In rotation: 11/30/15

Digital Culture, Meet Analog Fever: It turns out that while the digital often comes close to crushing its analog precedents, that process can do something curious to its putative victims: underscore their virtues, elevate their status and transform the formerly workaday into something rarefied, special, even luxurious.

Jack White previews Third Man store at opening party: Before its doors open to the public on Friday, Jack White threw a private party for a few hundred guests at his new Third Man Records store in the Cass Corridor Thursday night. Those guests — friends, family and members of the Detroit rock community — were given a sneak preview of White’s expansive new emporium, a black and yellow wonderland selling all manner of Third Man goodies, collectible vinyl and Jack White-themed merchandise.

Jack White To Open Vinyl Plant: Demand is apparently considerably backed up at the two main plants in the region, but Third Man will primarily be used to press Third Man’s own releases while also opening itself up to local acts. Co-founder Ben Blackwell told Pitchfork: “This is going to make it easier for a little punk band to make 300 copies of a 7”.”

Record stores learn to embrace Black Friday without getting carried away: “Anything that puts people’s focus at a record store is good,” says Chris Penn, co-owner and manager of Good Records on Lower Greenville. “It’s got good intent.”

Record Store Day draws Black Friday crowd to UHF Records: For some, Black Friday is about the deals. For others, it’s about the tunes. A crowd of about 40 people who braved unpleasant weather Friday morning outside of UHF in Royal Oak would fall into the latter category.

Sound and Color will bring vinyl records and a flair for design to Grand Avenue in January: Sound and Color, a mixed-use space that will host a design studio, vinyl retail store, gallery space for art shows and more, will open on Grand Avenue in January…“We just kind of want to do our part and give people a little platform to come and share their music and not feel weird about being in a record store and, you know, actually talking about tunes and sharing music,” Tsimahidis said. “First and foremost, you know, you’ve got to share the music.

Seth Troxler buys Dave Haslam’s record collection: Remember we told you about former Haçienda DJ Dave Haslam selling his record collection? Well, it’s been sold to Seth Troxler. Dave announced in October that he would be flogging about 4,500 pieces of wax, saying he wanted to get rid of the lot in one go, and the records will soon be in Seth’s hands.

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