The Outhouse is an LGBT resource centre on Capel Street in Dublin there to support those in the LGBT community, and for the third year in a row, a team of musicians and artists have co-oped Record Store Day, another day of community to bring both the communities of music and Outhouse together under the name Record Store Gay.
From noon on Saturday, Outhouse will host a series of bands who have provided tracks for the third Record Store Gay compilation including Kate’s Party, I Heart The Monster Hero, Patrick Kelleher, French Bird, The Late David Turpin, Gar Cox, Sleep Thieves, Lo Fires and many more. The mini music festival will continue later at PantiBar from 6pm – 10:30 on Capel St.
Donations will be accepted towards Outhouse where there will be a popup record stall and the compilation will also be for sale in local record shops for the day that’s in it.
But first, you can have an exclusive listen to the compilation which features Le Galaxie covering Visage’s ‘Fade To Grey’, Kate’s Party cover No Doubt’s ‘Just A Girl, Swimmers’ covering Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, Cave Ghosts’ covering Kylie’s ‘Come Into My World’, Stephen Quinn’s ukelele cover of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Talking Bout A Revolution’, Crayonsmith tackling Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’, Carriages reworking Madonna, I Heart The Monster Hero honouring Queen and more. Listen here:
There’s also a video for White Sage’s John Maus cover of ‘Rights For Gays':
Our LGBT brothers and sisters are the focus of lots of attention at the moment, between retrograde homophobic attacks and the constitutional amendment to extend rights to same-sex couples. With important steps towards progress, there are still steps backwards. Being a young person is hard enough, being one who is seen as different from the majority is even harder. Which is why places like Outhouse are really important. The Capel Street centre in Dublin city offers support to the LGBT community. Last year 25,000 people visited the centre for advice. (more…)
Here’s a roundup of all the Record Store Day Ireland activity for April 20th so far. If you’ve anything to add, leave a comment below. Record Store Day is the opportunity to celebrate music and the places that facilitate not just the purchasing of music but the sharing of ideas and information, where friendships are made, where bands are formed, where music is played, where that song you’ve never heard before stops you in your tracks and you must know what it is. Record Store Day is about music people not limited edition exorbitantly priced 7″ singles. Show some love. (more…)
One of the more unique releases “coming out” on Saturday is Record Store Gay in which a bunch of independent bands have recorded covers of their favourite gay anthems. So we get Logikparty doing Jimmy Sommerville’s You Make Me Feel Mighty Real, Crayonsmith doing Blondie’s ‘Atomic’, Drunken Boat doing Culture Club’s ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?’, Gaz Le Rock covering Anita Ward’s ‘Ring My Bell‘, Hello Moon revising “I Feel Love’ and an Abba medley by Kiss By The Book.