Two New Upcoming In-Store Events: Mike Gordon, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard!

Hey all –

We promised you some big events in the works, and now they’re been worked out, so here are the details. On Wednesday October 4th, the same night as their concert at the Ogden Theatre, we’re proud to be hosting an autograph signing by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard! At 6PM, the band will be here at Twist, meeting fans and signing copies of their latest album Murder of the Universe. And don’t forget their brand new album coming out on October 13th, Sketches of Brunswick East. Read all the details of the event on our Facebook event HERE. And then on Saturday October 14th, starting at 1PM, we’re extra excited to announce an in-store performance and autograph singing by Mike Gordon of Phish! He’ll be playing music from his new album OGOGO and signing copies of the album after the performance. Read all the details of the event HERE. Both of the autograph sessions will be for those with wristbands only – read the events for all details about getting wristbands!

And coming up tomorrow for Vinyl Tuesday, we have a new batch of pink vinyl releases in support of breast cancer awareness and Gilda’s Club. We’re expecting releases by Metallica, Blue October, Lord Huron, and Dustin Kensrue, come on down to get your copy tomorrow! Meanwhile, coming up this Friday, we’re looking forward to new releases and reissues on LP and CD by Blue Note All-Stars, David Bowie (box set), Tamar Braxton, David Crosby, Neil Finn, David Gilmour, Ibeyi, Michael Jackson, Joan Of Arc, jamie Lawson, Loney Dear, Mastodon (LP reissues), Jessica Lee Mayfield, Pearl Jam, Primus, Rolling Stones, Cecile McLorin Savant, Tank, Torres, Shania Twain, Kamasi Washington (EP), Lucinda Williams, , and lots more, so give us a call or come visit and see what all we’ve got. Please note that on our website we’ve got a lovely 360 degree tour of the store thanks to Google. Check it out on your computer or mobile device on our homepage: twistandshout.com. And it’s always worth a visit to our Facebook page HEREwhere there are all kinds of giveaways and tons more up-to-the-minute information. Check back regularly, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep on top of things!

Also be sure to check out our latest I’d Love to Turn You On reviews. In the CD version, John reviews the third album, It Still Moves, by My Morning Jacket when everything they’re doing comes together. His review is available to peruse on the regular display endcap in the center of the store near the C and D section of the Rock CDs, or you can read it on our Spork blog HERE. In the DVD version, I’d Love to Turn You On – At the Movies, Paul pays tribute to the 1964 sci-fi cult classic Robinson Crusoe on Mars (starring the recently deceased Adam West!). As always, the review is available to read in the DVD room, or on our Spork blog HERE.

Outside of the store, our neighbors at the Sie Film Center have officially announced dates and put ticket packages on sale for the 40th anniversary Denver Film Festival, which will be taking place November 1-12. The full schedule of films will be announced on Tuesday October 10th, but you can get a jump on things by buying ticket packages now (which you can find HERE), and stay tuned for more info! But coming up sooner than that, the Tattered Cover Classic film series continues this Sunday October 1st at 1PM, with Orson Welles 1973 hall-of-mirrors documentary F For Fake. Read all the details of the screening HERE. They also have their next Scream Screen series starting next week, with your host Theresa Mercado. On Friday nights in October, they will be running “The Non-Zom Horror Films of George A. Romero” in tribute to the recently deceased director whose take on zombies with Night of the Living Dead forever changed the face of the modern horror film. But films in this series will deal strictly with his non-zombie work. Films in the series are: Creepshow 10/6 (showing on 35mm!), Martin 10/13, The Crazies 10/20, and Two Evil Eyes (co-directed with Dario Argento) on 10/27. All screenings begin at 9:30, and all feature a band performing beforehand, included in the price of the ticket! For more details about the series, click HERE. And in case you’d rather stick to his zombie film, a new 4K remaster of the work that put him on the map, Night of the Living Dead, will be opening on Friday October 20th. You can read more about that HERE. And if you love film but your tastes don’t happen to line up with mine, you should check out the Denver Film Society’s website HERE and see all the other great things that will be screening there in the coming weeks!

We also wanted to make sure you knew that our pals over at The Goods restaurant hold a Cards Against Humanity tournament every Saturday night from 9:15 – midnight. There are drinks specials for the ladies, and the ever-popular party game for horrible people is being played throughout the restaurant. Drop by and check out the revamped menu and have some fun into the night! If you’re looking for a way to become a part of Denver history, you might look at supporting the upcoming documentary film about Denver’s legendary Family Dog venue. Read all about the film and how you can help out by clicking HERE. And the Levitt Pavilion in Ruby Hill Park wraps up their first season with a performance on October 7th by Cody Johnson and Randy Rogers. Check out details of that show HERE, and check out the Levitt’s home page HERE to hear more about their mission and maybe take a minute to check out Westword’s recent article “Ten Killer Colorado Bands That Should Play Levitt Pavilion ASAP” HERE to see what kind of things the venue would be capable of. And coming up this Saturday September 30th, there are two great world music events of note here in Denver.

You can’t be in two places at once, but you can pick your fave and either find yourself at Swallow Hill’s Daniels Hall (where I’ll be) to check out the rock and jazz-influenced traditional Swedish folk music of Väsen (read more about that event HERE) or get yourself on downtown to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom to check out Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 carrying on the traditions of Seun’s father Fela with the band that backed him for the last decade of his life (and you can read more about that event HERE). Tough call, but someone’s gotta do it.

For this week’s Monday Timewaster, we take a look at one of the treasures of American music – John Prine. A couple articles have popped up lately, so we’re linking to both of them. One is an interview with Prine about many subjects, including how he’s slowly worked around the outside of the track to become one of the elder statesmen of “Americana” without even trying; the other is an article from Billboard linking to ten of Prine’s great songs. It’s a little absurd that six of them are from his debut album (even if not in these specific version), and only one steps out of the 70s, but it’s hard to quibble with the choices, all of which are superb. And if you’re not familiar with his work, this is a good way to get started. Enjoy!

John Prine Interview

John Prine Top Ten

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