Saturday, November 27, 2010

All Creatures Great and Small

As you may have read in a recent DCD Newsletter, we've got the charity compilation pictured above now in stock. All Creatures Great and Small is brought to you by Wag-A-Lot, benefits the Atlanta Humane Society and features some of Atlanta's finest local talent, including a few folks that have played at good old Decatur CD. Check out this tracklist:

Kodac Harrison & Brandon Bush - "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
Indigo Girls - "Your Holiday Song"
Francine Reed - "Grandma's Cookin' Christmas"
Big Mike Geier & Kingsized - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Stovall - "2000 Miles"
Yacht Rock Revue - "Christmas Vacation"
Soulphonics & Ruby Velle - "Heartlite"
Gringo Star - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Caroline & The Ramblers - "Santa Claus is Back in Town"
Oryx + Crake - "Little Drummer Boy"
Jennifer Daniels - "Angels We Have Heard On High"
Blair Crimmins & The Hookers - "Auld Lang Syne/This Modern World"

Twelve tracks, twelve bucks, all the money goes to the Humane Society. Great deal, right? Stop by and pick one up. We've got 'em right up front by the cash register.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Black Friday!

Hey, kids! Did you hear what's going down this Friday? In honor of the dreaded shopping day that falls after Thanksgiving, the good folks behind Record Store Day have arranged for a bunch of awesome releases that fall on Black Friday. Have a look at the sampling below and remember that this stuff is limited, so be sure to show up early to ensure you get what you want!

Cee Lo (12” single), Grinderman (12” single), U2 (live 12”), George Harrison (3LP All Things), Tom Petty (7”), Bob Dylan (7”), Bruce Springsteen (7”), Rocky Erickson (DVD), Sharon Jones (7” box set), Soundgarden (7”), Dr. Dog (7”), Killing Joke (2CD deluxe), Black Crowes (live 10”), Drive-By Truckers (10”), Black Keys (2LP), Iron & Wine (12”/CD single), Gaslight Anthem (7”), Frank Sinatra (Christmas LP), KT Tunstall (CD EP), MGMT (7”), Cage the Elephant (7”), The Doors (180 gram 12”), Pantera (LP reissue), The Sword (12”), Monster Magnet (CD)

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New. Release. Tuesday.

New releases. Thanksgiving. We've got a newsletter to write. My how the time flies. Off to the e-mail!

Kanye West
Nine Inch Nails (Pretty Hate Machine reissue)
Nicki Minaj
Regina Spektor (Live in London)
Jay-Z (hits)
The Who (Live at Leeds)
Girls (EP)
16 Horsepower
George Harrison/Ravi Shankar (Collaborations 3CD/DVD set)
The Doors (live)
Eric Johnson (Live in Austin)
...and more!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - November/December

Refresh our memory...when was the last time we actually had time to put together one of these show calendars? Are you serious? The middle of August?!? That's craziness. Allow us to make it up to you right now by finishing off 2010. All kinds of great stuff below. Get your booty out to a show and support live music!

TONIGHT: Howlies, Barreracudas @ Star Bar (Atlanta Food Bank benefit: Bring a can of food, get a free can of PBR!)
TONIGHT: The Posies, Brendan Benson @ The Loft
TONIGHT: The Black Crowes @ The Tabernacle
TONIGHT: Anthony Bourdain @ Cobb Energy Center
November 21: Ben Folds @ The Tabernacle
November 24: Manchester Orchestra, Dead Confederate @ Center Stage
November 24: Nicole Chillemi @ Eddie's Attic
November 24: The Constellations @ Smith's Olde Bar
November 25: Gaye Blades, Predator, Barreracudas @ The EARL
November 26: The Coathangers 7" Release Party @ The EARL
November 26: Minus the Bear @ Masquerade
November 26: Futurebirds @ Decatur CD
November 26: The Whigs, Futurebirds @ Variety Playhouse
November 27: Nerdkween, Parallel Poke, Richard Parsons @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
November 27: Michelle Malone @ Eddie's Attic
November 27: The Booze, GG King @ Star Bar
November 27: The Black Lips, Those Darlins, Holly Golightly @ Variety Playhouse
November 28: Kristian Bush @ Eddie's Attic
November 28: Tim Kasher (of Cursive) @ The EARL
November 29: The Sword, Watain, Goatwhore @ Masquerade
November 30: Paula Cole @ Eddie's Attic
December 4: Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Low Anthem @ Variety Playhouse
December 5: Tim & Eric @ Variety Playhouse
December 8: Mr. Gnome @ Drunken Unicorn
December 10: Indigo Girls @ The Tabernacle
December 10: Modern Skirts @ The EARL
December 10: Oryx + Crake, Venice is Sinking @ 529 (Atlanta Humane Society benefit)
December 11: Louis C.K. @ Cobb Energy Center
December 12: Margaret Cho @ The Tabernacle
December 16: Wu-Tang Clan @ Center Stage
December 26: Drivin N Cryin, Jason Isbell @ The Tabernacle
December 31: JEFF the Brotherhood @ 529
December 31: Noot D Noot, Genteleman Jesse, Gringo Starr @ The EARL
Decebmer 31: Zac Brown Band, The Wood Brothers @ Philips Arena


