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Karen Mason Blair Book Signing!

Karen Mason Blair Book Signing!

Saturday 11/16 - 5-9 PM 

From backstage to the front row Karen Mason Blair was there to capture countless iconic moments during the Seattle grunge era and beyond. Finally, now you can enjoy a retrospective of her work in her book The Flannel Years, forward written by Krist Novoselic. A must-have for any grunge music lover, photography fan or book collector.

Come celebrate with us Saturday, November 16th from 5-9 pm. Karen will be signing copies of her book along with prints and other goodies!

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Easy Street Records Presents: The Clinch Method

Easy Street Records Presents: The Clinch Method — Danny Clinch

Shot and chopped by Ryan Cory & featuring original music compositions by Mike McCready

Original Photography by Danny Clinch for "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile

We’ve been big fans of photographer/director Danny Clinch for a few years. He was gracious and helpful when we created the Pearl Jam pop-up here at the shop. All images had been supplied by Danny. He then went on to create the video for our girl Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”, Song of the Year. Our whiz kid filmmaker Ryan Cory had a day off in NYC, we suggested he go see Danny in Asbury Park. Here it is! Enjoy. 

Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Through this passion, Danny has established himself as one of the premier photographers in the world. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce SpringsteenHis work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, and Esquire. Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published four books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Motor Drive, and Still Moving. As a director, Clinch has received three Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Dave Matthews Band

Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival. Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middle of the set, pick up his Leica and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.

Special Thanks to: Danny Clinch, Maria Barba-Clinch, Tina Kerekes, Mike McCready, Brandi Carlile, Matt Vaughan & Ryan Cory

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Win Moon Duo Tickets!

 

Portland psych-rock pair Moon Duo, one part Wooden Shjips and one part Vive la Void. This year once more Moon Duo dazzles with their supernatural sound on their seventh studio album Stars Are The Light. Catch Moon Duo at Neumos, November 26th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “MOON DUO” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/21. Good luck! 

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Win Blue Note 80th Anniversary Tour Tickets!

 

STG Presents Blue Note Records 80th Anniversary Tour featuring Kandace Springs, James Carter Organ Trio and James Francies at The Moore Theatre on Thursday, November 21, 2019Tickets available hereThis tour will be celebrating Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary, presenting three artists in a spectacular celebration of the label and jazz music today. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “BLUE NOTE 80” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/19. Good luck! 

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Win Chelsea Wolfe Tickets!

 

Chelsea Wolfe's genre-bending sound travels between planes blending elements of gothic rock, doom metal, and folk music. On her newest album Birth Of Violence, Wolfe strips down to basics weaving songs with an acoustic guitar in hand. Catch Chelsea Wolfe at The Showbox, November 20th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “CHELSEA WOLFE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/18. Good luck! 

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Music Releases 11-15-19

DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age [2LP] DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age [2LP]
New Vinyl: $29.98

DJ Shadow returns with his new album Our Pathetic Age, releasing November 15th via Mass Appeal, kicking off the project with hit single, 'Rocket Fuel' featuring vocals from legendary rap trio De La Soul, which was also included in EA's Madden 20 Soundtrack. Set to release as a double album, part 1 of Our Pathetic Age includes 11 genrebending instrumental tracks. Part two is a 14track vocal suite with features from the likes of Nas, Dave East, Run The Jewels, and more.

Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police [Blue LP] Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police [Blue LP]
New Vinyl: $24.99

Juliana Hatfield takes on 12 classics and deep cuts by The Police in this newest tribute in her ongoing series covering artists that were important to her in her formative years.

Lady Antebellum - Ocean [2LP] Lady Antebellum - Ocean [2LP]
New Vinyl: $21.99
Michael Nau - Less Ready To Go [LP] Michael Nau - Less Ready To Go [LP]
New Vinyl: $21.98
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Maryland-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Nau is back with a fourth “solo” album, on the heels of his 2018 release, Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread. Nau, who previously fronted projects like Page France and Cotton Jones, is known for his unique blend of psychedelic folk, R&B, and indie rock music. On his latest effort, Less Ready To Go, Nau enlisted Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog) as a producer, along with collaborators Whitney McGraw, Andrew Dost (fun.), Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Benny Yurco, and Seth Kauffman.

