In rotation: 11/1/18

Leamington, UK | Razorlight perform at Leamington record store Head: Razorlight stopped off in Leamington for an intimate gig this week. The indie popsters, best known for hits America and In the Morning, performed at record store Head in the Royal Priors shopping centre. The band were promoting their new album Olympus Sleeping, which they also took time to sign for fans who came down to welcome them to town. Frontman Johnny Borrell said: “We’ve been away for a long time and wanted to give more to the fans than just one single. “Big thanks to everyone that came down. Great crowd in Leamington.”

Greenwich Village, NY | In the Village, Generation Records Banks on a Future for Vinyl. The owner of Generation Records in the Village discusses the current state of vinyl and the legacy of the artistic hub. Located just two blocks away from Washington Square Park sits Thompson Street’s Generation Records, the self-described “obscure, outrageous or just plain weird” Greenwich Village staple has been serving the artistic community for almost three decades. While the used vinyl records market is Generation’s niche, brand new records of almost every genre can be seen from displays on the ground floor. But there’s more than meets the eye as it’s the basement that really makes Generation stand out from other record stores in the neighborhood.

Digging for records in Cuba with African Acid is the Future’s Maryisonacid: On the heels of the release of African Acid Is The Future’s Ambiance I, AAITF’s Maryisonacid shares her experiences hunting for records in Cuba – from the iconic Seriosha’s shop to finds off the beaten trail. “I had the most emotional and intense bond while discovering this city. Digging is always something I try to do as spontaneously as possible, and there is nothing better than to do it in this way while visiting a place like La Havana. I am not an obsessive collector. It isn’t my drive in life, and it can be a crazy expense. So to be honest I buy what I enjoy the most, and try to develop some harmony in my record collection, but that’s about it.

Everett, WA | Groovy! The dude has a vinyl stash of, like, 97,000 records. Kevin Grigsby, vinyl purist and Deadhead, is reliving and reselling the ’60s in his Lynnwood garage. ‘She’s a Rainbow” by the Rolling Stones crackles from the turntable. Aisles of records crowd the floor. Blacklight posters cover a wall. What’s up with that? Its not some acid flashback. It’s The Vinyl Garage — Kevin Grigsby’s shrine to analog. “When I was a kid in the mid-’60s, I listened to a lot of cool music. I was all happy with no money,” Grigsby said. “Now I’m in my 60s, have no money and I’m happy to be listening to music, so I became myself 50 years later.” Now he’s an old hippie (his words), with graying curly hair and a classic Grateful Dead T-shirt. Four days a week in warm weather he lifts the double garage doors of his makeshift music store where he buys, sells and trades.

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