In rotation: 8/25/16

Adrian Grenier’s bar and record store The Vnyl House of Cocktail to open next month: Actor Adrian Grenier’s upcoming 1970s-inspired East Village bar and record store, The Vnyl House of Cocktail (100 Third Ave.), will open on Sept. 9, a source confirms. “I’m helping to curate the records at the store as well as some of the music playlists, and also bringing in some bands through Wreckroom [Records], my music incubator,” Grenier told the Daily News earlier this month. He says live bands, like Brooklyn-based rock group, The Skins, will perform at the venue at least once a month.

Taking a Tour of VNYL, the Massive Four-Floor Club for Professionals to Live the 1970s Dream: The grand opening of a massive, four-floor venue called VNYL is coming in early September to the East Village, and it will greet us with a record shop, coffee shop and several different types of nightclubs and bar settings… Construction is underway inside and outside the building at 100 Third Avenue between 12th and 13th streets. In a matter of weeks, the exterior of the building will appear entirely black and lined to emulate the aesthetic of a vinyl record, said the bar’s owner, James Morrissey, an Irish nightlife vet and owner of The Late Late bar on East Houston.

Vinyl 101: Everything you need to know before investing in a record collection: The music landscape is always changing. We’ve gone from analogue to digital and from super compressed MP3s to lossless FLAC in the span of 20 years. But in that transition, we started to lose what made music so special: soul. Loving vinyl isn’t about perfectly crystal-clear sound quality or the ability to take songs with you to the gym, it’s about a mindful listening experience. It’s about choosing which music you want to listen to, manually putting on a record and indulging in sound.

Lawson HMV to open record store in Shinjuku as needle points to vinyl revival: Lawson HMV Entertainment Inc. will open a record store in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward to tap the growing popularity of retro music technology, sources say. Aside from collectors, vinyl is becoming popular with younger generations of music fans at a time when compact disc sales are falling as more people flock to the internet to listen. Lawson HMV, a subsidiary of convenience store chain Lawson Inc., is betting the store will prove a hit.

Neil Young to reissue classic 1970s albums on vinyl: Neil Young will reissue remastered versions of four of his albums from the 1970s on vinyl on September 6. 1973’s Time Fades Away, 1974’s On The Beach, and 1975’s Tonight’s The Night and Zuma have long been out of print and will be reissued separately for the first time after being previously released as a limited edition box set for Record Store Day in November, 2014. Pitchfork reports that Time Fades Away has been an exclusive on Young’s Pono streaming service.

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