In rotation: 7/12/18

Pittsburgh, PA | “Vinyl-Man” Jerry Weber to sell 100,000 records for $1: The former owner of Pennsylvania music shop Jerry’s Records, is selling 15,000 LPs, 12″s and 7″s this weekend for $1 each, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “After selling Jerry’s in 2017, I realised that I still had 250,000 records in my Swissvale warehouse. Most of them untouched since 2003. I would love to find good homes for them by 2019,” Jerry Weber aka “Vinyl-Man” shares. To add to the excitement, on the final day of Dollarpalooza weekend after 1pm all records are free. This isn’t the first time Weber has sold records on the cheap. In 2016, he hosted a massive 3-week clearance of the basement inside Jerry’s Records with 40,000+ basement records available for 50 cents each. According to his website, “when you rescue a record you have formed a Holy Covenant you promise to love and keep it clean, warm, and dry. For this the record will provide you with much musical enjoyment for 20-50-100 years.”

Atlanta, GA | 640 West Community Café presents JB’s Record Lounge: the Vinyl Revival: …Jonathan Blanchard believes that vinyl records are just as relevant to the African American community today as they were back then. His new record store, JB’s Record Lounge, recently opened to the public in historic West End, Atlanta. While this venture may prove to be economically timely, due to a burgeoning demand for vinyl records amongst both young and older demographics, his ambitions are more directly tied to stimulating consciousness in the African American community while using the record store and music as a catalyst for change. According to Blanchard, the store is a “dream born out of necessity” derived from his “love of vintage vinyl” and his experiences as a musician.

Hamilton, OH | Hamilton businesses struggling amid construction: The Main Street Vinyl space has been a lot of things over the years, like a psychic’s office, a barbershop and now a record store. The one thing owner Bill Herren is trying to keep it from being is closed. Herren’s business and others in downtown Hamilton have been affected by changes to make the area safer. Crews are replacing nearly-century-old water mains and the overall landscape of Main Street. With construction expected to last well into the fall, business owners are pleading for customers to brave the barriers and come in. Herren estimated the construction has reduced his business by 35 or 40 percent. “Business was great before,” he said. “Now we’re beginning to hurt a little bit on it, along with everybody else.”

Las Vegas, NV | Houston twins going ‘On the Record’ with new Las Vegas Strip nightclub: The guys delivering On The Record nightclub to Park MGM claim they are so out of the box, “There is no box.”…We have, like, four different clubs in one place. There’s The Living Room, The Record Parlor, and the main room as well as three private rooms.” …Music will carry the night: “This venue is going to be music-centric, and that’s what appealed to us,” Mark Houston says. “The partnership with T-Mobile Arena and The Park Theater, and our entrance being a vintage record shop, are all things that we love and embrace.”

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