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Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs Sale

If you are a fan of Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (a mofo that likes mofi’s), they have generously donated a box of audiophile LP’s and SACD’s that will be sold at great prices with ALL proceeds going to KRCB FM Radio 91. There is still a big chunk left, so check ’em out..

I have the details on our Facebook Page:

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New Releases for the Week of September 11, 2015

Gary Clark Jr.: The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

Gary Clark Jr.:
The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

To sum up Gary Clark Jr. Is more challenging every day. He’s a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define – as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. He became the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance” – “Please Come Home” (from the album Blak And Blu). Rolling Stone dubbed Clark “The King of the Summer Festivals” as he captivated audiences from Coachella to Glastonbury, Lollapalooza to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from Metallica’s Orion Festival to Jay-Z’s Made in America, and of course his hometown Austin City Limits Festival, where he his band set a daytime attendance record.


Slayer: Repentless

Slayer: Repentless

For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing it’s extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of it’s contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.


Beirut: No No No

Beirut: No No No

the first collection of new material from Beirut since 2011’s well received Rip Tide. Coming four years after ‘The Rip Tide’, and recorded over a two week period during one of the coldest New York winters – with blizzard after blizzard raging outside – ‘No No No’ is Condon’s most vibrant and spirited record to date.


Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts of Love

Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts of Love

Shemekia returns to Alligator with a new release celebrating her continuing mastery of roots music styles from blues and soul to rock and Americana. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons (guitar on a smoldering version of “Jesus Just Left Chicago”), Robert Randolph, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Will Kimbrough guest, but it’s Shemekia and her commanding vocals that dominate the performances on new original material, plus songs by John Fogerty, Albert King, Jesse Winchester, Jessie Mae Hemphill and her father, Johnny Copeland.


Chick Corea & Béla Fleck: Two

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck: Two

Two CD release. Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders, meet once again in an historic duet of piano and banjo. This live album combines Corea and Fleck’s classic tunes with the music from their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment! With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this album captures the casual, intimate playing by both legends from different musical worlds.


Shannon & the Clams: Gone by the Dawn

Shannon & the Clams:
Gone by the Dawn

the newest Shannon and the Clams album, is their best work to date. The music is complex, the lyrical content is emotionally raw and honest, and the production is the strangest it’s ever been. The album was written as one member was recovering from a serious breakup and another was deep in one. The lyrics reflect it, and the entire album is dripping with sadness, pain, and introspection. Gone By The Dawn was produced by Sonny Smith. .


Ben Folds: So There

Ben Folds: So There

Ben Folds music has taken another turn, firmly embracing strings and chamber music yet still maintaining a passion for his love of pop. So There will consist of eight chamber pop songs with the very talented yMusic Ensemble, a critically acclaimed classical sextet from New York who helped Ben bridge his pop/chamber rock songs with the concerto. In 2013, he composed “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” to critical acclaim. Since then, Ben has continued his global symphony performance quest , So There features that concerto along with a host of new songs that overlap pop and classical worlds with a fresh, exciting sound he has dubbed “chamber rock.”


PLUS:

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Jewel

Jewel

Richard Farina Tribute

Richard Farina Tribute

 

Austin Plaine

Austin Plaine

Flaco!!

Flaco!!