Lily Kershaw - Arcadia [LP] Lily Kershaw - Arcadia [LP]
New Vinyl: $23.98
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Imagine the mind’s farthest wanderings made physical, formed into worlds that represent our internal and external expressions. Mythologically speaking, people have been naming this duality for ages: utopia and dystopia, heaven and earth, Olympus and the underworld. Now imagine this concept distilled in an eleven track, thirty-six minute album, and you arrive at Arcadia, the latest offering by songstress Lily Kershaw. Weaving warmer analog sounds like organ, harpsichord and guitar with cinematic force, Arcadia is Kershaw’s most intimate release to date. But the strongest tool Kershaw wields is her voice, both in the simmering ferocity it carries and the poetry it speaks. Though the concept behind the record is epic to say the least, Kershaw is ultimately telling a story of acceptance, both of herself and the great mystery that is the universe

Frozen [Disney Movie] - Frozen 2: The Songs [LP] Frozen [Disney Movie] - Frozen 2: The Songs [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.98
Jackson 5 - Greatest Hits: Quad Mix [LP] Jackson 5 - Greatest Hits: Quad Mix [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.99
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The original release of the Jackson 5's Greatest Hits LP in 1971 was cause for celebration, as it encapsulated an extraordinary 18-month strings of back-to-back-to-back-back-etc. hits and was itself a hit souvenir of Jacksonmania. It featured eight smash records, led by the group s phenomenal Motown debut, 'I Want You Back,' plus two immensely popular B-sides 'I Found That Girl' and 'Who's Lovin' You' and something new: 'Sugar Daddy,' a just-dropped single which went top 10 pop and no. 3 R&B; it was then not available on any other J5 LP. This LP reissue is something new again: it features the rare quadrophonic mixes, originally released in Japan only in 1975. These mixes used alternate vocals and sometimes emphasized instrumentation not heard in the J5 singles or LP and as a result these versions are much sought-after. As within this edition these mixes are the stereo folds, consumers do *not need a special decoder or four speakers to enjoy the music.

Tindersticks - No Treasure But Hope [LP] Tindersticks - No Treasure But Hope [LP]
New Vinyl: $27.98

Three years since their last album proper, singer Stuart Staples decided Tindersticks' return called for something special and No Treasure but Hope, is very much that! Rich in intuitive warmth, lush melodies and an inquisitive spirit, it's an album that casts a fresh light on Tindersticks' core qualities, bathed in the glow of a band intent on rediscovering what they can do. Expanding the horizon without losing the focus, No Treasure but Hope manages to collect some of the band's most immediate work in one outsstanding album. This will be the bands twelfth record, the earliest Tindersticks release being in 1991. Over the course of the band's rich history, Staples has found a voice in film composition as well. This includes a soundtrack to Claire Denis' science-fiction film High Life (2019), which features vocals from actor Robert Pattinson.

David Bowie - Conversation Piece [5CD Box Set] David Bowie - Conversation Piece [5CD Box Set]
New CD: $99.98

Five CD box set tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mimegroup, Feathers. DAVID BOWIE - CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos. 

David Bowie - Space Oddity: 2019 Mix [LP] David Bowie - Space Oddity: 2019 Mix [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.99

Brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by longtime Bowieproducer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

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Of the 2019 Space Oddity album mix Visconti says “It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan’s voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a weekat the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm."

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Made a Place [LP] Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Made a Place [LP]
New Vinyl: $29.99

Bonnie Prince Billy is the man who is destined to sing a darkness for the rest of time - but not now. Not today. For I Made a Place, his first album of new songs since 2011, he is bringing the lightness to new- and next-generations as well as his longtime friends and fans. It's a message we dearly need. With a hometown band supplying him the space to be as spare or as expansive as he needs to be, Bonny draws inspiration from a world-spanning set of musics, aiming to lift us up with songs meant to inspire, inform, lend confidence and bring warmth to assailed tribes everywhere. A depth of musical joy as only the Prince can deliver!

