Saturday, June 30, 2012

July 4

This Fourth of July, Warren says we're going to shoot off "indoor fireworks." What does that mean? Is it legal? How could it even be pulled off without hurting ourselves and others? WHO KNOWS. But he says it's going to happen and that we should "put it on the blog." So. There you have it.

One-Day-Only Beat the Heat Sale at Decatur CD

Ugh. Just look at that. It's enough to make you fill a bathtub with ice and quietly wait for the end times. Don't know about you, but we're sweaty. Uncomfortable. Longing for autumn. Even with the air conditioning blasting. But we thought we'd try to lessen the pain by saving you some money. If you'd like to take us up on that, stop by the store any time today (Saturday, June 30) and mention this blog post as you're checking out. We'll take $1.07 off every new (not used, sorry) CD/DVD/LP/box set/book/etc. You can spend the extra cash on sunscreen, that unfortunately-higher-than-usual electricity bill, a sixer of cold brews, or whatever your preferred stay-cool method is during these decidedly uncool times. Hope to see you!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

July Show Guide

By our estimation, there are 30 35 shows worth checking out this month, depending on what you love. There are only 31 days in July, which means, if you're lucky, you could see a show almost every single day you can average more than one show per day, if you're an insane person. Which also means you have no excuse not to get out and support some live music in July. Go!

July 3: The Men @ 529
July 4: Deadstring Brothers @ Smith's Olde Bar
July 3: Nada Surf @ The Loft
July 5: Lotus Plaza @ The Basement
July 7: The Jompson Brothers @ Smith's Olde Bar
July 11: Diana Krall @ Chastain
July 12: Best Coast @ Variety Playhouse
July 14: Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell @ ChastainJuly 14: Blowfly @ 529
July 14: Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead, etc. @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 14: John Byrne Band @ Decatur CD @ 8pm (Byrne will also perform at Mac McGee at 4pm and 10pm)
July 15: Refused, OFF! @ Masquerade Music Park
July 16: Sleigh Bells @ Center Stage
July 16: Surfer Blood @ Masquerade
July 17: The Eric Andre Show Live @ The EARL
July 18: Future Islands @ Masquerade
July 20: Blair Crimmins @ The EARL
July 20: Paula Cole @ Variety Playhouse
July 20: Neko Case, Kelly Hogan @ Botanical Garden
July 21: Caroline & the Ramblers @ Star Bar (CD Release)
July 21: The B-52s @ Fox Theatre
July 21: Chuck Prophet @ The EARL
July 21: The Temptations, Four Tops @ Chastain
July 22: Nicki Minaj @ Fox Theatre
July 22: Callaghan @ Park Tavern (FREE SHOW at 7:30 pm)
July 22: Frank Ocean @ Center Stage
July 24: Dent May @ The EARL
July 24: A Place to Bury Strangers @ Drunken Unicorn
July 25: Joe Cocker, Huey Lewis @ Chastain
July 26: Eleni Mandell @ The EARL
July 27: Iceage @ 529
July 27: Lydia Loveless @ Smith's Olde Bar
July 27: Brandi Carlile, Josh Ritter @ Chastain
July 28: Lindsey Buckingham @ Center Stage
July 28: Seal, Macy Gray @ Chastain

6/26/12 New Releases

Hey, it's the final new-release day of June! Get after it:

Beachwood Sparks
Henry Clay People
Jerry Douglas
Elizabeth Cook
Little Feat
Manuel Galban (Buena Vista comp)
Maroon 5
Jesca Hoop
The Kinks (BBC box set)
R. Kelly
Joe Jackson (Duke Ellington tribute)
Blues Traveler
Linkin Park
deadmau5 (EP)

July Pre-Orders

Making a pre-order with us is as easy—and rewarding—as picking up money off the ground. Got a release you're looking forward to? Let us know! We'll reserve you a copy, call you the day we have it in the store, and you'll save $2. Like we said, easy and rewarding.

July 3rd: Keller Williams, Acid Mothers Temple

July 10th: Zac Brown Band, Mission of Burma, Rhonda Vincent, Reverend Horton Heat, Staind

July 17th: Baroness, Susanna Hoffs, JEFF the Brotherhood, Missy Higgins, Nas, Old Crow Medicine Show, Be Good Tanyas (best of), Billy Joe Shaver (live), The Very Best, Donny Hathaway (live), Matisyahu, Soul Asylum

July 24th: The Gaslight Anthem Passion Pit, Anywhere (Mars Volta/At the Drive-In side project), Etta James (live)

July 31st: Kasey Chambers, Ponderosa, Blur (vinyl reissues, box set), Glen Campbell (live anthology), Charles Mingus (complete Columbia box), Thelonious Monk (complete Columbia box), Frank Zappa (reissues), Bobby Womack (Across 110th St. 40th)

Callaghan & Sara Watkins Photos

We've had a couple of very talented gals in the store recently, but have been slow on uploading the photos. Let's fix that now, shall we? Answer: We shall. If you attended either performance and have some sweet shots, please let us know in the comments. We'd be happy to post them. Thanks!

New Rules

Management thanks you for your compliance.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Sara Watkins In-Store: Saturday, June 9

We've got Sara Watkins in the store on Saturday. Chances are, you know her from her work with the wonderful Nickel Creek (who she played with from age eight [!!!] until her mid-20s, and whose Chris Thile played DCD a few years back with The Punch Brothers), but she's since released a couple solo albums, toured with The Decemberists and done all sorts of other stuff that makes all other 30-year-olds look like they're shiftless, unaccomplished layabouts. She'll play the store at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, and we're delighted to have her. She'll also play a special, early show at Smith's (doors at 6 p.m.) that evening.