Record Store Day 2016 descends upon Dublin this Saturday (April 16th) with a host of events taking place all over the city to celebrate the annual vinyl themed event. Here’s TLMT’s pick of the some the gigs/in-stores happening this weekend.
The Record Spot – Fade St.
The Record Spot’s (R.A.G.E) annual street party has become a mainstay of Record Store Day. This year’s line-up will include: Me & My Day, Paddy Hanna, Oh Boland and Tandem Felix. DJ sets: Dennis Cassidy, Kid O’Brien, We Three Kings, DJackulate and dip DJs Robbie & Enda. Talks: Conor Harry Cusack and Nathan Thomast.
Little Gem – Kildare St.
One of Dublin’s newest record store’s Little Gem will ring in it’s first RSD at it’s new home in Basement 18 on Kildare Street with live music from: Divil A’ Bit, Strength, Fuzzy Hell, Ewa Gigon, Cal Folger Day, Robert John Ardiff and Laura Ann Brady.
Tower Records – Dawson St.
Tower Records have been gearing up for RSD 2016 already this month with their Vinyl Destination sale already in full effect. The Dawson street branch will also host it’s annual in-store performances, with sets from: The Young Folk, September Girls, Fangclub, Black Bank Folk, WOLFF and Bantum.
Betty & All City RSD after-party – The Bernard Shaw
While All City Records will be celebrating Record Store Day 2016 in their Crow Street store throughout Saturday, they will also be partnering up with Betty for an RSD after-party in the Bernard Shaw which will include sets from Chris Holten, All City, Docktah Irie, Joe Nolan, Brondos Crandal, Cian O’Connell, DJ Deece, Karl Delane and Duncan Ukiyo.
Telephones – Tengu (Great Strand Street)
Not ones to rest on their laurels, the Record Spot crew will be moving from the aforementioned street party to team up with event organizers Telephones for an after-party at Tengu, with two rooms of DJ sets from ” We Three Kings alongside Wicklow natives Johnny Carroll & Tim Timmah of Manma Saor & Sim Simma fame. Telephones residents Papa Lou & John Mahon hold it down in the main room.”
For more info on this year’s Record Store Day releases and events visit recrodstoreday.com .Photo credit (September Girls): Jeannie O’Brien