Day 7 - Music Buffs

Foundry Records
Logo from Foundry Records website

Part record store, part bar/cafe, and part performance space, Foundry in Fortitude Valley is a great place to look for vinyl or to hear Brisbane and Australian bands. If you're stuck for ideas, their website has lists of recommendations.

Logo from Jet Black Cat Music on Facebook

Run by a music buff who only sells what she loves, Jet Black Cat is a bit of an eclectic mix in West End. Starting as a local market stall, the collection is curated by Shannon Logan, a long-time West End local. Not just a record store, Jet Black Cat is also a gathering place for the music-lovin' community in West End.  Find vinyl from international acts and local artists alike, and chat to the owner about recommendations. She knows her stuff.

Logo from Rocking Horse Records website
Recently renovated from street-level to a funky basement-level store, Rocking Horse in the city has been operating since 1975 and is Queensland's oldest and largest indie record store. They stock and support local artists as well as import and Aussie music, vinyl and merch (including rare and collectible items).