Best happy hour in recent memory: Spending the first few minutes of my Friday night purchasing records at Red Onion. What did I buy? The Flaming Lips' Embryonic LP (colored vinyl) and Alex Bleeker and the Freaks' debut LP on the local Underwater Peoples label [you can listen to an officially leaked Bleeker track here]. [...]
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Thievery Corporation will be playing three nights at the 9:30 Club. This is becoming a January tradition for the classy, dubby duo. They will be spinning their haunted downtempo tunes on Jan 21, 22, and 23. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.
Som Records is worth the hunt for parking along 14th Street NW. Just got the store's latest e-mail of new arrivals and it's fairly packed. The store has got solid new releases from Real Estate, Broadcast, Cold Cave, Girls, Kings of Convenience, Circuit Rider (reissue), Jay Farrar, Odissee, Chain and the Gang, The Clientele, Felix, [...]
Red Onion Records and Books has scores of new records that are worth checking out. Among the best of the bunch: Real Estate's debut LP, the Fred McDowell reissue on Mississippi, and some new Slumberland releases. Don't forget to check out the new Best Coast single, Fuck Buttons latest LP, and the amazing Forge Your [...]
There are some killer new arrivals over at Red Onion Records and Books. First off, there's the reissue on vinyl (!) of the Raincoats' classic debut album. The store has also got in new pressings from Folkways, the new Atlas Sound LP (pictured) as well as Cedric Brooks, Albert Ayler, Arthur Russell, Sun Ra, Wilco, [...]
Nerds rejoice. (Let's hope the vinyl skews a little rarer than '80s Kinks and Wes Montgomery LPs!) I'm sure the record fair is going to be well stocked. After all, the fair is being sponsored and promoted by some fine and discerning local tastemakers—Som Records, the Vinyl District, and DC Soul Recordings.
And amazingly, Mingering Mike [...]
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne has been interviewing for months now about his band's upcoming album Embryonic. He's talked to Billboard and the BBC and just about anyone else. It would be hard to not to weary of Coyne's sales calls. The band is no longer just the pride of Oklahoma and stoner college kids. [...]
Travis Morrison has announced his retirement. We think. Morrison fronted the beloved and defunct Dismemberment Plan. He went on to release solo stuff, sing in church, and form a new band and release a well-received album in 2007. On Morrison's website, he or his web guru write: "Retired!"
If that wasn't clear enough, Morrison writes: "No [...]