The Clash - London Calling: 40th Anniversary Scrapbook Edition [Deluxe CD/Book] The Clash - London Calling: 40th Anniversary Scrapbook Edition [Deluxe CD/Book]
New CD: $74.99   $65.99

When The Clash's third studio album 'London Calling' was released in the winter of 1979, it was clear that the band had made an instant classic, an era-defining masterpiece that stands as one of rock's all-time greatest albums. The album is a hugely compelling melting pot of musical styles, driven by a passion for action and a fierce desire for social justice, with lyrics which remain completely relevant. This limited edition 120-page, hardback scrapbook contains rarely seen content from the bands personal archives, including handwritten lyrics, Ray Lowry drawings, fanzines, original press cuttings and band images. The Scrapbook has a special clear slip case printed with Ray Lowry's artwork, which can be removed to reveal the Pennie Smith photo below.

Celine Dion - Courage [Deluxe] Celine Dion - Courage [Deluxe]
New CD: $16.99

Courage is the highly anticipated new album from global superstar Celine Dion. "Imperfections," "Lying Down" and "Courage" are new tracks from the eclectic album, each representing an exciting new creative direction for Celine. A mix of beautiful ballads and edgy up-tempo tracks, Courage is her first English album in 6 years. On Courage, Celine worked with an enviable list of songwriters and producers including Dan Wilson, Johan Carlsson, Ross Golan, Skylar Grey, LP, Jon Levine, Greg Kurstin, Eg White, The Stereotypes, Steve Aoki, Freddy Wexler, Andrew Wells, Ari Leff, Michael Pollack, Nicholas Perloff-Giles, Dallas Koehlke ('DallasK'), David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Sia, Stephan Moccio, Erik Alcock, Liz Rodrigues, Jörgen Elofsson, Anton Mårtensson, and more! This package includes: Single Disc in Jewel Box, Fold Out Poster Insert, and 20 Tracks

Fall Out Boy - Believers Never Die Vol. 2 Fall Out Boy - Believers Never Die Vol. 2
New CD: $13.99
James Brown - Live At Home With His Bad Self [2LP] James Brown - Live At Home With His Bad Self [2LP]
New Vinyl: $24.99

October 1, 1969, in Augusta, GA, was a homecoming for James Brown. His and his band's smoking performance at the city's Bell Auditorium was captured on tape, with an intention to make an album of the show the cornerstone of a move back to his roots. Live at Home With His Bad Self was scheduled as a lucrative holiday release. But JB and that band broke up. Soul Brother No. 1 called in a new, young band, featuring Bootsy Collins, and within a few weeks they recorded the funk anthem 'Sex Machine.' With the single flying up the charts and no album to promote along with it, JB scrapped the planned Live at Home album. He instead doubled down on a Sex Machine album, a part-live 2LP set that included a portion of the Augusta show. Now, finally, as James Brown intended: the full show with his celebrated '60s band. Live at Home With His Bad Self arrives on its 50th anniversary newly mixed with seven unreleased performances that even include two actual live instrumentals, 'Lowdown Popcorn' and 'Spinning Wheel,' that were on the original LP in studio recordings with fake applause. The package includes an essay by former James Brown tour manager and publicist Alan Leeds, a Grammy-winner who is also the co-producer of the album.

