In rotation: 10/26/15

How D.C.’s Rock Scene Helped Save This Record Store From Oblivion: fter the flood, the Downtown Frederick Partnership started a GoFundMe page to solicit donations for Vinyl Acres. In just a day, the shop had raised nearly $6,000 for its recovery fund, with a big chunk from folks involved in the regional punk and rock scenes.

Vinyl records in Ethiopia: cultural artifacts or fetished commodities? A new generation has come to appreciate Ethiopia’s rich musical history and reissues have made their way on the international market. Trying to get hold of the original releases from the 60s and 70s on vinyl in Addis Abeba is a different ball game…

Lathe of Heaven, Memphis music engineer Jeff Powell on his latest asset: “I really kind of stumbled into this passion for cutting vinyl records because I care so much how recorded music sounds to the listener,” says Powell. “If it’s done well, it sounds so good and makes me feel the music in a different way.”

Shannon Logan’s lucky life: from the tennis circuit to the record store: Shannon runs Jet Black Cat Music in the inner-Brisbane suburb of West End. The store’s become something of an institution to music lovers and musicians – because of the vinyl, the in-store gigs, and because of Shannon herself.

OutKast’s Stankonia coloured vinyl reissue arriving on Record Store Day: Only 3000 copies of the vinyl colour pressing will be available, coming in orange, yellow, purple, and black spatter styled wax.

JUDAS PRIEST: ‘Painkiller’ 25th-Anniversary 10-Inch Die Cut Buzz Saw EP To Be Made Available For ‘Record Store Day’: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of PRIEST’s “Painkiller” album, Legacy Recordings is releasing this 10-inch die cut buzz saw EP, including the album’s Grammy-nominated title track, “Painkiller”.

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