In rotation: 4/11/18

Record Store Day will celebrate record stores and the vinyl revival: For generations, music lovers have cherished the experience of sifting through vinyls [“Vinyls” is not a word. The plural of vinyl is in fact “vinyl.” —Ed.] in record bins. It is a ceremonial experience worth celebrating and it’s making a comeback, according to Boo Boo Records Manager Mike White. This unique way of discovering music inspired Record Store Day, an annual international celebration of independent record stores and small labels. San Luis Obispo record stores Boo Boo Records and Cheap Thrills Records will host Record Store Day celebrations at their stores April 21 with live music, sales and limited edition LPs. “We think it’s essential to be able to shine a light back on retail brick-and-mortar record stores,” White said.

Everything you need to know about biggest Record Store Day ever in Gloucestershire: Forget Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter – if you’re a vinyl fan, there is only one day on the calendar that matters – Saturday, April 21, Record Store Day 2018. That’s because Record Store Day 2018 is set to be the biggest and loudest celebration of vinyl yet, with over 450 exclusive records set for release and a host of live events lined up across the county. More than 200 independent record shops across the UK will come together to celebrate their love of vinyl, making the 11th annual Record Store Day the biggest and best yet. And vinyl fans in Gloucestershire will be spoilt for choice, with five record stores in the county taking part, stocking hundreds of rare releases. There will be DJs spinning the black circle at record shops throughout the day, as well as live acts, food stalls and even talk of a secret street partty.

Furnace Record Pressing Plant Is Ready To Roll: “…Since we are a contract manufacturer, it’ll be whatever projects our customers entrust us to press for them. We do plan on reserving a big chunk of our capacity to press for small bands and indie labels. They are always being relegated to end of the line so I hope we can help the folks out there who are struggling to get good lead times for their projects. That said, we press for all of the majors and hope to continue to earn their business. For as much slack as the majors get, they really helped fuel the vinyl resurgence and they pay their bills on time so their support has been vital to us and many other plants in the industry.”

John Cusack On ‘High Fidelity’ TV Reboot: ‘They’ll Fuck It Up’: News that 2000 rom-com High Fidelity is to get a TV reboot was met with excitement by fans, but film star John Cusack looks to have some serious concerns. The series is believed to deviate slightly from the Stephen Frears-directed film and the 1995 Nick Hornby novel and will centre on a female record store owner, presumably in the Rob Gordon role. However in series of tweets, Cusack believes if Hornby is not involved in the reboot, “they’ll fuck it up”. “The woman part seems good / the rest not so much,” the 51-year-old actor tweeted. “But it’s Nick’s book hope at least he’s involved- if he’s not – it’ll suck.”

‘Empire Records’ Star Ethan Embry Reacts to the Film Being Adapted for Broadway: Is Rexy still sexy? It would appear so since a Broadway musical adaptation of Empire Records is in the works, Rolling Stone reports. The 1995 film focused on a group of young employees at Empire Records who made it their mission to save the independent record store from being bought out by a large chain. Starring Renée Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Ethan Embry, Robin Tunney, Rory Cochrane and Johnny Whitworth, the movie became a cult classic. Embry reacted to news of the Broadway production on Twitter. “A musical huh? The original was borderline a musical with all that damn dancing in it,” the 39-year-old actor tweeted. “The only question should be, how much weight will [GWAR] be pulling?” Embry’s character, Mark, had a hallucination that he played with the heavy metal band GWAR after eating a pot brownie.

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