Saturday, January 30, 2010

Decatur CD Goes Commercial

A busy 2010 has gotten the better of us. About a month ago, our friends at Creative Outlet Productions, who you might remember as the talented folks who put together a clip from our recent in-store performance with The Dutchess and The Duke, made a commercial for the store. You can watch it above (or watch it here full-screen!). Fun stuff, no? If you need any local video work done, you'd do well to ring up Creative Outlet. Tell them DCD sent you!

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Monday, January 25, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Phew! This is the best new-release week of the year so far, no contest. Check the evidence below. Magnetic Fields (approved by our very own Austin), Beach House (Mark our words, folks: This is gonna be one of the biggest releases of the year!), a trio of notable ladies of varying styles (Gainsbourg, Rae, Griffin) a jazz giant (Metheny), reissues from a couple of modern-day music's best young bands (Animal Collective and Harvey Milk), a new Numero Group compilation (always reason to celebrate) and myriad other goodies lie in store below. Have a look and holler at us with any questions:

The Magnetic Fields
Beach House
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Los Campesinos!
Corinne Bailey Rae
Pat Metheny
Animal Collective (reissue)
Patty Griffin
Good God! (Numero Group religious funk comp)
Four Tet
Harvey Milk (reissue)
Youssou N'Dour
Retribution Gospel Choir
Basia Bulat
Eric Bibb
Fucked Up
Lady Antebellum
Scout Niblett
Pit Er Pat
...and more!


Monday, January 18, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Happy MLK Day, y'all. We hope you enjoyed the day free from work if you got it off, and that maybe a few of you did some service work for those in need. Mr. King would've liked that. Today is also another Monday, which means tomorrow is another Tuesday, which means that new music from the below artists will be on the shelves at good old DCD. Let us know what you're looking for, new or old:

Cold War Kids (EP)
Crazy Heart (soundtrack)
Kenny Dorham (live)
Surfer Blood
Motion City Soundtrack
...and more!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ticket Alternative's New and Notable Shows

Each week, our pal Leila at Ticket Alternative sends us an e-mail listing all the brand-new, freshly-announced, hot-off-the-presses Ticket Alternative shows. And each week we post this e-mail on the blog for y'all's information. Think of it as a sister post of sorts to our semi-regular monthly show calendar postings. Don't forget: You can buy tickets for any of these shows at good old Decatur CD. Enjoy:

Just Added:
George Winston @ Presser Hall, February 23
Beach House @ The EARL, March 29 - on sale January 15 at 10 a.m.
The Wedding Present (playing the whole of Bizarro) @ The EARL, April 7

Coming Up:
Elliott Yamin @ Smith's Olde Bar, January 16
The Lee boys @ Smith's Olde Bar, January 16
Breakfast Club @ Andrews Upstairs, January 16
Lloyd's Rocksteady Revue @ The EARL, January 16
Movits @ The EARL, January 17
The Producers Beat Auction @ Vinyl, January 19
The Cribs, Adam Green @ The EARL, January 20
Charlie Mars @ Smith's Olde Bar, January 21
Untied States, The Liverhearts @ The EARL, January 22
Monotonix, The Coathangers, Hawks @ Drunken Unicorn, January 23
790 The Zone's AFC/NFC Championship Party @ TJ's Sports Bar, January 24

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RIP Jay Reatard

Chances are, if you've been on the internet reading about music today, you've already heard about the passing of Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. (AKA: Jay Reatard). We have fond memories of the headline-making, garage rocking knucklehead, and frankly, 29 is just not enough years for someone of such talent to be around on this planet. But hey, he certainly packed a lot his time. You'll be missed, Jay. Pour one out, y'all.


Monday, January 11, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Hey, remember new releases? We sure do, even though it's been a while since there's been many of note. There's some good stuff below, so let us know what you want. And for anything that's coming after Jan. 12, don't forget the pre-order option! See you soon:

Vampire Weekend
Elvis Costello (live)
Laura Veirs
Nick Cave/Warren Ellis (The Road soundtrack)
Ringo Starr
Jason Boesel
Black Diamond Heavies (live)
Freedy Johnston
O.A.R. (live)
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Johnny Winter (live)
...and more!


