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.