Waylon Jennings - Live From Austin, TX '84 [LP] Waylon Jennings - Live From Austin, TX '84 [LP]
New Vinyl: $22.98
Looking back, why did it take ten years to finally lure Waylon Jennings to the Austin City Limits stage for his first performance? Like everything else about the man, he did things his own way - when he was damn good and ready. Maybe it had something to do with that other Texas singer, that Red-Headed Stranger who shook things up in Austin and country music in general. Waylon wasn’t sure what the fuss was all about (as he sang, “It don’t matter who’s in Austin, Bob Wills is STILL the King!”).
Merle Haggard - Live From Austin, TX '78 [LP] Merle Haggard - Live From Austin, TX '78 [LP]
New Vinyl: $22.98
When he stepped onto the Austin City Limits stage for the very first time on that brisk January day in 1978, Merle Haggard was at the top of his game. It had been over a decade since his first national hit, “Sing A Sad Song,” and not that long after “Okie from Muskogee” had firmly planted his music in the public consciousness. He had already been declared “Entertainer of the Year” by both the Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music – in the same year (1970). He had just released A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (Or My Salute to Bob Wills), which sparked a revival of interest in western swing. And with his band, The Strangers, it’s no stretch to say that he had the best live show in country music of his day.
Johnny Cash - Live From Austin, TX [Coke Bottle Clear LP] Johnny Cash - Live From Austin, TX [Coke Bottle Clear LP]
New Vinyl: $20.99
January 3, 1987 was a milestone in Austin City Limits history. One of the few individuals in the world of music who truly deserves the title of “legend” set foot onto the ACL stage and the result was magic. The legend, of course, was Johnny Cash, and he delivered what even he considered to be one of his finest television performances. Over many decades his name was synonymous with country music around the world but, of course, his larger-than-life influence went way beyond any one musical genre. His songs, his persona, the very essence of his being reached the hearts and souls of presidents, popes and lifers doing time at San Quentin… and the rest of us as well. This show captures it all, and it is a dream-come-true to be able to present the original, unedited performance. As Mr. Cash himself told me backstage moments before, “Doing this show means a lot to me because it’s all about the music.” God bless you, Johnny Cash.
Willie Nelson - Live From Austin, TX [Clear w/ Red & Blue Splatter 2LP] Willie Nelson - Live From Austin, TX [Clear w/ Red & Blue Splatter 2LP]
New Vinyl: $24.99
There would be no Austin City Limits were it not for Willie Nelson. He started it all in 1974, performing on the original pilot episode, and has been a large part of ACL history ever since. He’s appeared on more programs than any single artist, but this particular show (recorded on September 6, 1990) captures him and the family band at their best. It’s all here, all the Willie classics, his signature songs and fan favorites. His trusty guitar, “Trigger,” and that voice, that unique phrasing, that makes Willie Nelson one of the world’s most original singers, whether he’s wailing the blues, honky tonkin,’ crooning pop standards or rockin’ the house. Everybody knows the story: the boy from Abbott, Texas who grew up playing music with his sister Bobbie, who moved to Nashville to stake his claim, but after years of writing classic songs for other artists (“Crazy,” ”Night Life,” “Funny How Time Slips Away”), got tired of playing the game and moved back to Texas. He chose Austin as his new home, and nothing has been the same ever since. This performance shows Willie at the top of his game. Back then he truly was and still is the “King of Country.” - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits®)
Fleetwood Mac - Before the Beginning 1968 - 1970 Live and Demo Sessions Fleetwood Mac - Before the Beginning 1968 - 1970 Live and Demo Sessions
New CD: $19.97

Live recordings from 1968 and 1970 have recently been discovered of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Not much is known about the live recordings. Discovered unlabelled and by pure luck in the US, their era has been authenticated by experts of the bands blues origins. Fleetwood Mac has given their full approval for the release of these tapes. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac had a short but hugely prolific career, with the 1968 recording being at the early stages of the band, and the 1970 recording will, in contrast, be one of their final shows before Peter left the band. The recordings were discovered in incredibly good condition considering they have been untouched for over 40 years, they have been restored and provide a vital insight into the very earliest incarnation of one of the world’s biggest bands.

