“Third Man Records’ Rolling Record Store is gassing it from Nashville to Shreveport with an inventory of hot tunes on vinyl and merchandise for sale. Day Old Blues Records will host the traveling record store from 3 to 7 p.m. March 16 at its store at 437 Kings Highway in Shreveport.
“Jack White Was the Mystery High Bidder on Elvis Presley’s First-Ever Record: When the first vinyl record Elvis Presley ever cut (featuring covers of the 1930s ballads “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin”) hit the auction block, the 1953 wax was expected to net about a $100,000. In January 2015 it was announced that an unknown Internet bidder won the single with a staggering $300,000 bid. Turns out, that was White.”
Retro records will be plentiful at Kelso/Longview Record Show: …On Saturday, hundreds of record collectors will gather for the third annual Kelso/Longview Record Show. Corey Strite, one of the show’s organizers, expects 20,000 records to fill up boxes at the Kelso Eagles lodge. Some of those newfangled CDs will be available, too, but the event will focus on vinyl and other retro formats like 8-track cassettes.”
“Tegan and Sara Live at Zia Records: We love Record Store Day and have put together a really cool piece of vinyl for it this year! Over the years we have done a bunch of in stores at Zia Record Exchange, and in September of 2013, we recorded our live performance at the Thunderbird location, in Phoenix, AZ. We have been holding onto it for something special, and this is it!”
“The Vinyl Resurgence, What It Means For Audiophiles: If you are the kind of person who thinks of listening to music as an experience rather than an activity, you might be one of those people buying records.”
“The Coronas to play Record Store Day launch party: The Irish rockers will headline the official launch of the annual event, where XFM’s John Kennedy will announce the official release list for Record Store Day 2015.”