30
Aug
Big garage sale this saturday and sunday at the old ritual space. 10am - 4ish both days. Loads of cds, dvds, records, shirts and other bits and pieces. No set prices, just make an offer on anything and everything. No reasonable offers refused. Thanks.

Big garage sale this saturday and sunday at the old ritual space. 10am - 4ish both days. Loads of cds, dvds, records, shirts and other bits and pieces. No set prices, just make an offer on anything and everything. No reasonable offers refused. Thanks.

23
Jun
Post-Ritual, this is what I’m fortunate enough to be doing with myself under the watchful eye of @arandatattoos at @thesweetlifetattoo . Currently seeking limbs to hone my skills on, so if you want a free little jam on yourself, get in touch with me and we can make an appointment. Here I am laying into my good buddy, @dangerben

Post-Ritual, this is what I’m fortunate enough to be doing with myself under the watchful eye of @arandatattoos at @thesweetlifetattoo . Currently seeking limbs to hone my skills on, so if you want a free little jam on yourself, get in touch with me and we can make an appointment. Here I am laying into my good buddy, @dangerben

08
Jun
For the last three years, everything I have has been poured into this place and today is the last day it will exist in any physical capacity. I’ve made some of my best friends, had some of the best conversations and listened to some of the best music in these four walls, and I know how lucky I am to have had that. If the place ever meant anything to you - come down for the final day, have a proper crate dig, talk music and help see the place off in the spirit I always intended on running it. In person. #ritualmusicandbooks #vinylrecordsmelbourne #jasonmolinaallday

For the last three years, everything I have has been poured into this place and today is the last day it will exist in any physical capacity. I’ve made some of my best friends, had some of the best conversations and listened to some of the best music in these four walls, and I know how lucky I am to have had that. If the place ever meant anything to you - come down for the final day, have a proper crate dig, talk music and help see the place off in the spirit I always intended on running it. In person. #ritualmusicandbooks #vinylrecordsmelbourne #jasonmolinaallday

05
Jun

Hello guys and girls,

Just a short note to let you good people know that due to some recently arisen personal/family issues, I have had to seriously consider my ability to continue Ritual going forward, and after much thought, I have had to decide that Saturday, June 8 will be the final day of trading for the store. The stock will be going to a good home (I just need to work out where that is yet) but in the meantime, if you want to drink a coffee, pat the beagle, have a chat or better yet, pick up a record and help make a dent in the considerable amount of debt I have accumulated running this place, then you have a few days left to do it.

Consignment folks, email jackson@ritualmusic.com.au and we’ll work it all out; and (considering this is probably the extent of the eulogy this place will get because we were always mysteriously absent from any Australian music publication, physical or otherwise) if you could pass this on to friends/relevant people that would be great.

To the supporters, I can’t adequately express how much your support meant to me, I’ve made a lot of great friends and met a lot of great people doing this, so let’s just hug it out when I see you next.

See you at a record store somewhere.

Jackson/Ritual

19
Apr
As a final little incentive. First 20 or so folks who spend over $75 tomorrow get to take their puchases home in this stylish little number. Designed by all round killer dude, @maisenhall . #ritualmusicandbooks #vinylrecordsmelbourne #recordstoreday #coopthebeagle

As a final little incentive. First 20 or so folks who spend over $75 tomorrow get to take their puchases home in this stylish little number. Designed by all round killer dude, @maisenhall . #ritualmusicandbooks #vinylrecordsmelbourne #recordstoreday #coopthebeagle

19
Apr
Got a ‘just in the nick of time’ shipment in today full of RSD exclusives. Botch, Cave In, Integrity, Young and in the Way/Withdrawal split, Seven Sisters of Sleep/Ilsa split, Headless Dogs, Like Rats, Comeback Kid, Mercury Rev, Brian Jonestown Massacre and more. See you at 10am if you want any of this stuff. All limited quantities obviously. And for those after ATDI - Relationship of Command LP. Those will be here Monday unfortunately. Email requests will be handled on first come, first served basis. #recordstoreday #ritualmusicandbooks #vinylrecordsmelbourne #Melbourne

