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East Brunswick All Girls Choir album launch

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The East Brunswick All Girls Choir is far from what you'd expect from such a sweet-sounding ensemble. The Melbourne band play late '90s garage and blues-inspired rock and are launching their Seven Drummers LP at the Nortcote Social Club. 

In the lead-up to Record Store Day, we chat with band member Rob Wrigley about why we shouldn't give up on the stores that have inspired so many music-lovers to put down the headphones and form their own bands.

What was your first-ever buy in a record shop?
Growing up in Bendigo, there weren't many record stores around, but I do remember my family getting a 'Best of John Lennon' vinyl from Brashs when I was a wee lad. The first record I can remember buying myself was Radiohead's Kid A on 10". I had to order it specially into a store that sold CDs and hired out VHS tapes.

Which are your favourite Melbourne record shops? 
I used to come down to Melbourne on the train every now and again and would go to Gaslight on Bourke St and Missing Link. So those two are in there. These days it would be Polyester – instores by good bands, heaps of local records, and I live pretty close to it. 

Some of Gen Y and Z will never have even been in a record shop. If you could address them en masse, what would you say to convince them to go?
Get off Tinder and rush down to the record store before they're extinct. Record covers are cooler than that lame grey music note that comes up on your iPhone when you don't have the cover art. They also sound better (insert Neil Young-style rant about Pono here). Who knows, you might talk to a human who knows about music and can recommend you something, instead of that creep 'Genius Bar' thing perving on your files and suggesting some right tosh.  

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East Brunswick All Girls Choir album launch details

301 High St, Northcote 3070

Telephone 03 9489 3917

Price $12.00

Date Sat 10 May 2014

Open 8.30pm

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