Jenny Lewis' new album On The Line is out on March 22nd and she'll be supporting the release with a big show in Madison at The Sylvee on 3/27! Stop in the shop or visit our website to pre-order an indie-exclusive blue vinyl version and get entered to win two tickets to the show + a $50 gift card to Brasserie V ! We'll pick a winner on 3/15.
Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, the new arrivals are heavily laden with hot ones!
It’s cafeteria-style this week for the front rack. Nothing dominates, but that doesn’t mean it’s devoid of gems. Let’s list out what looks most delectable this week:
Spoon - “A Series of Sneaks”
Jimi Hendrix – “Rainbow Bridge” (single and double-cd gray versions)
Todd Rundgren – “Something/Anything”
Nick Drake – “Five Leaves Left”
Bloomfield/Stills/Kooper – “Superblues”
Junior Kimbrough – “Most Things Haven’t Worked Out Yet”
Butterfield Blues Band – “East/West”
Minnie Riperton – “Her Chess Years”
Nina Simone – “In Concert/I Put a Spell on You”
Lambchop – “How I Quit Smoking”
Faces – “A Nod”
Jeff Beck – “There and Back” and “Wired”
Grover Washington, Jr – “Anthology”
These are the headliners, but that doesn’t mean there’s no diamonds lurking within the margins. Get here early and hit up the racks as well; we’re at full capacity and there’s tons of great stuff beyond the first steps past the door.Read more...
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Knowledge of stereo equipment/functionality
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Join us Tuesday, March 19th 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!
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We also stock vintage turntables, receivers, speakers & cassette decks which have all been serviced locally.Read more...
Our list of Record Store Day releases should be available on or around March 1st.
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.
Alex Chilton – “From Memphis to New Orleans” In the early eighties Alex Chilton left Memphis behind, and moved to New Orleans. He left the commercial failure of Big Star behind. He also left behind the chaotic period of the late seventies which produced the classic “Like Flies on Sherbet” album and had him co-founding the punk rockabilly band Panther Burns. He totally left music for several years as he worked at several low-rent jobs. When he was ready to return to playing music there was a shift in the music he produced. The music was more fifties and sixties rock orientated than before, along with a big dose of Soul and R&B. “From Memphis to New Orleans” is a collection of the best work that he did in the eighties. And as he did with everything that he did before, he made the music he was producing his own and memorable. And his sense of humor and playfulness is readily apparent on all the cuts. But remember, this isn’t Big Star. It is totally different music, but most of the time it can be just as good. - Ted
Mercury Rev – “The Delta Sweete Revisited” Bobbie Gentry shot to the top of the charts in 1967 with “Ode to Billie Joe.” “The Delta Sweete” was the 1968 album that she followed up her hit single with. And it is arguably the first Country concept album too. Mercury Rev has decided to redo the complete album, but with a different singer on each cut. Some of the artists include Norah Jones, Margo Price, Vashti Bunyan, Laetitia Sadier, Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler and Lucinda Williams. Mercury Rev and the singers try to retain the haunting Southern Gothic spirit of the original album and mainly succeed. But the artists also manage to put their own individual stamp on the songs too. “The Delta Sweete Revisited” is a fascinating redo of a forgotten classic that coincidently includes some of the best female singers out there. - Ted
The Lemonheads – “Varshons II” In the early to mid-nineties the Lemonheads were at an artistic and commercial highpoint. But their 1996 album was a bust and the band soon went into an almost ten year hiatus. A new album came out in 2006, and another one, “Varshons” followed in 2009. “Varshons “was quite simply a stellar collection of cover songs. Ten years later the Lemonheads finally release another album. And like their 2009 album, “Varshons II” is another stellar collection of covers. Some of the artists covered are Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, Jayhawks, Bevis Frond and Nick Cave. Their selection of covers this time gives the album a pronounced alt-country/acoustic bent. But that really isn’t a bad thing. And you really have to hear their version of a seventies Eagles classic. - Ted