Monday, September 27, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

You know the drill. Let us know what you need!

Neil Young
David Bowie (Station to Station deluxe reissue)
Eric Clapton
Gucci Mane
Ben Folds/Nick Hornby (deluxe version comes with a book!)
Los Lonely Boys
Tired Pony (ft. members of Snow Patrol, R.E.M. Belle & Sebastian and more!)
Ron Wood
Widespread Panic (live in Athens in 2000)
Nellie McKay
Pete Yorn
Marc Ribot
Lizz Wright
Soundgarden (2CD/1DVD retrospective)
Mark Ronson
Abe Vigoda
Jimmy Eat World
Alice Cooper (live at Hammersmith in 2009)
Gin Blossoms
Phil Collins (Motown covers)
...and more!


Dale Watson Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to hang with us and Dale Watson on Wednesday. Thanks especially to Stuart at Community BBQ, who made sliders for a few hours. Delicious! Enjoy the photos. Click to enlarge and/or download.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

UPDATE: Dale Watson & Community BBQ time change. Plus, a sale!

Pardon the interruption, but tonight's times have change. Because of the inconvenience, starting at 6pm, everything in the store is 10% off until closing. At 7:30pm, we'll have the pulled-pork sliders from Community. At 8pm, Dale Watson will perform. Thanks, hope to see you then!

Dale Watson In-Store Performance
On Wednesday, September 22nd at 8pm, we'll have legendary alt-country songwriter Dale Watson, a man the All Music Guide describes thusly: "A staunch adherent of old-style honky tonk and Bakersfield country, Dale Watson has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider only interested in recording authentic country music. As a result, but his music has been championed by numerous critics and alternative country fans." Count us as the latter! He'll play a full set at Smith's Olde Bar later that night.

Also, pulled pork sliders!
Our friends at Community Q BBQ will be bringing us a batch of pulled pork sliders for the Dale Watson in-store. Delicious, and they aren't even on the menu! Speaking of the menu, you should all click right here and check it out. A lot of folks have been saying a lot of nice things about Community, and we agree: It's easily some of the best barbecue in all of Atlanta. We're proud to get to serve some of it up alongside Dale Watson.

We'll have some tasty beer as well, of course, for the 21+ set.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oryx + Crake Photos

What a wonderful time we had on Saturday. Thanks, again, to everyone: Oryx + Crake, King of Pops, Magic Hat and you, dear reader, if you were there. Our talented pal Richard Parsons took some awesome photos (click on any to enlarge) we'd like to share with you now. Please enjoy...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Quick. Name a better release week in all of 2010 so far. We bet you can't do it. Try. Oh, come on! Give it a shot. That's right, you got nothing! Phew. What a week. There's something below for pretty much every listener, from old-school country in the modern day, classic jazz, rock 'n' roll legends doing Americana, Scottish pop, biting social commentary in the form of comedy, Afrobeat, punk rockers still doing it after all these years, R&B singers doing the same, well, we really could go on all day. Check it out!

Justin Townes Earle
Leonard Cohen (live CD/DVD from recent years)
Robert Plant
The Vaselines
Miles Davis (3CD/1DVD/1LP Collector's Edition Bitches Brew)
Mavis Staples
Bill Hicks (2CD/2DVD Essential Collection)
Fela Kuti (myriad reissues)
The Walkmen
Of Montreal
Black Mountain
Rhys Chatham
Les Savy Fav
Brandon Flowers (of The Killers)
Blonde Redhead
Junip (ft. Jose Gonzalez)
Black Angels
Trey Anastasio (live at Atlanta's very own Tabernacle!)
Cloud Cult
Chapin Sisters
Azure Ray
Gracious Few
...and more!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

King of Pops Outside Decatur CD!

They just set up shop, and that's the menu above. Click to enlarge or check out the list below:

Strawberry Lavender
Lemon Basil
Blackberry Mojito
Peach + Blueberry
Pineapple Habanero
Raspberry Lime
Chocolate Sea Salt


Thanks, Magic Hat!

Our friends at Magic Hat are our official beer sponsor today. (We start popping bottles at 4pm.) We think the sticker above sums things up nicely. Thanks for supporting local record stores, folks!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Oryx + Crake, King of Pops, Magic Hat, oh my!

[Above: Click to enlarge the gorgeous poster illustrated by Hannah Palmer and designed by Richard Parsons.]

Looking forward to this one! Please join us Saturday. Details from the just-deployed DCD Newsletter:

Oryx and Crake will start playing this Saturday, Sept. 11th, at 4 p.m. The band has earned some pretty hefty praise all over various Atlanta publications, from Creative Loafing to Atlanta's A-List to Stomp and Stammer to Ohmpark. We're pleased as a handcrafted popsicle (more on that in a minute) to be the first store they play at. We've got their self-titled debut album on a listening station here at the store, so stop by and check it out or try out a few songs on the band's MySpace page.

