In rotation: 8/27/19

Bengaluru, IN | Where to get vinyl records in Bengaluru: Worldwide, the interest in LP records and players has stayed strong. And it is not just music from a certain era; you can even buy music from artists today such as Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande on vinyl. And if you want to skip the expense of a proper set-up, just take your pick of a portable player. In Bengaluru too, there is a growing interest in vinyl. The owners of Antique Palace, Ram’s Musique and Seetaphone Company are in perfect agreement on four things: many college students land up in their shops; passion is the key word; they will source the record if it is not available; and profits is not their primary motive.

Detroit, MI | 21 Michigan record stores that prove vinyl is still thriving in the digital era: People’s Records: Vinyl has gone in and out of vogue so many times that to say records are back would sound like, well, a broken record. However, in recent years there’s no denying it — records are here to stay. Whether you’re a metro Detroit native with a newfound obsession with records (thanks, Urban Outfitters) or an out-of-towner scouring the country for original pressings and rare finds, these local shops keep our music world spinning… Dearborn Music: Dearborn Music has been serving up miles and piles of vinyl (stocking over 50,000 titles across LPs, CDs, and DVDs) since 1956, and has been voted by Metro Times readers as the best record store in Wayne County year after year. Street Corner Music: From Isaac Hayes to Greta Van Fleet to rare David Bowie promos and Prince picture discs, this humble Oak Park favorite (and neighbor to indie bookstore Book Beat) is suited for vinyl lovers old and new and for anyone looking for that record store experience

San Luis Obispo, CA | Boo Boo Records celebrates 45 years in downtown SLO: Boo Boo Records in downtown San Luis Obispo has managed to stand the test of time and celebrated their 45th anniversary Saturday. “We could not have done it without this amazing community that we live in… loyal fans and costumers… and I’ve been lucky to have the best staff,” said owner of Boo Boo Records Mike White. According to Downtown San Luis Obispo, there have been five businesses this year that have closed their doors, but the Boo Boo records family says they aren’t going anywhere. “You see how rough it is to do business in downtown SLO. The shelf life for a lot of these businesses is six to nine months and they’re gone,” said Boo Boo Records Employee Abe Gibson. “So 45 years I think is a pretty big deal and is something we are really proud of.” Despite all the digital mediums people use to consume music, long time customers said there is something timeless about holding a physical record in your hands.

Buffalo, NY | Grant Street looking sweet with Black Dots on the move: It was June of 2018 that I reported that Black Dots music was supersizing on Grant Street, from a little shopfront down the road. This was a big deal from where the vinyl record business started back in 2013. Now, Black Dots is on the move again – the business has bounced across the street to a newly remodeled building at the corner of Grant and Potomac. While this might not seem like the most exciting news, switching up one renovated storefront for another, it’s actually great news because Black Dots leaves behind a super storefront that should be snapped up in a jiffy. And if you recall, 363 Grant Street was just an empty grass corner lot not long ago.

Manchester, UK | Oasis posters appear around Manchester’s Northern Quarter ahead of 25th anniversary of band’s debut album Definitely Maybe: The seminal album turns 25 later this month. Oasis posters have appeared around Manchester city centre ahead of the 25th anniversary of Definitely Maybe. The seminal album, widely regarded as one of the best guitar records ever made, was released on August 29, 1994. A number of posters have been put up around the Northern Quarter, each with lyrics from the record. They include ‘you can have it all but how much do you want it?’ from Supersonic, and ‘have I finally found something worth living for?’ from Cigarettes and Alcohol. The posters have appeared close to areas Burnage boys Liam and Noel knew well back when they lived in Manchester, including Afflecks Palace and what used to be Dry Bar on Oldham Street. The hashtag #DM25 appears on all the posters.

How to choose the best vinyl record player for beginners: …Have you ever seen a vinyl record player and listen to the sound coming from the loudspeakers just like in the classical movies? For some people, vinyl record player is a décor furniture that provide the classical luxury feel to the interior of the house. But for most of classical music lover who have elegant sophisticated style in music, vinyl record player is the best audio device that can demonstrate the complexity and feeling of classical music pieces. Moreover, some old music pieces are only available on the vinyl records and some pieces are extremely hard to find. People who love classical music as well as old music would fall in love with vinyl record player. However, since there is not much demand on the music device, there are some difficulties in choosing and maintenance. For beginners, to choose the best vinyl record player would be difficult. Below is some information for people who are new to vinyl record players.

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