Come by the shop on Saturday, June 7th at 3 p.m. for a FREE in-store performance by Alva Leigh!
“Alva Leigh writes undeniably catchy pop songs. I’m talking ‘tie your earphones in a knot, sing at the top of your lungs and pretend the kids at the back of the bus can’t hear you’ catchy.” – DRUNKEN WEREWOLF
“Alva recreates stripped-back piano music in the same vein as her musical heroes and gives it contemporary punch.” – VULTURE HOUND MAG
“Alva’s addictive piano hooks and gloomy ruminating lyrics provide the perfect balance of angsty country pop and cleverly executed nods to the reality of love, life and those weird things, y’know, feelings.” – YOUNG GOLD TEETH
“Wonderfully crafted and delivered songs. What else would you expect from a Nashville expat?” – JEN ROBERTS / SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN SLIPPERS
We recently acquired an amazing collection of used records that includes tons of rare folk, blues, international, old time country, and classical music records. Lots of Folkways, Folklyric, and other famous labels known for putting out amazing and eccentric records. We’re busy pricing them and hopefully they’ll be in the shop within the next week. Stay tuned…
We’re saddened to hear that this year’s B.B. King Homecoming Festival will be the King of the Blues’ last appearance. With that being said, we’re excited to attend B.B.’s final show in his hometown of Indianola in the Mississippi Delta. The festival is FREE and there are tons of other acts playing all day and into the night. The festival is THIS SUNDAY, MAY 25 at 2 p.m. We can’t think of a better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend! See you there!
Lots more info on the festival as well as the B.B. King Museum right here.
Also, we just put out some classic B.B. King titles in the shop…
It’s finally here! The Black Keys follow-up album to El Camino is out on Tuesday, May 13th. The new album, Turn Blue, was produced by Danger Mouse. We will have the LP and CD versions available AND the first person to buy the new album (in person) will get a FREE turntable slipmat featuring the albums artwork.
We’ve got two amazing in-store shows planned to kick off the summer months!
Local musician, Morgan Pennington is further celebrating the release of her first EP Wolves with an in store performance at The End of All Music on Wednesday, May 14 5:30 PM. The EP, produced by Winn McElroy of Black Wing Studios, was released in April with a debut performance at this year’s Double Decker Festival. You can catch her next performance at Proud Larry’s on Friday, May 16th.
Alva Leigh will be playing on Saturday, June 7 at 3 p.m. in support of her new record Modern Love Songs.
This past week we had the pleasure of meeting two members of the excellent Hi Rhythm group from Memphis–Archie Turner and Howard Grimes. They were in Oxford playing with their current group The Bo Keys. If you haven’t heard the excellent “On the Loose” vinyl reissue from Fat Possum Records then now is the time.
Hi Rhythm was the backing band for huge acts on the Hi Records label like Al Green and Ann Peebles among tons of other amazing artist. They’re also responsible for one of the coolest album covers of all time (see below).
By the mid-1970s these guys had played on nearly 20 gold and platinum albums and tons of chart buster hits with Al Green, Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson, Otis Clay, and others.
We just want to thank everyone for coming out to the shop on Record Store Day. It was our single best day since opening in March of 2012!
This year we really wanted to make RSD more about the community surrounding The End of All Music rather than all the limited edition release. Don’t get us wrong, the releases were plentiful this year and most of them ruled, but we really wanted to throw a big party for everyone, and it was a blast.
Thanks to all the folks that waited patiently in line. Thanks to all the local businesses–Yalobusha Brewing Co., Confit, Hight Point Coffee, Mary McGuire’s Cakes–for helping us throw a great block party. Thanks to Cole Furlow of Dead Gaze for providing the perfect playlist all afternoon. Thanks to all the bands that helped make our first record release a success. We seriously think the RSD cassette compilation marks a special time in the Oxford music scene. It’s damn impressive to see so many good bands come from our little town.
So thanks again for supporting The End of All Music. We love y’all!