In rotation: 2/9/18

Spun City: Elvis, the Patron Saint of pop culture and Poplar Avenue, has left the building. It is with melancholy that I find myself saying goodbye to Spin Street. Walking through the big record store at Poplar and Highland felt like walking through a time capsule, but with a slightly B-grade movie atmosphere. The store’s odd array of eclectic items carried a silent scream against pragmatism and reinforced the efficacy of pop culture: An authentic Star Trek lamp in the shape of the Starship Enterprise, a red-hot lava lamp, slightly frightening-looking bobble-heads, giant house slippers in the shape of a Marvel comic book hero, a retro record player, or the old, crumbling tattered record covers of Isaac Hayes.

Medway Music Fair records for sale and supporting local bands: Medway bands will have a new platform to boost their profile this weekend in the shape of a good, old-fashioned record fair. Recollect Music Fair holds its first event at MidKent College in Medway Road, Gillingham on Sunday, February 11. Organiser Graham Sage is inviting bands to sell their CDs and merchandise free of charge alongside the usual stall holders. Formerly the owner of Recollect Records in Strood, Graham shut up shop four years ago but has continued to run Recollect Music Fairs at Rainham Mark Social Club, until redevelopment at the club forced him to move. Extra space at the new venue inspired him to bring in a new twist by creating a platform for bands to reach a new audience.

Check Out this Beatles-Themed Vinyl Jukebox get Designed and Built: Designing a vinyl jukebox based on the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club might not sound like it would be that hard, but when you watch this guy get into it you get the idea that it’s anything but. The amount of detail that goes into this thing is intense. The cutting of the pictures to make sure that they’re to the proper scale and will fit precisely where they need to is something that seems like it’s no big deal for the designer, but it’s likely that he’s been doing this kind of thing for a while and could do it in his sleep. Watching how quickly and accurately me moves to render each picture and design component in the manner that it’s needed is something I tend to enjoy watching since the craftsmanship is fun to see.

The Beach Boys release ‘Pet Sounds’ in ltd. ed. colored vinyl LP: This week, The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 1966 album, Pet Sounds, will be released in a limited colored vinyl LP edition by Capitol/UMe. Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic album’s stereo mix on a 130-gram LP pressed on split translucent yellow and green vinyl…The Beach Boys’ 12th studio album, Pet Sounds is of one of popular music’s most influential and universally-acclaimed albums. Since its original release on May 16, 1966, the masterpiece has reigned at the top of countless critic and fan polls, maintaining its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.

Eastside Guide: Where to Buy Vinyl Records on the Eastside: rom East LA to Echo Park , the following is a list of record stores on the Eastside that are worth checking out if looking to add to your growing vinyl collection or starting one.

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