In rotation: 3/4/16

The world’s best record shops #009: Wax Museum, Melbourne: Quite literally an underground gem, Wax Museum is nestled away in the subway tunnel leading to Melbourne’s central train station. The shop opened its doors in February 2006 with the aim of serving Australia’s most vibrant city with an equally vibrant supply of records. Founded by accomplished local DJs Aux One and Mixa, the store has since become both a quirky but essential fixture of the city’s music scene, not to mention a bit of an institution worldwide.

100,000 unopened records find their way to Hopkins record store: Mill City Sound has a trove of hidden gems. There are thousands of records music lovers can thumb through. And then there’s owner Rob Sheely’s music vault downstairs with brand new shelves for records he still can’t believe he owns. “Here’s a Temptations,” Sheely said holding up the band’s vinyl record. “This is from the 60’s you shouldn’t find this this way…they just shouldn’t exist.”

Qrates: taking the pain out of pressing vinyl: The debate around the music industry and the relevance of record labels in a digital age is far from resolved, but the ‘independent artist’ camp quite possibly has an extra string added to their bow in self-publish site Qrates. It’s a simple concept with huge potential and a powerful service for artists.

Dita Von Teese Gives Back To The Burlesque Community: Dita will be donating a portion of proceeds from the “Soundtrack For Seduction” vinyl sales to The Burlesque Hall of Fame, a place near and dear her heart to help preserve her unique collection and support their growing audience The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premier organization dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an artform and cultural phenomenon.

‘Dust + Dignity’ at Painted Bridge explores intersection of music, album art and justice: Philadelphia DJs are a wise bunch. They’re not just here to amuse you, but to educate and illuminate. Along with Old City’s newly opened Scratch Academy Philadelphia, run by local spinner Cosmo Baker and teaching tricks of the DJ trade along with cultural and musical life lessons, comes “Dust + Dignity” at the Painted Bride Art Center. The new show uses 100 album covers and their music to promote dialogue about social justice – and to shake rumps.

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