Record Store Day 2016 – What’s On In Edinburgh

Record Store Day is back in 2016 and here’s Alive & Amplified Guide to what is going on in Edinburgh.

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Record Store day began in 2007 when over 700 independent record shops in the US got together to celebrate all things vinyl.  Now into it’s 9th year (Saturday 16th April) and this is a world wild affair.  Some will argue that RSD has now become less about celebrating and helping out the Independent stores it set out to help and is more about the major labels releasing a couple of bonus track on an old album and calling is an “Exclusive”. However this doesn’t stop Edinburgh celebrating some of the finest bands going about.

Here’s what on in Edinburgh…

Vox Box Music, 21 St. Stephens Street, Edinburgh.

Vox Box always throws a cracking RSD party and this year they have pulled out all the stops. Not only will they be coinciding this with their 5th birthday but they have taken over 2 pubs across the road where they will be showcasing some of Scotland’s best bands and hosting a couple of interviews.

The Antiquary (all ages*)


5.00 Miracle Glass Company
4.00 Kid Canaveral
3.00 Steve Ignorant official (Crass) Q&A w/ Olaf Furniss of Wide Days
2.00 De Rosa (solo)
1.00 Graeme Thomson (author of Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott) interview w/ Vic Galloway
12.15 Emma Pollock
11.30 Jargo
11.00 Doors open

The Last Word (Ages 5+*)


5.20 Secret guest
4.30 Man of Moon
3.30 Kathryn Joseph
2.30 Best Girl Athlete
1.30 Adam Stafford
12.30 Pinact
All day Kitchen Disco DJs
12.00 Doors open

The Shop (all ages)


1.45 Glass Caves
10.00 Faith Eliott
9.00 Doors open

Underground Solu’shn, 9 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh.

If you are not fancying some live music get yourself along to Underground Solu’shn on Cockburn street where they will have a load of guest DJ’s including Vic Galloway, Found, Mark Nicholas O & Main Ingredient.

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