In rotation: 8/9/17

World-famous store Rough Trade is coming to Bristol to replace much-loved independent shop after 8 years: One of Bristol’s most popular independent record stores has announced that it is closing its doors after eight years. But it’s not all bad news for the city’s music fans as Bristol has been chosen as the place for a brand new Rough Trade record store. Rise Records opened on Queens Road in 2009 but it will close at the end of the summer, along with the Friska cafe on the ground floor. The two-storey Clifton building has been bought by award-winning cocktail bar The Alchemist. Friska is relocating to Park Street and Rise Records will be absorbed by Rough Trade, which is opening a huge new site in Nelson Street, close to Broadmead.

Turntable sales reach $98 million in the US, with cheap faux-vintage decks coming out on top: Turntable sales between February 2016 – February 2017 have hit the $98 million mark in the USA, reports NPD Group. Innovative Technology Electronics who own Victrola took top honours, followed by Crosley Radio. Though the report didn’t detail the sales breakdown of turntable models, both companies primarily sell cheap all-in-one record players in a suitcase, which have speakers built in and unspeakable cartridge tracking force that can ruin your records.

First Look at The Vinyl Room Bar and Record Store: A new craft beer bar and record store is about to open in the Village of Wappingers Falls and we have your very first look. Owner John Kihlmire says the Vinyl Room is unlike anything the Hudson Valley has ever seen. This one-of-a-kind store will allow its customers to spend your time flipping through vintage record albums and playing classic arcade games while enjoying craft beer and wine. This unique business has been under construction on East Main St. in the Village of Wappingers for the past few months and is now almost set to open. Kihlmire says The Vinyl Room will probably be open later this month. Doors will open from noon until the evening every day of the week except for Mondays.

Give me the B side!: …Sometimes I liked the so-called B-side better than the A-side. I still remember playing The Beatles’ first huge American hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand” — a pleasant enough song and the only song I’d heard from The Beatles at the time. Then, I flipped the record over and wow! I heard Paul McCartney’s soulful Little Richard imitation on “I Saw Her Standing There,” with George Harrison’s rocking guitar solo and Ringo Starr providing the bouncing backbeat at which he was so adept. John Lennon’s voice harmonized with McCartney’s on parts of the song with an Everly Brothers-type blend.

Massive vinyl records sale has music from ABBA to ZZ Top: More than 25,000 vinyl records will be available to collectors and music lovers at the Sunshine Coast Record Fair on Sunday, August 13. Wax Buildup’s Mark Grounds will host his 17th record fair on the Coast at Buddina State School Hall, near Kawana Shoppingworld’s Coles (northern) entrance, from 9am-3pm. He said stallholders from as far away as Sydney would be bringing about 40 tables full of music on vinyl and CDs for sale from as little as $1 each. Music featured is anything and everything from ABBA to ZZ Top and every genre.

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