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Adam Torres in-store show October 30th!

Adam Torres dropped a new record on us a few weeks ago and we’ve had it on the turntable non-stop at the shop ever since. His latest record, Pearls to Swine, is one of the best of the year and it’ll take you to that high lonesome place in the mountains of your mind. Adam will be playing with his full band (including Thor–the drummer in SWANS) at Proud Larry’s on Sunday, Oct. 30th but he’ll be swinging by the store for a late-lunch show earlier that day at 1 p.m. Don’t miss this and pick up Pearls to Swine now via Fat Possum Records!


Read some reviews of Pearls to Swine over at NPR, Pitchfork, Paste, Austin Chronicle, and All Music.

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Wilco “Schmilco” Release + Listening Party

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WILCO has a new record dropping on Friday, September 9th BUT you can get it a few days early from us! We’re hosting a release/listening party on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th from 5-6 p.m. where we’ll be spinning the new record, raffling off some Wilco stuff including a test pressing of the new record, and drinking beer!

Check out our Facebook event for the party here.

From the record label: 

Hear the new Wilco album Schmilco for the first time ever on Tuesday, September 6 at  The End of All Music, and take home the vinyl, too (three days before its wide release on Sept. 9).

There will be exclusives to win, too: white label Schmilco vinyl, slipmats featuring Joan Cornellà artwork + some shocking surprises.

Radiohead Release Party and Contests

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THIS FRIDAY, June 17th we’ll be celebrating the release of Radiohead’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool.

It’s already one of our favorite records of the year and it’s one of Radiohead’s best to date. The band is helping us celebrate by streaming a live recording (along with some non-live stuff) through the record store’s speakers all day on Friday. We’ll also be hosting some special contests throughout the day (like giving away 3 copies of the super limited “Burn the Witch/Spectre” single).

We’ll also have copies of the limited, white vinyl version of A Moon Shaped Pool, along with some other freebies. Preorders on this title sold out instantly but we made sure to hold some back for folks that come through on Friday. These will sell out again but hopefully we’ll have enough to get everyone covered on Friday.

Lastly, we’re planning on making this a fun party…so stay tuned for more announcements. #freebeer

Here’s the official website from Radiohead for the event.

Here’s our original post and review on A Moon Shaped Pool.

Here’s the contest rules for winning a copy of the “Burn the Witch/Spectre” single.

Nathan Salsburg In-Store Show Oct. 13th!


We’re pumped to have Nathan Salsburg come play our shop Sunday, October 13 at 3 p.m.  Nathan, who is the curator of the Alan Lomax archives, is a helluva guitar player in the acoustic style of Fahey, Lena Hughes, and Ry Cooder.  If you missed our in-store show with William Tyler (also a great finger-picking guitar player) you don’t want to miss this!

Nathan’s new record “Hard for to Win and Can’t be Won” is available on vinyl in our shop right now! Listen to a new track from the album over on Pitchfork

You can also see Nathan on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts right here.

Here’s Nathan’s bio from his label’s website, No Quarter, written by Amanda Petrusich:

I suppose it’s not terribly difficult to play a guitar – to hold the thing in your arms, to move your hands across its body in all the prescribed and proven ways, to coax a little melody into being.

But what Nathan Salsburg – an acoustic guitarist and the curator of the Alan Lomax archive, a Pennsylvania-born Kentuckian who has logged good time in coastal Maine – does with his instrument is singular, nearly mystic: his are agile, engaging compositions, songs that feel desirous and questioning and vital, as if they weren’t just channeled into being, but demanded revelation.

