https://vinylcarolina.com Record Stores, News, Events and More in North and South Carolina. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:44:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://i2.wp.com/vinylcarolina.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-box.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Vinyl Carolina https://vinylcarolina.com 32 32 108557849 3 Record Shows in the Carolinas this Weekend! https://vinylcarolina.com/3-record-shows-in-the-carolinas-this-weekend/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:44:08 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=923 The last weekend of April is turning out to be a crate digger’s dream with record shows coming up in Greensboro and Mooresville, NC as well as the 12th Annual Columbia Record Fair hitting Columbia, SC. The Greensboro Record Show will be held at Gibb’s … Continue reading

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The last weekend of April is turning out to be a crate digger’s dream with record shows coming up in Greensboro and Mooresville, NC as well as the 12th Annual Columbia Record Fair hitting Columbia, SC.

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Saturday, April 27th

The Greensboro Record Show will be held at Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company on State St. in Greensboro from Noon-8pm. 

This FREE event will sport a collection of Soul, Jazz, Rock and Indie record vendors as well as record players and other miscellaneous items.

“Greensboro hasn’t hosted a record show in over 5 years and we are happy to bring back a much needed event. Support vinyl and active listening.”

The Vinyl Record Show in Mooresville, NC will be at Beer lab by Ghostface Brewing from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. 

“Come check out the areas top Vinyl Record sellers, traders and collectors. Tons of high quality and vintage record albums for sale and trade. Hear it before you buy it!
We’ll be set up in the newly opened Research Center in the back part of BEER LAB!
Come grab a pint and nibble on some food from Smokey J’s BBQ while you shop.”

Sunday, April 28th

The 12th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair returns to the Columbia Museum of Art from Noon-5pm.

“Vendors from across the Southeast bring everything from well-loved classics to rare and highly collectible finds. Along with record sifting, fairgoers can grab food and drinks at the pop-up beer garden from The Whig, The War Mouth, The Belgian Waffle Truck, Curiosity Coffee, and The Wolf Pizza Co, on the beautiful new Boyd Plaza.”

Be sure to check our event calendar on our Facebook Page for more events including live music, and happy digging this weekend wherever you end up!

 

 

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In-Store Appearances and Other Events: Week of Feb. 17th-23rd https://vinylcarolina.com/in-store-appearances-and-other-events-week-of-feb-17th-23rd/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:15:16 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=836 There’s something for just about everyone happening at independently-owned record stores across North and South Carolina every week, and this week is certainly no exception. Know of any area events we’re missing, contact us! Be sure to visit our event calendar here on the website … Continue reading

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There’s something for just about everyone happening at independently-owned record stores across North and South Carolina every week, and this week is certainly no exception. Know of any area events we’re missing, contact us!

Be sure to visit our event calendar here on the website as well as the events section on our facebook page.

February 17th

Nevernauts, Rumbletramp, Matthew W Charles & Pokin Holes 
5pm – 8pm at Gravity Records in Wilmington

Nevernauts, Rumbletramp, Matthew W Charles & Pokin Holes

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Bana Haffar, Bubblegum Octopus, Watabou, and DJ John Brinker
9pm at Static-Age Records in Asheville, NC

Bana Haffar, Bubblegum Octopus, Watabou, and DJ John Brinker

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February 18th

Movie Mondays : The Muppets Take Manhattan
7pm at Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, NC

Movie Mondays : The Muppets Take Manhattan

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February 22nd

Whisperer album release performance at Nice Price Jr
8-9pm at Nice Price Books & Records (Historic Oakwood locartion) in Raleigh, NC

Whisperer album release performance at Nice Price Jr

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February 23rd

Warboys U.S
5-6pm at Repo Record in Charlotte, NC

Warboys U.S

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Typesetter (CHI) w/ Late Bloomer & BitterHearts
7-10pm at Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, NC

2/23 – Typesetter (CHI) w/ Late Bloomer & BitterHearts

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SUSTO In-Store Performance
11am-12pm at Papa Jazz Record Shoppe in Columbia, SC

 

SUSTO In-Store Performance at Papa Jazz

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SUSTO “Ever Since I Lost My Mind” Record Release
8-11pm at Cabin Floor Records in Greenville, SC

