expect to find a gothic clothing store: and particularly one specialising in Steampunk and Gothic Lolita!  But lo! There it is! Their motto is ‘making fashion affordable again’ and this mother-daughter team up are making a lot of their own clothes instore.  You know what that means?  Potentially unique pickups!! Huzzah!

Further information about current stock can be found on their Facebook – they don’t currently have a website which is a little bit of an inconvenience. Meanwhile, you’ll just have to get a tram down Mt Alexander Road and see for yourself! 😀 They stock design for men and women.

Details: 559 Mt Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, Australia, 3039

Phone: 93757088
Open:   Tues – Sun:
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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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 😀  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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Metal Mayhem – underground metal store moves to Northcote

November 1, 2008

 

For those of you who like a chop and a lick and a flying v salute… Metal Mayhem for years has stocked a reasonably good range of headbangers’ delights on vinyl and CD, and has also been one of the mainstay ticket outlets for Heavy Metal gigs in Melbourne. 

In a surprise move, literally as well as figuratively, Metal Mayhem has now left the city squall and descended upon the – hopefully – droves of Metal minions in Northcote on High Street.  Realistically, we deduce that high rents has kicked the Metal store out of the city limits and out to The New Windsor (Northcote), and wish them luck at such a less central location.  Apparently, they do mail order though, which might save some Metal fans who find Northcote a difficult trek. 

Here’s the info from the Metal Mayhem myspace:

 

As many of you are now aware, Metal Mayhem is no longer located in the Banana Alley Vaults on Flinders St. Our new address, as of Sep 29 2008 is 459 High St Northcote. This address is between Northcote Station and Croxton Station if you’re travelling by train. There is also free off street parking along High St and free 2 hour parking at Northcote Plaza. The tram (Number 86, the RMIT/Bundoora Line) also runs right past the store.

We’ll be offerering a reward card upon purchase of new cds, as well as student discounts. We are also now stocks used cds etc as well as our comprehensive range of merchandise.

Don’t forget to check out the new Ilium album ‘Vespertilion’. Anyone that is a fan of ultra epic melodic traditional metal with power/progressive elements will love this. A great release from a local act and it features Lord Tim (ex Dungeon) on vocals. An absolute must, so support the local scene!

Finally, Jason Hodges the main person from Ilium and author, has a special going to Metal Mayhem customers. Anyone responding to this email will be able to get the special offer of both Ilium CDs, a signed copy of his book ‘Black Abyss’ with a personalised message and an Ilium T-shirt for $110 including postage. Jason’s email is metalion@tpg.com.au 

Postal Address: 
Metal Mayhem
P.O. Box 135
Ivanhoe
Victoria
3079
AUSTRALIA

Phone us:
+61 3 9621 1666
Fax us:
+61 3 9455 3829

www.myspace.com/metalmayhemaustralia

email: metalmayhem@iprimus.com.au

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Lucrezia and De Sade – Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

January 8, 2008

  

One of Melbourne’s more hidden boutiques stocking locally artisan made wares is Lucrezia and De Sade.  Now there may be a very good reason why the good L and D people keep it a little more discreet: that is because the wares made, many on premises, are of a particular nature.  That is to say, to put it a little more plainly,  Lucrezia and De Sade is Melbourne’s most artistic and stylish fetish shop.   Named after Lucretia Borgia and the notedly kinky Marquis De Sade, it’s a perfect name for such a stylish yet unashamedly perverse emporium.  

The wonderful things about Lucrezia and De Sade are multiple. Number one is their sense of humour.  Their window displays never fail to amuse or at least intrigue: and their Christmas displays are more essential than the Myer Christmas window any day… they visualise what many of us have wished on Santa when the credit card bills come in! 

Number two is the quality of their merchandise.  Whether you’re there to buy something seriously imposing for your normal fetishy life or whether you just want a dress up for a fancy dress party or some goth-style couture, you could do a lot worse than investing in some of the hand made pieces here.  They do nurse and police outfits (in pvc, mostly), they have cuffs, collars and gauntlets worn as much by goths and death metal bands as fetish types, they have some sexy goth cross over clothes and then there are of course all manner of fetish pieces and props.   The clothing and accessories are well stitched and seems to be made of good quality materials.  I’m not as sure about the serious goods, but from a cursory shelf glance they do seem sturdy and shiny.  I’m sure that’s a plus. They also can modify or make custom items and can work in metal, leather, pvc and more – they’re really quite clever. 

Number three: their website.  I encourage anyone to take a look at their retail store, but if you’d rather shop online and stay shy, they’ve got a full ordering system there for you. How considerate!  

 The best things: beautiful metal gauntlets and leather gloves.  Being loud and proudly a fetish shop with an emphasis on using quality materials and making beautiful objects with care.  Surviving for years with a loyal clientele in a decidedly subcultural market.

  The downside:  I don’t think I’m qualified to comment about some of their goods – but they do look very well made anyway.

 Details:441 Brunswick Street Fitzroy 3065 Victoria Australia
Phone: + 61 3 9416 3826Fax: + 61 3 9416 0947
Email: shop@lucreziadesade.com.au   

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Heartland Records – Peel St Melbourne

December 30, 2007
Heartland Records are another place so underground they don’t even bother with advertising or websites.  Plebians one might say.  I think their theory is that they don’t really need to.  All the more reason to give them a jolly good write up here. As far as music goes, they’re the most thoroughly  gothic and industrial shop in Melbourne, hands down.  (any challenges welcome as comments to this article). 
 
Heartland’s main music genres are Indie/Indie dance/Soundtracks/Metal/Gothic/Industrial. They do new and second hand vinyl and CDs.  they also do a small market in collectibles and tshirts, plus badges and the occasional gig tickets.  
 
Not only is Heartland one of the best places to look for new indie releases on vinyl plus classics from artists like Pulp, Suede, New Order, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Placebo and many more, it’s a gold mine of independent 7″ singles new and old .  Having tried desperately hard to find recent UK 7″ singles from bands like The Horrors or Arcade Fire, or even Jarvis or Morrissey, the Good the Bad and the Queen – I found them at Heartland!  While there are plenty of great indie record stores in Melbourne – this is the only place I found with many new UK titles on the shelf on 7″.  
 
The best things about Heartland:  
 
1. as above, the indie 7″ collection is without peer in Melbourne – Missing Link do a good US and Australian selection but for UK Heartland is King. 
 
2. an amazing array of second hand collectible gothic and industrial vinyl, plus a great selection of new stuff on CD. Not as experimental a selection as Peril, but definitely great for goth/popular industrial/metal.
 
3. The downside – well, my biggest gripe is that they do absolutely no advertising so it’s difficult to know when new shipments are in… I guess you just have to ring or drop by.  There is a tiny lack-of-convenience factor as well, but whinging about having to pay the Queen Vic Markets a visit or Flagstaff Gardens is churlish. It’s just not easy when you’re in a hurry running around town.  
 
Heartland Records:  
61 Peel St West Melbourne
Contact: 03 9329 9636
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