In rotation: 10/5/16

Green Day to perform at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn, NY this Friday 10/7: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day have announced a special in-store performance at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, October 7th in celebration of the release of the band’s new album Revolution Radio. To gain entry fans must purchase the new album at Rough Trade the day of the show (not online). Sales will begin on October 7th at 11:00 AM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the band will perform at 7:00 PM.

Bob Koester opens new record store after Jazz Record Mart closes: Bob Koester, who founded Chicago’s Delmark Records and recently sold his Jazz Record Mart, turns 84 this month – and he’s celebrating by launching a new store. Bob’s Blues & Jazz Mart had a soft opening over the weekend at 3419 W. Irving Park Rd. “Already one customer on Saturday!” says Koester. After Koester sold the Jazz Record Mart’s inventory and name in February, he began selling records from the front room of Delmark’s studio at 4121 N. Rockwell.

Tower Records founder inducted into California Hall of Fame: The founder of one of Sacramento’s most historic and iconic record stores will be one of many high-profile stars receiving their induction to the California Hall of Fame. For decades, the warm neon glow of Tower Records signs could be found from one corner of Sacramento to another. And it was through the success of Tower Records founder Russ Solomon changed the way people listened to and bought music, creating a business with 200 stores around the world.

The world’s best record shops #039: Afrosynth Records, Johannesburg: It may be one of the newest players on the South African record shop scene in Johannesburg, but Afrosynth has been a crucial part of the country’s musical make-up for some years now. Started by DJ, journalist and collector DJ Okapi, Afrosynth began life as a blog, shining a light on South Africa’s forgotten ’80s pop, funk and soul gems for local aficionados and eagle-eyed international diggers alike. Then, earlier this year, Okapi decided to take things back to basics and open a bricks-and-mortar space in downtown Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct, right next door to the Museum of African Design (MOAD).

The Top 4 Places To Buy Vinyl Records In Dublin: It’s no secret that the sales of vinyl records has rocketed over the last year or so. Reports from well-renowned magazines, such as Mixmag and Fortune, highlight the extent to which this rise has gone to, stating: “Vinyl album sales are at a 28 year high” and ” Vinyl Album sales in the UK could reach 3.5 million this year, It’d be the highest amount in 20 years”. In light of the massive surge of records being sold, in no particular order, here are some of the best record stores around:

Voyager Golden Record being reissued on vinyl 40 years after launch: A vintage LP that went gold in the 1970s is being re-released, and this time, people may actually listen to it. The gold-plated phonograph records that were launched in 1977 on NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 to introduce the Earth’s civilization to any extraterrestrials who might come across the probes in the future are now the focus of an on-going but already funded Kickstarter campaign to offer the disks’ contents as the “ultimate album package.” “An exquisitely-designed objet d’art … this Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition vinyl box set will only be available through this Kickstarter,” Ozma Records wrote in the project description. “It is the ultimate album package of the ultimate album package.”

Nina Simone’s Historic Philips Years Celebrated with Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums Including Nina Simone in Concert, Wild is the Wind, High Priestess of Soul: From 1964 to 1967, the extraordinary Nina Simone released seven albums on Philips Records, further establishing her peerless artistic expression and singular voice. During this exceptional purple patch, she recorded some of her best and most important work of her career, much of it fuelled by the Civil Rights Movement and the turmoil of 1960s America. In conjunction with their 60th anniversary this year, Verve is celebrating the genius of Simone, the supernaturally gifted singer, pianist and prolific songwriter, and her incredible mid-’60s run with the release of her entire Philips catalog on vinyl.

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