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Pure Pop Records is one of Melbourne's live-music institutions. Thanks to nearly a thousand die-hard live music fans who 'Brought a Brick' during the summer of 2013, owner Dave Stevens was able to save the venue from closure.

During this time, Dave still had to demolish Pure Pop Record's only gig space to appease the council's crippling noise restrictions and one neighbour's complaints. Remarkably, the music community banded together and raised over a third of the funds needed to rebuild a soundproofed Pure Pop.

The great news is, if you missed the campaign, you can still be part of music history. Dave really needs more support, and welcomes you to get involved by Buying a Brick and helping Pure Pop reach it's ultimate fundraising goal of $150,000.

Every Brick Buyer receives their own limited edition 'I Brick Pure Pop' T-shirt, as well as having their name immortalised on a metallic plaque affixed to the foundations of the new soundproofed courtyard wall.

Music legends such as Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers and Gotye brought bricks. Make sure your name is alongside them and help protect this vital piece of Melbourne's live music scene.

MEDIA COVERAGE:
The Age, Sunday 24 February, 2013
Another brick in the wall to save live music

Broadsheet, 27 February, 2012
Pure Pop Records

The Age, July 15, 2012
Sour notes leave St Kilda venue rocking and rolling


What a Brick Buyer gets:

Every Bricker receives the limited edition 'I Brick Pure Pop T-shirt', as well as having their name immortalised on a metallic plaque affixed to the foundations of the new soundproofed courtyard wall at Pure Pop Records.

When you visit, not only can you gaze upon your personal brick and polish your plaque, you can bare witness to the incredible indie, folk and rock musicians perform - with international acts dropping by whenever they're in town.

Ready to buy your brick?


A message from Pure Pop's owner Dave:

It was really difficult to lay my cards out and admit defeat, but honesty and straight talking were the key to our survival.

The fundraising journey has been humbling to say the least! I’m so incredibly grateful for every brick sold. The support and encouragement we receive from the Pure Pop Records regulars, the local community and from music lovers around the world has been truly affirming. These last few years have seen some dark days for Pure Pop Records, but it’s the dream of seeing each individual brick plaque that keeps me going.

With the amount of music fanatics in Melbourne and beyond, I know Pure Pop Records as a live music venue has a sunny future ahead. I’m sure as hell not gunna give up the fight to see the Cat survive another summer.

If you haven't already, please consider buying a brick or upgrading your existing brick for increased members benefits.

Dave Stevens
Owner, Pure Pop Records
221 Barkly Street, St Kilda
Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 5066

The Challenges

Key risks such as getting planning permits approved and being able to adhere to the council's legislation are behind us. The real challenge is to attract more Brick Buyers to help Dave get as close as possible to the ultimate fundraising goal of $150,000.
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A$50 +Buy a Brick for $50 and you'll get... Your name engraved on a metallic plaque and permanently affixed to the wall of the Pure Pop Courtyard A limited edition Pure Pop 'Buy A Brick' t-shirt
727 Chosen | 2273 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2013
A$150 +Buy a Brick for $150 and you'll be a GROUPIE Your name engraved on a metallic plaque and permanently affixed to the wall of the Pure Pop Courtyard A limited edition Pure Pop 'Buy A Brick' t-shirt VIP medallion that entitles you to advance notice of upcoming special events and top of the queue on full house nights (non-Melbourne residents can nominate a friend to receive venue rewards on their behalf)
74 Chosen | 926 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2013
A$250 +Buy a Brick for $250 and you'll be a GUITAR HERO Your name engraved on a metallic plaque and permanently affixed to the wall of the Pure Pop Courtyard A limited edition Pure Pop 'Buy A Brick' t-shirt VIP medallion that entitles you to advance notice of upcoming special events and top of the queue on full house nights. Invite to an exclusive celebration at the opening of the new courtyard - food and drinks provided (non-Melbourne residents can nominate a friend for venue rewards)
26 Chosen | 574 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2013
A$300 +Buy a $300 IN THE SPOTLIGHT Brick and you'll get... Your/your band's name engraved on a metallic plaque and permanently affixed to the wall of the Pure Pop Courtyard Dave will book you/your band to perform in the acoustically awesome new Courtyard. Artist/Band is responsible for all related costs - basically you're getting a performance space. But Dave has never been stingy with refreshments for the artists who grace the Pure Pop stage.
13 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2013
A$500 +Buy a Brick for $500 and achieve Pure Pop LEGEND status! Which means... Everything the $250 Brickers get, PLUS: one 'Pure Pop Perk' - you must contact Dave BEFORE making your pledge to negotiate this one (you have been warned!). Choice of plaque location (anywhere that doesn't cause us to break a law) and additional engraving option to really enshrine what Pure Pop means to you (non-Melbourne residents can nominate a friend to receive venue rewards on their behalf)
11 Chosen | 289 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2013