SUSTO “Ever Since I Lost My Mind” Record Release

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‘Chasing The Blues’ Sure to Please Fans of the Blues and Vinyl Collectors https://vinylcarolina.com/chasing-the-blues-film-sure-to-please-fans-of-the-blues-and-vinyl-collectors/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:33:07 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=645 Film Festival Favorite ‘Chasing The Blues’ Coming To RED Cinemas on October 5, 2018 Coming off of a successful film festival run and excellent early critical reviews, indie feature film Chasing The Blues is coming to RED Cinemas in Greensboro on Oct 5, 2018.  Written by Scott Smith … Continue reading

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Film Festival Favorite ‘Chasing The Blues’ Coming To RED Cinemas on October 5, 2018

Coming off of a successful film festival run and excellent early critical reviews, indie feature film Chasing The Blues is coming to RED Cinemas in Greensboro on Oct 5, 2018. 

Written by Scott Smith and Kevin Guilfoile, and directed by Smith, this twisted caper comedy pits two rival record collectors against each other as they attempt to con an old lady out of a rare, but cursed, blues record. When their antics land them in jail, the feud festers for 20 years until they are released from prison and get a second chance at snagging the vinyl – this time from a much more formidable foe.

“CHASING THE BLUES is as hilarious as it is heartfelt, weaving the history of the blues through the long and twisted road these two collectors find themselves on in pursuit of a piece of it.”Screen magazine

Grant Rosenmeyer (The Royal Tenenbaums, Oliver Beene) stars as convict Alan Thomas. Alongside Rosenmeyer, co-stars Ronald L. Conner and Chelsea Tavares set the stage for the scene stealing roles played by Anna Maria Horsford (Friday, Mrs. Jones), Steve Guttenberg, and a brilliant against-type Jon LovitzChasing The Blues is ultimately a nostalgic and fun ode to the blues and the culture that surrounds it.

The film has been hailed by audiences and critics alike calling it “as hilarious as it is heartfelt, weaving the history of the blues through the long and twisted road these two collectors find themselves on in pursuit of a piece of it.” Like a rare vinyl record, Chasing The Blues is “the kind of gem worth seeking out”.

 

Chasing The Blues will hit select theaters on October 5th, 2018 in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Columbus, Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft. Worth, New York City, Detroit, Nashville, Greensboro, and Kansas City. The film will hit select theaters on October 12, 2018 in New Orleans, Buffalo, Chicago, Salem, and Chattanooga. For more information visit www.chasingtheblues.com/theaters.

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Blue Rubber Pool – a Novel for Vinyl Collectors https://vinylcarolina.com/blue-rubber-pool-a-novel-for-vinyl-collectors/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:38:27 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=639 ONE SUMMER…ONE LONG-LOST CASSETTE…ONE KIDDIE POOL FROM BIG LOTS —Quirky Novel Reaches Out To Vinyl Record Collectors As Special Niche Jonesville, South Carolina—A writer of Southern fiction says listening to a long-lost Led Zeppelin cassette while floating in a $250 kiddie pool from Big Lots … Continue reading

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ONE SUMMER…ONE LONG-LOST CASSETTE…ONE KIDDIE POOL FROM BIG LOTS
—Quirky Novel Reaches Out To Vinyl Record Collectors As Special Niche

Jonesville, South Carolina—A writer of Southern fiction says listening to a long-lost Led Zeppelin cassette while floating in a $250 kiddie pool from Big Lots one summer gave him the concept for his new novel Blue Rubber Pool and the idea of offering it first to vinyl record collectors hunting sixties and seventies rock.

“The story has a hard driving sound track,” says Tim Bryant. “So much so that I contacted Led Zeppelin to be part of their 50th anniversary but never heard back.”

Published last week by Black Opal Books, a small boutique press in Oregon, Bryant says Blue Rubber Pool explores religion, politics, subversion, capitalism, marriage, Southern culture, angst and paranoia as a bizarre mystery winds through the plot.