Ticket Alternative's New and Notable Shows

Each week (or so), 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 (or so), 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 Announced:
Fran Healy at The Loft, December 8
Breakfast with Santa at Holiday Inn Downtown Decatur, December 18
B.o.B. at Smith's: The Homecoming at Smith's Olde Bar, December 24 - on sale November 19 at 10 a.m.
The Constellations at Smith's Olde Bar, December 31 - on sale November 25 at 10 a.m.
Noot D'Noot, Gentleman Jesse and His Men, Gringo Star at The EARL, December 31
Gentleman Jesse and His Men, Gringo Star at The EARL, January 1
Jimmy Eat World at 40 Watt Club, February 7

Coming Up:
The Last Waltz Ensemble at Smith's Olde Bar, November 19
Hank & Cupcakes at The Drunken Unicorn, November 19
Brand Nubian at The Loft, November 19
The Posies at The Loft, November 20
Charley Magruders Reunion at Center Stage, November 20
Old School Saturday at Westin Peachtree Plaza, November 20
Junip at The EARL, November 21
Black Nativity at Southwest Arts Center, November 23 - December 30
Manchester Orchestra & Guests (The Stuffing) at Center Stage Complex, November 24
The Constellations at Smith's Olde Bar, November 24
Under the Covers with Aly - Pajama Jam, with Appetite for Destruction & other tribute acts at The Loft, November 26
The Elvis Show at Smith's Olde Bar, December 3
Dave Barnes & Drew Holcomb at The Loft, December 3
Packway Handle Band & Whiskey Gentry at The Buckhead Theatre, December 4
Fran Healy at The Loft, December 8

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Autumn Defense Photos

The Autumn Defense just finished up their set and went up the road to play at Eddie's Attic. If you were here, you saw how awesome it was. If you weren't, here's some photographic evidence of the awesomeness. Click to enlarge any of them if you want a better look or a new desktop wallpaper.

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The Autumn Defense In-Store: TONIGHT!

Come join us this evening! From the newsletter:

On Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m., The Autumn Defense will play here. Yes, the same Autumn Defense that features John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of a little band called Wilco. The band's new album, Once Around, is out now on Yep Roc. We've got it on our listening station and will obviously have a big pile of them for sale at the performance tomorrow. Additionally, we'll have some beer for drinking. They'll play Eddie's Attic that night after the in-store. Come on out and have a ball with us.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

November Pre-Orders

Little late on this one, we'll admit, but if you pre-order enough of the releases below, you'll end up saving enough money to make your own Cash Room like the one above! Get started now:

November 23rd: Kanye West, The Doors (live), Jay-Z (hits), Girls (EP), Nicki Minaj, Dane Cook (hits), Robyn

November 26th (Black Friday!): Cee Lo (12” single), Grinderman (12” single), U2 (live 12”), George Harrison (3LP All Things), Tom Petty (7”), Bob Dylan (7”), Bruce Springsteen (7”), Rocky Erickson (DVD), Sharon Jones (7” box set), Soundgarden (7”), Dr. Dog (7”), Killing Joke (2CD deluxe), Black Crowes (live 10”), Drive-By Truckers (10”), Black Keys (2LP), Iron & Wine (12”/CD single), Gaslight Anthem (7”), Frank Sinatra (Christmas LP), KT Tunstall (CD EP), MGMT (7”), Cage the Elephant (7”), The Doors (180 gram 12”), Pantera


New. Release. Tuesday.

It's a good day for reissues and box sets. Holiday season, here we come! Check out the list below and let us know what you need.

Bruce Springsteen (Promise/Darkness rarities, box set)
Norah Jones (Featuring Outkast, Belle & Sebastian, Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock and about 100,000 more)
Jimi Hendrix (BBC, Blues, Woodstock, etc. reissues and box set)
Loreena McKennitt
Jerry Garcia (Almost Acoustic and Ragged But Right reissues)
Dave Brubeck (reissues)
Julian Cope
Smokey Robinson (Solo Albums Vol. 3)
The Church (Heyday, Seance reissues)
Rascal Flatts
Josh Groban
John Martyn (Live at Leeds)
Kid Rock
Pink Martini (holiday)
Bryan Adams
Keith Urban
...and more!


Monday, November 08, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Another impressive late-in-the-year week led by the sunglassed Atlanta dude above. Let us know what you're looking for:

Cee Lo Green
Loretta Lynn (tribute)
The Jompson Brothers (ft. a member of Steeldrivers)
Tom Petty (Damn the Torpedos reissue)
Kid Cudi
King Crimson (In the Court... deluxe reissue)
Cassandra Wilson
The Tallest Man on Earth (EP)
Syd Barrett ("Introduction" retrospective)
Depeche Mode (live CD/DVD)
Reba McEntire
Susan Boyle
...and more!


Friday, November 05, 2010

Show me the Scotsman who doesn't love the thistle...

We issued a challenge in our last e-mail. Anyone who came in and said they got the e-mail got 20% off their purchases tonight. But anyone who came in and sang the Utah State fight song got 21% off. One man did that, and we salute him with his picture on the blog. Good work!

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Monday, November 01, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Interesting batch this week, especially considering that we've hit November. Check 'em out and let us know if you have any questions. We've got a newsletter to write with all sorts of announcements...

Elvis Costello
Brian Eno
Weezer (rarities, Pinkerton)
Paul McCartney (Band on the Run reissue)
Eric Clapton (rarities)
Keith Richards (best)
The Autumn Defense (ft. two members of Wilco!)
Matt & Kim
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax (live 3CD/DVD set)
Neil Diamond
Elliott Smith (Introduction)
Marvin Gaye (Let's Get it On reissue)
Neville Brothers (live bootlegs)
Huey Lewis
Joe Cocker (Mad Dogs reissue)
Good Charlotte
...and more!