Hollywood Vampires

Hollywood Vampires


I’ve got a dusty old pile of vinyl records sittin’ on my floor
I’ve played each one of ’em over and over a dozen times or more
All I’ve got is a beat up chair a mattress a fork and another to spare
And that dusty old pile of records on my floor
I got Willie, Waylon and Woody Guthrie
Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett and Bobby Gentry
Jerry Jeff, Bob Dylan, Donnie Fritts,
The Dead, The Doors, Patsy Cline, John Prine and more
I got Jackson Browne, Townes Van Zandt, Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Harry Chapin, Guy Clark and Van Halen
I got Rita, Kris, Keith Sykes and Country Joe when
he was singin’ with the Fish you know
I got Emmylou, U2 and Arlo,
James Taylor, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Mojo Nixon,
Hendrix, Haggard and a whole lot more
In that dusty old pile of vinyl records I got sittin’ on my floor
One time in San Francisco
I was standin’ in an airport line
In one bag I had all my clothes and in the other was
all them ol’ records of mine
The lady said I could only bring one bag
I had two, Oh what a drag
I had to jump on the plane and leave all my clothes behind
But I got Willie, Waylon and Woody Guthrie
Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett and Bobby Gentry
Jerry Jeff, Bob Dylan, Donnie Fritts,
The Dead, The Doors, Patsy Cline, John Prine and more
I got Jackson Browne, Townes Van Zandt, Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Harry Chapin, Guy Clark and Van Halen
I got Rita, Kris, Keith Sykes and Country Joe when
he was singin’ with the Fish you know
I got Emmylou, U2 and Arlo,
James Taylor, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Mojo Nixon,
Hendrix, Haggard and a whole lot more
In that dusty old pile of vinyl records I got sittin’ on my floor
Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Richie Havens and the Who
Aretha, Prince, Gram Parson, the Burrito Brothers too
John Lee Hooker and Bill Monroe, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Monroe
Ray Charles, Todd Snider, the Clash and the Ramones
I got all of Booker T’s, Tom T. Hall’s,
Bobby Bare, Belafonte and the New York Dolls,
Billy Joe, Jimmy Croce, Kiss, Crosby Stills and Nash,
John, June and Roseanne Cash
I got Forbert, Fromholtz, Stevie Ray,
T-Birds, Yardbirds, Sam and Dave,
And as some of y’all mighta guessed already
I got piles and piles and piles of Tom Petty
In that dusty old pile of vinyl records I got sittin’ on my floor
~Todd Snider

New Releases for the Week of September 4, 2015

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily

debut album by this band featuring The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon; also on the album are Kenny Vaughan and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The Arcs collaboratively wrote and recorded 13 tracks for Yours, Dreamily, with the musicians playing a large array of roles both vocally and instrumentally. Co-produced by Auerbach and Michels, the album was recorded in roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles, the Diamond Mine in Queens, Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, and in a lounge room at Electric Lady in Manhattan. Tchad Blake mixed the album on his horse farm in Wales.


 

John Mayall: Find A Way To Care

John Mayall: Find A Way To Care

For over 50 years John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British blues”. In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance. This revival continues with the release of a brilliant new studio album titled, Find A Way To Care”, produced by John and Eric at famed House of Blues Studios in Encino, California. John adds harmonica on two songs as well as a classic guitar track reminiscent of Huber Sumlin or Muddy Waters on the latter’s legendary “Long Distance Call”. He is joined by his killer touring band, Rocky Athas (guitar), Greg Rzab (bass) and Jay Davenport (drums).


 

Cecile McLorin Salvant: For One To Love

Cecile McLorin Salvant: For One To Love

includes five original songs as well as Burt Bacharach’s ‘Wives and Lovers,’ and continues to showcase her deep appreciation of the great Bessie Smith with a take on ‘What’s The Matter Now.’ She also sings in French on a song by French singer Barbara from 1965 called ‘Le Mal de Vivre’. McLorin Salvant is superbly supported in her vision by a world-class group of musicians who share her values and play a key role in shaping each performance into an artistic statement. There are no studio tricks or subterfuge here. For One To Love is truly the creation of a singular and unique creative. We present to you with Cecile, the second record in her young and amazing career.


 

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

two CD release from the British metal icons. The Book Of Souls contains 11 tracks and runs 92 minutes – it is the metal maestros’ first ever double studio album. In a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide, The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their 1980 eponymous debut charted at #4 in the UK. The album was recorded at Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris, which they had previously used for 2000’s Brave New World, with regular producer Kevin Shirley in late summer 2014. Their previous studio release, 2010’s The Final Frontier, was Maiden’s most successful album chart-wise, reaching #1 in 28 countries and their highest chart debut in the U.S. (#4).


 

Fred Hersch: Solo

Fred Hersch: Solo

 

Lou Barlow: Brace The Wave

Lou Barlow: Brace The Wave

Five Finger Death Punch: Got Your Six

Five Finger Death Punch: Got Your Six

Lizz Wright: Freedom & Surrender

Lizz Wright: Freedom & Surrender

Public Image Ltd.: What The World Needs Now

Public Image Ltd.: What The World Needs Now

Against Me!: 23 LIVE Sex Acts

Against Me!: 23 LIVE Sex Acts


 

Tom Heyman in-store and Storewide Sale on Saturday

We are proud to present a LIVE performance by San Francisco singer/songwriter Tom Heyman
Tom will be playing songs from his tremendous new album, That Cool Blue Feeling, which is available on CD and Vinyl
on Saturday August 29 at 2:30 ish PM
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STOREWIDE SALE one day only Saturday August 29
Two dollars off Used LP’s and CD’s
One dollar off New LP’s and CD’s
$1 records (cheapies) will be 2 for the price of 1
3 for $10 CD’s will be 4 for $10
Complimentary refreshments

Friday’s New Releases, August 28, 2015

NEW RELEASES
for the week of August 28, 2015:


Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

Rare is the band that can cover themselves. Rarer is the band that would even think of it and rarer still is a band that would return to the conception and re-imagine its first breakthrough record. Stuff Like That There, a fourteen song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1990 album, Fakebook.