The main character, JT Harrington, is a shadowy, world weary South of the Border deal maker, having qualms about his work and life. Smitten by a dainty Southern belle—she’s a Dawn Wells look-alike—he ships his sailboat to rural South Carolina and parks it near her parents’ generations-old plantation house.

But his transition to the boonies does not go well…

His type guns are not for hunting, his type boat is not for catching bass. He likes Zeppelin, not country. Nobody surfs. A neighbor’s cow keeps wandering near his stash. And somebody’s watching from the road.

And his thoughts keep going to Zeppelin. For instance, the song Nobody’s Fault But Mine, about a man in search of redemption, was first recorded in 1929 by a gospel singer named Blind Willie Johnson; the ten-minute-long Carouselambra’s utterances about a hunter-type person scouting for the unsuspecting and the weak. And that Janis Joplin would’ve sung the hell out of Night Flight.

“This is a story for people that really appreciate the vinyl rock era of the late sixties and seventies and what was happening at that time,” Bryant says. “That’s why I’m taking it first to record store owners and vinyl record collectors. These are the people I would have most wanted with me that summer in the pool—all knotted up by things that had to get sorted out through the writing process. These are the people most likely to ‘get’ this book. And me.”

Bryant hopes record store owners will stock a few copies to sell to customers and that readers will support him with good reviews. “I don’t know where this is going,” Bryant added, “but it’s been pretty fun so far.”

Vinyl collectors should visit their favorite record store to buy or order. Retailers can purchase at wholesale through customerservice@BlackOpalBooks.com.

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Hardy Boys Record Sale June 16th https://vinylcarolina.com/hardy-boys-record-sale-june-16th/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 19:48:46 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=622 Hardy Boys Records is having another record sale on Saturday, June 16th in Matthews, NC. For each event, they always have plenty of fresh deals to pick from and you’ll be hard-pressed to not find some real gems! Learn more by visiting them on Instagram … Continue reading

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Hardy Boys Records is having another record sale on Saturday, June 16th in Matthews, NC. For each event, they always have plenty of fresh deals to pick from and you’ll be hard-pressed to not find some real gems!

Learn more by visiting them on Instagram or Facebook, and be absolutely sure to check out the EPIC video below!

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New Arrivals – Overstocked – Just in time for Christmas https://vinylcarolina.com/new-arrivals-overstocked-just-time-christmas/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:06:32 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=577 The latest via the Vintage Audio Exchange (in Jamestown, NC) newsletter…   We are over stocked with new arrivals. Too many to get on our website before Christmas. Come check out the selection. You won’t be disappointed. We also offer gift certificates for your music … Continue reading

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The latest via the Vintage Audio Exchange (in Jamestown, NC) newsletter…

 

We are over stocked with new arrivals. Too many to get on our website before Christmas. Come check out the selection. You won’t be disappointed. We also offer gift certificates for your music lovers.

 

Here are a few of the highlights.

McIntosh Gear. We have 3 new pieces of McIntosh components that are sure to please any Audiophile in your life.

Speakers. We are definitely loaded with speakers. All speakers are 15% off

Tube Amps. We still have a few tube amps left but they are going fast.

Subwoofers. We have approximately 6 subs. All are 15% off

Turntables.  A wide variety of turntables and cartridges to choose from.

Vinyl records. Including over 13,000 LP’s, 6,000 45’s and 1,000 EP’s are available to select from. All genres are represented with a large selection of Classic Rock, Soul, R&B and Jazz.

Antique Radios. We have restored radios from the 30’s and 40’s that are amazing. All are 15% off

Come check out all of the newly arrived inventory. As always, we have a tremendous selection of speakers, amplifiers, CD Players, cassette decks, reel to reel decks, antique radios and more.

Get a sneak preview by checking out our new and improved website at www.vintageaudioexchange.com. Not all products are listed on our site so call or stop by to see what we have to offer.
ABOUT US
Our retail store offers a unique collection of quality audio components, vinyl records and musician gear from the 1920’s through the 1980’s: Vintage, Classic, Collectible and so much more.

