In rotation: 5/30/17

Record Store Coming To Fairhaven: Fairhaven is getting a new record store this June! Records seem to be making a comeback and Max J Records will soon have plenty of them at their Bridge St location in Fairhaven. As their Facebook photo shows, there is quite the mix of music offered in the new store. And you can start getting your hands on their vinyl at their grand opening planned for June 3rd.

Winnipeg-based ‘doctor of audio’ keeping the records spinning at age 83: In the cramped quarters of Bill Yaworski’s Sanford Street electronics shop some feel claustrophobic, others see charm and feel nostalgic. It’s a business, which has stood the test of time and survived numerous changes in an evolving industry shaped by digital downloads and streaming music services. At Columbus Radio, it’s the resurgence of vinyl records that has helped keep the business running strong. Yaworski – in his white lab coat surrounded by stacks and stacks of audio equipment including speakers, amplifiers and turntables in need of repair – is known by some as a doctor of audio.

8 easy and affordable ways to clean your vinyl records by hand: If you look after your vinyl, then there is no reason why your new, quiet record shouldn’t stay quiet for many, many years. More than that, giving second hand records a thorough cleaning will drastically reduce any noise that you hear. Using a record cleaning machine is the best way to clean a record but they are often prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, there are plenty of cheaper, manual methods of record cleaning that do a great job. What follows is a broad selection of the different types of cleaning gadgets that you can buy.

British-Pinoy’s bag design part of ‘Record Store Day’ celebration in UK: An image created by a British-Pinoy graphic designer was chosen by fashion label Fred Perry for the Record Store Day held last month. Melvin Galapon’s design, which encapsulates his trademark linear-based, geometric, clean, digital, minimal and sometimes monochrome style, is the illustrator’s first contribution to the event. The limited-edition bags were handed out for free to the first 20 customers who lined up at participating venues located in towns and cities across the country.

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