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Born in London and raised in Sudan before moving to Ohio, multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab has done session work with Caribou, Yeasayer and Of Montreal; served as leader of the Atomic Bomb Band, which toured performing the music of William Onyeabor with bandmates David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Money Mark, Blood Orange & others; and has released six albums under the name Sinkane. Pitchfork has this to say: "Listen to his catalog under the Sinkane moniker and you’ll hear fragments of sub-Saharan pop, shoegaze, afro-rock, electronica, krautrock, and everything in between—all melded into his own funky blend. Jumping into Sinkane’s discography is like a weekend immersed in your local record store’s world music rack."
In other words, Sinkane is badass! He's bringing the goods to the Tractor Tavern on 2/28, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show PLUS a signed copy of his latest, Life & Livin' It! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Telephone" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/25. Good luck!
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Surprise! The new self-titled Dirty Projectors album is out early on VINYL today! Not only that, we're giving away cool Dirty Projectors prizes to a couple of lucky winners! One grand prize winner will get the new album on vinyl and a unique work of art - a hand painted and signed "emoji" painting by DP vocalist/guitarist David Longstreth! David paints these with both hands simultaneously. He can be seen painting a large one in the beginning of the "Keep Your Name" video. This particular "painting" is of Gene Simmons of KISS, and is in reference to these lyrics from "Keep Your Name."
"We shared kisses and visions
But like KISS’ shithead Gene Simmons said:
A band is a brand and it looks like that our vision is dissonant”
One runner-up winner will receive the new album on CD (the CD version is being released on Friday).
Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "A Brand Is A Brand" and please include first & last name with entry. Winners must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle. Good luck!
The 50th Anniversary Edition of The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut album was recently released via Rhino, and luckily, we were able to get our hands on a special limited edition picture disc of the album! Enter to win it by e-mailing us with the subject line "Morning Dew" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle. Good luck!
By Ian Bremner
Nikki Lane, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, figured if she could someday earn as many fans as people who live in her hometown, she’d be doing just fine. She guesstimated that number to be around 700,000 Rednecks (an endearing term). In reality, it’s actually 70,000, but… all for the sake of the song. Fatefully, she ended up in Nashville, whose population is actually far more accurate to the song title.
With as much talent as there is in Nashville, it takes someone special to rise to the top, and Nikki Lane has carved out her own world within her adopted hometown. Nikki owns her own vintage store in town called High Class Hillbilly, and while her true calling may have been in the fashion world, her music career seems to have come just as naturally. Her dream of owning her own line of jeans has taken a detour but she has found a way to grow her vintage business while touring her music. Lane has created the luxury of going antiquing and pillaging consignment shops all over the country before shows. The money she makes on tour goes to her shopping habits and by the time she gets back to Nashville, she has a van full of new inventory.
Between fashion and music, her network of talented friends stretches from Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between. The new record title, Highway Queen, seems a far more literal nickname than however tongue-in-cheek it’s supposed to be. She’s hit the Jackpot with ten sharp, quick-witted country tunes that boast a vintage country pop production.
Her 2015 album, All Or Nothin’, produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys, The Arcs), was charmingly badass. For Highway Queen, she and boyfriend Jonathan Tyler took the producing reins giving her sound a slightly more stripped down feel, but with all the southern atmospheric punch as anything she’s ever done. The recording process even had her crew logging highway miles, taking her from Nashville to Texas to New York City at Electric Lady Studios.
One day she hopes the merch booth at her shows will essentially become pop-up shops for her vintage store. With her impressive catalog and many highway miles left in her, that’s another dream that may come to fruition.
Welsh indie-rockers Los Campesinos! are kicking off their U.S. tour on Monday, 2/19, at The Neptune! They're touring in support of their first album in nearly 4 years, Sick Scenes, which drops 2/24 on Wichita Recordings. Wanna go? Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Sick Scenes" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner Monday morning! Good luck!
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Music Releases 02-17-17
Movie Releases 02-17-17
Manchester By The Sea [Movie] - Manchester By The Sea|
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Hacksaw Ridge [Movie] - Hacksaw Ridge|
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Bleed For This [Movie] - Bleed For This|
New Blu-Ray: $34.98
The Edge of Seventeen [Movie] - The Edge of Seventeen|
New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Priceless [Movie] - Priceless|
New Blu-Ray: $29.98
Doctor Who [TV Series] - Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio|
New Blu-Ray: $24.98