Stereo Amplifiers – power amps, pre-amps, tube amps, integrated amps, receivers

Speakers – large selection from bookshelf to floor standing. We also do speaker re-foaming

Turntables – Record Players – Record Changers. We also service turntables

Jukeboxes – by Seeburg and Wurlitzer

Vinyl Records – LP’s, EP’s, 45’s, 78’s – over 10,000 from all genres

Artwork – musically themed – concert posters

Antique Radios – table top and floor models – fully restored or ready for restoration

Tube Amplifiers

Miscellaneous audio components – equalizers, cassette, reel-to-reel, CD players, etc.

Service:
Speakers: speaker re-foam services in-house for speakers 4” to 18”. Call for details and pricing.
Turntables: we service most turntables including cartridges, stylus, cleaning, lubing and calibration.

Consignment:
We make consignment easy. Having the manufacturer make and model number of each piece you wish to sell will expedite the process and allow our staff to evaluation your property in advance. Feel free to email us these details for consideration. Pease do not hesitate to call for additional details. Arrangements can be made for us to come directly to you if needed.

We Buy Audio Equipment:
If you have audio equipment that you wish to sell outright, we would be interested in hearing from you. We will consider equipment that is fully functional or current inoperable. If you would like us to visit you, remember, we are licensed and insured.

How To Find Us:
Visit our retail store in Jamestown, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook.

702-F West Main Street – Jamestown, NC 27282
336-848-5330

Contact Us: www.vintageaudioexhange.com/contact/
Website: www.vintageaudioexchange.com
Email: stereoguy@vintageaudioexchange.com
Facebook: vintageaudioexhangejamestown

Store Hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm    Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday – Tuesday by appointment only

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“The State of Vinyl” and New Release Info from Monster Music & Movies https://vinylcarolina.com/state-vinyl-new-release-info-monster-music-movies/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:52:04 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=534 The latest newsletter from Monster Music & Movies in Charleston makes a strong rebuttal against the recent article in the Wall Street Journal proclaiming that the vinyl boom is over. Top Stories Got a minute? We have something on our mind.  It’s about vinyl, vinyl … Continue reading

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The latest newsletter from Monster Music & Movies in Charleston makes a strong rebuttal against the recent article in the Wall Street Journal proclaiming that the vinyl boom is over.

Top Stories


Got a minute?

We have something on our mind.  It’s about vinyl, vinyl sales, and media criticism.

A decade or so ago when a bunch of record store people got together and dreamed up Record Store Day, it was all about the narrative the media had an autopilot for years – “no one buys CDs anymore, record stores are dead, and good riddance to the old days.”  That type of thing was reported so commonly, it became accepted dogma.  Except it wasn’t true.

We were able to change the conversation.  Not only are record stores alive, they’re important community gathering places and a lot of fun.  And once that message started permeating, people started figuring out that vinyl’s pretty darn cool, sales skyrocketed, one thing led to another and here we are today.

Back where we started.  The Wall St Journal published a piece this week entitled “Why Vinyl’s Boom is Over”.  I’ve seen it referenced on social media several times already, generally with a quip like “See, I knew vinyl was a fad, it’s finally dead, good.  Oh, and I’m not a hater.”  I have a rule that arguing with a fool = two fools arguing, but it’s really hard not to challenge obvious poor reporting and errant conclusions drawn.

Ok, let’s start with the title.  Why did the WSJ report the “Boom is Over”?  Because Nielsen (Soundscan) reported vinyl sales up only 2% over the first half of 2017.  Now, I can’t notmention that Soundscan doesn’t poll most small indie stores, which has been responsible for a lot of the run-up in new store openings and sales growth, and their data has been a source of skepticism for some over the years as a result.  However, how dim do you have to be to read “Boom is Over” and infer that to mean sales are declining?  An increase is an increase.  I can think of several industries that would be thrilled with a 2% increase.  And oftentimes declines in growth are simply reflecting a necessary repositioning of the marketplace and give air to future increases in growth.  We see this all the time in the overall economy.

But the article itself wasn’t so much about vinyl, as it was about Gillian Welch and David Rawlings reissuing their 2011 album “Harrow & the Harvest” on vinyl and making sure to use the original analog tapes.  We absolutely applaud this effort, and lots of other artists and labels make sure to do the same.  It’s true, and it’s a damn shame, that some vinyl pressed today is sourced from the digital tapes.  Which totally defeats the purpose, and we generally look at the practice with a healthy amount of disdain.  However, in some cases, analog tapes no longer exist or are not in good enough condition, so it can’t be completely avoided.

