Jet Black Cat Music: Local West End Vinyl Dealers


JBCM is a little shop, so you can’t avoid talking to the staff (why would you? They’re lovely!) If you want someone to chat with about the goings on in Brisbane then these are your people. The local vibe is real here, and despite not being a regular customer, it’s that feeling of true Brissy love that keeps me coming back for more.

JBCM are your friendly local West End vinyl dealers, and an essential part of the thriving Brisbane indie scene. JBCM has been flipping wax for some time now, and their selection could be described as a blend of all time classics and current indie and underground releases from both Australia and abroad.

JBCM have an awesome relationship with a lot of local venues and often have their in-house DJ’s rock the turntables at spots like The End and Super Whatnot. JBCM also hosts tiny in house shows and have had their floors graced by the likes of Courtney Barnett, Methyl Ethel, WAAX, and Frankie Cosmos.

Most of the records are what I would consider to be middle-ground releases; not chart topping mega acts like T Swizzle, but also not the very deepest underground or rare B-Side mixes that other shops may specialise in. It’s kinda good pop. Lots of stuff you would have heard in the Hottest 100, lots of /mu/core artists like Radiohead and Deathgrips, and a good slap of Hip Hop classics like Ms Lauren Hill and J Dilla. You can find plenty of modern indie like Cigarettes after Sex, Mac DeMarco, King Gizz, and Little Dragon, but also more dancey artists like Kaytranada, Fat Freddie Drops, and Moby.

Get the picture?

I think all of the records are fresh pressed and unplayed, so they priced accordingly in the $30 – $50 range. This is definitely not a shop for extended digging, but rather for acquiring music you know you want on a wax copy. Despite all these things that would conventionally turn me off a shop, I find records at JBCM that evade me elsewhere. Cuts like Moodymann’s 2018 Pitch Black City Reunion or Menahan Street Band’s Make the Road by Walking were some of my favorite pickups last year and only available at JBCM (nice one guys!). Don’t let the faux pop fool you, these guys know music and have some fuego stock.

JBCM is a little shop, so you can’t avoid talking to the staff (why would you? They’re lovely!) If you want someone to chat with about the goings on in Brisbane then these are your people. The local vibe is real here, and despite not being a regular customer, it’s that feeling of true Brissy love that keeps me coming back for more.

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