Saturday, January 28, 2012

1/31/12 New Releases

Not a huge week, but there's some great new stuff coming, and a nice mix to boot, led by the legendary Mr. Cohen. It's a nice way to end January, if you ask us.

Leonard Cohen
Seal (soul covers)
Mike Doughty
Lana Del Ray
Imperial Teen
Del McCoury Band (Songs of Bill Monroe)
Ringo Starr
Ruthie Foster


Recommended: Kathleen Edwards at Variety

We're big, longtime fans of Kathleen Edwards. Her new album Voyageur—which features Justin Vernon (he of Bon Iver and Kathleen Edwards' Boyfriend fame), Norah Jones and John Roderick—is great, and she's playing Variety Playhouse tomorrow night. You should go. As a live performer, she's excellent, and this is show is going to be a real treat. Do not miss it.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

1/24/12 New Releases

Could this be the very first Big Release Day of 2012? Wethinks it is, indeed! A nice mix, too, including Americana, world music, good ol' rock 'n' roll, a little dance, some noise, a couple reissues, on and on it goes. Variety is the spice of life, you know.

Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)
First Aid Kit
Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.
Nada Surf
Ingrid Michaelson
The Doors (L.A. Woman 40th)
Del McCoury Band (Songs of Bill Monroe)
Seal (soul covers, vol. 2)
Pop. 1280
Grateful Dead (Dick's Picks, vol. 32-33)
Cloud Nothings
John K. Samson (The Weakerthans)
Wynton Marsalis (The Music of America 2CD)
Kellie Pickler


February Show Guide

[Photo by Stephanie Pharr]

February has an extra day this year! Hazzah! That means we get one more show this month. Check out the full slate below, including local folkie Adron, pictured above.

February 1: The Kills, JEFF the Brotherhood @ Masquerade
February 2: Adron @ The EARL
February 2: Liturgy @ Masquerade
February 2: Anthrax, Testament @ The Tabernacle
February 3: Theophilus London @ The EARL
February 4: Mike Doughty @ Eddie's Attic
February 4: Weird Wives (Surfer Blood side project) for FREE @ 529
February 6: The Body @ Drunken Unicorn
February 7: Dirty Hotel Sunshine @ 529
February 8: Bleached @ The EARL
February 8: Old King Cole Younger (Cole from Black Lips) @ 529
February 9: Colour Revolt @ Vinyl
February 10: Fountains of Wayne @ The Loft
February 10: Samantha Crain @ Smith's Olde Bar
February 10: Polyphonic Spree @ Center Stage
February 11: A$AP Rocky @ Masquerade
February 12: Willie Nelson @ The Tabernacle
February 16: The Togas, GG King, Cops @ The EARL
February 17: Cloud Nothings @ The EARL
February 18: Van Dyke Parks @ The EARL
February 18: O.A.R. @ The Tabernacle
February 18: Wizard Smoke @ Drunken Unicorn
February 19: Kinky Friedman @ Smith's Olde Bar
February 20: Estelle @ Center Stage
February 22-23: Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers @ The EARL
February 23: Kelly Clarkson @ Fox Theatre
February 25: Saul Williams @ Masquerade
February 25: Bass Drum of Death, Carnivores @ 529
February 26: William Fitzsimmons @ Smith's Olde Bar
February 26: Black Tusk @ Masquerade
February 28: Better Than Something (Jay Reatard documentary screening) @ The EARL
February 29: Shearwater @ The EARL


Saturday, January 14, 2012

1/17/11 New Releases

Good news, those of you who have been coming in and asking about the new Guided By Voics for the past couple weeks: We've got it! Yeah, it's been on iTunes for a minute, but we have no control over situations like these. It's a good record, though, and we've got it on CD and vinyl both. Come and get it!

Meanwhile, there's all kinds of other good stuff coming. Have a look at the list below and let us know what you need.

Guided By Voices
Kathleen Edwards
Ani DiFranco
T. Rex (Electric Warrior, back on CD!)
Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian
Bombay Bicycle Club
Dizzee Rascal (Boy in Da Corner reissue)
Flatt & Scruggs
Taylor Swift (Speak Now deluxe)
The Duke Spirit
Leona Lewis (EP)
Martina McBridge (hits)
The Big Pink
Patrick O'Neal (comedy)


Saturday, January 07, 2012

January Show Guide

New year, new shows. Lots of shows, actually. Not as many as there are in the usual month, but maybe that's because everyone's still sleeping off their hangovers? Regardless, some good stuff below. Get out there and support local music, folks!