We can argue it all day, so there’s not much point, but there is no freakin’ way that the slowdown in vinyl’s growth is due to customers growing tired of poor quality vinyl as a result of using digital source material, as the article suggests.  It also cites high prices, and that is very likely a factor.  There are always multiple factors in constant play, and it’s all too easy to draw an overgeneralized conclusion.  Price does matter; we’ve heard it from you, we’ve passed it along to the labels, and the labels are starting to get religion about it.  Plus, with more and more pressing plants coming online, we hope the added competition will drive down the cost of manufacturing, which will ultimately trickle down to the consumer.  We’ll have to see.

But hold the phone a minute.  The Wall St Journal did another article about vinyl on June 29th, wherein they say “Vinyl is experiencing a renaissance as younger music lovers embrace the perceived warmer, more vivid sound —and the more tactile connection to music than digital downloads offer.”  Not even a month before the Gillian Welch article.

So I’m confused.  Is vinyl experiencing a renaissance, or is the vinyl boom over?  I don’t think it can really be both.  Or are we experiencing vinyl’s late renaissance period?  (Sheesh!)

But anyway.  Who really reads between the lines?  Most people are inclined to see the headline and assume the worst if there’s any negative at all.  “Oh, vinyl is over, I knew it was too good to be true.  It was a fad after all, just like Beanie Babies and the Shamwow.”

Ok, hold that thought.  Let’s move over to another respected financial publication, Forbes.  They reported in January that 2017 vinyl sales are projected to reach 40 million, with sales hitting 1 billion for the first time this millennium, and we will see a seventh consecutive year of double-digit sales growth.   Regardless of whether this comes to pass, would you agree that if we’re even in the ballpark of $1B in sales, that’s way beyond the level fads generally reach?  It’s all in how you report it, isnt’ it?

Vinyl is no more a fad than CDs were – their heyday lasted just a short 20 years or so – or the digital download, sales of which are declining by double digits today after surpassing physical sales for the first time just 5 years ago.  We’ll be the first to agree that the high-flying days of the 80s and 90s, when billions of albums and CDs were sold annually, are gone for good.  Not coming back.  But vinyl has carved out a niche today that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Oh, and by the way, don’t forget about the CD.  Sales have been declining for years, it’s true, but in 2016 they still generated 104.8 million unit sales.  Bet you didn’t realize CD sales are still way out ahead of vinyl!  How can that be, all the press, love and attention vinyl gets?  My customers are always surprised when I tell them CDs still outsell LPs for us.

Again, that’s what happens when you control the narrative.  How easily we are manipulated by the headlines we read!  Journalists tasked with reporting the story often aren’t careful enough to make sure you’re not going to leap to unintended conclusions.  It’s entertainment, it’s a fluff piece, and we’re just going to report something different next month anyway, so who cares?

That really wouldn’t get my goat so much if there weren’t immediately faceless people out of the woodwork who call out “See, what did I tell you!  It was a fraud all along.”

Anyway, believe what you want to believe.  But we’re not going anywhere.  The industry changes as it always has, and we’ll continue to adapt to it.  But we have never gotten out of the vinyl business, even during the 90s and 00s, and expect to stay in it as long as we’re here.  And we’re in the process of renewing our lease, so that should tell you something.

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Moving on to new releases!

Indie superstars and perennial Grammy nominees Arcade Fire are releasing their fifth studio album, titled “Everything Now”. The title refers to the fictional company the band has been pretending to be employed by, and the songs themselves are surprisingly upbeat and disco-infused, not entirely what listeners have come to expect from the experimental sextet. Satirical lyrics about modern culture and Abba-inspired melodies are sure to make this a memorable album from a band who specializes in memorable albums. “Everything Now” is available in both Day and Night Version on CD and vinyl (Night Version vinyl is colored blue wax), and the CD is on sale now for $9.99.