Nathan’s 2011 solo debut, Affirmed, directly addressed a trio of thoroughbreds – Affirmed, Eight Belles, and Bold Ruler – which also made it at least in part about Salsburg’s Kentucky: the land that sustained and nurtured those horses, the ancient traditions that anointed and sometimes undid them. Its follow-up, Hard For To Win and Can’t Be Won, is also a record about place, although its landscapes are less specific. Some of them are memories, even: spaces that were real once, but have to be conjured now, willed to or from mind. Most of the album’s songs are instrumental, save two re-workings of older material: “Coll Mackenzie,” written and first performed by Archie Fisher, and “To Welcome the Travelers Home,” a composite of two traditional nineteenth-century pieces; one sacred, one less so. Both songs concern homecomings, what it feels like to be enveloped by a place that you know will sustain you, will nurture what needs nurturing.

Musically, Nathan has emerged from a venerable tradition that includes Lena Hughes and Frank Hutchison, John Fahey and Ry Cooder. I’m reluctant to make too much of his virtuosity – and he is virtuosic, a staggering craftsman – because he is also in the unique position of having that be the least interesting thing about his playing. There are moments in Nathan’s pieces – these nimble rhythmic shifts, steps from one place to another – that make my knees quiver. Listening to him play, it’s hard not to feel subsumed by gratitude.

I’m just as hesitant to frame his work as subversive, and yet – he is such a remarkably courageous writer and musician, and Hard For To Win and Can’t Be Won is so matchless a document, so inimitable in its moves. This is the sort of record that could change the course of your year. It certainly changed mine.



Charlie Mars in-store show Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m.

We’re excited to host our pal Charlie Mars this Thursday, October 11 for an in-store performance in support of his new record, “Blackberry Light,” which is available now in LP/CD/deluxe CD versions.  The show starts at 4 p.m.  Charlie will be playing a full set later that night at Proud Larry’s on the Square.  The in-store is FREE!

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Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires In-store show this Thursday, Aug 16th!

We’re pumped to be hosting Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires for a live in-store show this Thursday, August 16 at 5 p.m.  They’ll be here in support of their new record from Alive Naturalsound Records called, “There is a Fire in Gilead.”  The show is FREE and all ages are welcome.  The band will be playing a paying gig later that night at Proud Larry’s.

Check out the band’s website here, and we’ll see you on Thursday!

Guest DJ: Jack Pendarvis

Jack Pendarvis will be guest DJing in our shop on Saturday, June 30th starting around 2 p.m.  He’ll be spinning some of his favorite records and hanging out all afternoon.  Mark your calendars!

Keep up with Jack by reading his blog here.


Third Man Rolling Record Store makes a stop at our shop

The fine folks we call our customers were in for a special treat yesterday (May 21) when the Third Man Records Rolling Record Store rolled into town and parked in front of our shop for the afternoon.  The hardcore record collectors were here well before we opened to spend the day waiting in line for the chance to purchase the rare “Lightning Bolt” edition of Jack White’s new album, Blunderbuss.  They weren’t let down.  The record is a beauty and we think everyone that wanted one got one.  So, thanks to the guys at Third Man for adding us to the list of stops for there awesome record truck.  We hope they’ll be back soon.

Third Man Records swag:

Double Decker 2012

We’ll be setting up shop in Proud Larry’s on the Square this Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for the 2012 Double Decker Arts Festival.  Starting at 11 a.m. we’ll be spinning records, selling records, and hanging out, so stop by Larry’s for a beer and some food on Saturday, and check us out while you’re there.  We’ll have a few crates of records as well as t-shirts and tote bags for sale and we’ll be providing the music all day.

The store will also be open normal hours on Saturday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and is just a short drive from the Square.  So, if you get tired of the Double Decker crowd come chill with us.

Read more about the festival here.

In-store Performance: WATER LIARS

We’re pleased to announce a performance by Water Liars this Saturday, March 31 at 5 p.m.

“It is heartbreaking material, especially when savored alone — song’s reminiscent of writers like Raymond Carver and Flannery O’connor.”  Paste Magazine – “Best of What’s Next”

“Pissed energy packed with solemn depression, leaning on the sides of agression and beautiful compassion and brokenness to an effect that makes all of the force feel and sound wonderfully wounded.” – Daytrotter

Read about their new release Phantom Limb on NPR here.

More info on the band and their new record can be found on the Misra Records site here.