In rotation: 9/28/17

Vinyl record shop to open in Chichester: Analogue October Records will open in the former Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in South Street next month, selling vinyl, cassettes and turntables. The man behind the exciting venture is Craig Crane, who runs a successful visual effects studio working on films with Disney, Marvel and Warner Brothers. “This is an itch I’ve wanted to scratch since I last worked in a record shop in my teens. “We’re looking to open in October and I can’t wait,” Craig, 47, said. He says the shop’s name comes from him having a ‘digital detox’ every October which, three years ago, became a 12-month detox as he now totally shuns the likes of iTunes and streaming music sites.

Record Collector owner Kirk Walther passes, Iowa City mourns: Kirk Walther was beloved by many a music fan in Iowa City for running the only record shop in town and always being open to talk about music, new and old. That made news of Walther’s passing on Sunday all the more difficult to bear for those who make up the Iowa City music scene. He died after a battle with cancer, brother-in-law Andrew Steele said Tuesday. Walther was 61. “In a way, Iowa City lost their musical guru, kind of the backbone of the music community,” Bobby Larson, a longtime employee at Record Collector, said Tuesday morning at the store. “There’s no one working in music in this town for long that didn’t seek Kirk’s company,” Chris Wiersema, a programming director for the Mission Creek Music Festival and manager of the Feed Me Weird Things concert series, wrote Tuesday. “Without him and the Record Collector, I wouldn’t have felt the need or thought I had the ability to be involved in bringing live music to Iowa City.”

Nipper the HMV Dog will be main feature of new building: The Record Store, the latest completed building at The Old Vinyl Factory site in Blyth Road, Hayes, is being launched this Friday (29), with the doors thrown open to the public from 3.30-7pm. Visitors can enjoy carnival rides, stalls, food and drink, live music, a vinyl market and more. As a tribute to the heritage of the site, visitors will get a first look at a newly-commissioned Nipper the dog statue, the icon of HMV. The Record Store is an Art Deco building designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners, also known for such the Hoover Building and Victoria coach station.

Vinil Brasil, the newest vinyl pressing plant opens in São Paulo: Vinil Brasil, a new vinyl pressing plant in São Paulo, opens today in Barra Funda for orders. Unique in the segment in the capital, Vinil Brasil has a full service manufacturing 7 and 12 inch discs. Bands, musicians, labels and record companies can already access the company’s website, make budgets and know all the details and curiosities about the plant, as well as information on the culture of vinyl production. The São Paulo’s pressing plant comes to the world market, which according to a survey by the consultancy Delloitte, will move US$ 1 billion by the end of this year, with an industrial production and at the same time unique. The plant project, designed by the poet, musician, composer and DJ, Michel Nath, started at the end of 2014. After Michel commissioned his SolarSoul album, at GZ Media, a pressing plant in the Czech Republic. In the same period, Michel knew of the existence of seven abandoned presses in a junkyard.

Kiki and Henry’s record fair returns to Stourbridge’s Talbot Hotel this weekend: Stourbridge is the place to be for Black Country music fans this weekend as Kiki and Henry return with their popular record fair. From 11am until 4pm on Saturday (September 30), the organisers and their fellow traders will be taking over their regular spot at the historic Talbot Hotel in High Street. Traders will be offering a vast array of vinyl records and collectables to suit all tastes and budgets. Music books, CDs and memorabilia will also be for sale and the Talbot’s bar will be open for thirsty shoppers.

Rare copy of demonstration-only David Bowie single Liza Jane – recorded when he was just 17 under name of Davie Jones – set to sell for thousands at auction: A rare record released by David Bowie when he was just 17 is set to go under the hammer later this month with expectations it could sell for thousands of pounds. The seven-inch vinyl pressing of Liza Jane was first released back in June 1964. Still living in Kent at the time, the record was released under his real name of Davie Jones and failed miserably to have any impact on the chart. In fact Liza Jane by Davie Jones and the King Bees sold so badly the group were subsequently dropped from the record label, Vocalion Pop. But after the young performer changed his name to Bowie his fortunes transformed and he elevated himself from the humble beginnings of life growing up in Beckenham to global superstardom.

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