TONIGHT: The Olivia Tremor Control @ The EARL
TONIGHT: Wymyn Prysyn, Ralph @ Drunken Unicorn
January 10: Sarah Jarosz @ Eddie's Attic
January 12: The Long Shadows, Lucy Dreams @ The EARL
January 13: Abigail Washburn @ Eddie's Attic
January 13: Sealions, Black Lodge @ The EARL
January 14: Akron/Family @ Drunken Unicorn
January 14: Modern Skirts @ The EARL
January 14: Gordon Lightfoot @ Symphony Hall
January 14: Givers @ Masquerade
January 14: Yacht Rock Revue @ Variety Playhouse
January 19: Cass McCombs @ The EARL
January 20: G. Love & the Special Sauce @ Variety Playhouse
January 20: Adron @ Smith's Olde Bar
January 20: Carnivores 7" release @ The EARL
January 21: StoneRider @ Masquerade
January 21: Annuals @ The EARL
January 21: Shelby Lynne @ Red Clay Theatre (Duluth)
January 25: Twin Sister @ The EARL
January 26: The Back Pockets @ The EARL
January 27: Marc Broussard @ Center Stage
January 27: Mason Jennings @ Variety Playhouse
January 27-29: Widespread Panic @ Tabernacle
January 29: Kathleen Edwards @ Variety Playhouse
January 29: The Mountain Goats @ The EARL
January 30: King Khan & The Shrines, Jacuzzi Boys @ The Basement
January 30: Scott Biram, Lydia Loveless @ The EARL


Thursday, January 05, 2012

January/February Pre-Orders

In our new-release post earlier this week, we cheated a little bit and looked ahead, but why stop the anticipation there? After all, 2012' got some big stuff coming. Check out the next couple months below, and remember the drill: Stop by the store, let us know what you want ahead of time, save $2 when it comes out. Awesome.

January 17th: Guided By Voices, Kathleen Edwards, Ani DiFranco, Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian, Dizzee Rascal (Boy in Da Corner reissue), Flatt & Scruggs, Taylor Swift (Speak Now deluxe), The Duke Spirit
January 24th: Craig Finn (Hold Steady singer's solo debut), Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A., Chairlift, Nada Surf, The Doors (L.A. Woman 40th), Del McCoury Band (Songs of Bill Monroe), Ingrid Michaelson, Grateful Dead (Dick's Picks Vol. 32, 33), POP. 1280, moe., Wynton Marsalis (The Music of America 2CD), Kellie Pickler
January 31st: Leonard Cohen, Seal (soul covers), Mike Doughty, Lana Del Ray
February 7th: Sharon Van Etten, The Fray, Ben Kweller, Dierks Bentley, Air, Chick Corea/Nicolas Economu, The Twilight Sad
February 14th: Heartless Bastards, Amos Lee, The Cranberries, Rosie Thomas, Otis Taylor
February 21st: Dinosaur Jr (DVD), The Chieftains, Galactic, Sinead O'Connor
February 28th: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Pink Floyd (The Wall Immersion Edition box set), Esperanza Spalding, Nneka


1/10/11 New Releases

Happy new year, everybody; happy birthday, Country Joe. How's 2012 treating you so far? Hopefully swell. We're still kinda catching up in the wake of the holiday madness, but you won't catch us complaining about business. After all, have you heard the news? Album sales are up 4% across the board, the first annual increase since 2004! Now, granted, that figure includes digital sales, but hey, we're still here, so that's cool. And we had our best December ever to boot. Thank you all so much for your support. What do you say we make 2012 even better, eh?

Of course, one thing we might could complain about this week is the complete and utter lack of new releases. But instead, we're going to focus on next week, dropping in this week's best (read: only) release, Elvis Presley's Elvis Country 40th anniversary reissue, into the mix for kicks and giggles. Without any further throat clearing, then, here are (mostly) next week's new releases:

Elvis Presley (Country 40th reissue)
Alex Chilton (1970 sessions)
The Little Willies (Norah Jones side project)
Snow Patrol
Giant Sand (BBB, Cover Magazine, Is All Over reissues)