In rotation: 10/17/18

10 of the world’s greatest record stores – according to the author of a new book on the topic: Journalist and crate-digger Marcus Barnes has penned a new book that claims to list the 80 best record shops on the planet. Here, he picks 10 of his favourites. 1 of 11: 12 Tonar, Reykjavik, Iceland: Iceland has a sterling reputation for producing incredibly talented, unique artists. This shop is owned by a few of them and its selection is top notch. Add to that the fact that it has been designed so that customers can chill out and socialise with one another and you’ve got a winning formula. 2 of 11: Alan’s Records, London: A record shop that embodies the traditional archetype; owned and curated by a man who loves music in its physical form and will happily help you to find that special record you’re looking for. Intimate and cosy, it’s a total sanctuary

Marietta/East Cobb, GA | Grand opening ceremony to celebrate Mojo Vinyl Records new location at 1058 Alphretta Street: Mojo Vinyl Records will hold a Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony celebrating its new location at 1058 Alpharetta Street at 11:00 AM on November 20th. Roswell Mayor Henry and members of the City Council are scheduled to assist in the celebration, kicking-off the Holiday season. “Mojo Vinyl’s new location at 1058 Alpharetta Street provides on-site parking for our customers and greater visibility for the store,” says owner Rand Cabus of the new space, whose improved visibility is expected to increase the store’s already enthusiastic customer base. “As always Mojo Vinyl will continue to offer the best selection and quality of new and used vinyl records and turntables. Now, with plenty of customer parking…”

Buffalo, NY | Revolver Records Joins the Elmwood Village: Revolver Records is a record store with a long history. Phil Machemer, the store founder, began by selling used records from the Peddlers Flea Market in 2012. Today, Revolver Records is a brick and mortar store on Hertel Avenue, contributing to the street’s unique resurgence. With over 20,000 records in stock, both used and new, Revolver is a music lover’s staple. Today, the Revolver Records team is thrilled to announce that they are opening a location on Elmwood Avenue. Visitors will recognize the distinctive fuschia building as the former Spoiled Rotten. Machamer shares: “I’m thrilled to be joining the business community of the Elmwood Village. Revolver Records is a community staple and we thrive in walkable communities like Hertel and Elmwood.

Keighley, UK | Keighley soul night uses original vinyl hits: Classic soul and Motown music returns to Central Hall in Keighley on Saturday with guest DJs from the Wakefield Soul Club. Organiser David Shackleton said: “They will play soul music from the 1960s to today’s modern releases, so there will be something for everyone who appreciates fine music from the last five decades. “We only use the original recordings from release, so everything is authentic. We pride ourselves in sourcing experienced DJs far and wide with original vinyl record collections. “The Alice Street venue has a large dance floor with a smaller bar/chill-out room selling beers and spirits.”

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