British rockers Cage the Elephant are known for the boundless energy of their albums and stage performances, so “Unpeeled” is a step or two outside of their wheelhouse, but a confident project nonetheless. A collection of stripped down versions from live tour dates in 2016, “Unpeeled” is an entirely acoustic project, with an additional string quartet as well. Out of 21 tracks, only three are covers, including Wreckless Eric‘s “Whole Wide World” and The Stranglers‘ “Golden Brown”, and the rest span the history of the band’s four albums. “Unpeeled” is available on CD and on sale for $9.99.

Shock rock god Alice Cooper has decided to grace us with a brand new studio album titled “Paranormal”. After nearly 50 years in music, Cooper is still keeping is fresh, and in the words of the Guardian, “keeping it weird.” Along with guest appearances by Billy Gibbons and U2‘s Larry Mullen, the album also includes a second disc of live recordings of some of his greatest hits. Never say that Alice Cooper is one to shy away from technology either–head on over to the Alice Cooper Paranormal Photo App where you can implant your face into the artwork. Any fan who goes on social media and creates an image with their face and uses the hashtag #IAmAliceCooper and tags their local indie record store (e.g. us) will enter to win an autographed 2xLP from Alice (example of an image below)! A random winner will be selected on 8/4. “Paranormal” is available now on CD and vinyl; the CD is on sale for $9.99.

OTHER NOTABLE RELEASES

Rex Brown, “Smoke On This” CD: $9.99

Shaman’s Harvest, “Red Hands Black Deeds” CD: $9.99

Vic Mensa, “The Autobiography” CD: $9.99

Joywave, “Content” CD: $7.99

Isley Brothers & Santana, “Power of Peace” CD: $9.99

We’ll be back next week to tell you about the coolest new releases and remind you that August 5th is the next Vinyl Saturday, so come get your 20% off records! Plus we’ll have a special bonus coupon deal you won’t want to miss.

–The Monster Crew


News

New Release Round-Up 07-28-17
New Releases - July 28 2017

ARCADE FIRE – Everything Now (Night Version) – Sony
The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, was co-produced with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Markus Dravs, and Pulp’s Steve Mackey. Features “Electric Blue”. The album is available as the standard “Day Version” and the Indie Exclusive “Night Version” which features exclusive artwork.

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – A Black Mile To The Surface – Loma Vista
A Black Mile To The Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It’s a reinvention of sorts, both musically and personally-a sort of cosmic worldview shift. But in the end, the record’s themes are universal. Inspired by their experience creating the score for the film Swiss Army Man, they seized the chance to rethink Manchester Orchestra’s typical methods of working. This process gave them new ideas of how to think about writing, how songs could flow, and how to layer melodies on top of one another to propel the tune into a new emotional arena. To manifest this vision, the band turned to producer Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers, Interpol) and began working with her at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville. In addition to mixing with Marks at her Assault & Battery studio in London, Manchester Orchestra also worked with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings) in Los Angeles – gathering new sounds, adding to and widening the songs’ dimensions. Encouraged to go against first instinct, each collaborator added their own touch to the music, pushing it to places no Manchester Orchestra record had ever gone before.

JUICEBOXXX – Freaked Out American Loser – Dangerbird
Freaked Out American Loser” is the latest album from Juiceboxxx, the Milwaukee-bred punk rap artist who is quite simply the first and last of his kind all at once. Juiceboxxx grew up in the 2000s within the noise, punk rock, and underground rap communities of Wisconsin, and while those banners still fly high independently today, there are very few other artists who not only understand that venn diagram but who are also actively attempting to merge those sounds cohesively. Juiceboxxx might be out of his mind, but in all the best ways–he owns it and commits to this unstoppable onslaught of creative ideas and outbursts. ”Freaked Out American Loser” is a punk rap blast that captures the anarchic, aggressive spirit of Juiceboxxx’s live show while also adding a new level of polish, focus, and dare we say, professionalism. Songs like ”Guts And Tension” and ”Destruction and Redemption” place the listener in the middle of the pit, blazing with frenetic guitar and thick energy. ”Freaking Out” and ”Go To The Club Alone” display dexterous rap skill and a heavier hip hop feel while retaining a jittery post-punk edge. And the album-closing eponymous track even brings to mind the melodic chime and epic codas of the Pixies.