Saturday, January 09, 2010

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - January

January is about a third over, and while there isn't a ton of interesting shows in the final 66.7% of the first month of 2010, below we've cherrypicked the best of the best, including, pictured above, current Stomp and Stammer cover stars, Those Darlins. See you out:

January 11th - Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa @ Variety Playhouse
January 11th - Adam Franklin (formerly Swervedriver), The Howlies @ The EARL
January 13th - Cogburns, Sodajerk, Stonerider @ Star Bar
January 14th - Jemina Pearl (formerly Be Your Own Pet), The Ettes @ Drunken Unicorn
January 15th - Those Darlins @ The EARL
January 15th - The Subsonics, Barracudas, Mermaids @ Star Bar
January 16th - The Balkans, Coffin Bound, Shining Path, Teenage Illiterates @ Drunken Unicorn
January 16th - RJD2, The Constellations @ Masquerade
January 16th - Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm @ Variety Playhouse
January 20th - The Cribs (ft. Johnny Marr!), Adam Green @ The EARL
January 20th - Anvil @ Variety Playhouse
January 21st - The Bonaventure Quartet w/ Amy Pike @ Highland Inn Ballroom
January 21st - Wizard Smoke @ 529
January 21st - Steven Wright @ Variety Playhouse
January 22nd - Bang on a Can All-Stars w/ Glenn Kotche @ Emory University
January 22nd - Attractive Eighties Women, Excalibrah, Maneaters (Hall & Oates cover band!) @ 529
January 23rd - Monotonix, The Coathangers, Hawks @ Drunken Unicorn
January 23rd - The Selmanaires, Social Studies @ 529
January 23rd - The Booze, The Biters, The Greatest Hits, Tres Bien, Stolen Heart @ Star Bar
January 25th - Barreracudas, Predator @ 529 (free show!)
January 27th - Thomas Function @ The EARL
January 27th - Predator, Customers, Baby Dinosaurs Vs. Extinction @ 529
January 29th - Scott Miller @ Eddie's Attic
January 29th - Yonder Mountain String Band @ The Tabernacle
January 29th - Howlies, Tiger! Tiger!, The Humms, The Pinx @ Wonderroot
January 30th - Hawks, Bukkake Boys, White Problems, Ralph @ 529
January 30th - Buddy Holly Tribute ft. Slim Chance, Caroline & The Ramblers, The Booze, The Cogburns, many more @ Star Bar
January 30th - McCoy Tyner Trio @ Variety Playhouse
January 31st - Justin Townes Earle, Dawn Landes @ Eddie's Attic


January/February Pre-Orders

Try as we might, it consistently proves impossible to regularly post the pre-order list on these here interwebs. Last time we got around to it was June (egads!), but we always keep the list updated here in the store, so please do stop by if you're curious about what's coming up. But enough throat clearing, right? Below is the pre-order list for the next month and a half or so. You know the drill. If you want something, let us know and we'll reserve a copy for you. By committing to the purchase, we'll take $2 off the sticker price and call you the moment it arrives in the store on the release date. Convenience and savings?!? You got that right:

January 12th: Vampire Weekend, Laura Veirs, Elvis Costello (live), Nick Cave/Warren Ellis (The Road soundtrack), Final Fantasy, OK Go, Jason Boesel
January 19th: Spoon, Eels, Crazy Heart Soundtrack (produced by T Bone Burnett), Scout Niblett, Aziz Ansari (comedy), Major Stars, Cold War Kids (EP)
January 26th: The Magnetic Fields, Charlotte Gainsbourg (produced/co-written by Beck), Animal Collective (EP), Patty Griffin, Beach House, Corinne Bailey Rae, Retribution Gospel Choir, Harvey Milk (reissue), Los Campesinos!, My Brightest Diamond (remixes), Four Tet, Fucked Up (singles), Lady Antebellum
February 2nd: Midlake, The Soft Pack, Fela Kuti (reissues), The Album Leaf, Ken Will Morton, The Brunettes, Priestess
February 9th: The Watson Twins, Hot Chip, Gil Scott-Heron, Yeasayer, Allison Moorer, Massive Attack, Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds (live), Galactic, Kath Bloom
February 16th: Probably something…right?
February 23rd: Paul Revere and the Raiders (singles box), David Byrne & Fatboy Slim, Shearwater, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Flogging Molly (live), High on Fire