Monday, November 30, 2009

Atlanta Magazine Spotlights Decatur CD

Recently, the good folks at Atlanta magazine stopped by and chatted with DCD fearless leader (pictured above), Warren, about the state of the music industry. Some of the story below is dire, but some of it is also hopeful. At the end of the day, and the end of the article especially, it's an argument for why indie record stores need to exist in this busy day and age. Enjoy:

ONLINE EXTRA: Warren Hudson, owner of Decatur CD

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Monday, November 23, 2009

New. Release. Tuesday.

Not a ton of releases this time around, we'll admit, but a week with new Tom Waits is a good week to us. Witness:

Tom Waits (live)
Tom Petty (live)
Kraftwerk (box set)
Chesterfield Kings (live)
Susan Boyle
Echo & The Bunnymen (live)
50 Cent
Lady Gaga
Adam Lambert
...and more!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ticket Alternative's New and Notable Shows

Each week, our pal Leila at Ticket Alternative sends us an e-mail listing all the brand-new, freshly-announced, hot-off-the-presses Ticket Alternative shows. And each week we post this e-mail on the blog for y'all's information. Think of it as a sister post of sorts to our semi-regular monthly show calendar postings. Don't forget: You can buy tickets for any of these shows at good old Decatur CD. Enjoy:

Just Announced:
Switchfoot @ Center Stage (moved from The Loft), November 24 - TA still selling tickets

The Cribs w/ Adam Green @ The EARL, January 20

Fringe Atlanta @ Redeemer, March 13 - on sale Dec 1

The XX @ The EARL, March 24

This Week:
Webb Wilder @ Smith's Olde Bar, Saturday, November 21

Old School Saturday @ Hyatt Regency, Saturday, November 21

J Tillman of Fleet Foxes @ The EARL, Saturday, November 21

Patterson Hood @ Andrew's Upstairs, Saturday, November 21

Free Energy @ The EARL, Sunday, November 22

Flyleaf @ The Loft, Monday, November 23

Switchfoot @ Center Stage, Tuesday, November 24

Skinny Puppy @ The Loft (moved from Center Stage), Tuesday, November 24

Nigels with Attitude (XTC Tribute) @ The EARL, Tuesday, November 24

Hightide Blues @ Smith's Olde Bar, Wednesday, November 25

Turkey Eve Toast w/Yacht Rock @ Andrew's Upstairs, Wednesday, November 25

Holly Golightly @ The EARL, Thursday, November 26

Under The Covers with Aly @ The Loft, Friday, November 27

Today the Moon, Tomorrow The Sun @ The EARL, Friday, November 27

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Monday, November 16, 2009

New. Release. Tuesday.

Got a few heavy hitters this week. Good stuff, good stuff. Have a look at the list below and let us know what you need. We'll be here, as usual.

Them Crooked Vultures (QOTSA/Foo Fighters/Led Zeppelin supergroup)
Dave Rawlings Machine (ft. Gillian Welch)
Norah Jones
Paul McCartney (live)
David Bowie (Space Oddity 40th anniversary)
Kid Sister
Dan Zanes
50 Cent
Katy Perry (unplugged)
John Mayer
Leona Lewis
Fall Out Boy (greatest hits)
...and more!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Free Tickets: Langhorne Slim and Brett Dennen

The former, pictured above, is performing this evening at The EARL with Dawes and Austin Lucas. The latter, pictured below, is performing at the Tabernacle this evening with Grace Potter. If you would like tickets to either, stop by the store and ask for them!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Dutchess and The Duke: Live at DCD on 12/16!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are very proud to announce that Seattle rock duo The Dutchess and The Duke will be performing live at Decatur CD on Wednesday, December 16th. Not ones to mince words, we love this band, people. Their 2008 release, She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke, received some seriously heavy rotation around these parts, and now they have a new and also-excellent record called Sunset/Sunrise. Have a listen to it here or stop by the store and check it out on the listening station. They'll be playing at The EARL later in the evening with Greg Ashley and Cotton Jones, and they'll play at the store around 5 p.m. or so. We'll firm up that time and announce some other special goodies at the time grows near. In the meantime, save the date!

