In rotation: 10/12/15

Record Store Day Black Friday – Exclusive Vinyl & Music Deals: “Record Store Day participating stores are brick-and-mortar retailers that are local and independent. According to the Record Store Day website, there are over 1,400 participating Record Store Day retailers throughout the U.S. The city of Chicago boasts over 35 small independent Record Store Day retailers. Here are the top 5 independent Record Day retailers in Chicago…

Vinyl back in the groove for Hong Kong music lovers: Digital music sales may dominate the market, but vinyl record sales in Hong Kong are bouncing back, with audiophiles and first-time adopters shunning digital and preferring to go analogue.

Peter Gabriel’s artistry brought to vinyl fans: “In a world bifurcated between vinyl junkies and streaming enthusiasts, Gabriel firmly planted his flag in the vinyl camp. Gabriel has kept his music off Spotify, but these reissues cater to the supreme audiophile: The remastering engineers divided each album on two 180-gram LPs that play at 45 rpm. (The theory is that it improves audio quality.)”

Redditch indie shop Vintage Trax marks cassette store day: “Not to be outdone by the vinyl revival, the humble cassette tape is set to emulate the resurgence in retro music media. As part of Cassette Store Day, on Saturday, October 17, Redditch’s only physical record shop Vintage Trax will be celebrating from 10.30am until 5.30pm at its Headless Cross home on Birchfield Road.”

Vinyl Supernova Record Fair – October 24, 2015: “Vancouver Island’s largest record fair is back in Fernwood this month. Look forward to 50 tables full of records; all musical genres will be represented.”

WDCV Hosts First Vinyl Pop-Up Shop: ““10-12 years ago I was one of only two to three people buying records around here,” said Gotthard, who credits the renewed interest in records to this generation’s upbringing and how “they heard their parents play Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin when they were younger.”

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