In rotation: 12/2/16

Still Spinning: House of Records celebrates 45 years of music: In June 1971, when “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones topped the charts, Gary Haller, a University of Oregon student, and two friends founded their own record shop. The trio acquired inventory via road trips to San Francisco and brought it back to sell out of Haller’s garage. The store they would visit in California, the Record House, was how their location got its name. Although it’s always been called the House of Records, the stockpile of vinyl moved through two more locations — operating from card tables and orange crates — before finding a permanent home in the quirky, old blue house on 13th Avenue in 1973.

Berlin’s 8 best secret record shops: Often the reserve of those in the know, these are the shops that have sustained DJs and collectors for decades and prefer to keep profiles low and quality high. That said, all were receptive to getting a little more shine here and so, while we’re aware of the self-defeating nature of features sharing ‘secret’ tips, we’re convinced helping keep these places ticking over is positive for all concerned.

Lidl are selling £50 entry level turntables for vinyl music lovers: What’s on your shopping list? Milk, bread, washing up liquid… record player? If you’re a Lidl shopper, that last one can now be a reality, as the supermarket chain has started to stock an all-in-one ION record player. Just in time for Christmas. The deck is reminiscent of the infamous Crosley turntables, offering built-in speakers so you can plug ‘n’ play straight out of the box. There’s also a USB output.

Vinyl for Life: …For several years, Ferchaud and his friend Dale Nutt attended Offbeat owner Phillip Rollins’ record swap series, 4 the Record, at the North Midtown Arts Center until Rollins discontinued it in 2014. After a year without a record show in Jackson, Ferchaud and Nutt decided to organize their own, launching the inaugural Central Mississippi Record Convention in December 2015. Following a successful first year, the convention is growing even larger for its 2016 iteration. About 20 vendors from all around the South will be rolling into Duling Hall on Saturday, Dec. 3, bringing vintage vinyl, cassettes, CDs and other assorted products for music fans to check out.

New Jewish deli on K Street announces its name. And it’s very Sacramento: The motto for an upcoming Jewish deli coming to the 700 block of K Street should ring familiar to longtime music fans: “No Bagels, No Life.” The slogan’s a riff on the longtime ad campaign for Tower Records –“No Music, No Life” – and one of its former Sacramento stores will find new life as a spot for food and music. Solomon’s Delicatessen will occupy the former Tower Records at 730 K St., and is named in honor of Tower Records founder Russ Solomon. The two story development includes a 3,000 square foot deli on the ground floor, and a 2,000 square foot upstairs space which will be utilized by bands and live performers.

Discogs Announces Immense App Update: Earlier this year, Discogs’ 15th anniversary culminated in the release of the Discogs app. As promised, Discogs listened and responded to the community’s requests and feedback delivering a massive update to the iOS version the Discogs app. Version 1.7 if beaming with new features to help the community dig deeper into Discogs data. The app’s beginning functionality focused on the most attractive aspect of the Discogs platform: collection and wantlist. In Version 1.7, Discogs has completely redesigned the Artist View, Label View, and Release View, among several other improvements and fixes.

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