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Ticket Giveaway Update

Just a quick update for y'all. Subtracted a couple shows that have passed and added a couple shows that are coming up. Stop by and drop your name and phone number in the giveaway box!

Nov. 13: Charlie Louvin, Dexter Romweber and Anna Kramer @ The EARL
Nov. 14: Brett Dennen @ The Tabernacle
Nov. 14: Langhorne Slim @ The EARL
Nov. 17: Dan Auerbach, Justin Townes Earle and Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Variety Playhouse
Nov. 17: Train @ The Tabernacle
Nov. 18: Lyle Lovett @ The Tabernacle
Nov. 19: Heavy Trash @ The EARL
Nov. 21: Mountain Goats and Final Fantasy @ Variety Playhouse
Nov. 24: Nigels With Attitude (XTC Tribute) @ The EARL
Nov. 26: Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs @ The EARL
Dec. 10: Crystal Antlers @ The EARL
Dec. 16: The Dutchess & The Duke @ The EARL


Monday, November 09, 2009

New. Release. Tuesday.

Right now, the New York Dolls are blasting through our head, through our head, the New York Dolls are blasting through our head. A happy Monday to you and yours. Here's what will hit our shelves promptly in the morning. Stop by and let us know what you need:

Ray Davies (choral collection)
Caroline Herring
Robyn Hitchcock (live CD/DVD)
Echo & the Bunnymen
The Killers (live)
Snow Patrol
Pieta Brown
Grant-Lee Phillips
MF Doom
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
The Cribs (now ft. Johnny Marr!)
Bon Jovi
AC/DC (box)
Dashboard Confessional
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (live)
Britney Spears (singles)
Jason Mraz (live)
...and more!


Saturday, November 07, 2009

A Hint About December 16th

Because we're so excited about December 16th, but have yet to iron out all the details, we thought we'd tease you, dedicated blog reader, with a couple hints in the meantime. Hint #1 is above. Think you have an idea what we're up to? Leave your guess in the comments.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - November

Let's skip the chit chat and get this thing out before any more days of November slip past us. If you're at Star Bar tonight, give a shout at Young Eliot and Austin.

TONIGHT - King Khan, GG King, Those Darlins @ Star Bar
TONIGHT - Saul Williams @ The Loft
TONIGHT - Zee Avi @ Vinyl
TONIGHT - The Low Anthem, Blind Pilot @ The EARL
November 5 - Elvis Perkins in Dearland, AA Bondy @ The EARL
November 5 - Mastodon, High on Fire, Converge, Dethklok @ The Tabernacle
November 5 - Karl Denson, Nomo @ Variety Playhouse
November 6 - Mutemath @ The Tabernacle
November 6 - The Jesus Lizard, All the Saints @ Variety Playhouse
November 6 - Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (two shows) @ Eddie's Attic
November 7 - Alela Diane, Marissa Nadler @ The EARL
November 9 - Peaches @ Center Stage
November 9 - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Portland Cello Project @ The EARL
November 10 - The Flatlanders @ Smith's Olde Bar
November 11 - The Get Up Kids, Kevin Devine @ Masquerade
November 11 - Monsters of Folk @ Tabernacle
November 12 - Shonen Knife, Jeff the Brotherhood, The NEC @ The EARL
November 12 - The Devil Makes Three, National Grain @ Drunken Unicorn
November 12 - MC Chris @ Masquerade
November 12 - Times New Viking, The Axeman, Balkans @ Star Bar
November 13 - Kodac Harrison @ Arizona Pub
November 13 - The Sunglasses, Predator, Wolves & Jackals @ Drunken Unicorn
November 13 - Charlie Louvin, Dexter Romweber, Anna Kramer @ The EARL
November 13 - Leo Kottke @ Variety Playhouse
November 14 - Langhorne Slim @ The EARL
November 14 - Jack Oblivian, Gentleman Jesse @ Star Bar
November 14 - Brett Denne, Grace Potter @ The Tabernacle
November 14 - Delbert McClinton @ Variety Playhouse
November 15 - Echo & The Bunnymen @ Masquerade
November 16 - Deastro, Max Tundra, So So Death @ Drunken Unicorn
November 17 - Michelle Shocked @ Eddie's Attic
November 17 - Dan Auerbach, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield
November 18 - White Denim @ The EARL
November 18 - David Berkeley @ Eddie's Attic
November 18 - Lyle Lovett @ The Tabernacle
November 19 - Heavy Trash, Tiger! Tiger! @ The EARL
November 19 - Bonaventure Quartet @ Highland Inn Ballroom
November 19 - Hope for Agoldensummer @ Kavarna
November 20 - Camera Obscura @ Variety Playhouse
November 21 - The Mountain Goats, Final Fantasy @ Variety Playhouse
November 22 - Imogen Heap @ Variety Playhouse
November 24 - Switchfoot @ The Loft
November 25 - Adron @ Twain's
November 27 - Barreracudas, Predator, Balkans, Carnivores, Delta 666 @ 529
November 28 - Metric @ Center Stage
November 28 - GG King, Baby Dinosaurs Vs. Extinction, Coffin Bound, Yussuf Jerusalem @ 529
November 28 - Shawn Mullins @ Variety Playhouse
November 30 - Raphael Saadiq, Janelle Monae @ Center Stage


