Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Coast is here!
HopArt IPA and Kolsch 22oz bottles on our shelf in time for Christmas. Special price when you buy three!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

16 Penny Gallery slideshow:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

In today: New Sound Tribe (STS9) CD, and a couple of books : Tao of Wu (RZA) and Tao of Willie (Nelson, that is).

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pixies Minotaur box sets just arrived. The limited edition is insane.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Today's new releases will be arriving late this afternoon. The holiday threw our schedule off a bit. We're expecting Flaming Lips and Tom Waits (Live and Orphans) on vinyl. Meanwhile, I bought a 1000+ LP collection and I'm trying to sort it out. Lots of jazz vocalists. Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, etc. Not enough hours in the day right now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

16 Penny Gallery

press release:

www.chuck-keppler.com and 52.5 Records announce the opening of 16 Penny Gallery.

16 Penny Gallery is a new gallery space opening within 52.5 Records. Focusing on affordable art, the gallery will feature more than 200 screen prints from artists all over the United States, as well as original art work from local artists. Chuck Keppler ( www.chuck-keppler.com ) has collaborated with 52.5 Records in the past, to curate some of their most successful art shows (notably, the Gig! Poster series). The opening of 16 Penny Gallery takes this collaboration to the next level by creating a permanent space for Keppler to showcase his talents as an artist and curator.

Where: 52.5 Records, 561 King Street, Charleston, SC

When: Opening reception on December 4th 7 - 9 PM

Artists include: Leia Bell, Strawberryluna, Johnny Pundt, Chuck Keppler, Mike Klay, Phillip Hyman, Adam Turman, Jeff Lamm, Crosshair, Pete Cardoso and Matt Pfahlert/Get a Clue Design.
More artists to be added soon and new art added weekly.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Books and stuff:

Slingshot 2010 Organizers
"This pocket sized datebook organizer calendar type thingie is just packed full of state-smashing tidbits; mostly dates in history and scratchy art..."

The Death of Bunny Munro (HC)
New novel by Nick Cave

The Story of Crass
"Thoroughly researched... chockful of fascinating revelations... it is, surprisingly, the first real history of the pioneers of anarcho-punk."

Graffiti Kings : NY Transit Art
"The definitive book on New York's subway graffiti movement, an unprecedented creative explosion that occurred across the five boroughs during the 1970s. "

Johnny Cash : I See a Darkness (graphic novel)
"Vividly portrays the unpredictable life of a loner, patriot, outlaw, and music rebel, making this unique biography a compelling read for multiple generations of graphic novel and music fans. Black and white."

Pictorial Websters
"A large collection of engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century."

Fail Nation
"A visual romp through the world of epic fails. From the underbelly of the nuts behind hit websites failblog.org."
Lots of color pictures.

I Drink For a Reason
"After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book....
weaving his media mockery, celebrity denunciation, religious commentary and sheer madness into book form."

and more, new arrivals and restocks, in the store.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Music, New and Restocked:

Atlas Sound Logos CD and vinyl
Devendra Banhart What Will We Be CD and vinyl
Bear in Heaven Beast Rest CD and vinyl
Melvins Nude With Boots Finally available on vinyl
Nirvana Bleach Deluxe CD and white vinyl back in stock
Echo & the Bunnymen Fountain CD
MF Doom Unexpected Guest CD
Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture Vol. 2 CD

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dogfish Head
finally arrived today. Better late than never, right?
We have the 90 Minute IPA and Palo Santo Marron.
All used 7" singles now 25 cents each. Seriously. All of them. I have to thin the heard. The heard. Get it? Damn, I am funny.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art opening this Friday

my system(s) of making

The art of:


October 2, 2009
7-9 PM

•Studied architecture at Clemson University and University of Illinois
at Chicago.
•Studied Fine Arts at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
•Won the Makepeace Fellowship – intensive woodworking studio at John Makepeace’s Parnham School; Beaminster, England.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lots of new music this week...

