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April 16, 2015

Crackle and Pop for Record Store Day

Beer will flow and vinyl will spin as roaming record store owners, Mark Cnotek and Brooke Sullivan take over Lindes Lane this Saturday for Crackle and Pop’s Record Store Day celebrations.

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  • Words: Johnny Von Einem
  • Pictures: Daniel Marks

By now we’re well accustomed to tracking down our favourite food vendors as they pop up around the city, but it’s a novel approach to selling records, taken up by Mark Cnotek and Brooke Sullivan of Crackle and Pop.


Record Store Day celebrations will be happening across the city.

Clarity Records on Pulteney Street will be trading for 24 hours, and Streetlight on Vaughn Place, Backwater Records on Currie Street and Transition Records on James Place will all be getting involved as well.

See the Record Store Day website for more information.

“I think we were a bit nervous to start with,” says Brooke, “but it actually worked really, really well. I think the thing we’re most happy with is we can support like-minded businesses; cafes pubs and bars.”

The pair started trading solely at the Gilles Street Market, but as their following grew, they saw opportunity to take their collection into more interesting environments.

Recently partnering with the Wheatsheaf for a joint release of the Wheaty’s own imperial milk stout and Courtney Barnett’s debut LP (released on Milk Records. See what they did there?), they’ve also popped up in quality establishments like Bar 9, Devour Café and Bank Street Social.

But as any audiophile with a penchant for coloured vinyl will tell you, their most important collaboration to date will come this Saturday at Lindes Lane for Record Store Day 2015.

“It should be a pretty big day,” Brooke says. “We’re hoping to have a setup from eight o’clock on Saturday morning, and we’re hoping to have a surprise DJ… but the idea is to have some turntables set up and people can bring their own vinyl, maybe have a bit of a spin on the day and just have that really relaxed community vibe about it.”

The special edition records have started trickling into the Crackle and Pop crates in readiness, but with the ordering system for Record Store Day being a little unreliable, each delivery Mark and Brooke receive is a bit of a surprise.

There are a couple of items on Mark’s wishlist though, for his own collection.

“There’s a cool Wu Tang split colour, all the hip hop stuff goes really well in Adelaide,” he says.

“I’ve been collecting the David Bowie Record Store Day picture discs over the last couple of years, so I wouldn’t mind getting a couple of them.”

This will be Crackle and Pop’s first Record Store Day as an independent seller, and the true meaning of the day is not lost on the duo.

“I think anything that promotes music, and especially local independent stores – it can’t be a bad thing,” Mark says. “And you know, there’s heaps of exclusives that the big guys can’t get.”

Lindes Lane will be offering food, coffee, beer and wine to aid you as you flick through the new releases, so head down and show some support (and get some great records).

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