Thursday, April 16, 2015

Record Store Day! Free Beer! Free Turntable! Used CD Sale!

Record Store Day isn't just Limited Colored Vinyl Day. It's a celebration of the record store and any celebration needs good beer, right? Thanks to Dogfish Head, the official beer of Record Store Day, we will be giving away plenty of delicious Aprihop seasonal ale to the over 21 crowd. And that's not even our best Dogfish Head-related giveaway.

We know it's hard to believe anything could be better than beer, but the groovy turntable above certainly qualifies. To enter, stroll up to Leon's or the Brick Store, who will have a keg of the rare Bitches Brew on tap, and order any Dogfish Head. Not only will you get a scrumptious beer, but you'll also receive a raffle ticket entering you for the turntable.

A free turntable is a great way to get into vinyl, but we know that not everyone has abandoned CDs. Like we said, it's Record Store Day, not Limited Colored Vinyl Day. So, all used CDs will be 50% off on Saturday and Sunday. No matter your favorite format, stop by, have a Dogfish Head, and celebrate the record store.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Local and Recommended: Slugga

Given the rate at which Atlanta has been churning out quality punk bands for over a decade, it shouldn't have been so easy for Slugga to sneer and stomp their way into this city's heart. With a batch of instantly memorable songs and more than their share of in-your-face aggression, however, Slugga has quickly established themselves as a can't miss live act.

Unlike many punk bands, Slugga has proven perfectly capable of translating the freneticism of their live act onto record. After an excellent demo tape, the band's vinyl debut comes courtesy of Orlando's Total Punk Records. As indicated by their no-frills approach to Bandcamp tags ("punk" and "that is all"), there's not a lot to say about Slugga's gimmick-free brand of hardcore. If you're not a fan of the genre, they're not for you. But if you have any appreciation for hardcore, check out their new single and you won't regret it.

We have plenty of copies in stock in our local section so come grab a copy and be sure to see Slugga live at 529 on Friday April 17th and at the Atlanta Mess Around and Atlanta's Burning festivals.