Saturday, August 27, 2011

TV on the Radio/Broken Social Scene Ticket Sale

As you may know, the Tabernacle is hosting one heck of a show on Thursday, Sept. 13. TV on the Radio and Broken Social Scene share the bill that night, and if you've tried to get tickets for the show online through a certain behemoth which shall not be named, you know they're kind of pricey. For example, if you were to purchase a pair of tickets through the usual channels online, channels which shall not be named, it would set you back $99. Phew! But, thanks to our pals at OK Productions, we've got a limited number of tickets at a discounted rate: $37/pop, plus a $2 service charge. Not bad, right? That means if you come to the store and buy a pair of tickets, it'll only cost you $78. See what happens when you shop local?

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tom Waits is awesome.

Not that that needed to be said, exactly, but it bears repeating. Yesterday, Warren sent Austin an email with the subject line, "Another brilliant Tom Waits episode. Can we put that on the blog and twitter?" The body of the email was blank. (And for the record, this'll be posted to our Facebook page as well.)

Thing is, we're big fans of Waits around these parts, so the news that he's got a new album coming in late October is good news indeed. Below, check out said "brilliant Tom Waits episode." Hopefully you found a way to hear the new song, "Bad as Me," as well. Hint: It's really great. Of course, we'll have the album—his first studio project in seven years, which is also called Bad as Me—on Oct. 25.

Tom Waits' Private Listening Party


New. Release. Tuesday.

Yeah, yeah, we know: It's Wednesday. But it's been a busy few days! On the upside, releases are really turning around. Starting this week, they stay strong for the better part of the next month. Good variety, good quantity, just good stuff overall. Here's to that! Let us know what you're looking for.

Stephen Malkmus
Kanye/Jay-Z (deluxe)
Patti Smith
Stephin Merritt (obscurities)
The Game
Rockpile (live)
Muppets (ft. Weezer, The Fray, Andrew Bird, MMJ, many more)
Dave Stewart
Active Child
Barbra Streisand
...and more!


Billy Joe Shaver Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Billy Joe Shaver in-store last week, including the legendary outlaw country musician himself. Shaver was a quintessential entertainer, dropping jokes, charming the house and generally just being super fun to watch. If you follow us on Twitter, you got a few of the highlights. Speaking of highlights, we took a bunch of photos. Please enjoy and we'll see you next time.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New. Release. Tuesday.

The Dude abides. He also releases an album this week. Guess what? Some other folks are releasing albums as well. Have a look and we'll see you soon:

Jeff Bridges
Hercules and Love Affair
Guy Clark
The Duke and the King
The Bottle Rockets (acoustic)
Beastie Boys (anthology DVD)
Kris Delmhorst
...and more!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Billy Joe Shaver In-Store: Weds. Aug. 17 @ 6pm

[Photo courtesy of Giovanni Gallucci]

At 71-years-young, Billy Joe Shaver is one of country music's living greats. He's written songs for Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. He's collaborated with the likes of Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith and Charlie Daniels. It's pretty much impossible to talk about the man without dropping a ton of very important musical names, but that's only because he's been around so long and is respected by so many. It's with no small excitement then, that we are happy to announce that Shaver will be performing at Decatur CD on Wednesday, August 17th at 6 p.m. He'll play Smith's Olde Bar later in the evening.

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September Pre-Orders

As we've said previously, August has been kind of a rough month for releases. But hey, September is right around the corner! And September? Well, have a look below. It's a veritable bumper crop of awesomeness. You know the drill. Sign up for as many as your heart desires and save $2/each.

September 6: The Rapture, Lindsey Buckingham, The Horrible Crowes (Gaslight Anthem side project), Hank 3, Gary Numan, Grace Jones, Peter Wolf Crier, Slaid Cleaves (live), Willie Nelson (reissues)
September 13: Nick Lowe, Wild Flag, Black Francis, Mates of State, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Trombone Shorty, Bangles, Das Racist, Chuck Ragan, Reckless Kelly, Katy B, The Kooks, Lady Antebellum, Bush, Saves the Day, Umprhey’s McGee
September 20: The Jayhawks, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tori Amos, Boots Electric (Eagles of Death Metal solo singer), Megafaun, Leslie West, Mary J. Blige, Thrice
September 27: Wilco, Mastodon, Woody Guthrie tribute (ft. Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco and many more), Van Hunt, Mekons, Jane’s Addition, Kasabian, Maria Muldaur, Hugh Laurie (from House), J. Cole, Daryl Hall, Chickenfoot, Blink-182, Apparat, Seth MacFarlane (from Family Guy), LeAnn Rimes, VHS or Beta, Switchfoot


Wilco Pre-Order/Ticket Giveaway

From a recent Decatur CD newsletter...

We've got one pair of tickets to give away for the Wednesday, September 28th Wilco show at Cobb Energy Centre. The winner's name will be at will call where they can pick up the tickets the night of the show with a picture ID, walking directly in after getting them. (It's an anti-scalper trick the likes of which Tom Waits used during his last ATL gig.) As you probably know, Wilco drops its new album, Whole Love, the day before, so we figured, what better time than to connect these two events? As such, in order to enter for the tickets, you just need to pre-order the album. You save two bucks and get a chance at some sweet tickets, we get to sell some music from one of our favorite bands in the whole world. Everybody wins!

Speaking of that new album, check out the sweet cover art:

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Return to Forever Ticket Giveaway

On September 8th, Return to Forever (Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Frank Gambale, Jean-Luc Ponty) will play the Fox Theatre with support from Zappa Plays Zappa (Dweezil doing his dad Frank's material). It's a pretty awesome pairing, if we do say so ourselves, a pairing that's carries with it some pretty steep ticket prices ($35-$100). Luckily, we've got a few pairs of tickets to give away. If you'd like a chance at them, stop by the store and drop your first name and phone number into our giveaway box. We'll pull winners in late August.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New. Release. Tuesday.

Might as well be up front about this: The releases haven't exactly been bonkers the last couple weeks. That being said, there are a few goodies here and there. We've listed some below. August is a pretty brutal month for releases, historically speaking, but the good news is that September's right around the corner and will include all sorts of awesome (Nick Lowe, The Rapture, Wild Flag, Trombone Shorty, Wilco, Mates of State, The Jayhawks and Tori Amos, to name just a few.) Onward and upward!

Aug. 9
Marc Maron
Gucci Mane/Waka Flocka Flame
The Horrors
Royce da 5'9"

Aug. 2
John Hiatt
Fountains of Wayne
Keb' Mo'
Boston Spaceships (Robert Pollard)
...and more!


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

We're giving away concert tickets...

...but we'll let the picture do the talking. Stop by, find that box and enter to win!