Got a ‘just in the nick of time’ shipment in today full of RSD exclusives. Botch, Cave In, Integrity, Young and in the Way/Withdrawal split, Seven Sisters of Sleep/Ilsa split, Headless Dogs, Like Rats, Comeback Kid, Mercury Rev, Brian Jonestown Massacre and more. See you at 10am if you want any of this stuff. All limited quantities obviously. And for those after ATDI - Relationship of Command LP. Those will be here Monday unfortunately. Email requests will be handled on first come, first served basis. #recordstoreday #ritualmusicandbooks #vinylrecordsmelbourne #Melbourne

17
Apr
We’re now three days out from Record Store Day, 20/4/13. Far be it from us to tell you what to do, but the idea of the day is to head into your favorite local record stores, pick up some (likely discounted) wax, and show some love to the folks who have resigned themselves to lives of destitution, just to share their passion with the world.

Just as a side note, we are aware how easy it is to become cynical about the day, what with Australia’s limited access to releases, ebay flippers and the day fairly effectively being hijacked by major labels and chain stores, but the sad fact is that this day goes a long way in helping stores like us pay off the kind of assholes who would  gladly see a mediocre cafe or convenience store take our spot if it meant an extra $50 in their pocket.

So let’s all do our best to put the cynicism aside, visit the stores we appreciate (even if that’s not us), pick up a record or two that may be missing from our respective collections and say “we’re glad you’re here”.

We’ll be posting more info about our releases/happenings/discounts here and on our Facebook page over the coming days. For now, just ponder the above.

♥

We’re now three days out from Record Store Day, 20/4/13. Far be it from us to tell you what to do, but the idea of the day is to head into your favorite local record stores, pick up some (likely discounted) wax, and show some love to the folks who have resigned themselves to lives of destitution, just to share their passion with the world.

Just as a side note, we are aware how easy it is to become cynical about the day, what with Australia’s limited access to releases, ebay flippers and the day fairly effectively being hijacked by major labels and chain stores, but the sad fact is that this day goes a long way in helping stores like us pay off the kind of assholes who would gladly see a mediocre cafe or convenience store take our spot if it meant an extra $50 in their pocket.

So let’s all do our best to put the cynicism aside, visit the stores we appreciate (even if that’s not us), pick up a record or two that may be missing from our respective collections and say “we’re glad you’re here”.

We’ll be posting more info about our releases/happenings/discounts here and on our Facebook page over the coming days. For now, just ponder the above.

12
Apr
They’re here! Pre-orders going out today and tomorrow. Some available in store but if yr keen, get on it. Half already gone on online orders. #ritualmusicandbooks #Melbourne #vinylrecordsmelbourne #youngandintheway #torchrunner #blackenedeverything

They’re here! Pre-orders going out today and tomorrow. Some available in store but if yr keen, get on it. Half already gone on online orders. #ritualmusicandbooks #Melbourne #vinylrecordsmelbourne #youngandintheway #torchrunner #blackenedeverything

25
Mar
RIT002 - YOUNG AND IN THE WAY/TORCH RUNNER SPLIT 7”
Here it is folks - the second release on the Ritual imprint. Young and in the Way/Torch Runner split 7” (second press). This is a split release with North Carolina legends, Headfirst Records (special mention to John for pulling this all together). Crushing, blackened everything guaranteed to melt your face off. The Australian version is available exclusively through us, on coke bottle clear vinyl, hand-numbered and limited to 100 copies. Pre-order is available through the webstore now. Don’t snooze!

RIT002 - YOUNG AND IN THE WAY/TORCH RUNNER SPLIT 7”

Here it is folks - the second release on the Ritual imprint. Young and in the Way/Torch Runner split 7” (second press). This is a split release with North Carolina legends, Headfirst Records (special mention to John for pulling this all together). Crushing, blackened everything guaranteed to melt your face off. The Australian version is available exclusively through us, on coke bottle clear vinyl, hand-numbered and limited to 100 copies. Pre-order is available through the webstore now. Don’t snooze!

19
Mar

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Coop the Beagle

Ritual Music and Books is a physical record store located in North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. We specialize in punk, metal, noise and hardcore but also have a good selection of indie, hip-hop, soul, jazz electronic and dance. The vast majority of our stock is vinyl, but we do stock CDs, cassettes, zines, books, clothing, audio accessories and a lot more.

Our online store has most, but not all of the stock we have in store, so it's always worth coming in for a dig. You can find us at 189 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North.

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