ALICE COOPER – Paranormal – Earmusic
Alice Cooper’s new studio album, his first in 6 years, ‘Paranormal‘ was recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin. The 10 track album also features a very special bonus CD a mini-album consisting of two brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings. ‘Paranormal’ also features special guest appearances by U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

JOYWAVE – Content – Hollywood Records
Rochester alternative band Joywave are releasing their sophomore studio album titled Content, and getting ready to make their return to the live stage. The quintet will head out on tour with Young The Giant and Cold War Kids at the start of August. Content, which has a playful double meaning, is produced by Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster & Sean Donnelly and mixed by Rich Costey and will be released on Hollywood Records/Cultco Music.

MARGO PRICE - Weakness EP

MARGO PRICE - Weakness EPMARGO PRICE – Weakness EP – Third Man RecordsMARGO PRICE - Weakness EP
Following the release of the critically celebrated Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Margo Price returns with four fresh, gutsy originals that further explore themes of duality, loss and redemption that expand her musical palette. The four new tracks are being released as a two-piece 7’’ bundle “EP” – a Third Man Records first. The title track, “Weakness,” is an upbeat country split-personality confessional that has the biting insight and holy quips Margo fans have come to love. “Just Like Love” offers up a somber folk fix that showcases the band at their most resonant and atmospheric. “Paper Cowboy” (written by Matt Gardner) is a whip-smart anthem tailor-made for the blistering summer festival circuit that touches cosmic country territory with a four minute jam that hits a listener like heaven. Meanwhile, “Good Luck” (For Ben Eyestone) is a bittersweet farewell that stands as a perfect fit for when the credits start to roll, the sun takes seat and the world signs off…

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Hours of Operation:
Monday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4.50 (1 review)
946 Orleans Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407
946 Orleans Road Charleston South Carolina 29407 US

“Charleston, SC independent record store. South Carolina’s largest selection of new and used CDs, DVDs and LPs!”

Inventory
New Vinyl, Used Vinyl, New CDs, Used CDs, New DVDs, Used DVDs, Memorabilia

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20% Off Moving Sale at SquidCo https://vinylcarolina.com/20-off-moving-sale-squidco/ Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:04:48 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=529 Squidco in Wilmington, NC is preparing to move to a new location and is looking to “lighten the load” beforehand with some great sales on a variety of formats from their inventory. From their latest newsletter:  SQUIDCO 20% MOVING SALE (3)! The 3rd and final … Continue reading

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Squidco in Wilmington, NC is preparing to move to a new location and is looking to “lighten the load” beforehand with some great sales on a variety of formats from their inventory.

From their latest newsletter: 

SQUIDCO 20% MOVING SALE (3)! Squidco 20% Sale

The 3rd and final 20% Off Moving Sale! Squidco has signed the lease on our new location and will move locations at the end of this summer, currently scheduled for the last week of August. Therefore we’re looking to lighten our load before the move.

For our THIRD moving sale we offer this set of more than 100 items being sold at 20% OFF their regular retail price! The items in this list come from a variety of genres and formats in our catalog — CDs, LPs, Cassettes, Magazines and DVDs of improvised, composed and rock music — from labels around the globe. So take advantage of these low prices, and take a close look at this set of great albums… but hurry, because this sale ends Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at midnight! *

Click Here to See Sale Items


Squidco Used CD Sale

From now through this Sunday, July 30, all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price.

View Our List of Used CDs.
Squidco, 928 North 4th St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2002. In 2010 we opened a storefront in downtown Wilmington, NC, giving customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 new items, plus hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We’re open by appointment Mon-Fri, 12:00-6:00 PM, so if you’re in the North Carolina coastal region make sure to get in touch, we’d love to play some music for you!

Find Squidco on Facebook at
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If you Twitter you can follow Squidco’s new releases and reviews on the ‘Ear at
twitter.com/squidco.

