In rotation: 11/9/22

Charleston, WV | Celebrate RSD Black Friday with Budget Tapes & Records! As has become tradition in recent years, local record stores will join shops and retail chains across the nation in gearing up for the biggest shopping event of the year: Black Friday. RSD Black Friday was first observed in 2010 as an extension of the annual Record Store Day – itself first established in 2007, and subsequently implemented the following year. The establishment of Kanawha County’s own Budget Tapes & Records – located on MacCorkle Avenue – long predates the Record Store Day tradition, however. As a matter of fact, General Manager John Nelson and company have been at it since the 1970s and are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. As such, this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event promises to be one to remember, with featured titles from the likes of Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead being just a few of the exciting releases set to hit shelves the day after Thanksgiving.

Marshfield, WI | Holiday shopping: Marshfield readers share their 7 go-to stores for gifts: Good Day Sunshine Record Shop, 107 S. Central Ave., was among the suggested shops from Marshfield readers. The shop, named after the song of the same name by The Beatles, offers a collection of classic and current records, as well as record players, store merchandise and more. Owner Dani Anderson said that the turntables at the shop are usually a big hit with customers. She said she also expects Taylor Swift’s new record-breaking album “Midnights” to be a bestseller this holiday season. For anyone on your list who already has a well-established record collection, Anderson recommends record cleaners or slip mats.

Atlanta, GA | Adair Park project to include gluten-free bakery, vinyl record store: Hell Yeah Gluten Free and Wax Galaxy have signed on for a project near the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. An adaptive reuse project in Adair Park has landed a gluten-free bakery and a vinyl record store. Hell Yeah Gluten Free and Wax Galaxy will come to 920 Murphy Avenue. The project is transforming the circa-1948 property into a roughly 40,000-square-foot development with office and retail space. It sits near the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail and the Lee + White project. …“Wax Galaxy is a vinyl record store, which will be opening its first brick-and-mortar. We also have space available for a few more retail tenants that would find value in a creative community with close proximity to the BeltLine.”

Kingston, UK | ‘More than your local record shop’ – Up Close with Kingston staple Banquet Records: After leaving university in 1999, John Tolley returned to Kingston to find part-time work. A gig at a record store seemed like a no-brainer, especially as it was a spot he knew well from his school days flicking through the endless shelves of vinyl’s and CDs. Despite the initial joy of working somewhere that felt genuinely close to home, the store at the time was part of the Beggars Banquet Chain that was dangerously close to going bust, change was needed, and needed fast. Jon never saw a stint at a record store being one that would turn into a full-time occupation, despite the business being one he was fond of; however, an opportunity arose to take over the neglected business and when Jon and his team were faced with a head versus heart decision, there was only ever going to be one choice.

Leeds, UK | Leeds arts and community space The Imaginarium finds new permanent home: The city centre spot includes a cafe, record store and multi-use event space. Community interest project The Imaginarium is moving to a permanent new home in Leeds city centre. Located on Church Walk, the new spot encompasses a cafe, record store, plant shop and 120-capacity, multi-use event space, which is available to hire. The plant and record shop will be run by local business Plant & Deck. After a soft launch in October, The Imaginarium has parties with local promoters The Motif and Planet Orange lined up across the next couple of weeks. Future events from the likes of The Off Licence and Subterranea are also in the pipeline. Founded as a community interest company in the Kirkstall area, The Imaginarium is run by a team of DJs, producers, visual artists and promoters. It offers a wide range of creative courses and profits are invested back into the business.

Silver Spring, MD | Love the Music Record Show set for 12/4 at Rosensteel Hall, Silver Spring! Love the Music (LtM), Silver Spring’s Newest and Largest Vinyl Record Show, is set for its final event of 2022. The LtM Record Show is Sunday, December 4th with more than 20 independent dealers of Vinyl LPs, 45s, CDs, Cassettes, Memorabilia, and Clothing. The LtM Record Show is a great event to build or expand your collection, find rare and unique music releases, and pick up a special holiday gift for yourself or a Vinyl Collectors or Music Lovers you know. Featuring: 10,000+ Vinyl Records, 45s, EPs, LPs, CDs, and Cassettes, 20+ Local and Independent Dealers; Inside and Outside Dealers weather permitting. Fresh Stock of Rock, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Fusion, Dance, New Age, Metal, Rap, and more.

Cincinnati, OH | Northside Record Fair draws hundreds of collectors and enthusiasts: One of the best record fairs in the Midwest returned Saturday. Hundreds of vinyl collectors and music lovers gathered for the Northside Record Fair. It featured thousands of records from every music style you could imagine, plus some rare albums

Boston, MA | Friends of North End Library host new business speaker series featuring Good Taste Records: For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of the North End Library hosted the start of its speaker series about local businesses Oct. 19. Coty Smith, the co-owner of Good Taste Records which opened physically in April, kicked off the series by presenting how the business began. Residents of the North End neighborhood attended, many of whom were older and regulars at the library branch. In his talk, Smith emphasized the business’ beginnings and how the boom for vinyl records encouraged him and his wife to start selling music. “We started to see that there’s a big trend in record stores and record ownership, to have this kind of antiquated technology,” Smith said. Smith, before opening Good Taste Records, had a long history of DJing and record collecting. In the early 2000s when people in the music scene were tossing their physical music collections, he was buying them up.

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