 

The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

is the second studio album by The Weeknd. The album features guest appearances from Labrinth, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey. Three singles have been released from the album: “Often”, “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”. “Earned It”, a single from Fifty Shades of Grey: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, is also included on the album. Abel Tesfaye – known by his stage name The Weeknd – is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name The Weeknd. He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011, which were critically acclaimed. The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy, consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. In 2013, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land.


 

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Freedom Atlanta Pop Festival

Jimi Hendrix Experience:
Freedom Atlanta Pop Festival

Two CD set. About 100 miles south of Atlanta, next to a field just outside the town of Byron, there stands a plaque erected by the Georgia Historical Society marking the location of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, where from July 3-5, 1970, “Over thirty musical acts performed, including Rock Icon Jimi Hendrix playing to the largest American audience of his career.” Despite the overwhelming attendance (estimated to be 300, 000-400, 000), the festival and Hendrix’s performance in particular, has not received it’s due in terms of historic importance and impact until now. This is the soundtrack to that performance, which also serves as a companion to the Electric Church DVD release.


 

Beach House: Depression Cherry

Beach House: Depression Cherry

Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. Depression Cherry is their fifth full-length record. This record follows the release of their self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010 and Bloom in 2012. Depression Cherry was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15.


 

Foals: What Went Down

Foals: What Went Down

All of the truly transformative and era-defining albums have grappled with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop. Permanence and impermanence, life and death, solitude, vulnerability, intimacy, passion, rage, humanity; weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too. What Went Down confronts these issues head-on.


 

Motorhead: Bad Magic

Motorhead: Bad Magic

Bristling with thunderous attitude, and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that’ll assault your ears this year, Bad Magic demands that you fall to your knees and pray heartily that your senses don’t get completely pulverized, because big-rig head crushers like the totemic and Motoranthemic ”Thunder And Lightning” show that Motorhead are as strong, mean, loud, relentless, uncompromising and goddam heavy as ever.


 

Atlas Genius: Inanimate Objects

Atlas Genius: Inanimate Objects

Produced by Atlas Genius and Frederik Thaae, Inanimate Objects is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as a “spritely, melodic debut album”. After being discovered by the blog Neon Gold, the band was signed to Warner Bros. Records and began 18 months of non-stop touring, including two national headline tours, opening for Imagine Dragons and Silversun Pickups and playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sasquatch, Firefly and many others. They also performed on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show With Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live!


 

The Essential Van Morrison

The Essential Van Morrison

The Essential Van Morrison
Two CD collection from the legendary Irish singer, songwriter and rock icon. Includes solo material like “Brown Eyed Girl’ plus his first real commercial break-through: ‘Gloria’ by Them, the band he fronted just prior to his successful solo career.


 

Destroyer: Poison Season

Destroyer: Poison Season

On August 28, Destroyer returns with a new full-length, Poison Season. In addition, a two-song 12-inch that includes a remix of album track ‘Forces From Above’ and the orchestral version of ‘Times Square, Poison Season’ will be released as a companion to the record. Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings.


 

Robert Cray: 4 Nights of 40 Years LIVE

Robert Cray: 4 Nights of 40 Years LIVE

Contemporary blues icon Robert Cray will be celebrating his 40 years of performing with an incredible live release, ‘4 Nights of 40 Years Live’ on 28th August 2015. This live album was recorded at Venture, Belly Up, Saban Theatre and his rehearsal studio in Dec 2014. 4 Nights of 40 Years Live contain 90 minutes of concert footage from multiple camera angles creating an incredible perspective. It also contains personal in-depth interviews with Robert Cray, his band members and testimonials from legends as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jimmie Vaughan and Bonnie Raitt.


 

Nile: What Should Not Be Unearthed

Nile: What Should Not Be Unearthed

The reigning kings of technical, historically- themed brutality are back! Mixed by Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Queen, Thin Lizzy etc) and produced by the band, ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’ is Nile’s 8th full-length release and another testament in the band’s crushing catalog. Unlike 2012’s ‘At the Gate of Sethu’, which was surgically precise and musically technical, the goal of Nile’s upcoming full-length is utter heaviness and memorable songwriting while maintaining the kind of musicianship the long standing death metal visionaries have been known for. Artwork was handled this time by Michael ‘Xaay’ Loranc (Behemoth Necrophagist etc).


