Record Fairs: 4ª Feira dos Senhores do Vinil


After an extended period of absence, Feira dos Senhores do Vinil is back for its fourth edition - as always, held in the bar with the best view in Lisbon (that would be PARK), and just in time for Christmas!
Just like in the previous editions, you can count with Sound Club Store's own Alexandre Barbosa behind the turntables providing the soundtrack and a selection of fine music dealers: Sound Club Vinyl Store, Flur, Carpet & Snares, Peekaboo and Magic Bus. So if you're looking for music to give to your loved ones, you now know where to go!

4ª Feira dos Senhores do Vinil
PARK (near Bairro Alto) -> Calçada do Combro, 58 (6th floor)
Facebook event here
December 17th (Sunday), 16:00 to 20:00

Live music venues in Lisbon, a guide - Part One

Lisbon Record Shops has ceased to have a regular list of live music concerts - but this guide will help YOU, the music-loving Lisbon visitor, to find great live music during your stay in our wonderful city.

First of all, you can check Viral Agenda for a list of what's happening.

If you just want to know where to go out and see some good live music, here's a small list of great venues where you won't be disappointed:

- Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto): The mecca of alternative music in Lisbon, in the middle of Bairro Alto. Here you'll find the cutting edge of music, from rock to hip hop without forgetting electronica, folk or jazz, and sometimes everything at once. No rules, just incredible music.
-> Location of the venue

- Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré): A sweaty cave in Cais do Sodré, in which you can always count for great rock gigs. Be it heavy or psychedelic, it's guaranteed to be great.
-> Location of the venue

- B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré): If you're a fan of the African smooth sounds, this is the place for you. Here you'll find the cream of Portuguese-speaking African artists, serving hot rhythms to dance throughout the night.
-> Location of the venue

- Musicbox (near Cais do Sodré): Also on the vibrant Cais do Sodré, this venue offers a very different array of live music gigs, but is known for its clubbing sessions at late hours, always betting on the new fringes of danceable electronica, sometimes with shades of hip hop or world music.
-> Location of the venue

- RCA Club (near Alvalade): If metal is your thing, you won't be disappointed. Here you'll find the heavier stuff, be it death, black, doom or plain good ol' heavy metal. From AOR to the most recent skullcrushing tendencies, RCA is a place you can call home.
-> Location of the venue

- Casa Independente (near Intendente): A marvellous spot to snack, chill with friends and listen to great music, live and otherwise.
-> Location of the venue

Stay tuned for a second part of this guide in a near future!

PEEKABOO RECORDS

Espaço Chiado has to be the shopping mall with the biggest number of record shops in Portugal. After Sound Club Store, Carpet and Snares and Discolecção's new branch, let us introduce PEEKABOO!


Peekaboo is owned by Trol2000, a local DJ - and exceptionally friendly guy - who’s always ready to help you with new musical discoveries. Trol's taste is reflected on the shop's selection: disco, boogie, new wave, soul and world music are its main flavors, in new and used vinyl (all high quality), and rarities abound. You can also find DJ accessories such as record bags and needles.


DJs in Lisbon, take notice: if you're into leftfield far-out funky stuff, Peekaboo is the place to go and satisfy your dusty little fingers!


Peekaboo Records
Espaço Chiado, 1st floor, Shop 35
entrances through Rua da Misericórdia, 14 or Rua Nova da Trindade, 5
1200-273 Lisboa

Opening hours:
Mon. to Sat. - 11:00 to 20:00
Closed on Sundays

-> look it up on the map

R.I.P. Twice

The Lisbon record shop community has lost another member: Twice has closed in June, another victim of Lisbon's savage gentrification. But manager Gonçalo isn't defeated: he's still selling records online on Discogs (as twice.discos) while looking for a new place to revive his marvellous, cosy shop. We'll be waiting!


