The Foundry Have Opened Their Own Record Store
Pick up some local music, take in a live set and have a brewski while you're at it.
September 01, 2015
Early in 2015, Brisbane music lovers and other creative types were pretty pumped about The Foundry. The new venue promised to become the city's new hub and hotspot, until post-opening issues put the place on hold temporarily. Thankfully, you can't keep a good venture down, as their relaunch has proven. Now, they're adding to the fold by throwing open the doors of their next phase: a record store.
Yes, next time you're on Wickham Street looking for a music fix, The Foundry well and truly has you covered. By night, you can enjoy whoever is wowing the crowds in the 300-person bandroom, or chill out to some tunes at the adjacent rock ’n’ roll bar and beer garden. By day, you can browse for albums and tracks to take home with you.
While rifling through the selection of vinyl, CDs and DVDS, you'll find a theme on the shelves to match the one on the venue's stage — i.e. a focus on local music. Brisbane bands litter the record racks, as overflowing with old, new, familiar and obscure options, and sorted by genre. Those fond of something other than the usual — such as zines and other merchandise — will be in their element, too.
Foundry Records calls itself "a record store, bar, cafe, performance space and community hang", which means you can also enjoy in-store gigs, signings and listening parties, plus something to eat and drink. Blackstar Coffee and West End Tea Co provide the non-alcoholic beverages, so you know they're delicious, and Le Sebastian Bakery provides the pastry snacks.
Find Foundry Records at 228 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, or check out their website and Facebook Page for more information.
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