Monster of Folk, Hidden Cameras, Islands, Brand New, Girls, Mum, Vic Chesnutt, Big Pink, Circulatory System, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Tallest Man on Earth (LP, ltd to 1000), Teenage Bottlerocket, David Gray, Sonata Arctica, Times New Viking, Le Loup Family, Pearl Jam (contrary to the "only available at Target" advertising, we have the CD and the LP)

and new beer...

In addition to beers from The Bruery (see previous post), we now have another fine beer from Founders Brewing Company.

Founders Breakfast Stout
"You’ve got to love coffee to truly appreciate this phenomenal brew. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee. We’re actually not sure if this is some type of coffee cake or a beer. Either way you can drink this ale with a fork. Breakfast Stout has an intense fresh roasted coffee nose toped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that seems to never fade and makes you wish breakfast could last forever."

Rated 100 on ratebeer.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcoming The Bruery to South Carolina!

Orchard White
"An unfiltered, bottle conditioned Belgian-style witbier. This hazy, straw yellow beer is spiced with coriander, citrus peel and lavender added to the boil and whirlpool. A spicy, fruity yeast strain is used to add complexity, and rolled oats are added for a silky texture."

ABV: 5.7%

BeerAdvocate Magazine, October 2008, "A" Rating

Black Orchard
"An unfiltered, bottle conditioned Belgian-style black wheat beer, or “black wit”, if you will. This dark but surprisingly light bodied beer is very drinkable while still having character and complexity. Chamomile is added for its floral aroma, while the coriander and citrus peel give the characteristics of a traditional witbier."

ABV: 5.7%

Los Angeles International Beer Competition 2008, Gold, Belgian & French Style Ale
BeerAdvocate Magazine, October 2008, "A" Rating

Saison Rue
"An unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone, and a slight citrus hop character. With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain. Being a Saison, Saison Rue is ambiguous unto itself as it is a different beer when fresh and when aged. We hope you enjoy it in all of its incarnations."

ABV: 8.5%

Los Angeles International Beer Competition 2008, Gold, French & Belgian Style Saison
BeerAdvocate Magazine, October 2008, "A" Rating.

Autumn Maple
"Brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel (in other words, a lot of yams!), this autumn seasonal is a different take on the “pumpkin” beer style. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, and fermented with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is perfect on a cold autumn evening."

ABV: 10%

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Cat Power : A Good Woman
"Delves into the soul of this fragile but ferociously gifted young talent."

"This hand-size French alphabet book is as stylish as a pop-up can be... A-plus for drama and innovation." -Publishers Weekly

Story of Crass
"The first real history of the pioneers of anarcho-punk."

Kindling : James Jean
A paperback portfolio of 12" x 16" posters and a 24" x 16" gatefold poster.

The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla
This book is a readable compendium of patents, diagrams, photos and explanations of the many incredible inventions of the originator of the modern era of electrification.


Rochefort: 8 & 10
"Beer like this gives us a reason to live" ~ Beer Advocate

Great Divide: Yeti Imperial Stout

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Back in stock, in bombers and baby (11.2 oz) bottles.


Muse: The Resistance
Porcupine Tree: The Incident
Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs
Polvo: In Prism
Dodos: Time to Die
Anvil: This is Thirteen
Michael Bellar & As-Is Ensemble: Turned On Turned Up
Os Mutantes: Haih...
The Dynamites w/ Charles Lewis: Burn it Down

and plenty more, new & restocked, in the store.

Monday, September 7, 2009

09.09.09 @ 52.5

We are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalogue, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (09-09-09).

We'll be stocking the entire catalogue at a reduced price during the month of September.

Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos.
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilising state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.
The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and Magical Mystery Tour, which became part of The Beatles’ core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987. In addition, the collections Past Masters Vol. I and II are now combined as one title, for a total of 14 titles over 16 discs. This will mark the first time that the first four Beatles albums will be available in stereo in their entirety on compact disc.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gig! Poster Show Opening Friday, August 28th, 7-9 pm
A selection of "gigposters" from 20+ artists will be on display. This event is being curated by Charleston artist, Chuck Keppler. His, and other artist's work will be on display and available for purchase. Other artists include : Alan Forbes, Leia Bell, Art Chantry, Matthew Foreman, Strawberryluna, Johnny Pundt, Adam Turman, DWITT, Crosshair, Pete Cardoso, Matt Pfahlert/Get a Clue Design, Oliveargyle, Darren Grealish, Jessie Bowers, Jason Brachman, and Scott Campbell. 10% of opening night sales proceeds will be donated to Lowcountry Aids Foundation as part of the "7 Stores, 7 Days" event.
Music provided by DJ BirdFlu of the Bubbleguts Bros.
There is no cost to attend.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Books, new and restocked:

Animal Tales - Nine of the classic Golden Book Animal Tales, bound together
in one affordable volume. For the kids!

15 Point Guide to Peeing in the City - It can be tough to find a public restroom in the city. This handy little zine/book is an urban survival guide, of sorts. When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Farts, A Spotter’s Guide - Yep. Complete with a battery-powered fart machine, to help you properly identify the fart. Juvenile and funny.

You Shall Die By Your Own Creation - (Fletcher Hanks collected, Vol 2) The first volume, I Shall Destroy All Civilized Planets, was an Eisner-winning hit. This second volume collects the rest of Hank’s comic book work.

Beautiful Decay, Book One - A hand-numbered edition of 1500. Kyle Thomas is hand-drawing each cover. No two covers will be the same.

Absinthe & Flame-throwers - “Projects and ruminations on the art of living dangerously”. For the MacGyver in all of us.

Lowside of the Road : Life of Tom Waits - “This definitive biography charts Wait’s life and art, step by step, album by album. A unique take on one of rock’s great enigmas.”


Faeries (25th Anniversary Edition)
Make the Bible Work For You
Mutter Museum : Historical Photos
The Rock Bible
Russian Criminal Tattoo Vol 3
Low Moon
On Some Faraway Beach : Brian Eno
Juxtapoz (all book titles back in stock)
Wu-Tang Manual (back in!)
Cat Power : a Good Woman
Greatest Album Covers
Wax Poetics #36
SCUM Manifesto (Back in stock!)
Cometbus (multiple restocks, including #52)
Hamburger Eyes #13 (a new one!)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Green and Bold
The Green & Bold is a newly-assembled pop/indie-rock project featuring Dex Cox, Kevin Hanley, Stephanie Something, Billy Compton, Steven Thompson, Richard Hussey, Josh Kaler, Cary Ann Hearst, and other local musicians. Their debut cd, "Love Luck and Regard" is now in stock. http://thegreenandbold.com/

Other new music:
Amanda Blank
Julian Plenti
Kool Keith

Vinyl, back in stock:
Devendra Banhart
Dirty Projectors
and more

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Terrapin's latest side project:
Maggie's Farmhouse Ale is "Side Project Vol. 7" from Terrapin Beer. 22 oz bottles just arrived and are going in the cooler now. There is only one review on Beer Advocate, that's how new this beer is.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Original Sin Cider
"One of the best" ciders available, according to Beer Advocate.
6% abv & gluten-free

Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye
"A bold american IPA made with 20% rye malt".
8% abv

New Belgium's 1554, Mothership Wit & Fat Tire bombers
(Still $10 for any 3 bottles)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Music:
Magnolia Electric (CD and vinyl)
Dead Weather (CD and vinyl)
Awol One
Eagle Twin
Eyedea & Abilities
Fiery Furnaces
He is Legend
Riceboy Sleeps

also some nice restocks on vinyl:
Black Flag, Clash, Gram Parsons, James Brown, Meters, Sun Ra, Velvet Underground, etc.

