In rotation: 8/15/17

New vinyl-only independent shop launches in Southampton 19 Aug 2017—Vinilo Record Store’s owners interviewed: Southampton is never gonna be quite as cool as Manchester or Brighton, but its music scene is more vibrant than it has ever been, and now, at last, it’s getting a new independent record shop. Exciting times. There are already three others secondhand music shops; Boo-Hoo in Northam, Back-Tracks in Woolston and the Oxfam Music shop – stocking vinyl and CD’s, but Vinilo is going to be very different. The Record Store is going to be run by Ken Robshaw and Virginia Coe – who have plenty of ‘previous’ in local music and their dream, to open their own shop, is becoming reality on 19th August 2017.

Iconic Glasgow record store celebrates 25th birthday: In recent years, Glasgow has become renowned as a city that lives and breathes electronic music, and if anyone could lay claim to providing the oxygen for its success, it’s surely Rubadub. A true institution in every sense of the word, Rubadub – on Howard Street in the city centre – is unique in not only being regarded as being a pivotal part in the emergence of Glasgow’s outstanding dance music scene, it also remains at its core…No news has been released yet of how Rubadub plan to celebrate the milestone, but they’ve told their social media followers to keep their ears to the ground for anniversary news in the next wee while.

The world’s best record shops #076: Resident, Brighton: Resident is a record shop that proves you don’t need gimmicks, flash marketing or an “angle” to be a great record shop. Doing the basics better than most, Resident opened its door in 2004, the brain child of Derry Watkins & Natasha Youngs, who first met stacking the CD shelves of the local Virgin Our Price where they worked. Now husband and wife (what better indication of the shop’s love for music could you want?), the pair set about drafting a more independent alternative in the city, evolving to stock a huge selection of genre- and generation-less new music, catalogue titles and tickets to local gigs, some of which take place in the shop itself.

Athens’ last record store closing its doors next month: Haffa’s Records in uptown Athens is closing at the end of September, the owners confirmed this weekend, ending a 40-year-plus run as uptown Athens’ go-to record store. Haffa’s is also the only record store left in Athens. Co-owner Andrew Lampela acknowledged that it was a “really tough decision to make.” However, the economics just aren’t working out in Haffa’s favor, particularly in the last few years, Lampela said Friday. “You’ve got to weigh what’s going on; the way people absorb media these days has changed particularly in the last handful of years,” he said.

Full Cast Announced for HIGH FIDELITY: You know Rob Gordon. We all know Rob Gordon. He’s the kind of guy who can drip with self-loathing yet somehow still feel righteously superior to everyone around him. The kind of guy who can tell you why your favourite album isn’t as good as the one they released juuust before it. The kind of guy who owns a collection of rare vinyl he calls “the motherlode” and a failing record store he calls “the last real record store on earth” – both unironically. He’s thatkind of guy… And he just got dumped for all those reasons and then some…Neil Gooding Productions (Sweet Charity, Dogfight) and Highway Run Productions (Rent) are thrilled to announce the full cast of HIGH FIDELITY. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 November, High Fidelity is based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film.

Charity shops find vintage records worth hundreds including a Beatles album: Two Oxfam shops are celebrating a big vinyl windfall after rare records were discovered by their staff. Oxfam Books and Music Lymington are selling two special music items following the find by volunteer Alan Barton. He discovered Harold McNair’s self-titled album and a Beatles rarity that features a collectable mix of Tomorrow Never Knows from Revolver. Both records have sold for hundreds in the past with Revolver even being listed in the Rare Record Price guide at £500.

10 Things You Should Know Before Dating A Woman Who’s Into Vinyl: Date nights are a doddle—She enjoys nothing more than to sit with you while listening to one of her old crackly records. No words are necessary just each other and some good food, drink and background music. Gifts are easy—She will probably ask you for a particular record or a voucher to choose her own, so she is easily pleased when it comes to birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries. You’ll never be stuck for a day out—She loves to browse record fairs to add to her collection- if you want to get in her good books—this is the perfect place to do it.

Tool are set to remaster and reissue their records for a vinyl release: If you’re a Tool fan, you’ve undoubtedly been waiting a very long time for a follow up to their last record, 2006’s 10,000 Days. In fact, at this point, their last record title seems more like the group have been taunting fans about how long they’ll be waiting for a new one, if anything. But now, some good news has come forth with word that Tool is looking set to remaster and reissue all their records for a vinyl release. Back in June, bassist Justin Chancellor told fans that the new record is “about 90 percent there”, but Tool fans are well aware of how crushing the feeling of disappointment can be, so they’re taking that with a grain of salt. But now, it seems as though there is some movement in the Tool camp, with planned vinyl reissues in the works.

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