In rotation: 9/14/16

Amoeba Music Hollywood staying put despite development rumors: Though they initially declined to comment, Amoeba eventually posted a short, handwritten note to its Instagram. It says: “Y’all are asking questions about that article today… We’re going to remain in our building for the duration of our lease—which is several years—and Amoeba and the building owner are open to us potentially staying longer. We are committed to staying in Hollywood and we appreciate all your concern and support!”

Students adjust to void left by Used Kids: Last spring, the University District lost its last record store when Used Kids Records moved from North High Street to a new Summit Street location, located about a mile away. The relocation requires students to travel further to reach a record store, joining Records Per Minute, Magnolia Thunderpussy or Lost Weekend Records — which are all relatively equidistant from campus. This move affects Ohio State Vinyl Club, which hosted many its meetings at Used Kids last year. Paul Fox, a fourth-year in aviation and vinyl club co-president, said the club hopes the move will not deter students from visiting Used Kids.

Black Circle Records at the center of vinyl renaissance: From the outside, it would be hard to guess a record store lies behind the walls of the neoclassical architecture of the solid old limestone building. The only hint of the business inside is the black-and-white sign in the window above the door: “Black Circle Records, LLC.”…Black Circle Records is owned and operated by Doug Frank, a retired high school speech and debate teacher. As a teenager, Frank worked at Budget Tapes and Records, a record store in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, well before the initial decline of vinyl sales.

‘It just goes up, up, up’: vinyl resurgence continues: Lasse Lutick fires up his electric drill and screws a cupboard door into place. With just a few days before the new shop opens, the Red Cat Records co-owner is rushing to put all the finishing touches on the largely empty, vinyl shop. “This seemed like a really good idea,” said Lutick of the shop expansion. “It’s not like a booming business or anything, but it’s definitely stable enough.” Lutick and Dave Gowans bought Red Cat’s Main Street store several years ago and are now betting on a second location on Hastings Street near Nanaimo Street in East Vancouver.

Father outraged that Orange Park FYE store has pornographic material out in the open: A local man is complaining that a local record store is selling porn, and it’s right out in the open. That man said he has been banned from protesting against that store, which is selling mature merchandise in the same place where kids can pick up CDs and movies. “Orange Park Mall, FYE, would be the last place you expect to see porn,” said Todd Trapani, a father. Trapani has a 15-year-old son. He’s outraged, saying young kids, like his son, can easily see pornography at the record store FYE. Action News Jax went inside to check it out. We snapped pictures. It was easy to find, just. Just flip the bunny cover over, and there it is – sexually suggestive images and titles.

No music, no life: A Tower Records story, San Diego part of new documentary: f you ever shopped at Tower Records, it was likely to have left an impression. The gigantic stores filled with wall-to-wall albums of every genre were designed to envelop and engage. San Diego’s first Tower location opened in 1972 on Sports Arena Boulevard, serving as a de facto satellite hub to the countless shows that took place directly across the street. By the time it expanded to La Jolla decades later, it was an international and multimillion-dollar corporation that produced its own national magazine and influenced top-tier record labels.

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