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Recent Arrivals at Carolina Soul https://vinylcarolina.com/recent-arrivals-carolina-soul/ Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:43:34 +0000 https://vinylcarolina.com/?p=500 The latest from the Carolina Soul newsletter. Recent Arrivals: July 22th, 2017 Used LP Highlights: Oneness of Juju, African Rhythm Bo Diddley, Is a Gunslinger Alton McClain & Destiny, S/T Al Green, I’m Still in Love with You Sam Cooke, Shake Margaret Singana, Tribal Fence … Continue reading

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The latest from the Carolina Soul newsletter.

Recent Arrivals: July 22th, 2017

Used LP Highlights:

Oneness of Juju, African Rhythm
Bo Diddley, Is a Gunslinger
Alton McClain & Destiny, S/T
Al Green, I’m Still in Love with You
Sam Cooke, Shake
Margaret Singana, Tribal Fence
Detroit Emeralds, I’m in Love with You
Otis Redding, Best Of
Etta James, Rocks the House
Cowboy, 2xLP two-fer
Duane Allman, An Anthology
Lou Reed, Berlin
New Colony Six, At the River’s Edge (reissue)
Brian Eno, Lux
White Witch, S/T
The Cure, Disintegration (reissue)
Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak
Robbie Basho, Guitar Soli (reissue)


Caravan, In the Land of Grey & Pink
Sparks, In Outer Space
David Bowie, Low
Coming of Age, Five Man Electrical Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Street Survivors
Frank Zappa, Zapped
Prince, Batman; S/T
Funkadelic, One Nation Under a Groove
Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On
Sade, A Promise
Barbara Lewis, Baby I’m Yours
Osibisa, Happy Children
Hugh Masekela, I Am Not Afraid
Victoria Spivey, W/ Big Joe Turner
Kagee’s, Keep on Bumpin’ & Masterplan
Fatback & Johnny King, Feel My Soul
Bobby Womack, My Prescription
Chakachas, New Sound (Italian press)
David Axelord, Strange Ladies


Rotary Connection, Dinner Music
Otis & Carla, King & Queen
Chantells, Waiting in the Park
Jimmy Riley, Rydim Driven
Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch (reissue)
Bill Evans, Interplay (reissue)
Kenny Dorham, Afro-Cuban (reissue)
Duke Ellington, Mingus & Roach, Money Jungle (reissue)
Ornette Coleman, Ornette! (reissue)
George Wallington, Live at Cafe Bohemia
Johnny Lytle, Swingin at the Gate
Pharaoh Sanders, Thembi, Jewels of Thought


Peanut Butter Wolf, My Vinyl Weights a Ton
D’Angelo, Devil’s Pie
Jay Z, The Blueprint
Mobb Deep, Infamy
Ludacris, Word of Mouf
Alkaholiks, Coast II Coast
Ghostface Killah, Ironman
Toro y Moi, Boo Boo
Nina Simone, Little Girl Blue (reissue)
Beach Boys, Live in London
Beatles, Revolver, Rubber Soul, Help!, Magical Mystery

Enjoy your weekend,
Max & Carolina Soul

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Hours of Operation:
Monday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
113 East Main Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
113 East Main Street Durham North Carolina 27701 US

“We buy and sell soul, jazz, rock, disco, rap, boogie, reggae, gospel, blues, r&b, and more. The classics, the grails, the bangers inbetween.”

 

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Inventory
Used Vinyl, Used CDs
Video

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Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits RIAA Certified Diamond (10x Platinum) https://vinylcarolina.com/bob-segers-greatest-hits-riaa-certified-diamond-10x-platinum/ Wed, 31 May 2017 01:57:20 +0000 http://vinylcarolina.com/?p=321 GREATEST HITS AND RAMBLIN’ GAMBLIN’ MAN VINYL REISSUES JUNE 2 Both long out of print, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man reissued as a single LP and Greatest Hits comes as two-LP 150gram and 180gram vinyl editions LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Capitol Records/UMe is pleased … Continue reading

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GREATEST HITS AND RAMBLIN’ GAMBLIN’ MAN VINYL REISSUES JUNE 2
Both long out of print, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man reissued as a single LP and Greatest Hits comes as two-LP 150gram and 180gram vinyl editions LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Capitol Records/UMe is pleased to announce Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits has been certified diamond by the…

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