Saturday, October 31, 2009

Save the Date: December 16th!

Oh, hello. Just dashing off a quick post to let you all know that we made plans for you. On the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 16, we'll be having some fun at the store. Mark your calendars and stay tuned. When we have all the details ironed out, we'll drop some information on you. Look forward to it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New. Release. Um. Wednesday.

Apologies on the lateness, y'all. Blog daddy Au$10 was busy entertaining some relatives who were in town and, lo and behold, he didn't find time to update the blog with the new releases. Nonsense, right? At any rate, here's what's new this week:

R.E.M. (live)
Devendra Banhart
The Swell Season
Tegan and Sara
Michael Jackson
James Husband (Of Montreal side project)
U2 (reissue)
Chip Taylor
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Broadcast (EP)
Kid Sister
Rod Stewart
String Cheese Incident
Pink Martini
Jack Johnson (live)
Taylor Swift
Los Lobos (children)
Chuck Prophet
...and more!


Monday, October 19, 2009

New. Release. Tuesday.

New! Music! Go!

Leonard Cohen (live)
Atlas Sound
Jay Farrar/Ben Gibbard (Jack Kerouac songs)
Flight of the Conchords
Twilight: New Moon (ft. Death Cab, Thom Yorke, Killers)
Kings of Convenience
Sufjan Stevens (The BQE)
Fuck Buttons
Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah solo)
Sam Bush
Michael Jackson (remixes)
Spiral Stairs
Lyle Lovett
Bauhaus (deluxe editions)
Tim McGraw
Russian Circles
Elvis Perkins (EP)
Dark Meat
The Slits
Do Make Say Think
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
...and more!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meat Puppets Ticket Giveaway

Hey, remember when the Meat Puppets paid us a visit back in June? That sure was fun. Well, the Pups are coming back to town and we've got some tickets to give away. They'll play the Maquerade on Friday, Oct. 23, Dead Confederate is opening the show, and we have two pairs of tickets up for grabs. You know the drill... Stop by the store and drop your first name and phone number into the giveaway box near the cash register. Good luck!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Go see Mirah and/or Thee Oh Sees and/or David Bazan tonight!

What a great night for shows! So great, in fact, that we felt the need to insist that you attend one of them. Young Eliot thinks you should go see Mirah, the fetching folk-inflected gal pictured above, at Eddie's Attic. Norfolk & Western open and it begins soon. An hour or so from the time of this writing, to be exact.

Not Quite As Young Austin suggests you take in Thee Oh Sees, the frenzied garage miscreants pictured below at The EARL. Wizzard Sleeve and TV Ghost open that gig.

And by golly, if you can't be persuaded to check out either of those shows, well, there's always David Bazan at The Drunken Unicorn. He's pictured nowhere in this post, but don't hold that against him. The former Pedro the Lion frontman will perform with a band. Say Hi opens.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

New. Release. Tuesday.

Boy howdy, the hits keep coming. After last week's impressive lineup, this week had to bring its A-Game. Sure enough, there are some fine, fine selections this week. Have a look at the below and let us know what you need:

Flaming Lips
Bob Dylan (Christmas)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Thomas Function
Raincoats (vinyl-only)
Nellie McKay
Hall & Oates (box)
Grant-Lee Phillips
Sugarland (Christmas)
Los Lonely Boys
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Lightning Bolt
Erin McKeown
Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales
Bowling for Soup
Brian Setzer
...and more!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Michael Gray Photos and Upcoming Appearances

Michael Gray laid some serious blues knowledge on us last night. Good talk. Sold quite a few books and folks seemed awfully impressed. Thanks, Michael, for coming to see us. There are some photos below, but if you couldn't make it last night, there are a couple upcoming chances. Take a look:

October 14th: Main Library at Margaret Mitchell Square @ 7pm
October 19th: Auburn Ave. Research Library @ 7pm

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Blind Willie McTell Event at Decatur CD this Friday

This Friday, we're excited to have noted author Michael Gray at Decatur CD. He'll be here at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9th, reading from and talking about his book, Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell. Here's what we wrote in the most recent Decatur CD Newsletter:

Partnering up with our friends and literary supervisors, A Cappella Books, we're proud to announce a reading at Decatur CD at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9th. Michael Gray, author of Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell, will be here in the store to read from and discuss his book. What's the tome like? Well, straight from the fingers of the author:

"More than a biography, the book, written by this Englishman (!), is also

- a unique outsider's history of Georgia, and the historical context that informed McTell's lifetime (1903-1959)
- a travelog taking in the key places in McTell's life and work: including Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Milledgeville, Statesboro and Thomson, plus the backroads in between, and
- the story of how the author tracked down the truth behind many of the mysteries of McTell's ancestors, life and death.

Not only is my book the first biography of this major figure in Georgia music history, but 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of his death, making this the ideal time to celebrate his life and work."

Not too shabby, right? Gray has spoken at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and penned previous books on the likes of Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa and Elvis Presley. Needless to say, the man is a rich compendium of rock 'n' roll lore. It will be a joy to have him. Mark your calendars!!

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New. Release. Tuesday.

A flurry of blog activity! We cannot be stopped! This is not the first, nor will it be the last post tonight! Ahem, where were we? Ah yes, this week's new releases. A veritable bevy of goodness! A cornucopia of fine musics! A...sorry. There we go again. The list really is impressive, though:

The Jesus Lizard (reissues)
Built to Spill
The Dutchess & The Duke
Brandi Carlile
The Mountain Goats
Eugene Mirman
Mission of Burma
Rosanne Cash
The Raveonettes
Vic Chesnutt
Morphine (live/rarities)
Mike Doughty
The Very Best
Daniel Johnston
The Gossip
Dead Man's Bones
Gogol Bordello (live)
Lou Barlow
Exene Cervenka
Duran Duran (reissues)
Meshell Ndegeocello
Keith Jarrett (live)
Noah & The Whale
Orenda Fink
Black Heart Procession
Jemina Pearl
Fat Joe
...and many more!


Two Free Passes to Karma Lingo!

You read that headline right, folks. We've got two passes (that each admit two people) for Karma Lingo's upcoming show this very Saturday, Oct. 10th, at the Academy Theater in Avondale Estates. A little about the band: "Active in the Atlanta music scene since 1995, Karma Lingo appears today as a streamlined quintet featuring the talents of Matthew Trautwein, Kristina Baade, Angela Porter, Geoffrey Brown and Will Daniel. Purveyors of what they call the New Classic Rock, Karma Lingo presents a live show balancing original songs with carefully chosen covers, from Led Zeppelin to The Beatles to Tori Amos to Jeff Buckley to Prince to the Pretenders, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, Kiss and more!" Sound like your kind of thing? Check out the band's MySpace page and stop by the store to get one of these free passes before they're gone!

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