In rotation: 5/17/17

The Vinyl Festival to debut in London in September: The inaugural Vinyl Festival is to debut in London in September with Tim Burgess, BBC 6 Music presenters Steve Lamacq and Huey Morgan all appearing. Taking place 23-24 September at the Printworks in London, the event will celebrate all aspects of vinyl culture with more than 100 stalls presented by independent labels, plus another 48 showcasing the latest audio technology, hardware and vinyl. Offering further entertainment, leading industry figureheads will be providing the soundtrack to the weekend, spinning their own cherished vinyl records.

Vinyl is taking over the UK this summer with a new vinyl festival and the return of HMV’s Vinyl Week 2017: If you’re partial to collecting your favourite albums and singles on vinyl, then you’re in luck, as two huge events have been announced for the UK this summer. First up is the UK’s first ever Vinyl Festival, which takes place at London’s Printworks on September 23-24. A whopping 100 stalls represented by indie retailers and labels will be there, with another 40-plus stands dedicated to accessories every record collecter will need…And if that isn’t enough for you, HMV has announced details of their 2017 Vinyl Week, which returns for a second year following its successful debut in 2016.

Vinyl Shack offers ear-pleasing nostalgia: Murphy’s Vinyl Shack is often heard before it’s seen. Kevin Murphy, owner and operator of the new-ish record store on the corner of Carpinteria and Palm avenues, likes to sample his wares at window rattling volume until patrons walk through the door. The business is a passion for Murphy, who opened the shop early this year and has since confirmed his suspicion that vintage posters and records are a passion for many residents and visitors to Carpinteria.

New record store hopes to tap into Winsford music scene: A new record store is hoping to embrace the music community in Winsford. Jimi Coppack, a former carer, is opening Electric Church on Saturday, May 20, which will sell vintage records and have a café for people to socialise over their music tastes. It has been nearly two years since the building became available to Jimi, and with the store now finished, he has turned his eye to opening the supporting café to supplement the business. He has been collecting records since the age of 10, and has a range of influences from different genres, but with a particular focus on the 60s and 70s decades.

Community radio station 2MIA getting in on Australia’s vinyl revival: Miss that old crackling sound you used to hear at the start of a song? Tune into 2MIA radio station, 95.1 FM. While digital content dominates the playlist of most radio stations, Griffith’s community station 2MIA is turning back the clock using classic vinyl records in a number of their shows. Scott Williams, host of Sunday Jazz with Scott W, donated a record player and 80 of his mother’s favourite vinyl records. “There’s a certain art to vinyl records that conveys something different from that crisp digital sound,” he said.

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