In rotation: 3/12/19

Dallas, TX | Good Records moving from its Lower Greenville location: After 14 years, Good Records is moving out of its locations on Greenville Ave. The owners of the record store and music venue say they’re most excited for the new beginnings they’re going to get at their new location on Garland Rd. Before they move out, Good Records is having a massive sale as they pack up what’s left. This sale had co-owner Chris Penn reminiscing about all the great times that people have shared at this location. “Everyone has a good memory of a good show they saw out here, or they had a first date, or they bring their kids here to play and now their kids are 18 years old,” Penn said. “I kinda get teary-eyed thinking about it” Good Records first opened in 2000 on Good Latimer Expressway. Their new location will be on Garland Rd., in what’s currently their offshoot boutique, The Good Pagoda.

New York, NY | NYC’s Good Records is closing; Stranded Records will take over the space: Good Records has been selling records at 218 E. Fifth St. in the East Village since 2005, but is sadly closing its doors on March 24. As EV Grieve points out, owner Jonathan “Jonny” Sklute posted the news on Good Records’ Instagram on Sunday, but also added that there was a silver lining: Stranded Records, which has two shops in the San Francisco area and is run by the people behind the Superior Viaduct label, will take over the spot on April 1 and most of the staff (and the store’s inventory) are staying: “After nearly 14 years of serving the record collectors and music lovers of New York City and beyond, I am closing Good Records NYC on Sunday, March 24th. on April 1st, the shop at 218 East 5th Street in Manhattan’s East Village will re-open as @strandedrecords, a vinyl shop owned by the record label @superiorviaduct…”

Auckland, NZ | Journey to My Vinyl Destination ‘Vinyl Music Lovers Charity Event’ Ever wondered how music is created and captured on a vinyl record? With the resurgence of the vinyl record in mind, a unique event is giving music enthusiasts the chance to see great original Kiwi songs played, recorded – and that work cut on a vinyl record – in three hours. Auckland musician, songwriter, producer and now vinyl-cutter Jesse Wilde, is staging Journey to My Vinyl Destination, on Saturday, March 16, from 1pm. “It’s for vinyl record lovers and anyone who enjoys good music,” Jesse says. “You will see a live music performance recorded, mixed, and mastered and cut to vinyl right before your very eyes. The whole process of vinyl lathing, mixing and mastering for vinyl will be explained in this three-hour event.” All the proceeds are going to music therapy charity Music Helps Awhina Puoro.

Winnipeg, CA | Into the Music closing Osborne location due to lack of 2nd-hand record supply: Into the Music is closing its Osborne Street location, a year after returning to its roots in the Village. The mainstay of Winnipeg’s music scene bought the Music Trader location in January 2018, but now plans to shutter it by the first week of June. Owner Greg Tonn said a dearth of second-hand collectible records has forced the business to reassess having two locations. “Osborne was not able to support itself in the sense that it wasn’t able to purchase enough quality vinyl,” he said in a Saturday interview with CBC News. As a result, the record store has been constantly shifting stock from its McDermot Avenue location to the Osborne Village location, which is not good for either store, Tonn said. “Without that volume, we’ve had to reassess our ability to keep the store going — so better to have one healthy [store] rather than two that are struggling to move forward.”

Are Your Old Vinyl Records Worth Thousands? Here’s How to Sell Them. Find out how much your vinyl records are worth and where to sell them for cash: …Getting tossed out of a record store might not be the best strategy for selling valuable vinyl records, but for John Marshall it was the catalyst that lead him to become one of the world’s preeminent record appraisers, even consulting for master horror novelist Stephen King. More than 20 years ago, Marshall was browsing a record store when a young boy came in with a box of records to sell. The cashier offered the boy $5 for the entire lot, despite it containing a valuable Elvis 45 produced by Sun Records. “I knew it was worth well over $1,000, so I spoke up and gave the boy a true appraisal of all his records. I was immediately thrown out of the store,” Marshall says. “It made me realize that most people have no idea about the value of records.”

Bozeman, MT | Spinning and spending: music lovers turn out for KGLT vinyl sale: Flipping through thousands of albums Saturday, Jinny Story said it was hard not to collect a mountain of records at KGLT’s vinyl sale. “I feel like a little kid in a candy store,” Story said, with records for Donovan, The Beatles, The Hollies and Merle Haggard in hand. Story was one of many music lovers to come out to Montana State University’s SUB Ballroom, where Friends of KGLT held its semiannual vinyl sale to benefit the radio station. Countless records, CDs and cassettes from all genres could be found at the sale, coming from Cactus Records, DJs and collectors in Bozeman and beyond. Some patrons came on the hunt for certain records, while others were just perusing. “And sometimes you just buy by the cover and find a great gem,” Story said.

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