Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Vinyl on Wednesday 8/29

New vinyl arriving Wednesday (8/29) will be : new Deerhoof "Breakup Song", new Cat Power "Sun", new Yeasayer "Fragrant World", Willy Moon 7" "Railroad Track/ Bang Bang" on Third Man, Mars Volta "Noctourniquet", Tenacious D "Rize of the Fenix", Deerhoof "Milkman", Drive-by-Truckers Live, and a Mazzy Star "Among my Swan" (special order) and St. Vincent "Strange Mercy" which is also a special order.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Anniversary Sale

Wow, it's been a year since I opened.  To celebrate I'm having a sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (24th, 25th, and 26th).  Used vinyl will be 20% off, new vinyl 10% off,  $4 lps will be $2, and all $1 stuff (lps, 7", books, tapes, etc.)  will be 4 for $1.  Also, there will be a show, friday nite, around 8,  Kingthump3r v. Shitgod will perform.  We will livestream it on my website. (leftyrecords.com) 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

new vinyl 8/21

new vinyl arriving tuesday will include:   Lee Hazelwood  "A House Safe for Tigers",   Sigur Ros 10"  "Varud"    with an unreleased track,  Mott the Hoople   "Live in Sweden 71'",  Yo La Tengo  "Here to Fall Remixes",  Ringo Deathstar 10"  "Shadow" ep,   Charles Bukowski, Decemberists  "Hazards of Love",  Rev. Horton Heat    "Revival",  Belle & Sebastian  "Write About Love",  and  Kid Congo & Pink Monkey Birds  "Gorilla Rose"

Sunday, August 12, 2012

new vinyl

new vinyl arriving Wednesday will include:   Replacements  "Tim",  Robert Pollard  "Lord of the Birdcage",  Melody's Echo Chamber 7" (Tame Impala),  Purity Ring "Shrines",  Band of Horses  "Infinite arms",  White Stripes  "Icky Thump",  1st Strokes, Black Joe Lewis, Bon Iver selftitled,  Calexico  "Live in Brussells",   Antlers  "Undersea" ep and D.R.I.  

Crosby, Stills and Nash

     Round 2 of Pinewood bowl shows for me.  Too old for 2 nites in a row but oh well.  I'll bitch first this time.  Half hour wait on Van Dorn St. trying to get in the place.  At the Coddington/Van Dorn intersection the police officers were letting what looked like equal # of cars go from each street when the back-up on van Dorn was like a mile and there was almost no back-up on coddington, i don't know, maybe they had to do it that way.  The band started as we were making our way to our seats.  Anyone standing in front of their seats were told to sit down and forget about dancing, you got exiled to some area in the trees.  Can't they have an area better for that?
     CSN sounded great when they rocked their old tunes.  The newer ones didn't do much for me.  Then they ran a bunch of mellow acoustic  songs in a row which i thought took some of the energy out of the crowd, but then again, i was kinda tired.  Crosby and Nash's voices sounded great, Stills was a little rough.  He only sang a couple songs, but he did some great guitar solos.  People don't realize what a good guitar player he is.  They did do "Almost Cut My hair", which is one of my favorites.  Only 1 encore song where they've been doing more at other shows this tour.  Why?  Traffic do move quickly out of the park for us but i heard it some people a while.  Also, the paper said 3,000 for My Morning Jacket and 3,500 for CSN but there seemed to be a bigger difference in number of people than that.

My Morning Jacket/ Band of Horses

    My 1st show at the Pinewood Bowl since The Boys and the Outcats which I barely remember, probably in the early 80's.  Nice venue.  Band of Horses opened up and I have to say i own 2 of their lps and only 1 MMJ lp.  They sounded really good, i like that guys voice (He joined MMJ for 1 song).  I wish they could have played longer (less than an hour).  They did 2 songs from their upcoming lp tho i think they said 1 of those songs didn't make the lp.  MMJ put on a great show, i can see why they have a reputation as a great live band.  Jim James has an amazing voice, the band was hot and the light show was pretty cool.  They did a cool version of Elton john's "rocketman" also.
     I liked the general admission seating.  There were no seats down close so you could go back and forth and sit down for awhile if you wanted.  I also thought the sound was better farther back.  But otherwise can someone show those people how to put on an outdoor show?  Maybe the Zoo bar staff can go out there.  They had beer tents where you had to go in one end and exit the other or get yelled at.  Overstaffed and 1 person handed you your beverage and you paid someone else.  And 24 oz. beers for $10.  I don't mind paying $5 a beer at a special event but those big cans get warm unless you drink fast and at those prices they should give you the damn coozie.  And they were running out of beer midway thru the show.  And the news said they busted 30 some people for drinking outside the venue.  If they are being discreet, leave them alone.  Treat it like a home football game and only bust them if they're acting like jerks.  Hopefully they can get these things worked out because I think the venue has great potential.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Vinyl

New vinyl arriving Tuesday:  Raincoats  selftitled,  1st 2 Strokes lps, My Morning Jacket  "It Still Moves",  Band of Horses  "Infinate Arms",  Sea & Cake  "Nassau",  If By Yes "Salt on Sea grass"  (Petra from the decemberists, Yuko from Cibo matto with David Byrne),  Fleet Foxes selftitled and "Helplessness Blues",   Dylan live at brandeis university 63',  Dos  "Dos y Dos"  (Mike Watt and King from Blk Flag),  Woody Guthrie "This Machine Kills facists",  Blur 7" from Olympic closing ceremony, Black keys  "Big Come Up", and mike Watt "Hyphenated Man"

A Place To Bury Strangers

    APTBS had another kick ass show at the Bourbon  2 weeks ago (damn time flies).  Had a really good time and they changed their set quite a bit from last time.  Hunters and Snake Island opened up and both were good.  Hunters is a N.Y. band, kinda punk, with a female lead singer who puts on quite a show.  Snake Island is I believe from Omaha, were kinda garagie and at times reminded me of Vietnam (Whatever happened to those guys?) .  Got Snake Island's 12" ep and really like it, they said they would bring me some, hope they do.