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Alt.vinyl Shop To Close

Independent record shop alt.vinyl, have announced that they will be closing the doors on their Thornton Street, Newcastle premises on 24 June. Alt.vinyl, which has been in operation from 2004, will stay open as an online shop and label (with releases from Nalle, Wooden Wand, Second Family Band, Bong, :zoviet*france:, Julian Lynch, Helena Espvall (Espers), MV&EE still to come in 2010). They'll also be holding a farewell party to thank all of their regular customers with music (and possibly drinks too) on 19 June from the late afternoon onwards.