In rotation: 11/21/17

Landmark Record Store In San Francisco Haight-Ashbury Shuts Its Doors: Recycled Records’ run in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District has come to an end. For some 40 years, the store has been a landmark in the heart of the Haight, but now it’s doors have been shuttered. “It is a good run,” said owner Bruce Lyall. “It’s surprising. Nobody could’ve told me that 40 years ago I’d still be doing it.” As he stood inside the shop, he was surrounded by vinyl records, CDs and historic posters on the walls. “There’s history here,” Lyall said. “Not only the personal history of the store, or me the owner, there’s the history of technology, the history of wealth, the history of music itself, how music has changed.”

Uprising Coffee & Books reopens in Eden: “Born to Run” through the “Purple Haze” trying to beat the “Purple Rain” to the “Dark Side of the Moon,” caffeine aficionados can find not only hot and cold lattes of those legendary song titles, but also the records on which they are found. Adrian Wilson, who grew up near Wentworth and went to Reidsville High, and Donion Moore, a Reidsville native who went to Community Baptist School, have reopened the popular Uprising Coffee & Books in downtown Leaksville. While keeping the familiar coffees, books and lounging areas, the duo has added quite a collection of old school vinyl albums.

New 80s-inspired vinyl and coffee shop in Baldock will help you remember a life before mobile phones: Stylus is the passion project of Jason Kitchener from the town, who wants to return to the simplicity of the 80s by making his coffee bar a phone-free zone. When entering the coffee-bar you will be asked to lock away your phone in a pouch…Jason told the Comet: “Vinyl and records have always been my passion. Believe it or not, working in a record store is something I always wanted to do as a kid. “The opportunity came up where we could look around a building in the High Street, so I had a look around and thought with vinyl becoming popular again it would be a good opportunity to bring vinyl into a current environment, and that’s what I did.

Wichita is hosting a vinyl record convention. The last one was 20 years ago. Record conventions, like the vinyl sound medium they highlight, are making a comeback…Like many of today’s consumers who are fueling the resurgence of vinyl record sales, the 23-year-old Turner didn’t grow up in a household with turntable. A lover of live music, she got hooked on vinyl when she attended a live concert at Third Man Records in Nashville, which offers a venue space where musicians can record their performances. After the record of the concert was printed, Turner received a copy of it since she’d been in the audience. Along with being a record label, Third Man Records also has a storefront. “I came back home and started hitting up record stores,” Turner said. “I’m really fascinated that this trend is coming back.”

Pro-Ject expands budget E-Line phono range with digital-friendly models: With the ongoing vinyl revival, we’ve seen ‘best of both’ solutions for combining analogue and digital sources: USB turntables that can both spin albums and record them digitally to a laptop or computer, and, at the other end of the modesty scale, the likes of Wrensilva’s Sonos vinyl systems. Pro-Ject seems to know the importance of such coexistence. It has recently launched new ‘FlexiRange’ Bluetooth-friendly decks featuring digital connections, and has today introduced two new phono stages with additional features for integrating a turntable into a digital system. The Phono Box E BT can stream any input music signal – including that from any record player with a moving-magnet cartridge – to Bluetooth speakers or headphones at a range of up to 10m from the box.

Nine Inch Nails To Release Remastered Vinyl Editions Of Landmark LPs, New Vinyl EP: Nine Inch Nails have released newly remastered, definitive vinyl editions of three of the landmark titles from their back catalogue, in addition to a multi-disc reworking of The Fragile and a brand new EP, Not The Actual Events. Reissued on vinyl are the Broken EP, The Downward Spiral and The Fragile, along with The Fragile: Deviations 1. The latter title is a limited-edition 4LP deconstruction of The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails mainstays Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, clocking in at 150 minutes in total. This set contains instrumentals, alternate versions and over an hour of never before heard material from the original The Fragile recording sessions. A completely new experience for fans, it’s also a one-time pressing. When it’s gone it’s gone.

Taking the local out of Record Store Day: Record Store Day began in 2007 as a way to support independent, community-based music retailers in a time when the collapsing music industry and the encroachment of corporate chain stores conspired to threaten their existence. How disturbingly ironic, then, that those very corporate stores are attempting to co-opt the Record Store Day idea and rob it of its central tenet…if you believe that the free market automatically rights itself on a fair and balanced playing field. But if, like me, you fail to see any evidence of this being the case, then a bit of consumer activism might be in order to urge the market in the direction we’d like it to go. And that direction is toward the local and independent.

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