Free Tickets to Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs at Eddie's Attic on Friday

As many of you are no doubt aware, Matthew Sweet (he of Matthew Sweet fame) and Susanna Hoffs (she of The Bangles fame) have collaborated on a couple of charming covers albums in recent years, albums that have garnered positive reviews and positive sales (at least around these parts). Well, Sweet & Hoffs (or Sid & Susie, as they're calling themselves) are bringing their show to Eddie's Attic this very Friday night. There are a pair of shows (7pm and 9:30pm) and we've got two pairs of guest list spots that can be applied to either. How do you win? Stop by or call or e-mail or tweet at us. First come, first serve. Good luck!

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Monday, November 02, 2009

New. Release. Tuesday.

What an album cover, right? We haven't heard much from the new Weezer record yet, but if it's half as awesome as that photo above, count us as fans. Meanwhile, all sort of other great stuff is coming out this week as well. Take a gander...

Julian Casablancas
Morrissey (b-sides)
Rickie Lee Jones
Molina & Johnson (from Magnolia Electric Co. and Centro-matic)
Nirvana (live + DVD)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (soundtrack)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Christmas!)
Carrie Underwood
Frank Sinatra (box set)
Serena Ryder
Isaac Hayes (Shaft reissue)
Half-Handed Cloud
...and more!


Ticket Giveaways!

Concert tickets! We're giving them away! You want them! Let's combine forces! If you'd like the Low Anthem/Blind Pilot tickets, give us a call tonight. For the others, you'll have to stop by the store and drop your name in the box. Good luck, y'all:

Nov. 4: The Low Anthem and Blind Pilot @ The EARL
Nov. 6: The Jesus Lizard @ Variety Playhouse
Nov. 11: Monsters of Folk @ The Tabernacle
Nov. 13: Charlie Louvin, Dexter Romweber and Anna Kramer @ The EARL
Nov. 14: Langhorne Slim @ The EARL
Nov. 17: Dan Auerbach, Justin Townes Earle and Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Variety Playhouse
Nov. 19: Heavy Trash @ The EARL
Nov. 21: Mountain Goats and Final Fantasy @ Variety Playhouse
Nov. 24: Nigels With Attitude (XTC Tribute) @ The EARL
Nov. 26: Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs @ The EARL
Dec. 10: Crystal Anterls @ The EARL
Dec. 16: The Dutchess & The Duke @ The EARL