In rotation: 3/2/15

“Coming This Summer – New Music Fridays: ‘“[The music industry] will now be competing with the movie industry for a limited amount of entertainment dollars…The idea of launching a record on a Friday and then having most of your fans be absent for the next 48 hours doesn’t seem very smart. I think this is why the majority of indie record labels are opposed to a Friday street date.’”

“’…It’s not what I want,” says the guy behind the counter at Jack the Lad, his skin peeking from beneath his Posies tee. “I’ve been in this shop — right across from the old clock tower — for 30 years. My store’s traffic depends on new release Tuesdays. Everything about how I run this place revolves around Tuesdays. This might put me out of business,’ he says…”

“London record shop BM Soho has closed, apparently without any warning to its customers. Techno producer…Truss tweeted a picture of the darkened shopfront with a sign reading: ‘Due to circumstances, BM Soho has to close.'”

“Adelaide live music venue Jive to reinvent itself as record store: Owner Tam Boakes had already been pondering ways to spruce up the venue, but the cogs truly started turning after a few beers with some friends…”

“Record shop opens on John Bonham’s childhood street: …The road holds memories for her as the shop is just a few doors down from her childhood home and the house where Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born…”

“…Stashed between curling banisters near the middle of the store is a 30-foot high display where Dr. Dre hangs beside Abbey Road. Smooth Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues and Electronica: all genres have a place on the wall of the Urban Outfitters vinyl sec­tion. Beneath the display are even more record albums, wrapped in plastic and crammed into wooden shelves, selling for 35 dollars each. These shelves might look like a decoration that add to the store’s alternative am­biance, but it’s with displays like these that Urban Out­fitters has become the largest retail store seller of vinyl records in America…”

“A local indie record store is supporting up-and-coming artists who are only 11 and 12-years-old. Wax Trax Records, a vinyl and CD store in Denver, teamed up with Peck Elementary in Arvada, for the “Self-Portrait Albums” art show…”

“Jack Ware and his wife Betty have a love for animals and collecting all types of memorabilia and collectibles. The couple recently put those passions together by opening their store 3 Dachshunds, located at 2508 West Edmond Road last November. The store features a wide variety of items including vintage vinyl records, posters, collectibles, greeting cards, gifts, toys and dolls…”

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