Saturday, May 28, 2011

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - June

For once, we're ahead of the game on this one. Check out all the awesome shows coming to Atlanta and its surrounding environs in the month of June, not the least of which will feature the above-pictured country legend, below:

June 1: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe @ Masquerade
June 3: Jonny Lang @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
June 3: Matt & Kim, The Thermals @ Masquerade
June 3: Times New Viking @ The EARL
June 4: Miranda Lambert @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 6: Madeline @ 529
June 8: Eternal Summers, The Beets @ The EARL
June 10: Loretta Lynn @ Cobb Energy Center
June 11: Dave Alvin, Los Straitjackets @ The EARL
June 11: Sondre Lerche @ Variety Playhouse
June 11: GG King @ 529
June 12: Mumford & Sons, The Low Anthem @ Fox Theatre
June 12: Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, many more @ Coolray Field (Lawrenceville)
June 13: Thao & Mirah @ The EARL
June 14: The Strange Boys @ The EARL
June 14-15: Phish @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 15: Jonny @ Eddie's Attic
June 15: The Spits, TV Ghost @ The EARL
June 16: The Rosebuds @ The EARL
June 17: Adele, Wanda Jackson @ The Tabernacle
June 17: Over the Rhine @ Variety Playhouse
June 17: White Denim @ Drunken Unicorn
June 17: The Pinx, Stonerider @ Star Bar
June 18: Midsummer Music Festival (ft. Robert Randolph, JJ Grey, Ponderosa, Dr. Dog @ Candler Park
June 18: Nicole Atkins @ Masquerade
June 19: Hall & Oates @ Chastain
June 19: Youssou N'Dour @ Atlanta Live
June 19: The Coathangers album release @ Highland Ballroom Inn
June 20: Junior Boys @ The EARL
June 21: Alela Diane @ The EARL
June 21: The Elected @ Drunken Unicorn
June 21: Dispatch @ Chastain
June 22: Ben Sollee @ Eddie's Attic
June 22: Chris Isaak @ Chastain
June 22: The Body @ Drunken Unicorn
June 22: Mark Sultan (AKA: BBQ) @ The EARL
June 23: Centro-matic, Sarah Jaffe @ The EARL
June 24: Paul Thorn @ Variety Playhouse
June 24: Blair Crimmins @ The EARL
June 26: Dinosaur Jr., Henry Rollins, OFF! @ Variety Playhouse
June 26: John McCutcheon @ Eddie's Attic
June 28: David Bazan @ The EARL
June 28: David Gray @ Fox Theatre
June 29: Fucked Up, JEFF the Brotherhood @ The EARL
June 29: Bass Drum of Death @ 529


Doria Roberts Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out last night! It was great to have Doria Roberts play the store and kick off our Arts Festival weekend. Doria brought some delicious okies from Phickles Pickles, and treated us to a bunch of songs to boot! Go visit her East Atlanta bodega, Urban Cannibals, when you get a chance. Buy local! Also, we took a few photos last night. Please enjoy.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New. Release. Tuesday.

Not a ton of releases this week, but a few good ones for sure. Plus, we're gonna more than make up for it with Art Walk fun this weekend. More on that in a bit, though. For now, the week's releases:

Thurston Moore
Lady Gaga
Boris (two albums!)
David Bazan
Art Brut
Joseph Arthur
Foster the People
...and more!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tunes From the Tombs

If you're looking for a fun musical event benefiting a good cause this weekend, we'd like to suggest Tunes From the Tombs. It runs Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to dusk, and features countless musical acts from all over the country, including some of our Atlanta favorites such as Oryx + Crake, Predator, Slim Chance and the Convicts, Howlies, The Coathangers and many more. Moreover, it's ridiculously cheap—$10 for one day, $15 for two, cheaper options for young ones—and the proceeds benefit the historic Oakland Cemetery and its vast grounds. Get out and enjoy some music this weekend and help take care of one of Atlanta's best destinations!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

New. Release. Tuesday.

OK, you got us, it's Thursday. That's even MORE reason to get right to the list. Check it out:

Danger Mouse/Danielle Luppi (ft. Jack White, Norah Jones)
Ben Harper
Queens of the Stone Age (debut reissue)
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Levon Helm (live)
Nick Cave (reissues)
Hank Williams III
Queen (reissues)
Marvin Gaye (What's Going On? deluxe reissue)
Sarah Jarosz
Iggy Pop (bootleg box)
Amor de Dias
Elvin Bishop
Damon & Naomi
The Elected
...and more!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Twain's Springfest 2011 is today!

