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.