and the "recent arrival" used vinyl section is filling up with some choice titles:
Animal Collective, Led Zeppelin, Wooden Wand, Black Sabbath, etc.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Modest Mouse 7"
Out today: Perpetual Motion Red vinyl, ltd to 4000. We only got a few. Limiting sales to one per customer.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Alligator Jerky is here!
Tastes great with a cold Dale's Pale Ale. Yum.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Clean, price, repeat
Filling up the "recent arrivals" vinyl bin today. Some solid jazz titles going out, mostly under $10.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel (750 ml bottles) arrived today. Delicious! Also restocks of Fat Tire and Arrogant Bastard.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just in:
Mars Volta, Deer Tick, Dino Jr, God Help the Girl, Patterson Hood, Regina Spektor, Spinnerette, Sunset Rubdown, and those missing Wilco 7" singles finally arrived.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Take Me to the Water:
Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music and Photography
The latest release from Grammy Award-winning reissue label Dust-to-Digital gives music fans another reason to rejoice. A stunning 96-page hardcover book of historic baptism photographs, taken between 1890 and 1950 and compiled from the collection of noted folk art collector Jim Linderman, is accompanied by a CD of rare gospel and folk recordings from original 78 RPM records (1924-1940)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nice bunch of restocks on vinyl:
Animal Collective Feels
Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity
Big Star #1 Record
Donald Byrd Electric Byrd
John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Field Yesterday and Today
Kurt Vile Constant Hitmaker
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information
Charlie Patton Prayer of Death
Sun Ra Super Sonic Jazz
Woods Songs of Shame

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A couple of new books:
Let it Blurt : The Life and Times of Lester Bangs
"Finally, the great American writer gets the book he deserves. Jim DeRogatis's Let It Blurt is a personal journey through the wit and the world and the ferocious spirit of Lester Bangs...it reads like rock and roll."
~ Cameron Crowe
Amplified: : Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians
"Amplifed presents sixteen short stories by some of the most compelling songwriters performing today. With original contributions from Mary Gauthier, Chris Smither, Maria McKee, Patty Larkin, Jim White and Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family, Amplified showcases artists working in the short story format, many for the first time."

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Belgium!
Fat Tire and 1554 bombers now in stock. Pick up 3 for 10 bucks. Yep.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Evolution Art Show
This show is all over the place.
For our part, we'll be showing photography from local artists Chuck Keppler, Krista Demattio, Bad John, Hashenda Baxter, Donna Jones, Sarah Goldman, Matt Bowers, and Victoria Dearing.
With music from DJ Ice Bread. This Saurday, 6-8 p.m.
Check out the rest of the schedule.
Some tasty dark beers in today:
Old Engine Oil (A delicious old ale from Scotland)
Carnegie Stark Porter (Vintage 2004!)
Sinebrychoff Porter (a Baltic porter from Finland)
Granit Bock (an Austrian "Stone" doppelbock)
and some tasty dark vinyl.
New and restocked:
Antony & the Johnsons Crying
Beirut Gulag Orkestar
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Billie Holiday Lady in Satin
Killing Joke self titled and What's This For

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So much goodness:

Drinkable goodness:
3 Monts Grande Reserve Special Ale (Bière de Garde)
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux (Saison)

Listenable goodness:
Big Business
Iron and Wine (CD and LP)
Passion Pit
White Rabbits
The Field
Savath and Savalas
Mark Kozelek
Apostle of Hustle
Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy)

