At Tone Deaf, we like nothing more than walking in to a record store, flipping through the vinyl, admiring the posters on the walls, having a listen to the record the store is playing on the in-house sound system and then finally having a chat to a fellow music nerd behind the counter about what’s good and new. Who has ever received bad advice about music in an indie record store? That’s right, you never do. You certainly wouldn’t get all this priceless knowledge and friendly advice on iTunes, that’s for sure!

Hence we’re right behind tomorrow’s (Saturday 16th April) Record Store Day around Australia, in which music fans are encouraged to drop in to their local indie music store and pick up a bargain or collectable record, have a chat to the staff, and ensure we keep these priceless institutions alive. Here’s what’s happening in some of our favourite indie record stores around Australia and we don’t apologise for including so many from Melbourne – Melbourne isn’t the rock n’ roll capital of the Southern Hemisphere for no reason!