April 18th, 2019
STRAND OF OAKS IN-STORE MAY 2ND 6PM!
Please join us Thursday, May 2nd at 6PM for a FREE in-store performance by Dead Oceans recording artist, Strand of Oaks.
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
First off, a mighty expression of thanks to all of you who came out on Record Store Day! It was our most successful RSD yet, and we owe it all to you. The line lasted just about all day, and we have to thank our friends at Colectivo, The Great Dane, One Barrel, Barriques, Bloom, El Grito, and New Belgium for making the waiting experience a bit more tolerable. Extra shout-out to the nice weather for coming through, as well. Lastly, a big, big thank you to our DJs Julian, Nate, Michael, Dan, Page and Erik for weaving such a broad, funky and driving soundtrack to our day. No matter when you stopped in on Saturday, you were really in for a musical treat, and it sure did keep us going!
Heading downstairs for this week's edition of the Used Vinyl Alert, we have a couple points of order to get to first. Number one: the bargain bin is back! Not much costs a dollar any more. Not a coke, not a snickers bar, but we've got plenty of great cheapo LPs in here with nothing held against them except the slight ravages of time. Number two: in addition to the new LPs going out today, the New Arrivals section is still crammed full of the premium used selection we rolled out on Record Store Day. We had so many eye-popping, seldom seen LPs hit the floor that day that it didn't feel right to file them away so quick, so have a look.
Join us Tuesday, May 14th for Music Trivia at the High Noon Saloon.
Test your music knowledge monthly at High Noon!
Registration starts 5:30 | First question at 6:00 PM
FREE | 21+
New prizes to the winning team each month and a cumulative prize for the top team of the year includes a golden ticket to every show at High Noon Saloon the next year!
May 14 | June 18 | July 16 | August 13 | September 17 | October 15 | November 12 | December 17
SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:
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This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.
John Paul White – “The Hurting Kind” His days as a member of the Civil Wars are long behind him. Their final album was released over six years ago. And “The Hurting Kind” is his second solo album released since the Civil Wars broke up. On this new album, Mr. White upped his songwriting skills by penning the strongest set of songs he has written since the Civil Wars. The music is largely folk and country, but with an old-timey country feel to the proceedings. And since his partner in the Civil Wars, Joy Williams, went electronic with her solo album in 2015, “The Hurting Kind” is the closest one is going to get to the classic Civil Wars sound. This release shows Mr. White’s talent still shines brightly. - Ted
Glen Hansard – “This Wild Willing” Mr. Hansard is perhaps best known for the soundtrack album tor the movie “Once,” that he made with his girlfriend, muse and musical partner Marketa Irglova in 2007. That romance and the music that they made is long gone. Mr. Hansard has persevered musically since then and “This Wild Willing” is his third solo album in the space of four short years. While those two former solo albums were sparse and quiet affairs, this new album is an explosion of sound and emotions. While nominally folk based, the album is gorgeously and intricately produced. Without a doubt, “This Wild Willing” is the most expansive and dramatic music Mr. Hansard has been involved with, even including his work with The Frames. And “This Wild Willing” is quite simply one of the best albums Mr. Hansard has released. - Ted
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Michael, Ben, Will, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Sean, Andy & Mark