Readable goodness:
Back in the Day (101 things we used to know how to do)
Elegant Enigmas (Edward Gorey)
Make Your Place (affordable, sustainable nesting skills)
Print Liberation (screen print primer)
Andy Warhol : Giant Size (back in stock)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Book:
Hi Fructose Collected : Under the Counter Culture
"Hi-Fructose magazine showcases an eclectic mix of underground artists, pop surrealists, emerging and rediscovered countercultures. For the first time, this critically acclaimed arts magazine is collected in an expanded hardcover box set, compiling the best of the sought-after, long-sold-out first four volumes. Features the art of Mark Ryden, Tim Biskup, Junko Mizuno, Dave Cooper, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Gary Baseman, Alex Pardee, Gary Taxali, Scott Musgrove, Jeff Soto, Ray Ceasar, JennyBird, Joe Ledbetter, Longo Land, Michael Salter, Fawn Gehweiler Kurt Halsey, Invader, Ron English, Wilfrid Wood, Jim Woodring and more."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hogshead Records? Has a nice ring to it.
A hogshead is a large cask of liquid (less often, of a food commodity). More specifically, it refers to a specified volume, measured in either Imperial units or U.S. customary units, primarily applied to alcoholic beverages such as wine, ale, or cider.
After conversion to imperial measure in 1824, the hogshead became 52.5 imperial gallons.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I can't decide if I am more exited about the music or the alcohol this week. A good problem to have.

New Music : Isis, St Vincent, Pink Mountaintops, Akron Family, Gallows, Fischerspooner, Jon Hopkins, Ben Harper, Peaches.

New Alcohol : Pranqster and Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewery and St Bernardus Abt 12 abbey ale. We also have two wines now, thanks to your requests. Ass Kisser wines from Australia. A red and a white. Great name, good wines, great price (10 bucks per).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Now in stock :

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

From the Publisher : "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

Recommended pairing : Rogue's Dead Guy Ale

Friday, May 1, 2009

Several new beers arrived today:
Hoppin Frog's BORIS The Crusher (BORIS stands for Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout)
Great Divide's Hercules (Double IPA)
and from Southern Tier : Mokah (Imperial coffee/mocha stout) and Iniquity (Imperial "Black" IPA)
Just unpacked:
Acid Mothers Temple Lord of the Underground CD and LP
Butthole Surfers Brown Reason to Live Back in print on vinyl
Deerhunter Cryptograms and Microcastle LPs restocked
Funkadelic Cosmic Slop and Free Your Mind LPs back in print
Kurt Vile Constant Hitmaker CD and LP
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band Outer South CD and LP
So Cow self titled LP
Various Last Kind Words Mississippi Records reissue
Various Pop Ambient 2009 K Records LP
Woods Songs of Shame CD
Minus Times Magazine #29
"Putting the "Great" back in Depression, the latest The Minus Times is a 72-page double issue starring DAVE EGGERS, SAM LIPSYTE and DAVID BERMAN. Issue #29 draws a bead on the pimp and protector of America's imagination: Hollywood. Featuring confessions from screenwriter D.V. DEVINCENTIS (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank) and director HARMONY KORINE (Gummo, Julian Donkey-Boy) along with a crew of talented extras, The Minus Times subverts and celebrates this billion-dollar dreamworld that we rent by the hour. An open casting call brought in a cross-section of American talent: rock & rollers SAM BEAM, WILL OLDHAM, COLIN GAGON, NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY; artists HARRISON HAYNES, HOPE GANGLOFF, FOREST JUZIUK, and STEVE KEENE; cartoonist and animator BRAD NEELY; filmmakers KATHY EGAN and ANDREW POPE." Edited by Charleston's own, Hunter Kennedy. Word.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cute Puppies!

Just in: Flying Dog's Canis Major 8-pack.
Contains 8 7oz beers, 2 each of their Gonzo Imperial Porter, Horn Dog Barley Wine, Double Dog Double Pale Ale
and Kerberos Tripel.
Take home the entire litter, only $13.99.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New CDs in today from Bob Dylan, Diamond Watch Wrists (Prefuse 73 with Zach Hill), Great Northern, Joe Jackson (Live BBC), NOFX. Restocked vinyl : Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, M83, Mr Bungle (self titled).
Mikkeller's Beer Geek Breakfast stout arrived today. I may need to have one for lunch.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just arrived : Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale from Lagunitas. http://tinyurl.com/cupwu2
Beat Surrender:

Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career CD (LP delayed)
"On the title track of Camera Obscura's fourth album, My Maudlin Career, Tracyanne Campbell sings, "This maudlin career has come to an end/ I don't want to be sad again." As usual, she's being sincerely ironic. Camera Obscura fans will be pleased to know that she's still turning out maudlin torch songs with apparent ease. It is a record of the most immoderate sentiment: Thirty seconds in, on "French Navy", you've already got a dusty library, a French sailor, and the moon on the silvery lake. By the second track, "The Sweetest Thing", Campbell's ready to trade her mother for a compliment from a certain someone. She might not want to be sad again, but judging from the kind of tangled romantic assignations she confesses to here? Album number five already lurks in the inevitable fallout." ~ Pitchfork 8.3 "Best New Music"

Tinted Windows Tinted Windows CD
Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe CD
Art Brut Art Brut vs. Satan CD
Booker T. Potato Hole CD
BrakesBrakesBrakes Touchdown CD
Chairlift Does You Inspire CD
Men Without Pants Naturally CD
Various Artists Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace CD
Special Ed Youngest in Charge (reissue) CD

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Books:

"A spectacular visual biography of the life and career of one of the most colourful and innovative artists of the twentieth century. Phaidon was granted unprecedented access to public and private archives and collections to collect this staggering quantity and array of material: a rare, behind- the- scenes look at the New York art world of the 1950s to the 1980s. With rare or unseen pictures of the New York glitterati over three decades along with receipts, letters, documents, family snaps, press cuttings and more, there is no better insight to the man beneath the wig. Introduction by renegade art critic Dave Hickey, who has his own cult following, and additional texts by Bruno Bischofberger, Ronnie Cutrone, David Dalton, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ivan Karp and Peggy Phelan. A must- have for Warhol fans and any pop culture enthusiast, it is now accessible to all, in this slightly smaller (but still quite massive) edition, and at this amazing new price. 8 3/4" by 11 3/8", 1400 color illustrations, 600 b&w illustrations."

"...compelling road map to the artist's most recent and ambitious journeys in paint, pencil, and sculpture. Tara and her work have been featured in numerous publications and websites, including Vanity Fair, Elle, The New York Observer, Juxtapoz, and Bust. Foreword by Tim Biskup. Hardcover, color."

"This final volume of previously unpublished drawings and photographs completes the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia trilogy. Danzig Baldaev's unparallelled ethnographic achievement, documenting more than 3,000 tattoo drawings, was made during a lifetime working as a prison guard. His recording of this esoteric world was reported to the KGB, who unexpectedly supported him, realizing the importance of being able to establish facts about convicts by reading the images on their bodies. The motifs depicted represent the uncensored lives of the criminal classes, ranging from violence and pornography to politics and alcohol."

"The legendary unpublished collaboration between William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac: a hard-boiled crime novel about a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation. Written when the writers were far from famous, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is an incomparable artifact from the early days of the Beats, a fascinating piece of American literary history, and a remarkable window into the personal lives of two hugely influential writers at the very beginning of their careers. It is also an engaging novel, a hypnotic descent into lust and obsession, drugs and alcohol, art and outsized dreams."

