Labor Day 2014 Sale and Concert

otisYes, we will be open on Labor Day this year, and that means live music, sale prices and food!
We’re very pleased to present the first Lexington performance of the blues/rock band Otis, hailing from Western Kentucky. They recently completed their first album, Tough Times, a tribute to John Brim.
otisjohnbrimcdAccording to band member Steve Jewell, Jr., “John Brim (1922-2003) was a Kentucky bluesman who was on legendary Chess Records in the mid 50′s. The album consist of songs John Brim wrote; we just wrote our own music arrangements to his songs. We simply hope to bring awareness not only to a under appreciated blues man from Kentucky, but for people to know of Kentucky’s rich heritage of Blues Music!” In case the name John Brim isn’t familiar, he wrote the song “Ice Cream Man” which was later covered by Van Halen!
Tough Times was co-produced by Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters who also plays guitar on the album.
Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 1. Otis is scheduled to play at 1 pm sharp. Free and open to all!

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Used Record Clearance Sale. Cheap!

These records are three for five bucks. Good bands, good condition, just ones we have too many of. Check ‘em out on the stage at the front of the store. We’re adding new ones every few days, but this sale is for a limited time only.

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New Releases — August 19, 2014

Accept – Blind Rage CD (Nuclear Blast)
After quite a few years away from the visible hard rock scene, Germany’s legendary Accept have returned to the metal forefront with an elated new singer and a new album.

Apache Dropout – Heavy Window CD/LP (Magnetic South)
After three LPs and a clutch of 45s, Southern Indiana’s Apache Dropout have loosened an adherence to the divine mono sound and forged a scaly stereo technique for Heavy Window. This is a deeper, blown out swagger of peer-less rock & roll filtered through a lush three-dimensional spectrum. Just as their self-titled debut snapped heads back, Apache Dropout has proven again they can rescore the garage rock aesthetic and remain undisputed purveyors of true lysergic North American boogie.

Bahamas – Bahamas Is Alfie CD/LP (Brushfire)
The third full-length album from Afie Jurvanen, who performs as Bahamas. Bahamas Is Afie is the first self-produced album from the Ontario-based musician. With this record he pursued a far more complex sound than on prior releases and is responsible for the majority of the instrumentation. The album follows 2011′s Barchords, which was praised for being “a reserved yet melodically rewarding exploration of rewarding exploration of relationships and heartache” by The New Yorker.

Beach Day – Native Echoes CD/LP (Kanine)
Native Echoes is the second album from the Hollywood, FL based garage rock/girl group with a male drummer. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Aug. 11-17, 2014

Tom-Petty-And-The-Heartbreakers-Hypnotic-Eye11. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Hypnotic Eye
2. Jack White- Lazaretto
3. Crosby Stills Nash & Young- CSNY 1974 (live)
4. Guardians Of The Galaxy- (soundtrack)
5. St. Paul & The Broken Bones- Half The City
6. Lucero- Live From Atlanta
7. Brian Setzer- Rockabilly Riot!
8. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
9. Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence
10. Spoon- They Want My Soul
11. Bear In Heaven- Time Is Over One Day Old
12. Twista- Dark Horse
13. Carcass- Surgical Steel
14. Morbid Angel- Covenant
15. Black Angels- Clear Lake Forest
16. Judas Priest- Redeemer Of Souls
17. Tombs- Savage Gold
18. Johnny Winter- Raised On Blues
19. Keb Mo- Bluesamericana
20. London Grammar- If You Wait

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New Releases — August 12, 2014

Cyrus Chestnut – Midnight Melodies CD (Smoke Sessions)
This nearly perfect set of piano jazz, captured at NY’s Smoke Jazz & Supper Club, is Cyrus Chestnut’s first live recording. He is joined by bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, and together they take listeners on a musical odyssey that includes music by Billy Strayhorn, John Coltrane, and John Hicks.

Common – Nobody’s Smiling 2xLP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tenth album from the two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper.

Dilated Peoples – Directors Of Photography CD/LP (Rhymesayers)
Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu’s new collection demonstrates how Dilated Peoples has been able to remain loyal to its signature sound, style and sentiment while adding new and dramatic artistic wrinkles to its already-extensive musical repertoire. With their new album, Dilated Peoples shows it only improved during its hiatus, returning to a genre quick to dismiss veterans.

Freddy Fender – Para Siempre En Mi Corazon CD (Varese/Fuel 2000)
Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006) was a Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock & roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits ”Before The Next Teardrop Falls” and the subsequent remake of his own ”Wasted Days And Wasted Nights”. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Aug. 4-10, 2014

spooncd1. Spoon- They Want My Soul
2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Hypnotic Eye
3. Jenny Lewis- Voyager
4. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
5. Eric Clapton & Friends- The Breeze
6. Trampled By Turtles- Wild Animals
7. Jack White- Lazaretto
8. Old Crow Medicine Show- Remedy
9. Rodney Crowell- Tarpaper Sky
10. Freeman- Freeman
11. Mike Doughty- Live At Ken’s House
12. Billy Joe Shaver- Long In The Tooth
13. Allman Brothers Band- 1971- Fillmore East Recordings
14. Shooter Jennings- Don’t Wait Up I’m Playing Possum
15. Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young- CSNY 1974
16. Shabazz Palaces- Lese Majesty
17. Belphegor- Conjuring The Dead
18. 50 Cent- Animal Ambition
19. Got A Girl- I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
20. Black Angels- Clear Lake Forest

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