Caracara - Summer Megalith [Blue/Pink Split w/ Pink Splatter LP] Caracara - Summer Megalith [Blue/Pink Split w/ Pink Splatter LP]
New Vinyl: $22.98

Caracara's Summer Megalith made waves when it was originally released in the fall of 2017. Emerging from Philadelphia's burgeoning network of artists used to playing shows in basements, Caracara's sound was already too big for the rooms it was being played in. Early adopters at Pitchfork & Stereogum compared the album's ambitions to artists like Bon Iver & Wolf Parade, while understanding that the band's roots in the DIY, hardcore-adjacent Philly scene made more intense acts like Pianos Become The Teeth and Deafheaven just as likely influences. Summer Megalith has been remastered and will see it's first ever vinyl release this fall on Memory Music. Caracara's first release with the label & Summer Megalith follow-up EP Better was released this spring.

Jack Broadbent - Moonshine Blue Jack Broadbent - Moonshine Blue
New CD: $9.99
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Movie Releases 11-19-19

Blinded By The Light [Movie] - Blinded By The Light Blinded By The Light [Movie] - Blinded By The Light
New Blu-Ray: $35.99

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the inspiring music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.

Foreigner - Double Vision: Then And Now [CD/Blu-ray] Foreigner - Double Vision: Then And Now [CD/Blu-ray]
New CD: $21.98

CD + Blu Ray Foreigner Double Vision: Then And Now takes viewers behind the scenes as original band members join Mick Jones and FOREIGNER s current lineup for the very first time in the band s 40-year history. Both incarnations of the band share the same stage for an epic performance. Watch rock and roll history with one of music s most anticipated reunions. Recorded in 2018, Foreigner - Double Vision: Then And Now celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band s multi-platinum 1978 album, Double Vision with a masterful live performance of the band s biggest hits, filmed at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mount Pleasant, MI. Original members Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, Dennis Elliott, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills take the stage with Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Tom Gimbel, Jeff Pilson, Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson and Chris Frazier. They rock through some of the best-selling songs that bring back the memories which make it feel like the first time for both long-time fans and new generations.

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold [Movie] - Dora And The Lost City Of Gold Dora And The Lost City Of Gold [Movie] - Dora And The Lost City Of Gold
New Blu-Ray: $31.99

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her biggest challenge yet – High School. When her parents mysteriously disappear while searching for the Lost City of Gold, Dora must swing into action and lead a group of ill-equipped high schoolers on a wild quest to save them. Hold on for a high stakes mission as Dora and her new friends navigate the jungle, outrun treasure hunters and solve ancient puzzles to unlock the mystery of the fabled city. Grab your friends and family and join Dora on the adventure of a lifetime!

Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll [Blu-ray] Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll [Blu-ray]
New Blu-Ray: $24.97

Backed by an all-star band of legendary musicians, rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry plays 19 of his classic songs in this concert documentary in honor of his 60th birthday. With performances by rock luminaries like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Linda Ronstadt and featuring interviews with John Lennon, Roy Orbison, Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen and more, Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is a must-watch rock doc for music fans.

Rock ‘N’ Roll High School [Movie] - Rock ‘N’ Roll High School [40th Anniversary Edition Steelbook] Rock ‘N’ Roll High School [Movie] - Rock ‘N’ Roll High School [40th Anniversary Edition Steelbook]
New Blu-Ray: $29.97

Well, you don't care about history? Shout! Factory thinks you'd better reconsider – because this 40th Anniversary Edition of Rock 'N' Roll High School is compulsory education for scholars of cult cinema! 1979: Riff Randell (P.J. Soles, Halloween) is the rockingest rebel at Vince Lombardi High. Evelyn Togar (Mary Woronov, Eating Raoul) is the strict new principal with plans to rule the school like her own personal dictatorship. And The Ramones are the hottest band around. When these forces of nature collide, Lombardi High will never be the same! Striking back against Togar's record burnings and iron-fisted discipline, Riff leads a revolt that rocks the roof right off the schoo'’s hallowed halls! With a B-movie pedigree that few films can match, Rock 'N' Roll High School is the ultimate teacher of The Three Rs: Rock, Rebellion, and Ramones!

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