In rotation: 9/29/21

Chepstow, UK | Tortoise shop and record store opening in Chepstow: Two new shops look to be coming to Chepstow town centre – with one slightly more out of the ordinary. The two new businesses – a record store and an exotic pet store – will occupy adjacent premises on Bank Street in the town centre. The as-yet-unnamed record store is, according to signs in the window, to open in November. However, people can ring the number in the window to sell their unwanted records already. It will take the place of the tattoo parlour which was previously on the site. There have been calls for a shop of this kind in the town for a while, with nowhere dedicated to selling physical music in Chepstow for some time. Next door and ‘opening soon’ will be the more unusually named Tortoises4you.shop.

VN | Reintroducing The Vinyl Culture To Vietnam’s New Generation: In recent years, the global music scene has seen the comeback of vinyl, a late-1880s invention known for its rich, high-quality sound. And Vietnam is not the one to ignore the trend. Music producers and artists in the country are exerting efforts to bring back vinyl records, and reintroduce this musical sophistication to the new generation of music enthusiasts. For Minh, having worked in a vinyl record shop owned by his father, the appreciation towards this musical culture is somewhat innate. But he also noticed how, with the music industry’s digital transformation, vinyl remains unfamiliar, almost disregarded. This was when he and his three close friends Huy, Dũng and Vũ, decided to open their own vinyl records brand called Vọc Records. Vọc Records was born from the desire to expand and spread a seemingly forgotten culture as systematically as possible to the Vietnamese youth.

London, UK | Jack White performs surprise set atop Damien Hirst’s balcony at Third Man Records store grand opening: The London streets were raucously serenaded by a cherry-picked set of tracks from White’s formidable repertoire, conjured up via his awe-inspiring pedalboard. Jack White performed a surprise two-pronged set to celebrate the grand opening of a new Third Man Records store in London, England, which saw him serenade attendees from Damien Hirst’s balcony on Saturday (25 September). The White Stripes frontman – who established Third Man in 2001 – was marking the opening of the label’s third physical outlet, located at 1 Marshall Street, Soho, which joins up with existing stores in Nashville and Detroit. And, to celebrate the occasion in style, the blue hair-dyed White performed not one, but two sets – one in the store’s Blue Basement and one out in the open on top of Hirst’s personal balcony. Bassist Dominic Davis and drummer Daru Jones completed the lineup, who hundreds of people flocked to the streets or their windows to see in action.

dublab Shares Historic decades (in space) Vinyl Record Featuring Suzanne Ciani, Dntel, Randy Randall and More: While some might say through radio stations are a thing from the past, pioneer radio station dublab shows the world that radio station are here to stay and they are always forward thinking. This is proven once more with dublab’s new release decades (in space), an album of 10 songs by 20 different artists, released on quadraphonic vinyl. It’s a perfect mixture of classic music elements and the future, then the packaging of the vinyl is so much more, because of the of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory UX Designer Marijke Jorritsma, Experience Designer Daniel Perlin, Architectural Designer John Vieweg & Arts Technologist KamranV, who is also album’s producer, the packaging is also a new piece of art/ furniture. The project was funded through a grant of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Seattle, WA | Effort to give financial assistance to emerging Seattle artists underway: The Seattle World Tour foundation was formed in 2017 in an effort to build a more equitable and healthy community. The Seattle World Tour foundation was formed in 2017 in an effort to build a more equitable and healthy community by helping to provide funding and programing to underserved communities. The foundation unites artists, businesses and community members through events, programs and concerts such as an annual Seattle World Tour concert series. The yearly concert series raised more than $10,000 for Mary’s Place — which helps women and families transition out of homelessness. …Rain City Relief is a new effort to raise money to provide financial assistance to 10 emerging Seattle artists and establish a long-term relief fund for Washington State musicians in need. Rain City Relief is producing a vinyl compilation featuring the selected artists, as well as 10 video performances that filmed one year to the day the venues closed.

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