RECORD STORE DAY 2017

It's that time of the year again: Record Store Day is back this Saturday (for the 10th time!) and Lisbon record stores are no exception when it comes to promotions, events and special items! So here's what you can expect from our associate shops:
  • Sound Club Store: Extended opening hours (10am to 8pm), promo records (CDs and vinyl) and T-shirts giveaway for paying customers, as well as promotions. Also, DJ sets by Alfred Chambel, Trol 2000 and shop owner Alexandre Barbosa.
  • Louie Louie: Some promotions and new stock entries.
  • Carpet and Snares: 50% discount in all used records, discounts on new records up to 40% and also special RSD editions!
  • Vinil Experience: 1 new LP - €1 discount / 2 new LPs - € 3 discount, used LPs with 15% discount, 7" with 10% discount (except rarities). And some some surprises as well...
  • Discolecção: 10% discount on all LPs and 20% discount on all CDs (notice that there's a new Discolecção on Espaço Chiado, the shopping centre which houses both Sound Club Store and Carpet and Snares!)
  • Magic Bus: 10% to 20% discount over all used stuff (CD/LP/DVD).
Meanwhile, in the non-LRS affiliated shops' camp, Flur will have RSD editions (Spaceman 3, Ryuichi Sakamoto, etc) available and will host gigs by Vaiapraia, Bruxas/Cobras and Berllioz & Zenner as well as DJ sets by Tsuri + Florêncio, Gonçalo Siopa and Photonz (check the event here).

As always, we'll be updating this list as more information becomes available. Meanwhile, prepare your savings and support Lisbon's indie record shops while expanding your record collection!

BOOKS & RECORDS MEGASTORE

For decades one of the nastiest neighbourhoods in downtown Lisbon, Intendente has become one of the trendiest. In the centre of it all, a square with the name of the respective Provincial Governor (in portuguese: Intendente), where everything happens - even finding records for sale!


Sponsored by Largo Residencies, the Books & Records Megastore may not look that mega from the outside, but inside you'll find a trove of goodies! A joint venture of sorts formed by Retrox and Vintage Warehouse - who supply the books - and A Record A Day (previously from Crew Hassan) - who supplies the records, this Megastore is guaranteed to fuel your digging instincts.
Focusing on the musical side of things, there's a lot to be discovered here: from classic rock to african world music, from post-punk to metal, you'll find a bit of everything. Most of the its selection is on used vinyl, but there are also new records, and some CDs as well, with a great selection of Portuguese rarities.

So if you are coming to Intendente to stroll around, have a snack or feel the sunshine on your face, don't forget to take a piece of culture from this friendly Megastore!


BOOKS & RECORDS MEGASTORE
Largo do Intendente Pina Manique, 18
1150-041 Lisboa

Opening hours:
Tue. to Thu. - 14:00 to 20:00
Friday - 14:00 to 21:00
Sat. to Sun. - 11:00 to 20:00
Closed on Mondays

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 16th to 22nd January

The freeze factor is increasing, but Lisbon's still warmer than the rest of Europe! So chill out, indulge yourself - take a look at all the great live music that this marvellous city has to offer:

16/1, Monday
Fado na Cidade [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

17/1, Tuesday
Neige Morte + Traumático Desmame [black/death/noise]
Disgraça (near Anjos) -> location of the venue
19:30 - € 5.00

18/1, Wednesday
Mauro Amaral [reggae/pop/rock]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00
Viva Belgrado + Moloch [hardcore/post-punk/alt.rock]
Disgraça (near Anjos) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 5.00

19/1, Thursday
You Can't Win Charlie Brown [indie/alt.rock/electronica]
Centro Cultural de Belém [Belém] -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 10.00 to € 30.00
l'ocelle mare + São Bernardo [noise/experimental]
Damas (near Graça) -> location of the venue
23:00 - free admission
Marcelo Perdido [indie/MPB/singer-songwriter]
The Decadente (near Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - free admission
Filipe Felizardo & The Things Previous [noise/blues/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00