 

Kottonmouth Kings: Krown Power

Kottonmouth Kings: Krown Power

Three years in the making KMK’s Krown Power shows the world why they remain one of the great stories of determination. Krown Power (Feat. ICP, Twiztid, HE’d PE) helps elevate the music to a new level. KMK’s legacy spans 20 years with millions of record sold. KMK has created one of the most radical & dedicated fan bases in history. This is an exciting time for the band now that they have reclaimed their entire catalog and are launching United Family Music, a label with many exciting new artists.


 

Steep Canyon Rangers: Radio

Steep Canyon Rangers: Radio

 

The Grammy Award-winning band unveils their highly anticipated ninth studio album, Radio, a project that further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance. SCR are also known for collaborations with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and esteemed singer/songwriter Edie Brickell. Radio was produced by 14x Grammy winner Jerry Douglas (John Oates, Alison Krauss) and recorded at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio.


 

Mike Krol: Turkey

Mike Krol: Turkey

In bowling’s hallowed alleys, a strike is the minor miracle of all ten pins falling at once. Back-to-back strikes make a double. Do it a third time and you’ve got yourself a turkey. History will decide which sports metaphor to apply to Mike Krol’s first two records, I Hate Jazz (2011) and Trust Fund (2013). But as needle meets groove on Turkey-Krol’s first record for Merge-there is no ambiguity. A shiny black ball tumbles past the suburban strip malls of a polyester Wisconsin and veers precariously close to an East Coast gutter before gathering momentum in a physics-defying sprint for the Pacific. California is where the headpin falls-the right velocity, the perfect geometry, the bowler’s intent beautifully realized in a noisy moment of awesome destruction. Mike Krol got his bike stolen and his heart broken. He bailed on graphic-design-as-career. He kept playing drums and guitars, and he kept writing songs about the stuff he hated and the stuff he loved. Leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles, he took a few years’ worth of wrong turns. But when he showed up at a studio in Sacramento in March 2014, he had his affairs in order. Plug the vocal microphone into a guitar amp. Plug the guitar into an overheating box of vacuum tubes. Put the computer in the closet. Roll the tape.


 

Faces: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-1975)

Faces: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-1975)

2015 five CD set. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-1975) includes: The First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse (1971), and Ooh La La (1973), and features unreleased bonus tracks included with each album. Despite their hard-partying reputation, the band was a formidable powerhouse and could play it all-blues, soul, funk, country and boogie. These albums showcase that incredible range from bar stool anthems like “Had Me A Real Good Time,” “Miss Judy’s Farm,” and “Stay With Me,” to tender ballads that will leave you crying in your beer like “Ooh La La,” “Love Lives Here” and “Glad And Sorry.” The Faces came together in 1969 when former Small Faces Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones and Ronnie Lane hooked up with ex-Jeff Beck Group vocalist Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood. The group’s impact on music has only deepened since it’s break up in 1975. In recognition of the Faces’ influence, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the group in 2012.


 

Dangerdoom: The Mouse and the Mask

Dangerdoom: The Mouse and the Mask

10th Anniversary re-issue of The Mouse and the Mask in original custom frosted plastic packaging. Guest features from Talib Kweli, Cee Lo Green, Ghostface Killah.?


 

The End of the Tour Soundtrack

The End of the Tour Soundtrack

Lakeshore Records’ soundtrack album for the indie drama The End of the Tour. The album features the film’s original music composed by Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Batman, Good Will Hunting, Silver Linings Playbook). Also included are the songs from the film by artists including R.E.M, Felt, Tracey Ullman, Fun Boy Three and Brian Eno. The soundtrack was released on August 28. Set against the film’s wintry Midwestern landscape, Elfman delivers a resonant and highly textural score that seesaws between glacial dissonance and subtle, glimmering optimism. A mix of dense strings, elegant piano, and strange glassy overtones, it manages to convey a feeling of heft while remaining surprisingly light on it’s feet. Strewn between Elfman’s cues are tracks by R.E.M., Brian Eno, Felt, Tindersticks, and others. The End of the Tour is directed by James Ponsoldt and stars Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Joan Cusack and Ron Livingston. The movie tells the true story of Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008, during a book tour at the start of his fame and his rivalry with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, who accompanied Wallace on the tour. The drama premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


 

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