CD Central, in cooperation with Institute 193, will be hosting a special performance by Alabama-based artist Lonnie Holley as part of Record Store Day, April 20. The event will also feature the release of 193 Sound, a compilation of songs by 25 Southern artists including Holley and several Lexington musicians.
According to Institute 193, “Holley’s art practice is diverse, but he is best known for richly symbolic assemblages that examine spirituality, African-American history, and the interconnectedness of all things. This exhibition includes a variety of work that demonstrates Holley’s talent for creating powerful visual narratives with sculptural forms. It also features a new series of many-layered paintings on cloth created with spray-paint.” An exhibit of Holley’s art will be on display at Institute 193 (193 N. Limestone St. in Lexington), April 19-June 15. Holley’s album, Just Before Music, was released last year on Dust-to-Digital Records. Lonnie Holley video
The 193 Sound compilation represents a wide variety of genres, and features tracks by Lexington musicians Ben Sollee, Idiot Glee, Cross, Warren Byrom, Three Legged Race, Matt Duncan, Street Gnar, and many others from Lexington and the region. The introduction is delivered by writer Silas House. Copies of the CD will be available on Record Store Day.
James Blake – Overgrown CD/2xLP (Universal Republic)
“Overgrown is underdeveloped, in the best possible sense, employing the sonic palette of state-of-the-art, digital dance music to pursue something almost completely contrary to the clubbing experience. These beats are not hard, the sounds are not polished. It is music of emotion and imagination, shifting perspectives in ways that are deliciously intangible, intent on moving the heart rather than the feet.” – telegraph.co.uk
Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg CD (Mercury)
Jake Bugg (born Jacob Edwin Kennedy 1994 in Nottingham) is an English singer/songwriter influenced by Donovan, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Oasis, Don McLean, Johnny Cash, and The Beatles.
Eric Church – Eric Church Live: Caught In The Act CD (EMI Nashville)
Recorded at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre last fall, Caught In The Act features songs from Church’s previous three albums, 2011’s Chief, 2009’s Carolina, and his 2006 debut, Sinners Like Me. Vinyl version due April 20.
The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett – A Place At The Table LP (Sensibility Music)
The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett team up for the soundtrack to the 2013 documentary, A Place At The Table. “The combination of The Civil Wars (Joy Williams and John Paul White) and T-Bone Burnett stands up with a dark, smoking feel. Although a few songs include vocals, many short instrumentals are incorporated as would be expected with most soundtracks. The hidden treasure here is to experience the artist’s talents in instrumentals. This includes Williams haunting play on piano and White’s slide guitar work, all accented by the deep blues guitar of Burnett.” – The Phantom Tollbooth Continue reading →
For me, this spring’s breakout rock hit so far is The Black Angels’ Indigo Meadow. It carries the torch for both classic psychedelia and raw, modern rock. And for a band with such a defined sound, there’s a lot of variation within their niche. Songs range from quick and urgent (the insistant, rocking title track) to more laid back fair (the retro, psychedelic “You’re Mine”). If you or someone you know believe that psych-rock died decades ago, pick this up and soak in the talent.
1. Tyler the Creator – Wolf
2. The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow
3. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
4. Rilo Kiley – RKives
5. Clutch – Earth Rocker
6. Beyond the Shore – Ghostwatcher
7. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter at the Feast
8. Hem – Departure & Farewell
9. Bring Me the Horizon – Sempiternal
10. Mudhoney – Vanishing Point
11. Passion Pit – Gossamer
12. The Civil Wars & T-Bone Burnett – A Place at the Table
13. Candlemass – Nightfall
14. Saxon – Sacrifice
15. Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
16. Matt Duncan – Soft Times
17. Cold War Kids – Dear Miss Lonelyheart
18. Josh Ritter – Beast In Its Tracks
19. Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In
20. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon
Our 6th annual Record Store Day celebration is coming on Saturday, April 20! RSD is basically a big party to celebrate the survival and culture of independent record stores across the USA (and the world). Hundreds of artists and record labels have created special limited edition vinyl and CD releases specifically for this day, plus we’re planning a full slate of performances, free giveaways and other surprises. Please plan to come!
Here’s what we have in store for you….
*** Hundreds of limited edition releases. Visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home for the list. Artists include the Black Keys, David Bowie, Elliott Smith, Flaming Lips, Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, Nick Cave, White Stripes, Phoenix, Lamb of God, Trey Anastasio, and tons more. Please note: we won’t know exactly what we’re getting until we unpack the boxes. Quantities will be limited. To be fair to everyone, please don’t ask us to put anything “on hold”.
*** Live performances starting at noon by Fifth on the Floor, Blood Pheasant, Italian Beaches and Palisades.
*** Album release showcase for “193 Sound,” produced by Institute 193, featuring Birmingham, Ala. artist/musician Lonnie Holley and special guests.
*** Parking lot sale of thousands of used CDs and LPs, weather permitting
*** Food and drink from North Lime Coffee & Donuts and El Habanero Loko food truck.
*** Trivia contest sponsored by Buster’s and Cosmic Charlies.
*** Free record label swag and grab-bags while supplies last.
CD Central will be open from 9 am to 8 pm on Record Store Day.
Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True CD/2xLP+MP3 (Epitaph)
40 minutes of passionate punk-filled rock recorded by Bill Stevenson of The Descendents.
Olafur Arnalds – For Now I Am Winter CD (Mercury Classics)
Purveying a neo-classical style with an array of influences, which range from electronica to minimalism, Arnalds is an artist who draws from a variety of sources whilst maintaining his own unique sound. Vinyl version due April 20.
Authority Zero – The Tipping Point CD (Ingrooves)
Fifth album from the Arizona punk band pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics.
The Band Perry – Pioneer CD (Republic Nashville)
Sophomore album from the superstar country trio. Building on the musical foundation demonstrated by the band on their first album, Pioneer is steeped in country tradition, with rock & roll elements both on performance and songwriting.
Beach House – Beach House [Reissue/2006] LP (We Are Free)
Beach House’s debut album is back in print on vinyl. Continue reading →
1. Strokes – Comedown Machine
2. Love for Levon – Levon Helm tribute concert
3. Jimi Hendrix – People Hell & Angels
4. Emmylou Harris – Old Yellow Moon
5. Eric Clapton – Old Sock
6. Matt Duncan – Soft Times
7. Jim James – Regions of Light & Sound of God
8. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter at the Feast
9. Richard Thompson – Electric
10. Wavves – Afraid of Heights
11. Can – Lost Tapes
12. Ben Harper – Get Up
13. Mumford & Sons – Babel
14. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
15. Joe Bonamassa – An Acoustic Evening
16. Rush – Clockwork Angels
17. Atoms for Peace – Amok
18. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
19. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
20. Black Keys – El Camino