In rotation: 10/18/16

The Juan Maclean to Play Discogs’ Debut Crate Diggers Event in L.A.: The online vinyl database and exchange is bringing record swaps and DJs in real time. The Juan Maclean will play the upcoming Crate Diggers free record fair and after party in Los Angeles on Oct. 22 at Lot 613 marking the vinyl exchange’s first event since its acquisition earlier this month by Discogs. Others on the bill include Rick Wade, Harmonie Park, Rush Hour, Moods & Grooves, Zernell and Grimy Edits.

Rough Trade to open Paris store: Mathiau Pigasse, CEO of French bank Lazard, has revealed that he is in talks with the owners of British record store Rough Trade to open a Rough Trade-branded store in Paris. The shop will be integrated into a major development project that will aggregate several of Pigasse’s assets through his company Les Nouvelles Editions Independantes. The new venue in Paris will group cultural weekly magazine Les Inrockuptibles, alternative radio station Radio Nova and online news platform Vice, books publishing unit Editions Nova, alongside a concert venue, a restaurant/bar and the Rough Trade store, all under a single roof.

Bleecker Street Records, VANISHING: As of Halloween 2016, we will be making some significant changes at Generation Records. After much deliberation, we have decided to close our sister store, Bleecker Street Records. A number of factors have contributed to this decision, most notably the proximity of our two stores and the realistic necessity of having them both in a neighborhood that has seen a drastic rent hike in recent years. We realize that the loss of yet another record store in Manhattan seems discouraging, but our hope is to secure the future of Generation Records as a Village staple.”

NEED2KNOW: New record store; businesses expand; nonprofit donations: A record store called Trax Records has just opened up next to Nastee Dogs along South Montezuma Street in downtown Prescott. The store sells, buys and trades new and used vinyl and CD’s. With Hasting’s closing completely at the end of the month, Trax Records will be the only storefront in Prescott to sell such items. Owner Daryl Halleck has, off-and-on, owned record stores in the Quad-cities since 1987. The store’s address is 234 S. Montezuma St.

Music lovers attend Rockford’s Record Crawl: ROCKFORD (WREX) – Most people these days head online when they purchase music. But some people in Rockford still prefer to listen to music on records. Saturday was the 3rd annual Record Crawl in Rockford. Four of Rockford’s records stores including Toad Hall, Culture Shock, Katie’s Pie Shop and Record Store and CD Source offered a range of specials to encourage people to come inside. “They love listening to the needle drop on the record and looking at the jacket, and through all the record, it’s an experience instead of mindlessly listening to music,” said Culture Shock Owner Lauren Davis.

20th Century, Holding vinyl: These everyday snapshots, assembled from a variety of sources by collector Robert E. Jackson, capture people throughout the 20th century proudly posing with vinyl records. Jackson, who has amassed more than 12,000 pieces of vernacular photo ephemera over two decades, often finds recurring patterns and motifs among the images, from displays of patriotism to goofy photo-manipulated decapitations. These faded prints and Polaroids recall a time when a new record was a physical work of art to be admired and cherished.

Local collectors invited to turn record collections into cash for Barrie Historic Archive: Local realtor and music collector, Mike Montague, bought his first album sometime in the late seventies. As his passion for all things rock, jazz and blues grew, the record collection kept pace – expanding to over 1,700 vinyl treasures stored in 18 plastic milk cartons. Now that collection, which Montague says sat untouched in his garage for about 16 years, will bring joy to a whole new generation of music lovers and history lovers in Barrie. BJ’s Records in Barrie has just processed the 2000+ piece collection to add to their inventory of rock, jazz and blues vinyl and donated $1,000 to the Barrie Historic Archives.

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