In rotation: 5/18/17

New Documentary On Winnipeg’s Old Record Stores: They once lined north Portage Avenue in Winnipeg…record stores. They were cultural meeting places.A new documentary called “New And Used: Winnipeg” takes a look the stores, what they meant to people and what the community looks like today. The doc is being called a story of ritual, passion and culture.It stars a who’s who from Winnipeg’s music community and record store scene. People like historian John Einarson, musician Jason Tait of the Weakerthans and Greg Tonn from Into The Music.

Entrepreneurs betting on book and record stores: With summer right around the corner, several entrepreneurs are hoping to give area residents new options for finding the perfect beach read. If history is your thing, Mike Roer, owner of Academy Books & Records, has a multitude of choices at his shop in downtown Bridgeport, which opened over the weekend. Roer’s business, located on Fairfield Avenue, contains book shelves full of literature that dates back several centuries. “We’re not trying to compete with Barnes & Noble,” he said.

Watch the world’s first TEDx talk on the culture of record digging: The first ever TEDx talk on the cultural importance and community of record digging has been held in Montreal. Hosted by Alexis Charpentier aka DJ Lexis, the brains behind online platform Music Is My Sanctuary and the 24 Hours of Vinyl series, the talk details the cultural significance of the community of crate diggers, DJs and producers who’ve performed the role of de facto “archeologists”, preserving and revitalising forgotten music scenes in the digital age.

The Vinyl Festival is happening: We almost didn’t want to say it out loud for fear of jinxing the whole thing, but the first ever Vinyl Festival is taking place. Printworks London is the place, the weekend of September 23rd/24th is the time. Featuring 100 stalls of traders and indie labels, another 48 demonstrating hardware, audio tech developments and vinyl care, and a Vinyl Evaluation area (like Antiques Roadshow but with first pressings of Nick Drake LPs, we’re hoping), Vinyl Festival looks set to be the Record Fair par excellence. Music and radio industry figures like Tim Burgess, Huey Morgan, Edith Bowman and Steve Lamacq will be speaking and/or DJing as well as participating in the Vinyl Forum.

Warped Records – Three Easy Methods To Fix This Problem: Vinyl records are made of plastic, and it’s quite obvious that this material can bend, break, or warp quite easily. Records may be cheap or expensive, but they have sentimental value for most owners – there are special editions, rare & limited editions, and records that you first bought, and so on. There’s no need to toss away your warped records, as we’re here to show you three easy ways to fix these problems easily.

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