"Aye Jay, creator of the Gangsta Rap Coloring Book and the Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book, takes on punk with mosh- worthy results. This activity book will challenge kids and adults alike with word searches and drawing games, or just sharpen your crayons and color legends of punk's past and present! Help Siouxsie Sioux apply her makeup. Draw Henry Rollins' tattoos. Color in the members of Green Day, etc."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Need a beer for tax day?
Über Sun is here!
Record Store Day
It's that time again. This Saturday is Record Store Day. Yay! Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional freebies have been arriving all week. Check out this list of goodies, compiled by our friends at Landlocked Music. Will we be receiving all of these? No, but we're getting as many as we can put our grubby little hands on. AND we're sure to have some beer-related freebies too. Sweet! All used DVDs, CDs and vinyl will be 52.5% off for the day. Plus, we're having a special art show. Our friend, Chuck Keppler, has put together another great show for us. This one will feature prints by 38 artists. The artists were asked to design and print an image based on a favorite song lyric. Check out this one. All prints will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Beat Salad:
Destroyer City of Daughters b/w Thief Double LP.
Nice reissue of these long out of print albums.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed Agorapocalypse CD
Agoraphobic Nosebleed returns with Agorapocalypse, their second proper full-length album of gonzo violence in a ten-plus year history of sordid deeds -- the epitome of 21st century grindcore.

Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle CD and LP

Handsome Family Honey Moon CD

Brutal Truth Evolution Through Revolution CD
Legendary grindcore trailblazers return after ten-plus years.

Immortal Technique Revolutionary Vol. 2 LP
Back in print on vinyl!

Lotus Plaza Floodlight Collective CD
Member of Deerhunter plays solo.

Monks Black Monk Time
DLX CD reissue. LP soon.

Joe Gibbs Scorchers From the Early Years 1967-73 2xCD
An amazing collection of rocksteady and reggae hits from the late 60’s and early 70’s that helped break reggae internationally. This essential jam-packed double-disc anthology, produced mainly by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Niney The Observer for Joe Gibbs, features the genre’s most influential icons and marks a momentous time in musical history. This 17 North Parade release from the Reggae Anthology series contains many special edits only available on this album.

Devendra Banhart Oh Me Oh My LP
Reissued on LP!

Metric Fantasies CD

Easy Star All-Stars Lonely Hearts Dub Band CD
The band behind Dub Side Of The Moon and Radiodread with Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Michael Rose, U Roy, Luciano. Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul, Max Romero, Rangking Roger and Mighty Dieamons. Includes a free download card to unlock bonus material.

Prefuse 73 Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian CD now, LP soon (I hope)
For Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, Herren rejected the idea of straight digital recording and instead went the much more intensive route of recording to analog Ampex tape, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians from the not-too-distant past. In addition to the recording process, Ampexian also differs in its composition, existing as a tapestry of tracks of varying lengths and moods, albeit with a remarkable linear flow and, of course, unmatched rhythmic bump.

Silversun Pickups Swoon CD and LP
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Carnavas. Driven by the exciting "Panic Switch" single, Silversun Pickups' second album delivers on the promise of their debut and ups the guitar genius a notch. HQ-180 double vinyl includes download.

also back in stock on vinyl:
Beastie Boys In sound From Way Out
Beatnuts Rarest Nuts
Kraftwerk Computer World
Run DMC Raising Hell
and 12" singles from Flying Lotus, Black Cock. Donk Boys and Jazz Liberatorz

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Beers in today:
Oskar Blues Gordon
American Double / Imperial IPA 8.70% ABV

North Coast Old Stock Ale
Old Ale 11.70% ABV
The Felice Brothers - Yonder Is The Clock CD (Team Love)

Neil Young - Fork In The Road CD+DVD (Warner Bros.)
The new album featuring ten new songs about Neil's homegrown hybrid car. DVD includes high definition, 24-bit/96 khz stereo mixes for the highest quality audio plus live performance clips.

The Thermals - Now We Can See CD (Kill Rock Stars)

Doves - Kingdom Of Rust CD (Astralwerks)

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns CD (Astralwerks)
"One of the most dynamic and intriguing performers out of the UK, Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) returns with her dazzling second album, produced by David Kosten (Faultline), featuring guest spots by Yeasayer and Scott Walker."

