In rotation: 2/23/18

Free bands to play for Record Store Day in Newport: Gwent will be filled with music in April as Record Store Day is set to arrive. Record Store Day is an annual event which was started up in 2007and held to “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store” on April 21. It will be the 11th year of the event which aims to bring together artists, independent stores and fans. This year, Newport store Diverse Records will be bringing the day to life with a variety of musicians playing in six venues across the city on Saturday, April 21. More than 20 acts will play at Le Pub, the Murenger, Newport Market, Slipping Jimmy’s Bar and Grill, Tiny Rebel and McCann’s Rock and Ale Bar. Newport Now BID will also be hosting the event with the music store.

Vinyl once more: Moloy Ghosh, a Delhi based music restorer, says that the basic sound quality of vinyl is unmatchable. “The depth of sound of a vinyl record can beat the likes of a cassette or a CD player any day.” Add to that the longevity of a record, one has the perfect combination. The only thing that comes close to records in terms of longevity is a cassette. While a cassette with proper handling can last nearly 40 years, a vinyl record on an average lasts about 60 years, if not more. Experts believe that the vinyl has roared back to popularity as more and more people want to possess a piece of music that they can feel and touch. Having your own records also gives a feeling of ownership. Teenagers are the most impulsive among the age groups. With little or moderate experience, teenagers are more susceptible to falling for a particular trend. For vinyl, it has done wonders.

Independent Label Market London: King’s Cross this weekend: Following the huge success of our Winter market in November, Independent Label Market have teamed up with Canopy Market, Kings Cross for our first market of 2018, on Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th February. We are pleased to see the return of market favourites including Bella Union, Erased Tapes and Late Night Tales, alongside new labels Pirotecnia, Polite and Everything Sucks. Not only will labels be selling their fresh vinyl produce, but we will also be joined by some of the capital’s finest independent designers, fresh artisanal goods, delicious street food and original live music, as part of Canopy Market, a monthly market at King’s Cross. Since launching in London in May 2011, Independent Label Market has brought together the founders of some the World’s greatest Independent Record Labels on both sides of the Atlantic to sell their fresh vinyl produce directly to the public at that traditional goods exchange – a market stall.

The Charlatans are putting on their own ten-day festival: The Charlatans have announced they’re putting on a festival in their hometown, Northwich. The ten-day event will include four headline shows of their own, on Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May, at Northwich Memorial Court. They’ll also be hosting an exhibition of rare Charlatans memorabilia, a week of live bands at The Salty Dog pub, plenty of aftershow parties, a vinyl record fair, film screenings and podcasts. “We’re really excited about our four shows in Northwich,” the band explain. “We rehearsed at The Memorial Court for our last tour and we all pretty much said at the same time that we had to play there.

Ornette Coleman’s Albums Getting Vinyl Reissue, The 10xLP set features Coleman’s six studio albums from 1959 to 1961: Ornette Coleman’s albums are getting a vinyl reissue. Ornette Coleman: the Atlantic Years includes Coleman’s six studio albums released on Atlantic from 1959 to 1961, as well as session outtakes. The 10xLP box set arrives May 11 via Rhino. The collection includes The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959), Change Of The Century (1959), This Is Our Music (1960), Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation (1960), Ornette! (1961), and Ornette On Tenor (1961). It also features three compilations released in the ’70s—The Art Of Improvisers (1970), Twins (1971), and To Whom Who Keeps A Record (1975)—which include outtakes from all six studio albums. The Ornette Coleman Legacy, composed of six songs released for the first time in 1993, is receiving its debut vinyl release within the set. Finally, the collection features new liner notes written by Ben Ratliff, plus rare pictures taken by legendary jazz photographer Lee Friedlander.

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