In rotation: 11/15/18

Lombard, IL | New vinyl record store opens in Edwardsville: When it comes to figuring out the process and perfect location to open the first record store in Edwardsville in decades, look no further than Trusty Chords Record Shop, at 1514 Troy Road. Behind this musical venture are owners Colin Anderson and Scott Brunkhorst, who share common interests in music and entrepreneurship, along with the help from Greg Wilhelm. Anderson is a 2003 SIUE alumnus who earned a bachelor’s in business administration with a minor in music. He is ecstatic to be able to utilize his degree and share his love for music with the community. The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, provided Anderson and Brunkhorst with the support and information needed to smoothly start their new venture.

Beijing, CN | Fruityshop’s New Venue is the Wax Mecca for Beijing’s Vinyl Devotees: Vinyl diggers are an obsessive bunch. Like archaeologists sifting through the rubble of a forgotten civilization, we gladly spend unhealthy chunks of time digging the cultural detritus of bygone decades (Culture Club, anyone?) in search of that impossible-to-find first pressing or that rare Italo disco 12-inch none of our normal friends has ever heard of. When somebody learns that I’m part of this afflicted set, the question invariably arises: “But is there even anywhere buy records in Beijing?” To which I reply: “Well, actually…” Seven years old and now in its third location, Fruityshop is Beijing’s gold standard for eclectic vinyl rarities. You won’t find the latest Coldplay record here (try Li-Pi in 798, if that’s your thing) or that bad-ass minimal techno track you heard at Dada (Floso’s got you covered there). What makes Fruity special is its impressive collection of classics and reissues from a range of off-beat genres – jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, funk/soul, experimental, post-rock, garage rock, punk, post-punk, krautrock, psychedelic, and more. In short, it’s a sample hound’s paradise.

Mandan, ND | Mandan music man makes vinyl vogue again: America is experiencing a vinyl revival. All those records and albums that became obsolete in the 1990s, when digital media and compact discs replaced LPs, are in vogue again. A Mandan man has made it his mission to restore the discarded music mode. This is an ebay anchor store. Thousands of customers visit it every day. Mike Lucareli uses his home to store and sell music to the masses. “I have access to over a million records,” said Lucareli. He is one of the largest record sellers on ebay, but he’s not getting rich. “You don’t make a lot of money because most of them sell for a few dollars,” said Lucareli. Vintage Records is more like a hobby than a business. Mike’s massive inventory is stored in file cabinets and 40 gallon plastic tubs. “These are about 40 different Johnny Cash 45s,” said Lucareli. His whole collection isn’t close to being up on the web, yet. I can only list so many a day, so it’s a job for life…”

Marquette, MI | Blast from the past: Vinyl record show to be held this week. From ABBA to Zappa and everything in-between, the favored vinyl record show at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. is back with something for everybody.Whether you have an ear for jazz or classical music — or rock or funk — thousands of records from various genres will be available Wednesday through Saturday at the brewery’s community space. An eclectic mix of popular culture artifacts, including T-shirts, CDs, cassette tapes, 45s, comic books, art books, posters, stereo equipment and the more will also be available. Vinyl shows at the Ore Dock are held about four to five times per year, with this particular event being the 19th multi-day show. The events are co-hosted by lifelong friends, Geoff Walker and Jon Teichman — both of whom have shared a passion for music

The Discogs Guide To Utrecht Record Shops: Utrecht is known for the Dom tower, the terraces on the wharves around the canals, and Dick Bruna’s famous creation Nijntje (Miffy). And twice a year, the city of Utrecht turns into the record capital of the world. In April and November thousands of record collectors travel to the center of the Netherlands to visit the Mega Record & CD Fair in the Jaarbeurs Convention Centre. But what about Utrecht Record Shops? What happens during the rest of the year? Wanting to find out, we visited all the records shops in the Netherlands’ 4th biggest city. With this guide, you’ll know where to go if you arrive in Utrecht a few days before the fair!

Scotland | 70 years of sweet music – the enduring appeal of the LP: IN THE aftermath of the Second World War, when countries all over the world were trying to recover from death and destruction, an invention was revealed that was to revolutionise music. On that day, 70 years ago, it’s very possible that even its inventors did not envisage the far-reaching effects of what they were about to unveil in New York when Columbia Records showed off the first long playing disc. Now having reached its 70th anniversary and despite the last rites being read on many occasions, the LP is not only still here but is actually enjoying a resurgence as music lovers around the globe discover the innovative art work, sleeve notes and rich, warm sounds it offers. IT’S not just nostalgic, older fans. Music shops in Scotland say that now young people are flocking to their stores to buy LPs.

Barnes & Noble Brings Back Popular Vinyl Weekend to Stores Nationwide, November 16-18: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the return of its customer-favorite Vinyl Weekend event taking place Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18 at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. This year, Barnes & Noble is celebrating Vinyl Weekend with a vast selection of exclusive vinyl records and incredible offers including 10% off all vinyl and 30% off Crosley turntables and accessories. Barnes & Noble stores will also be offering customers special giveaways throughout Vinyl Weekend, while supplies last. During Vinyl Weekend, customers will have the opportunity to visit select Barnes & Noble stores across the country to enter for the chance to win special prizes. For more information, customers can visit www.BN.com or speak with a knowledgeable bookseller at their local Barnes & Noble store.

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