As we've done with a few previous in-store performances, Saturday's event will support a charitable cause. At the request of Oryx and Crake, we'll have a donation bucket set up next to the beer (more on that in a minute as well!), the contents of which will be going to The Boys and Girls Club of Fulton County. Additionally, the band will be donating $1 of every O+C album sold to the cause, and additionally, an anonymous donor has stepped up to match the amount we raise on Saturday. Pretty dang awesome, if you ask us.

King of Pops will be here as well on Saturday! The popsicle royalty will be showing up around 1 p.m., setting up one of their carts outside the store and selling their delicious wares all day. We're guessing you've had one of these pops before or at least heard the tremendous buzz surrounding them, but suffice to say you'd do well to stop by and enjoy a pop. We're not sure what the menu is going to look like yet, but keep an eye on the King's Twitter page for more info.

As for beer, our friends at Magic Hat are providing that. We're told it will be a mix of their signature brew, the #9, and a seasonal brew called Hex. Click on those names for more about each particular beer, and be sure to follow Magic Hat on Twitter to keep up with their other Atlanta goings-on. We're super psyched to be working with these folks for the first time; may it be the start of a beautiful event relationship for both of us.

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Monday, September 06, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Happy Labor Day, folks. As you're doing the barbecue/party thing, remember that we're here and we've got some new music for you. Bring us a sandwich! Just kidding. Unless you're really going to bring us a sandwich. We'd never turn down a good sandwich. Anyway, where were we? Ah yes, new releases. Below are this week's:

The Thermals
Sara Bareilles
The Steeldrivers
Arvo Part
Sam Prekop
Jerry Lee Lewis (New album ft. Solomon Burke, Kid Rock, Mavis Staples, Ringo Starr, Merle Haggard, John Mayer, Keith Richards and tons more!)
Deep Purple (Fireball gold-disc reissue)
Jukebox the Ghost
Billy Joel (Glass Houses gold-disc reissue)
...and more!

Mogwai - Special Moves
Mark Sultan - $
The Thermals - Personal Life
Tom Waits - Early Years 1
Ween - Quebec


Saturday, September 04, 2010

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:
Plates on Peachtree @ Corner of 7th St & Peachtree St, September 25 & 26
Mark Sultan (AKA BBQ) Solo @ The EARL, October 13
Beach House @ 40 Watt Club, October 16
FUN @ The Loft, December 11

Coming Up:
Goapele @ The Loft, September 4
Three band Jacks @ The EARL, September 4
Trailer Vic's Beach Party @ The EARL, September 5
David Ryan Harris @ Smith's Olde Bar, September 7
The Charlatans UK @ The Loft, September 7
Midweek Mayhem (ProgPower USA XI) @ The Loft, September 8
Dave Daniels & the PTA @ The Drunken Unicorn, September 8
Harvey Milk @ 529, September 8
10th Annual Walt Walden Memorial Rodeo @ Jason T Harper Event Center, September 9-12
Those Darlins @ The EARL, September 9 & 10
El Ten Eleven @ The Drunken Unicorn, September 9
Abbey Road Live! @ Smith's Olde Bar, September 10
Best Coast @ The Drunken Unicorn, September 10 - SOLD OUT!

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September Pre-Orders

Get 'em while they're, um, hot?

September 7th: The Thermals, Interpol, Robyn, Antony and the Johnsons (EP), Sara Bareilles, Sam Prekop, Jukebox the Ghost
September 14th: Robert Plant, Of Montreal, Justin Townes Earle, The Walkmen, Miles Davis (box set), Chromeo, Mavis Staples, Leonard Cohen (CD/DVD), Weezer, Brandon Flowers (of The Killers), Trey Anastasio (live), Les Savy Fav, Bill Hicks (box set), Cloud Cult, Olof Arnalds, The Drums, James, Joey + Rory
September 21st: Zac Brown Band, John Legend & The Roots, Swans, Laetitia Sadler (of Stereolab), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Pearl Jam (DVD), Paula Cole, Santana
September 28th: Neil Young, Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, No Age, Edwyn Collins, Nellie McKay, The Posies, Women, Pete Yorn, Tony Joe White, Eric Clapton, Lizz Wright, Bad Religion, Jeezy, Phil Collins (Motown covers), Ron Wood, Gin Blossoms, Steven Page (of Barenaked Ladies), Jimmy Eat World, OMD, Mark Ronson