In rotation: 4/25/17

Photos: The faces of Record Store Day 2017: The annual Record Store Day served a dual purpose this year. It landed near the 1st anniversary of the passing of Prince, so fans celebrated his life in addition to the normal vinyl-related festivities. Donuts kept record buyers fueled up for a day full of live performances, exclusive releases, and block parties around the Twin Cities.

Queues began at 3am outside Sound Knowledge for Record Store Day: Hundreds lined outside the record store, just off the High Street, in the hope of grabbing rare editions of records and other music merchandise before the shop finally did open at 8am. After having a hugely successful day for Sound Knowledge, guests were treated to a 30-minute set from BBC Music Introducing Award-winner Izzy Bizu, who was chosen as an official champion for Record Store Day, when she sang at Cafe Thirty8 at around 4.30pm, followed by a signing session.

‘I’ll never regret buying Toto!’: your best Record Store Day stories: Saturday started with me being more excited than on Christmas Day as a kid, so it was down to our local shop in Salisbury. Unfortunately, the record I was searching out was not there. It was time for some second hand crate digging in Wilton. LSD Records is one of the best shops around and, although I’m reluctant to shout about them, they deserve props. Here I picked up the Happy Mondays’ Pills Thrills ’n’ Bellyaches, Are We Not Men> We Are Devo! and X-Ray Spex’s single Oh Bondage! Up Yours! I had fun chatting to people about why anyone would pay £30 for the Diana Ross charity shop special to hearing about the early morning queuing.

Music lovers flock to record store for annual day of vinyl appreciation: Music lovers celebrated their love of vinyl in style at Raves From The Graves on Saturday. The record store in Weymouth Street, Warminster, ordered in a wide selection of limited edition vinyl releases ahead of the nationwide Record Store Day and people flocked to it in their droves. By 9am, when the store opened, a queue of discerning music fans had formed with around 40 people eager to get their hands on some long sought after wax. Shop manager Melia Pereira said: “It was a really successful day and great to see such a big queue outside before we opened.

Music lovers flock to Mold to pick up rare albums on Record Store Day: Vinyl record enthusiasts queued through the midnight hour to pick up rare and collectable albums on Record Store Day. The owner of Britain’s smallest record shop opened his doors at 9am on Saturday to his first customer, Alan Nicholls – who had been queuing for more than 13 hours. It is the third year in a row Mr Nicholls had staged his patient pilgrimage outside Colin Trueman’s store, VOD Music in Mold, to ensure he was first in line. Mr Trueman said: “It is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate our unique culture. Hundreds of labels and artists celebrate the day by releasing special vinyl products that are exclusive to the participating stores.”

Hundreds of vinyl lovers queue from 3.30am for first Record Store Day in Mansfield: Huge crowds descended on Vinyl Lounge, in Regent Street, on Saturday as the record store joined the international celebration of vinyl. Owner Richard Vickerstaff said he sold almost all of his rare vinyl within hours of opening. Richard said: “It was manic. We had massive queues. “People were waiting from 3.30am – nearly five hours before we opened. “There were customers from all over and we had sold 90 per cent of our Record Store Day stock within hours.

Juan dela Cruz Band LP selling for P20K on Record Store Day: The first Record Store Day held in the Philippines has come and gone. Many music and vinyl enthusiasts like myself had a great time digging, swapping stories, socializing, and listening to the bands that also performed that day at the Buddha Bar along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati. Spread across 25 sellers, there was quite a diverse selection of titles and wares and it sure helped that I had a game plan for the event. Here are some observations from Record Store Day…

DJ and Grayndler federal Labor MP Anthony Albanese on decks for Record Store Day: A revival of vinyl hit the inner west as respected DJ and Grayndler federal Labor MP Anthony Albanese spun a few tunes on a turntable to celebrate the value of independent record stores. The vinyl guru, known to some by his stage name DJ Albo, was the ambassador for Record Store Day on Saturday and visited stores including RPM Records in Marrickville…“When you hear a record and get to touch it, read what the lyrics are, read who the engineers and producers were, it’s a very different experience to downloading music,” he said.

The Resurgence of Vinyl Records: 10th Anniversary of “Record Store Day”: They may seem like a thing of the past, but vinyl records are still very much thriving in the world of music. Saturday is the 10th anniversary of “Record Store Day.” The annual event pays tribute to the neighborhood music store, where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl records. The owners of Total Drag in Sioux Falls say they wanted to go out of the box of a traditional vinyl store, by adding a spot for live music and shows. “And at the same time provide our community with a really killer selection of new and used vinyl. We weren’t able to find what we were looking for in Sioux Falls here, so we thought there was a need for it and we feel like there definitely was,” said Liz Nissen, co-owner of Total Drag.

Record Store Day at Mellow Matt’s Music & More: As with each third Saturday in April, Mellow Matt’s Music and More celebrated the 10th annual Record Store Day last weekend. The event at Mellow Matt’s, celebrates the culture of the indie record store and is used to unveil limited, special releases, slash prices and host in-store performances. It kicked off at 7 a.m. at 1200 Smallhouse Rd., with Home Cafe and Marketplace on site and a line at the storefront. It included an afternoon of music from regional artists.

Record Store Day 2017: Vinyl appears on eBay for inflated prices: Record Store Day releases have already appeared on eBay at inflated prices, with some listed for over £200, it has been reported…Yet records have also begun appearing on eBay – NME reports that David Bowie’s Gem Promo Box has been listed for over £200, a Prince six-set LP collection is listed for £200, and The Ramones singles boxset is listed for £180. Critics of RSD have suggested that, while it was previously a great way to support independent stores, the event has become a “Black Friday event that clogs pressing plants”.

Vinyl draws music lovers for Record Store Day: It was the hunt for a 12-inch album by The War on Drugs that brought Chris Nemetz of Kearney to downtown’s Buffalo Records at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Though Nemetz was unable to track down the indie rock band from Pennsylvania during Saturday’s Record Store Day, he was far from disappointed on “the best day of the year.” “People that love vinyl love this day,” Nemetz said. “It’s always been a big day for vinyl lovers (and) for people who love music. Just get up early in the morning, get your coffee and come stand in line.” This year marked the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, an opportunity for independent record stores to offer limited release albums on vinyl.

Vinyl celebrated as music-lovers flock to Carlise cafe: Everything that was good about vinyl records took centre stage as fans and musicians gathered in Carlisle for National Record Store Day. At the city’s Vinyl Cafe in Abbey Street there was no shortage of good old-fashioned records, as well as a steady stream of people who were brought together by their passion for the format in an age where digital dominates. Now in its tenth year, Record Store Day reflects the ongoing national vinyl revival.

John Molesworth illustrates the hustle and bustle of Record Store Day 2017: Once a year, a Saturday is reserved for record collectors and music lovers around the world. Although the day is often recognised for people elbowing others out of the way for a limited reissue or remix, it is also a day where enthusiasts finally get hold of a record they’ve always loved, line-ups are curated to celebrate live music, and conversations between strangers begin over mutual favourite albums…To celebrate Record Store Day 2017 It’s Nice That sent illustrator John Molesworth…on a journey around London’s record stores to capture the hustle and bustle of a day that encapsulates the music community from the artists playing to aficionados scanning the racks.

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