In rotation: 5/2/19

Chicago, IL | Vinyl record sale to benefit Libertyville Township food pantry: Anyone looking to add to their collection of vintage vinyl, replace a worn favorite or rekindle memories will get the chance at an upcoming pop-up sale in Libertyville. “There’s going to be some interesting finds for people to dig through,” said Lance Schart, one of the organizers and participants in the second annual vinyl record sale to benefit the Libertyville Township food pantry. Last year, the inaugural event held in the garage of one of the sellers raised $1,400 in cash and 400 pounds of food for the pantry. “We’re looking to double everything this year,” Schart said. That means more visibility in a larger space, and more selections and offerings for visitors. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 330 N. Milwaukee Ave., an empty storefront in downtown Libertyville. Six local residents who each have been collecting for more than 30 years will be offering more than 2,000 new and vintage vinyl selections. A variety of genres will be represented and more records will be added to the inventory every hour.

The best turntables for 2019: If you’re serious about vinyl, or you’re looking to get more out of your existing collection of records, buying the right turntable is an essential part of the process. After looking at dozens of models at a variety of prices, we believe the EAT B-Sharp is the best turntable. With its outstanding build quality, sublime audio, and thoughtful extra features, it could easily be the last turntable you ever buy, which is probably a good thing, considering it’s not the cheapest turntable we’ve ever auditioned. Our team has over 50 collective years in the consumer and pro audio markets, and some of us are downright obsessed with playing music the old-school vinyl way. We’ve spent countless hours dropping needles on everything from Nat King Cole to Nipsey Hussle, and we know which gear produces the best sound.

Mumbai, IN | Of vinyl and folk artists: How Amarrass is putting rural musicians on the map, reviving interest in records: “The legends are out there. We don’t know them, but that means it’s an opportunity to go out and find them,” says Ankur Malhotra. Malhotra speaks of the music legends who live in rural India, far from urban gig venues and studios. A shared passion for music and shame at not being able to name ‘the greats’ of Indian folk motivated him to start the record label Amarrass Records in 2009 with Ashutosh Sharma. The duo got on the road with microphones in hand, scouring the Rajasthani countryside for rural talent. Among others, they found Sakar Khan, simply described as one of the greatest kamancha players the world has seen. The musician, who had been playing all his life, finally released his only album At Home: Sakar Khan in 2012 with Amarrass, which received five stars on Songlines. In 2012, Khan was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian folk music. “These are people for whom the sole purpose, the sense of being on this Earth is to perform and play music,” Malhotra explains.

The Rolling Stones And ABKCO Announce Deluxe Reissue Of ‘The Rock And Roll Circus’: The Rolling Stones may have had to put their highly-anticipated return to North America on hold while singer Mick Jagger recovers from heart surgery, but that doesn’t mean the famous rock band is sitting around doing nothing but counting their riches like some kind of British Scrooge McDuck. Earlier this week it was announced that The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus, the band’s 1968 all-star concert film featuring guests like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, The Who, and many more, will be given an expanded reissue this coming summer. The concert, which was professionally filmed in front of a live audience in London in December 1968, featured performances by The Stones, in addition to notable pop (and non-pop) acts of the day including, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and The Dirty Mac–a spontaneous supergroup comprised of Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, The Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and John Lennon.

David Bowie “Diamond Dogs” Red Vinyl LP out Friday 24th May. Shop sales only: Released on 24th May 1974 ‘Diamond Dogs’ gave David Bowie his third UK number one album and his first top 10 album in the US. To celebrate the 45th anniversary there will be a special limited edition red vinyl version of Diamond Dogs on 24th May 2019, exactly 45 years since its original release. Preceding the album by more than 3 months, Rebel Rebel peaked at number 5 on the official U.K. singles chart. The original single mix was substituted by the shorter, ‘phased’ New York Remix single version in North America, featuring a new arrangement and overdubbed vocals. The album originally peaked at number 1 in the official albums chart in the U.K. and number 5 in the Billboard album chart in the U.S.. This will only be available to ‘bricks and mortar’ retail stores and not through online stores.

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