In rotation: 5/23/19

Melbourne, AU | Vinyl records in Melbourne: An all-round celebration of all things great about vinyl. Record Store Day was happening in Melbourne on Saturday, April 13, where a whole clutch of Melbourne’s great record stores hosted a stack of some of Melbourne’s greatest bands celebrating the brilliance of our independent record store scene. Record stores participating included Off The Hip Records, Wax Museum Records, Easty Street Records, Greville Records, Paradise Records, Basement Discs, Wah Wah Records in Collingwood, Zia Records, Muscle Shoals Records. In the city, at Rocksteady Records, one of the highlights was the set performed by Batts performing songs from her debut album The Grand Tour. This is Batts’ debut album, and The Grand Tour utilises audio recordings from NASA spacecraft journeying through the solar system.

Withington, UK | Popular Withington music shop looks set to start serving booze – here’s what locals are saying: Wilderness Records opened on Egerton Crescent last month. Plans to serve alcohol at a new Withington record shop could be signed off next week – but they have divided opinion in the borough. Local councillors back the proposal, saying the recently-opened shop could become a ‘focal point’ for Withington village and that the owners have a successful track record in the city. But the council’s licensing team want the application refused, arguing that it could lead to increased anti-social behaviour. One resident said it could set a ‘totally inappropriate’ precedent for bars off the main high street. Wilderness Records opened on Egerton Crescent last month, with a party on Record Store Day. Its bosses, who also own Junkyard Golf Club, are now asking for permission to serve alcohol at the premises until 10pm each evening. They’re also planning on doubling the size of the space and introducing a garden terrace outside.

Woodstock, NY | After taking a year off, the Woodstock Vinyl Co-Op is back – in two locations! Now with more dealers than ever before. We’ll have many musical genres available in a very affordable price range: Rock, pop, disco, punk, new wave, lots of jazz, reggae, world music, soul and R&B, blues and more! What are you looking for? This event will be rain or shine. Cash or credit accepted. Located only one mile east of the center of Woodstock, 18 Wardwell Lane is easy to find! Also, of course, the Vinyl Garage will be open for THREE DAYS at 11 Osnas Lane, two miles east of the Wardwell Lane sale towards Saugerties. May 25-27, 10am-5pm. There will be 10,000s of LPs, CDs, 45s +12”s. Two enormous tents and one large garage full of stuff. From bargains to collectibles. Music for every budget (some Cheaper Than Free!). All genres. Free refreshments. Plenty of parking. Listen before you buy.

St. Louis, MO | SOHO Record Shop Brings Eclectic Mix of Vinyl to Manhattan Antique Mall: When kicking off a new business venture — a record store within a north county antique mall, let’s say — it’s always a good sign when you have a line waiting outside the doors before you’re even open. “This morning an associate sent me a message that says, ‘There’s twenty people waiting in a line outside,'” says Graham Swimmer of Saturday’s grand opening of SOHO Record Shop at Manhattan Antique Marketplace (10431 St Charles Rock Road, St. Ann; 314-733-5285). “I said, ‘Oh wow!'” Swimmer is a managing partner of the massive St. Ann-based antique mall, and for the past two weeks, as preparations were being made to open the new record store within its walls, his whole life has been vinyl. Tasked with sorting through the 5,000-piece record collection he and his partners had amassed for the store, he’s intimately familiar with the stock on hand.

Austin, TX | Austin Record Convention takes over Palmer Events Center. Austin Record Convention, the largest sale of recorded music in the United States. Record buyers and collectors look at buying 12 inch vinyl’s records for a dollar each at the Austin Record Convention, the largest sale of recorded music in the United States. Started in 1981 the show brings together collectors, dealers and over 300 vendors from all over the world for a weekend of activity in Austin and end on Sunday afternoon May 19, 2018 at the Palmer Events Center.

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