This is a market day, totally different to a typical record fair; wholly dedicated to celebrating Brisbane’s incredible independent music scene – and specifically our city’s passionate record labels, which are organisations and collectives that curate and promote independent music of all genres from indie pop to rock to hip-hop to electronic to experimental to jazz to punk to metal and beyond.
Even though technology has changed the music business, record labels are more important than they ever have been. They build community, provide a quality filter, and of course support indie artists in promoting & distributing their creative works. Often it is the record labels that are the foundation to a city’s music scene, such as Factory / Manchester, Warp + 4AD + Mute + Rough Trade / London, Sub Pop / Seattle, Motown / Detroit, Sun / Memphis, and so many more.
Brisbane has its own wonderful collective of record labels, and we’re bringing as many of them as possible together for this special market day. It will be your chance to get your hands on limited edition records, CDs, tapes, shirts, exclusive rarities (e.g test pressings), books, zines, etc. – and it’s all single origin and artisanal – just like your favourite coffee!
Our hope is to bring an audience of several hundred music-loving public to The Triffid to enjoy the best of Brisbane’s music labels at the city’s definitive live music venue. All going well, we’re aiming to set this up as an annual event on the Brisbane music calendar. Support your city’s curators of musical culture!