The year 2015 saw the opening of several brand new record stores, putting to rest the gossip that the age of local vinyl outlets had long passed. Sonic Sherpa is the latest independent record store to open in Brisbane, setting up shop in Stones Corner. Sonic Sherpa is the brainchild of Simon Homer and Steve Bell – Simon was the former owner of iconic record store Skinny’s, while Steve was the editor of The Music, one of Australia’s most popular street press publications. The duo has a impressive pedigree when it comes to tasteful music selection, so visiting punters can expect a varied mix of vinyl records from locals, Australian talent and international artists. The store stocks a range of new releases and classics from local, national and international acts, and can also be a resource for those looking to track down a rare pressing or limited release. Sonic Sherpa will be hosting in-store performances and signings in the coming months, head to Sonic Sherpa’s Facebook page for updates.