What's Happening This Week
I hope you'll join us Friday, December 14, for our Holiday Music program, curated by Musicians Corner, who just released an excellent new Christmas CD featuring holiday tunes by some of our favorite local artists with cover art by Rachel Briggs, who designed and painted our amazing mural behind the stage at the new Grimey's! Becca Mancari, Sun Seeker and The Sweetheart Deal will all perform. All three are featured on the CD as well. And since Rachel Briggs also designs art for cans of Wiseacre Beer, we've got Wiseacre Brewing Co. (based in Memphis) providing free beer for all 21 and up attendees! You gotta get up to get down, yo. All this goes down at 6pm on Friday, December 14th. Free and all ages.
And the following day, Saturday, December 15th, at 5PM, author Daryl Sanders will join us to read and discuss his new book on Bob Dylan's 'Blonde On Blonde' sessions, That Thin Wild Mercury Sound. Pete Finney, co-curator of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit 'Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City' (and also a badass pedal steel guitarist!) will host a Q&A and Daryl will sign copies of his book following the discussion. Come ready to ask your most burning questions about the recording of 'Blonde On Blonde.' See details on these and all upcoming in-store events on our events page.
I'd like to remind you that our Toy Drive for Give A Little Christmas is ongoing. We'll be accepting donations of a new toy or stocking stuffer for kids in need, ages infant to high school. Drop by through December 19th to bring some needed holiday cheer to these kids.
It's a pretty lite week for new releases but you know we always have some good reasons to visit the record store. This week we've got the Springsteen On Broadway release (CD now, vinyl in January), plus a new EP from The Decemberists, new albums from Clean Bandit, Selling, Gringo Starr and more, some reissues from Chicano Batman and the vinyl for the new live Neil Young release from his 1976 solo tour 'Songs For Judy', plus a Christmas 7" from Lucius, the vinyl for the new Robyn, and vinyl reissues from The Killers, Depeche Mode, Primus, Mission Of Burma, Fall Out Boy, Atmosphere, Pearls Before Swine, Caetano Veloso and plenty more, detailed on our new releases page.
The Cut! at LA Jackson - Monday, December 17th from 8-11PM *Free*
The Cut! Join us (almost) every Monday for our weekly DJ Night at LA Jackson, the fab rooftop bar at the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch. This week Tyler is taking over the tables with Christmas inspired jams and feel-good tunes (seriously this guy has some of the most amazing & entertaining Christmas records ever!) plus it's the last time he's spinning there in 2018 so come on by!
Happy Holidays and thanks for reading and for supporting your local record store. We're here for you.