In rotation: 6/17/16

Jerry’s Records to close Bargain Basement with three-week sale: Jerry’s Records will host a special vinyl sale the next three weekends, leading up to the closing of the Squirrel Hill store’s Bargain Basement on July 3. Vinyl records — both LPs and 45s — in the Bargain Basement only will be 50 cents each and CDs will be $1. The basement, on the ground level at 2136 Murray Ave., is filled with 30,000 to 40,000 titles, many of them by familiar artists. Owner Jerry Weber says those are records of which he has a lot of duplicates and that they “are just not screened as much,” so buyers should look closely for scratches.

Miami’s Yesterday and Today Records Hits 35 Years in Business: By now you’re aware of this whole “vinyl resurgence” thing. An industry once thought to have been crushed by more advanced technology was suddenly deemed “cool again,” and, voila, the record survives, your local shop lives to see another day — sort of. Because while vinyl is still enjoying a renewed popularity, it’s nowhere near the size it was in its heyday, and record stores across the country are still struggling to stay afloat. Which is why the 35-year lifespan of Yesterday and Today Records — located at 9274 SW 40th St. — is so impressive.

Making Vinyl Records Even Groovier: Audiophiles have reason to celebrate. Vinyl records are experiencing a comeback, and scientists are working to make their sound quality even better. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at how past inventions led to the classic vinyl record, or LP, and what the future might hold.

Vinyl record fans rejoice: Sony releases new premium turntable in Singapore: Japanese tech giant Sony‘s PS-HX500 turntable, revealed during the Consumer Electronic Show 2016 earlier this year, is slated to hit Singapore stores in July. The player boasts high quality sound through enhanced sound tuning and its newly developed arm and plinth design. Sony is the latest in a wave of equipment makers hopping onto the vinyl resurgence bandwagon, even as streaming services such as Spotify rake in the subscribers using relatively low-quality music streams.

The Soulsville Record Swap at Stax: This Saturday afternoon, Goner Records and the Stax Museum will host the Soulsville Record Swap, a giant swap meet featuring albums, 45s, music memorabilia, and everything in between. Goner Records has been hosting a record swap for the past three years, but co-owner Zac Ives said this is the first time that Stax has gotten in on the action. “The new director over at Stax reached out about six months ago, and this is one of the things we discussed doing right away,” Ives said. “We were both really excited to work together, and we have some other things planned for the future.”

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