In rotation: 5/26/23

Cincinnati, OH | Cincinnati’s longest running record store to close next month: Cincinnati’s longest running record store is closing after decades of business. After 49 years, owners of Mole’s Record Exchange announced they will be closing the brick and mortar store with a party on June 3. Dean Newman, who has been the owner since 1990, shared more details of the news in a post online looking back on the history of the city’s longest running record store. The store first opened in 1974. In the post, owners shared that the university’s ongoing expansion is forcing the store to close at this time. “It’s bittersweet, the way we are ending. The building was bought with new exciting developments on the street. It’s been the toughest decision of my life. Bigger than when I purchased Mole’s,” Newman said in the post.

Bloomington, IN | Rewind Records Grand Opening This Saturday: On May 27th, Rewind Records will be hosting a Grand Opening event at their new space (Suite 105, next to The Briar and the Burley) in the Fountain Square Mall, Downtown Bloomington to celebrate their new location and the release of Jyra’s new record, “Castle in the Air.” …Rewind Records is a Bloomington-based record store that specializes in local music. The new storefront inside the Fountain Square Mall will be open 10:30-5:00 Monday through Saturday and will offer a highly-curated collection of the best albums from all genres and decades in used physical format; including CDs, vinyl records, and cassettes. “We aim to provide a platform for local artists by showcasing their music in the store, releasing local albums in our game-changing, available on-demand, patented Premium CD sleeves which will allow us to revive decades of Bloomington’s music that has never been released in physical format or is out of print.”

Arlington, MA | ‘Final vinyl’ sale a record success; patrons get vintage LPs, library reaps revenue: The Community Room at Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., was the place to be Saturday, May 20, for the “Final Vinyl” event. It lasted six hours, during which all of the library’s estimated 2,000 to 3,000 LPs were offered up for sale starting at $3 each, or, for the real bargain hunter, two for $5. Thanks to Director of Libraries Anna Litten and the library’s booster club, the nonprofit Friends of the Robbins Library, the cozy basement space resembled a mom-and-pop-type record shop that a music customer might have visited in the 1980s or even earlier. The atmosphere was festive. A hit song from six decades ago, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova,” by ’60s pop chanteuse Eydie Gormé, played from a small turntable on one side of the room, even prompting some Friends volunteers to dance.

Janet Jackson To Commemorate 30th Anniversary Of ‘janet.’ With CD & Vinyl Deluxe Editions: Days after celebrating her 57th birthday recently, Janet Jackson had another reason to pop champagne and throw confetti thanks to her fifth album janet. hitting a milestone. Originally released on May 18th, 1993, the bonafide classic that brought us the hits “If,” “Again” and “Any Time, Any Place,” to name a few, turned the big 3-0. Miss Jackson may be busy wowing audiences across North America on her Together Again Tour, but she made sure to show some 30th-anniversary love to her treasured self-titled album with the news that deluxe editions of janet. are finally on the way. For such a big anniversary for a damn-near-perfect album, Janet’s announcement was pretty low-key. She simply posted a carousel of images from the janet. era on her socials with a straightforward caption. “It’s the 30th Anniversary of the janet. album! To celebrate, special 3LP & 2CD Deluxe Editions of the album are available on janetjackson.com #janet30,” was all that she wrote.

Kalispell, MT | Rock needs a new place: When I moved to town, I found my way to Old School Records. Sure the place was a little dusty, and the alphabetizing made no sense, but it made the hunt all that more potentially rewarding. Who knew so many records from France would end up in the Flathead? From my preteen days, when my dad promised my brother and me a record a month, I’ve been a vinyl fan. At first the records I nudged onto the counter at the store in Helena were vanilla fare such as Shaun Cassidy and the “Star Wars” soundtrack. Then the hair got bigger, the guitars got louder: Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Judas Priest. A record by this last band my dad picked up and started reading out the song titles. “‘Killing Machine,’ ‘Evil Fantasies’?” he intoned, barely hiding his “Kids these days” bafflement. Rob Halford in leather also may have made an impression. The free records seemed to cease shortly after that, but no matter. Now I had money to burn from babysitting and working as a janitor. Of course, you didn’t have to spend money to be a music fan. You just had to go hang out at the record store.

Brixton, UK | Free The Gallery record market & open decks, Crystal Palace, 27th-28th May 2023: Free The Gallery in Crystal Palace will be hosting a record market with open decks on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, 2023. They told Brixton Buzz: Collectors cratediggers DJs or newbies – come and discover the infinite pleasures of vinyl! In beautiful setting @freethegallery pop up space in Crystal Palace. Open from 11-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. There will be all sorts of music from rock to dance reggae jazz hip hop and everything in between. Bargains and highly sought after pieces. Haynes Lane and Crystal Palace are vintage lovers heaven, with the market on the ground floor as well as a 3 other record shops in the triangle. It’s a brilliant place for a day out and exploring restaurants bars and the dinosaurs in the park. If you have too many records come and clear some out—get in touch for introductory stall at discount price!

Pro-Ject Record Box E review: Turn a turntable into a vinyl ripper: This inexpensive, high-quality phono preamp has an analog-to-digital converter and USB output, so you can make digital copies of your favorite vinyl records. Pro-Ject remained committed to vinyl during the dark days early in the 21st century, and they continue to manufacture a wide variety of turntables, phono preamplifiers, and accessories that appeal to new listeners, hardcore audiophiles, and anyone who falls somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. The Pro-Ject Record Box E is a phono preamplifier with a built-in analog-to-digital converter and USB output that allows a user to plug into a computer and make digital copies of their vinyl collection. The Record Box E, which is a modified version of Pro-Ject’s entry-level $89 Phono Box E, is the one of the least expensive ways to add digitization capabilities to a turntable you already own.

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