In rotation: 9/23/16

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair Returns to Williamsburg Saturday, The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair brings together dozens of labels, collectors and DJs Saturday, Sept. 24, at the East River State Park: One of the year’s largest vinyl record fairs returns this weekend to Williamsburg next to Smorgasburg, in case you work up an appetite from all of the crate digging. The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair Is happening Saturday Sept. 24 from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. at the East River Sate Park. The fall 2016 edition of the record fair has over 50 vendors, labels and DJs, and vinyl collectors and sellers.

Joe’s Record Paradise Grand Reopening: We are having our Grand Reopening on Saturday the 24th and everyone is welcome. There will be Food from Anabel’s food truck at an almost free cost(subsidized by Joe’s) and 7 Locks Brewery from Rockville will have a table with some tasty treats and also some coffee from the local spot Bump n’ Grind. Along with that there will be several free raffles with prizes from the 9:30 Club, the Fillmore Silver Spring and from Joe’s itself (swag including pint glasses which are back, stickers, chip clips, CD books, gift certificates, etc).

Not So Fast. Vinyl Records May Not Be Going Down: In this writer’s opinion, I would only cautiously warn that we take a closer look at the full results of 2016. Vinyl sales do appear to have slowed down, but not enough to dismiss the format yet. I would actually be more inclined to believe that the CD may be wiped out before vinyl based not only on these numbers, but also financial reports from other countries. But I’ll leave you with DMN posters’ thoughts.

Does Anyone in the World Still Buy CDs? Granted, music shops are rarer than they used to be (RIP Virgin Megastore, Tower Records, Zavvi, and all the forgotten soldiers), but many of them still exist. The fact they are now even harder to find means there must be people who are leaving their houses and getting the bus to Fopp to drop actual tenners on CDs. What’s going on? What are these people buying? To find the answers to such questions, I spent the afternoon at select stores meeting CD buyers, so I could interrogate them about their frankly freaky life choices.

Vinyl and patience help record shops thrive in digital age: Prospects looked dim at Pure Pop Records in 2008 and 2009. Online downloads of free music had been cutting into the Burlington music store’s sales for a few years, and then the worldwide recession hit hard. “In the 2000s there was definitely a lot of scaling back of what you were attempting to do,” said store manager Michael Crandall, a first-grader when his father, John, opened Pure Pop at South Winooski Avenue and College Street in 1980. “We scaled back as far as staff levels and expenditures and just held those customers that were still buying music.”

Henry Rollins just dropped by one of Melbourne’s best record stores: Punk icon and all-round legend Henry Rollins has admitted to having more than a mild addiction to vinyl records. A self-described “vinyl cat lady”, Rollins buys at least one record every day and takes time out whilst on tour to hit up his favourite brick-and-mortar spots. Apparently that includes Melbourne’s beloved Greville Records, which is also a haunt favoured by esteemed UK singer-songwriter PJ Harvey. Harvey recently hit up the Prahran record store with good mates Mick Harvey and Bruce Milne, founder of legendary Aussie label Au Go Go Records.

Beck to release discography on vinyl: Beck is to release his discography on vinyl, with every album – except ‘Morning Phase’ – to be reissued on record. ‘Odelay’, ‘Sea Change’ and ‘Guero’ are the first albums to be reissued, set to be released on October 28. The release dates for ‘Mellow Gold’, ‘Mutations’, ‘Midnight Vultures’, ‘The Information’ and ‘Modern Guilt’ are yet to be announced.

Carl Sagan’s Intergalactic Mix Tape Could be Reissued on Vinyl: Somewhere out there, billions and billions of miles from Earth, two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling towards the back of beyond at a rate of more than 35,000 miles per hour. They were sent into outer space in 1977 to take pictures of Jupiter and Saturn — but also in the hopes that maybe, somewhere beyond our solar system, aliens might spot the craft and wonder “Who the heck made those?” Should that happen, each craft holds a copy of a golden record that included, among other things, human greetings recorded in more than 50 languages, sounds peculiar to Earth, and a selection of greatest musical hits as selected by a team of scientists led by astronomer, astrophysicist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan.

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