In rotation: 11/2/18

Buffalo, NY | Revolver Records opens second location in Elmwood Village: Some may think it’s a dying industry, but the record business in Buffalo is booming enough for a local store to open a second location on a busy retail strip. Revolver Records is opening on Elmwood Avenue, in the old Spoiled Rotten boutique location. The Hertel location will remain open. Owner Phil Machemer says opening a second shop on Elmwood is a good fit, “This is a neighborhood where people really support local business and the arts.” It also fills a need, as the last record shop in the Elmwood Village closed about three years ago. While some may think of records as a thing of the past, they’re really not. Many new records, from Drake to Taylor Swift, are pressed on vinyl. This means it’s not unusual to have a long time record collector and a 14 year old in the same store to purchase vinyl.

King’s Cross, UK | New Honest Jon’s Store Opens In King’s Cross: The team behind Portobello Road’s Honest Jon’s have opened a new record shop in King’s Cross. Opening in the Granary Square area of King’s Cross, which has recently undergone renovation, the new second location will offer a “smaller microcosmic reflection” of the shop’s main base, co-founder Alan Scholefield has told Resident Advisor. A friend who had been given the job of inviting independent shops to the area presented the idea of opening the new store to Honest Jon’s. Scholefield says that the new location will offer them a chance to present more of the large amount of stock that they’ve built up since opening a number of decades ago. “We’ve got a lot of records,” he told Resident Advisor, adding that “having stock was not a problem.”

“12on12” Music Series Lines Up YG, Steve Aoki, Vince Staples for Interviews at ComplexCon. The Elvis Duran-hosted interview format explores the musical DNA of an artist. …The concept of the Cutting Edge Group’s “12on 12” centers around the musical DNA of an act, with Duran exploring the genesis of a musician’s evolution through the examination of twelve songs that mean the most to them. The show will create a musical road map with each song — from the first time an artist heard a song, their first concert, a song that inspired them or something that they sang with their parents — as Duran weaves a tale throughout the interview. Each show will also feature surprise guests, performances and interactions with each act – Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Logic, Niall Horan and Fallout Boy are already in the mix — presented with a customized vinyl record of “twelve seminal songs,” complete with customized artwork.

10 thoughts record store shoppers all have while browsing: We have these thoughts at least once a week. Let’s be honest. Record shops have always been cool. It just took time for us all to realize that the ‘60s and ‘70s had it right. Vinyl is the best way to listen, and our favorite modern artists and comedians are releasing their work in this awesome and retro way. Everyone feels like a kid in a candy store when visiting a good record store full of color, decades’ worth of music and maybe even a coffee shop, too. Here are 10 thoughts that cross our mind when we’re browsing through a record shop.

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