20/1, Friday
Sum 41 [punk/pop]
Coliseu dos Recreios (near Rossio) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 26.00
Carnage + Misantropia + Tarsius Tarsier [punk/hardcore/crust]
Disgraça (near Anjos) -> location of the venue
19:30 - € 5.00
Galgo + Alex Chinaskee & Os Camponeses [indie/psych/alt.rock]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 6.00
Throes & The Shine [indie/alt.rock/world]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 8.00

21/1, Saturday
Filipe Sambado + Jasmim [indie/psych/alt.rock/folk]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Manuel Guimarães & Vítor Rua [electronica/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00
Casuar [indie/alt.rock/world/electronica]
FNAC Chiado (near Baixa-Chiado)-> location of the venue
17:00 - free admission
Teresa Salgueiro [world/pop]
Museu do Oriente (near Alcântara) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 15.00
Alek Rein + April Marmara [indie/psych/alt.rock/singer-songwriter/folk]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00
Old Yellow Jack [indie/psych/alt.rock]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00 / € 8.00 including CD
LUBOK [post-rock/experimental]
SMUP [Parede] -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Alceu Valença [MPB/world]
Teatro Tivoli (on Av. Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 15.00 to € 25.00

22/1, Sunday
They're Heading West & Old Jerusalem [indie/rock]
Casa Independente (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
19:00 - € 5.00
Quase Um Fado [fado/jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

Next week's Live Music suggestions: 7th to 15th January

Happy New Year! Here are the first Live Music Suggestions of 2017, and to make up for the time we were away, we're publishing this a day earlier to add the weekend of 7th/8th January to the list - so start planning RIGHT NOW! Check it out:

7/1, Saturday
Vaiapraia e as Rainhas do Baile + Savage Ohms [indie/punk/pop]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 5.00
Memória de Peixe [indie/post-rock/pop]
Lusitano Clube (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
18:30 - € 5.00
indignu [post-rock/alt.rock]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 7.00
"Canções para uma festa" ("Songs for a Party") w/ Gisela João + Mariela Condo + Yomira John [world/fado/Equador/Panama]
Teatro Municipal São Luiz (near Baixa-Chiado) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 8.00 to € 15.00 (also on Sunday the 8th)
Pedro Barroso [singer-songwriter/folk/world]
Teatro Tivoli (on Av. Liberdade) -> location of the venue
21:00 - € 12.50 to € 22.50

8/1, Sunday
Fado Enredo [fado/MPB]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

9/1, Monday
Fado Inverso [fado]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

10/1, Tuesday
The Amplectors [jazz]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

11/1, Wednesday
Malenga [world/Mozambique]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00

12/1, Thursday
Eric Daro [world/soul/Guinea]
Club B.Leza (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
23:00 - € 5.00
Weaksaw + Burned Blood + Paranoid [metalcore]
Stairway Club [Cascais] -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 5.00

13/1, Friday
Tsunamiz + Punk d'Amour [indie/electronica/experimental]
Crew Hassan (near Intendente) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 4.00
Vessel + MMMOOONNNOOO [electronica/experimental]
Galeria Zé dos Bois (in Bairro Alto) -> location of the venue
22:00 - € 8.00
Mike El Nite & NERVE + L-ALI [hip hop/electronica]
MusicBox (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 10.00
Cows Caos + Moon Preachers [psych/surf/garage/punk]
Sabotage Club (near Cais do Sodré) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 4.00

14/1, Thursday
Eosin + Liminal [electronica/experimental]
Desterro (near Martim Moniz) -> location of the venue
22:30 - € 6.00

15/1, Sunday
Sofia Ramos & Nuno Ramos [fado/world]
Duetos da Sé (near Sé de Lisboa) -> location of the venue
21:30 - € 5.00

R.I.P. Pretérito Perfeito

One more demise this year: Pretérito Perfeito will close down at the end of December. Cheers to Luís Rodrigues for building his tiny garden of great music and sharing it with us.


Season’s Greetings!

Merry Christmas everyone! And while we're at it, wishes of a Happy New Year! LRS will come back in the beginning of 2017 - until then, check for live music gigs here! See you!