Bob Mould - Life And Times CD (Anti)

Ramblin' Jack Elliott - A Stranger Here CD (Anti)
Elliott is one of folk music's most enduring legends, influencing everyone from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger to the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. On ''A Stranger Here'' Elliott takes on depression era blues songs that have a particular resonance in these turbulent times. With his world-scarred voice wrapped around these dark songs of dark days, Elliott has made his masterpiece, and album at once elegiac and defiant, that can stand beside great late-career recordings by Billie Holliday and Frank Sinatra. Produced by Joe Henry (Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello, Solomon Burke).

The Hold Steady - A Positive Rage CD+DVD (Vagrant)
17 audio tracks recorded live at The Metro in Chicago. Enhanced CD links to download five bonus tracks. Bonus DVD includes a documentary.

Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care CD (Domino)

Black Dice - Repo CD (Paw Tracks)

I Was A King - I Was A King CD (The Control Group)
"Oslo, Norway's I Was A King debuted in 2007 with the album "Losing Something Good For Something Better". They were labeled "royally brilliant" and given 8 out of 10 by NME. The Independent, The Times, and The Guardian gave similar praise. This follow-up features performances by Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh), Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Smith (Danielson), and Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor). Mixed by Nick Terry (Primal Scream, The Libertines). Front man Frode Stromstad has a unique gift for creating addictive melodies with distinctive roots to the 60s distorted through the sound of the '90s."

Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellry CD/LP (Rough Trade)
21-year old Mica Levi, a.k.a. Micachu, presents ''an ear-bashing of crazy paving beats, junk shop punk, electronic drones, and deceptively mellifluous bedsit pop'' - The Times. Equally at home making brilliant leftfield pop as she is composing for orchestras and making mix tapes that mash up dub step, grime, garage, and pop, it comes as no surprise that Micachu's debut is the aural equivalent of a chameleon: a multi-colored, multi-layered conflation of ground breaking sounds and ideas. "Sideways-thinking pop genius." -- The Fly

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Beers and books.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

CD Release show this evening! http://tinyurl.com/dc2q2n

Saturday, March 28, 2009

On vinyl:
J Dilla Anthology #2 and #4
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Black Star Instrumentals
DJ Premier Rare Instrumentals #1 and #2
Roots Organix Back in stock!
400% Dynamite! (Soul Jazz Records)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two beer shipments arrived today. We should be nicely stocked by the weekend. I'll post photos soon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Out today:
Mastodon, Royksopp, Doom (MF), Decemberists, Obits (Rick Froberg of Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu), Red Red Meat (Reissue of Bunny Gets Paid), Mono, Fever Ray, Swan Lake, Dan Deacon

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Our book lending library is no more. Far too many people did not return their books, even after being called and emailed. I'm tired of playing bill collector. Remaining books will be either be sold at a reduced price, or donated.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lots of nice vinyl restocks in today : Tom Waits, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, James Brown, Meters, Nick Drake, Sun Ra!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

6-pack containers arrived today.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The new issue of Mojo just arrived. $6.98. For the kids.

Just in:
Decemberists Hazzards of Love LP (CD next week)
also back in stock : The Clash London Calling LP

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fresh out o' the box:
Kylesa available on CD now (LP still in stock)
also re-stocks of Deertick, Propagandhi, and Beirut CDs.

Just ordered 6-pack carriers for our beers,
and still slaving over that first order.
Too many stouts and dopplebocks for our hot summer?
This is my dilemma.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Still no beer in grocery or convenience stores in Colorado. I guess record stores would be out too.
Cleaning, pricing records today. I'm moving slowly though, so don't expect hundreds of 'em.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Now in:
Bonnie Prince Billy "Beware" CD and LP
Tim Hecker "An Imaginary Country" CD
Kylesa "Static Tensions" LP
Wolves in the Throne Room "Malevolent Grain" LP
Mi Ami "Watersports" CD
Mount Eerie "Dawn" LP
and restocks:
Pains of Being Pure at Heart CD and LP
Last Kind Words (various) LP
Fugazi "Red Medicine", "Margin Walker" LPs
Aesop Rock "Float" CD
Approval letter arrived today! Now to have some fun putting together our first beer order.