February 27, 2020
CARIBOU LISTENING EVENT/HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY 5-6PM:
Join us for listening and libations Friday evening as we celebrate the release of the fantastic new Caribou album, 'Suddenly'. We will be playing the album starting at 5pm, pouring Blue Hawaiians to match the record's deep blue cover and dreamy vibe, and entering folks to win a sweet prize pack from Merge Records.
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, we have another killer clutch of 750+ records for ya, including a host of rare rock and jazz classics.
VINYL PRICING SPECIALIST:
Excellent customer service skills; ability to anticipate customer needs
A passion for music, and a broad, deep base of recorded music history
Knowledge of Goldmine standards & experience grading and pricing records
Knowledge of stereo equipment/functionality
Availability to work nights and weekends
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds repeatedly
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OTHERS TALK BACK:
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.
Greg Dulli - “Random Desire” It appears that the Afghan Whigs reunion that started in 2011 is over. The band released two exceptional albums and did countless tours during those years. In reality, the band reformation was a creative success, with those two albums equaling some of the band’s work during their eighties/nineties heyday. But the release of Mr. Dulli’s solo album means that it is finally done. Mr. Dulli, chief songwriter and singer of the Whigs, turns his attention to his solo oft-delayed solo career. Mr. Dulli is still on the musical and creative high that fueled those two recent Afghan Whigs albums. ”Random Desire” possesses the swaggering intensity of the Whigs albums, but somehow has a subtle light-touch and a vulnerability that the new songs need. I sense a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds sensibility when listening to this album. But Mr. Dulli is his own man and would never be a sound alike. I was glad that the Afghan Whigs got back together. In fact, I was finally able to see the band live during the reformation years. But I am also glad that “Random Desire” is such a great solo album. - Ted
Courtney Barnett - “MTV Unplugged: Melbourne” Even though Ms. Barnett has only released two albums in the last five years, she is somewhat beloved of musical fans the world over. It is incredibly hard not to like her finely-crafted pop songs and her exuberant performances. So, this live album is really a treat for her legions of fans. Ms. Barnett really sounds like she is having quite a time during this show. She plays several of her best songs and then tackles some well chosen covers. The overall feel may be slightly Australian-centric, but that is to be expected since she is playing to a home country crowd. “MTV Unplugged: Melbourne” is a fun and delightful album. And while she breaks no new ground, she shows off her considerable musical acumen and charm in this live setting. - Ted
SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Mark, Jack, Eric & Mike