In rotation: 2/27/19

Scarborough, UK | Record Store Day launch party at Record Revivals – including unveiling of exclusive releases: Vinyl specialists Record Revivals will reveal exclusive releases – to celebrate Record Store Day – at a launch party on Thursday February 28. Record Store Day is the one day of the year when more than 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Record Store Day 2019 will take place on Saturday April 13 and Scarborough’s sole Record Store Day shop is Record Revivals in Northway. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. The list of exclusive releases will be unveiled at 6pm on Thursday February 28 and the Record Revivals party starts at 5pm and goes on until 8pm.

Vinyl coming to a radio station near you!

Over 100 Radio Stations Will Go Vinyl-Only For Charity Event Vinylthon 2019, With Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine in Support: Across the USA and the world, radio stations will celebrate the unique format of vinyl by going vinyl-only on Vinylthon, April 13, 2019. Stations playing vinyl for 24 hours will win the Golden Slipmat Award to recognize their deep passion for vinyl. Vinylthon is an event for the entire radio industry, which also takes place on worldwide Record Store Day. Organized by the College Radio Foundation and open to all radio stations, commercial and non-commercial, Vinylthon is the radio industry’s response to the remarkable vinyl renaissance that has occurred around the world. The College Radio Foundation gives grants to college radio stations to keep them on the air. Vinylthon 2019 will be the fourth Vinylthon event, and proceeds will go to their College Radio Fund that supports college radio stations.

Dogfish Head Brewery Teams with David Lemieux for Grateful Dead-Themed Record Store Day Release: Dogfish Head Brewery has announced an exclusive Record Store Day release, enlisting Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux to curate a 10-inch vinyl. Sage and Spirit will be a “soundtrack to a summer day” and feature Grateful Dead favorites like “Sugar Magnolia,” “Eyes Of The World,” “Lost Sailor,” “Saint Of Circumstance,” “High Time,” “Unbroken Chain,” “If I Had The World To Give” and, of course, “Sage and Spirit.” According to press release, the LP will also include live cuts of “Jack Straw” and “Brown-Eyed Women” from the Dead’s famed Europe ’72 run. “Choosing the songs for ‘Sage & Spirit’ really didn’t take long, but that’s not to say I didn’t put a lot of work into it. My directive was, ‘You’re sitting on the porch. It’s a summer day. You’re drinking a Dogfish Head American Beauty and listening to the Dead,’ and immediately I thought, ‘I got it,’” Lemieux said.

Garth Brooks unveils his elaborate vinyl “Legacy” collection, with pre-orders starting tonight: Starting tonight at 7 p.m. ET, Garth Brooks steps into the vinyl world in a major way. That’s when you’ll be able to pre-order the five-album, seven-record set known as Legacy . Garth unveiled the artwork for the collection — which shows an astronaut in space with E rth in the background — on Monday during his weekly Inside Studio G chat on Facebook. Legacy will be available in three different packages: the original analog versions on vinyl; the remixed-remastered series with the updated tracks on vinyl; and a limited package that includes both the analog records and digital discs with bonus tracks. Legacy will also include the three-disc Triple Live project Garth recorded on his World Tour. You can find out more about the project when the pre-order goes live at 7 p.m. ET tonight at GarthBrooks.com/vinyl.

What Does a Canceled Ryan Adams Album Mean for Record Stores? Earlier this month, the first of three Ryan Adams albums slated for 2019, Big Colors, was put on hold indefinitely after several women, including Phoebe Bridgers and Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore, told the New York Times about Adams’ alleged history of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct. Big Colors was due for an April 19th release on Adams’ own label Pax-Am, via Blue Note Records and Capitol Music Group. The album’s iTunes pre-order and pre-release listing on streaming services were quickly pulled. But much of Adams’ core audience still buys music at record stores. What does it mean for those shops when a major artist has his album pulled? And as streaming platforms face scrutiny for how they handle music by artists accused of abuse, what is the responsibility of a physical record store in the #MeToo era?

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