In rotation: 4/19/17

Record Store Day 2017’s most drool-worthy vinyl – join the queue early for these: Record Store Day turns 10 this year, with over 500 releases being made exclusively available through independent record shops on Saturday 22 April. St. Vincent, Slaves, Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Kate Tempest, Kate Nash and Izzy Bizu have been named as official champions for this year’s event, and some of the most sought-after releases come from music’s biggest names, including David Bowie and Iggy Pop.

Dan Zieja of Eastpointe’s Melodies & Memories finds beauty in vinyl records: When Dan Zieja and his wife, Denise, first opened Melodies & Memories in Eastpointe back in 1988, they never expected the shop to become a focal point of Detroit music and record shopping. Since Dan’s hours in the newspaper business were early morning, he found himself with some spare time during the day, and opening a record shop seemed like a good idea. “I had a whole day ahead of me,” says Dan, a Sterling Heights resident and Hamtramck native. “I’ve always been antsy and don’t like sitting around, so I started a record store.”

Redditch’s Vintage Trax gets in a spin for Record Store Day: To mark the UK’s 10th annual Record Store Day this Saturday (April 22) Redditch’s only physical record shop, Vintage Trax, is celebrating the event in its own way – by not stocking any of the 500-plus new ‘exclusive’ vinyl being released for #RSD17! Instead, the independent shop on Birchfield Road, Headless Cross has compiled its own offering of collectable retro picture discs, shaped discs, coloured vinyl and limited edition issues of 7” and 12” singles, LPs and box sets for music fans.

Dr. Disc to celebrate Record Store Day in downtown Windsor: In our modern world of iTunes, Spotify and YouTube, it’s no wonder there’s been talk of the death of physical media. But somehow, record stores — like downtown Windsor’s Dr. Disc — just keep rocking and rolling. “I’ll ride it till she dies. I don’t get too concerned,” said Liam O’Donnell, owner and operator of Dr. Disc on Ouellette Avenue since 2001. “If I worry about the future too much, I’ll lose my mind.”

10 ways to rock Record Store Day in Delaware: It’s those retro-loving vinyl fans that are helping to keep the registers ringing at record shops across the country since stream subscribers need not leave their bed to get their mitts on their favorite tunes. Whether you buy in person or stream, it doesn’t matter on the 10th annual Record Store Day, which will be held worldwide on Saturday. Here in Delaware, there are a number of Record Store Day events and in-store performances scheduled to coincide with the massive release of rare vinyl tied to the annual celebration.

Trading Post in Stroud expecting hundreds of collectors for Record Store Day on Saturday: Record store day will be taking place worldwide this Saturday and Stroud’s very own Trading Post is getting involved. Traditionally hundreds of new titles in vinyl are released exclusively to independent stores and Simon Vincent owner of the Trading Post is expecting people to turnout in their masses. Simon said: “I’m expecting queues from 9 o’clock on Friday night, that’s what happened last year. “It’s a bit of an unusual sight because we are normally quite quiet but on this one day we get hundreds through the door.

Record Store Day Stores Announce Plans For The Day: Indie record stores around Australia are now announcing their plans for Record Store Day, the annual celebration of indie record stores. Record stores in almost every capital city are participating, along with many in regional towns. In short, this is an enormously entertaining day celebrating indie record stores, music and musicians in their myriad hues. Here are some of the stores so far planning activities, listed city by city…

Di-vinyl! Wrexham and Flintshire retailers getting into the groove for Record Store Day: This Saturday music lovers across the globe will flock to their local record shop to celebrate Record Store Day 2017. In North Wales our music retailers have been working hard for weeks preparing for what has become a major landmark for vinyl junkies with this year’s tenth anniversary set to be the biggest yet, with live performances, limited edition record releases and equipment demonstrations all arranged for April 22. “It is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate our unique culture,” says Colin Trueman, owner of Vod Music in Mold.

10 years of local: Long live Record Store day: As sure as you can be that most employees of DigBoston will spend way too many pesos on Record Store Day, one can bet one’s ass that vinyl muse and guru Phil Wilcox of Tres Gatos in Jamaica Plain will be screaming from his indie soapbox for the weeks leading up to the high musical holiday. As he wrote us in an email last month, “RSD is my favorite day of the year, and not because of crazy sales. We survive—like a lot of small stores—on a group of 200-300 regulars who come in weekly and buy vinyl…”

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