Starting at 1 p.m. today, in cooperation with our newly-revised and most beautiful weather forecast, Twain's is hosting its third annual Springfest, a multi-faceted event consisting of family-friendly fun, tons of music and more, all to benefit the Atlanta Food Bank. For more information, click on the poster above, visit the Twain's website or check out their informative blurbage below:

Twain’s proudly presents the 3rd annual SpringFest benefiting The Atlanta Community Food Bank. Family fun with kids’ DJ Amy Handler of The Kids Are Alright fame will be spinning tunes to get little feet tapping, and the Imperial Opa will dazzle with their circus antics until 2:30. Thereafter, bands will alternate between outside and inside stages late into the night. Great local talent on hand include The Shathouse Rats, The Mermaids, Abby Wren and What It Is, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, and Gentleman Jesse and His Men. Enjoy smoked pork sandwiches and Twain’s brews out on the patio, get some great deals at the silent auction, and take in some of the best bands in town, all for a great cause. $10 admission/person goes entirely to ACFB, kids 10 and under are free.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - May

Above is a 2008 photo of tonight's star of the Fox Theatre hanging out with our very own Young Eliot. Good stuff, especially the juxtaposition of their sizes! Check out what else May has to offer below.

TONIGHT: Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae @ The Fox
May 11: The Love Language, Little Tybee @ The EARL
May 11: Kim Richey @ Eddie's Attic
May 11: Ted Leo, Gentleman Jesse (both solo) @ Drunken Unicorn
May 12: Jacuzzi Boys, Turf War @ 529
May 13: Brett Dennen, Dawes @ Variety Playhouse
May 13: Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker @ The Buckhead Theatre
May 13: The Coathangers @ The EARL
May 13: Barreracudas, Hawks @ The Basement
May 14: Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers @ The Tabernacle
May 14: Gentleman Jesse, Blair Crimmins, The Mermaids, more @ Twain's Springfest
May 14: Drivin N Cryin @ Kirkwood Spring Fling
May 17: Chris Thile @ Smith's Olde Bar
May 17: Griffin House @ Eddie's Attic
May 18: Here We Go Magic @ The EARL
May 18: Raphael Saadiq @ Variety Playhouse
May 19-20: The Flaming Lips @ The Tabernacle
May 20: Blair Crimmins @ 529
May 20: Mogwai @ Center Stage
May 20: Of Montreal @ The Buckhead Theatre
May 20: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Generationals @ The EARL
May 21: Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Wizzard Sleeve @ The EARL
May 21: Pat McGee @ Eddie's Attic
May 21: Paul Simon @ Chastain
May 22: Gruff Rhys @ The EARL
May 22: ATL Collective Does The Kinks Lola Vs. Powerman @ Eddie's Attic
May 25: Manchester Orchestra, Cage the Elephant @ The Tabernacle
May 26: Bill Maher (comedy) @ Cobb Energy Centre
May 27: James Taylor @ Chastain
May 27: Marcia Ball @ Variety Playhouse
May 27-28: Shawn Mullins (two shows/day) @ Eddie's Attic
May 28: Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan @ The Tabernacle
May 28-29: Atlanta Jazz Festival @ Piedmont Park
May 30: Atlanta Jazz Festival @ Chastain
May 31: Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus @ Variety Playhouse


New. Release. Tuesday.

It's not often we come across a new-release week as stylistically diverse and all-out stacked as this one, and this is coming from the brutally honest POV of a trio of passionate-but-jaded, music-overwhelmed so-and-so's. From veteran indie rockers to reunited new wavers, legendary Americana dudes to young, controversial rap stars, carnival barking junk-pile mischief makers to SNL-born musical jokers, it's really a mighty list down there. Have a look for yourself, and stop by to chat with us sometime soon.

Okkervil River
Raphael Saadiq
The Cars
Tyler the Creator
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Man Man
The Lonely Island
Manchester Orchestra
The Antlers
Booker T. Jones
The Sea and Cake
Chris Thile/Michael Daves
The Felice Brothers
Psychedelic Horseshit
Ben Sollee
Warren Haynes
Matthew Morrison (from "Glee")
Sam Roberts
Wild Beasts
...and more!


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

New. Release. Tuesday.

In case you missed it in Ye Olde Decatur CD Newsletter, here's what's going down today...

Today marks the release of the new Fleet Foxes album, Helplessness Blues, which we've been playing in the store all weekend and currently have on a listening station, and we're going to have what amounts to an all-day listening party. The good folks at Sub Pop have sent us some goodies that we're passing along to you. We'll be playing the record near constantly for most of the day, giving away gorgeous, limited-edition silkscreened posters while they last, and we'll even have a giveaway box set up for a pair of tickets to the band's upcoming, sold-out show at the Tabernacle along with a limited-edition white vinyl copy of the record. Phew! Prizes galore, people. Because it wouldn't be a DCD party without some beverages, we'll have some beer and even some wine onhand for the 21+ set. It's gonna be a good time, hanging out and listening to music, which are two of our favorite things!

Not bad, eh? And here's the full list of new releases:

Fleet Foxes
Beastie Boys
Sade (Ultimate Collection)
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Brandi Carlile (live)
Eliza Gilkyson
Architecture in Helsinki
Loudon Wainwright III (box)
Priscilla Ahn
Doug Stanhope (comedy)
Gruff Rhys
Galactic (live)
Jennifer Lopez
...and more!