In rotation: 2/8/19

Washington, DC | Red Onion Records Moving from U Street to Hyattsville in March, Reopening in the Fall! Let’s get serious folks – 13 years ago I moved to DC with no job, a cat, a gal, and lots and lots of records. I found a little basement space on 18th St and opened Red Onion Records & Books. The ceiling was low, so was the rent, and we really loved our time there. We had parties, book readings, so many great in-store performances, it was truly a magical place. Nine years later we packed everything up and moved out of the basement and a few blocks over to a bright and sunny space on U St. I’ve loved our time there and all the new faces we’ve met, but it’s time to say goodbye to DC. We’ll be closing up the shop in March, taking a little break, and opening the Hyattsville location in the fall. This wasn’t an easy decision, but we’re looking forward to what the future will bring. I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everybody who has ever been a part of this crazy adventure, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Auburn, AL | From professor to DJ: The heart of Doctor Punk resides in 12,000 albums: …For Stanwick, no matter how many times a song is streamed, without a little backstory to the lyrics, the song remains only a collection of sounds — a few notes and keys that can be disposed if not careful. “[Today’s music] is just part of the background,” Stanwick said. “It’s just there. There’s not the emotional attachment to songs I think that there used to be.” It’s one of the reasons Stanwick holds onto each of the hundreds of ticket stubs from all of the concerts he’s attended, why he continues to add to his immense vinyl and CD collection and why he records every show on cassette. “I embrace this idea that the physical copy of the music is so important — to look at the lyrics, look at who wrote the songs, who produced the songs,” Stanwick said. “All those things I think are extremely valuable to help you understand the core parts of the music.”

Hamilton, CA | Hamilton man behind Sunrise Records just saved HMV — betting his money on vinyl. In a digital age, Doug Putman has a steadfast belief people like to have and collect things. Hamilton’s Doug Putman might be the king of vinyl right now. His Ancaster-based company — Sunrise Records — just struck a deal to buy British retailer HMV out of bankruptcy in purchase that will keep most of the locations in Britain open. In a world where media from music to movies is increasingly streamed and not sold physically, Putman remains steadfast that there will always be room for tangible mediums — from resurgent vinyl, even to decidedly less popular options like DVDs and CDs. “I think people are always going to buy physical. They want something to collect and have,” Putman said. “I just think it’s not going away.”

New Vinyl Edition Of The Slits’ Landmark Debut ‘Cut’ Set For Release. Produced by Dennis Bovell, ‘Cut’ was originally released in September 1979 and it remains a post-punk touchstone. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, The Slits’ landmark debut album, Cut, is to be reissued on 180-g black vinyl through UMC/ Island Records on 5 April. Overseen by reggae producer Dennis Bovell, Cut was originally released in September 1979 and remains one of the post-punk era’s most seminal releases. The record gained instant notoriety due to its controversial cover image depicting the three Slits – Ari Up, Viv Albertine and Tessa Pollitt – clad in mud and loincloths. However, the music contained within was every bit as striking. Enhanced by future Siouxsie & The Banshees star Budgie’s crisp, inventive drumming, the girls’ natural quirkiness came careening to the fore on scratchy but exuberant pop-punk tracks including ‘So Tough’, ‘Typical Girls’ and the irreverent, anti-consumerist ‘Shoplifting’, but the album’s spacy sensurround also owed a debt of gratitude to Bovell’s deft studio techniques, which graced highlights such as ‘Adventures Close To Home’ and the football- and TV-dissing ‘Newtown’.

Portland, OR | “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax Records!” You can see it on Friday, February 8 @ 7:00pm and Saturday, February 9 @ 4:30pm at Whitsell Auditorium of the Portland Art Museum. This is the kind of music documentary that needs to exist. When I think of this film I immediately want to drive to the nearest record store, buy a Ministry album and smash it against my face out of sheer love for what it represents. Focusing not just on the history of the record store but on the development of the industrial music genre in the United States, this movie is a true synthesis of what Wax Trax! Was not just for the artists but for the people as well: a family. Founded in Denver, Colorado in 1978 as a record shop celebrating and glorifying all things counterculture, the film moves on to chronicle the evolution of the Wax Trax! from a gathering space for music lovers into a label breaking cutting edge music throughout America by licensing bands from Europe, organizing tours and developing a catalog that would go on to become repersentative of the ’80s underground movement.

5 Vintage Speakers for Vinyl Records That Offer Incredible Sound: Vintage audio elements have been designed for the audiophiles or hobbyists who needed to create their very own personalised techniques, designed by them, using present models that, when put collectively, resulted in an general sound. That sound had to be produced by elements that have been, kind of, suitable with each other. This not only included a high quality turntable, however suitable high-end stereo audio system. In this article, I’m going to current you with 5 classic speakers which might be nice to make use of once you play your vinyl data. And, that will help you better examine classic gear to trendy tech, we’ve compiled an inventory of well-liked trendy audio system that can be used with vinyl under. Please use the desk to see how properly a few of the classic speakers we’ll talk about at present stack up to the fashionable ones on at this time’s market.

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