In rotation: 3/25/15

Vinyl records in Ethiopia: cultural artifacts or fetished commodities?

Newport to get live music for Record Store Day: Independent record store Diverse Records situated on Charles Street Newport, will provide the focal point of the day as music fans will be treated to entertainment and refreshments at the store.

“Everybody in a record store is your friend for 20 minutes or so,” Bruce Springsteen announces in All Things Must Pass, Colin Hanks’ nerdy, nostalgic documentary about Tower Records, which premiered last week at SXSW after seven years in the making.

Colin Hanks knows how his presence at SXSW looks…But days after the world premiere of his documentary “All Things Must Pass,” the 37-year-old star of the FX series “Fargo” insisted he was at South by Southwest, which wrapped up Sunday in Austin, Texas, only because he’d brought along his various creative partners.

Lost Weekend Video, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records to Partner on Valencia: Earlier this month, Oakland’s 40th Street vinyl outpost 1-2-3-4 Go! Records cryptically announced a forthcoming San Francisco location — with no address given — but now it can be told: that address will be shared with Lost Weekend Video, the Valencia Street video rental store and all-around beloved community hub.

Record Store Day might not be dying just yet, but to simply dismiss any reasoned criticism of it as “misrepresentation”? Give us a break.

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