Vinyl is back. True believers would argue it’s never been away.
Part record fair, part industry panel discussion, part comedy show, part historical revue, The Vinyl Evolution is a detailed celebration of the wonder of vinyl records and their place in our hearts, and the future of music.
Curated and MC’d by DJ, comic and cultural archeologist Fiona Scott-Norman, The Vinyl Evolution brings together Melbourne’s vinyl community, from jazz to hip-hop, metal to soul, to record sellers, DJs, collectors, audiophiles, record producers, musicians - and you.
Music stylings from DJs Mzrizk, Emma Peel, Johnny Topper, Mike Gurrieri, and Miss Goldie.
Record Fair - bargains and rare finds from the cream of Melbourne’s independent record stores, including Northside, Round and Round, Licorice Pie, Ritual, Wax Museum, Alley Tunes, and Quality.
Industry panel discussion on The Future of Vinyl, convened by Fiona Scott-Norman, and argued by musician Dave Graney, digital and vinyl record producer Mike Gurrieri, record plant owner Paul Rigby, record collector/reseller and founder of Au-Go-Go Records Bruce Milne, and vinyl DJ Miss Goldie. Followed by a Q & A.
A presentation of the history of album covers, many of them awkward, from back in the day until now, presented by Fiona Scott-Norman.
A display of record players through the ages, from ‘His Master’s Voice’ to the truly futuristic Funk Firm Vector 3.
The Vinyl Evolution is a unique opportunity to engage with the movers and shakers of Melbourne’s record scene, browse discs from our top shops, and take an indulgent vinyl holiday.