HOT New Releases – And Used Ones Too!
Hey all –
We’ve always got interesting used stuff coming through our doors, and we wanted to make sure that you vinyl enthusiasts are all aware that we just purchased an amazing collection of vintage R&B, Jazz, Blues and Rock. It is all in amazing shape and many of them are promotional copies. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to score some very rare vinyl, so come check it out before it’s gone! And coming up this Friday we’re expecting a good batch of new LP and CD releases and catalog reissues, including titles by Bauhaus (LP reissues), Andrea Bocelli, Boy George & Culture Club, Apollo Brown/Joell Ortiz, David Crosby, Ana Da Silva, Daughters, Laura Gibson, Julia Holter, Keith Jarrett, The Kinks, Christian McBride, Ingrid Michaelson, Whitey Morgan, Jessica Moss, NRBQ, Pixies, Robyn, Maggie Roche, Rudy Royston, Ty Segall, William Shatner, Woody Shaw, 6Lack, Bruce Springsteen (LP reissues), The Struts, Keith Sweat, Ian Sweet, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dean Wareham, Barry White (LP reissues), The Who, Chelsea Wolfe, Thom Yorke (Suspiria soundtrack), and more, so give us a call or come visit and see what all we’ve got! And coming up seemingly just around the corner, we’ve got Black Friday! The Record Store Day Black Friday list has officially been announced, so check it out in the link below. We’ll be ready on Friday November 23rd at 10AM with dozens of RSD Black Friday titles set up in our usual spaces in the vinyl room. As always, for the weekend of Black Friday, these limited titles are one per customer, no holds, no phone or internet orders. You can buy as many different things as you’d like (just one of each though), and come Monday the 26th, all restrictions are lifted. Check out all the details of the event and everything we’ve ordered and expect the have by checking our Facebook event HERE (RINK TO BLKFRI). We’ll keep all the latest info up there, so check back regularly for additions, delayed titles, and so forth. Note that it’s always worth a visit to our Facebook page HERE, where there are all kinds of giveaways and more up-to-the-minute information. Check back regularly, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep on top of things! On our website, please take a minute to check out the link for Twist & Shout Digital Downloads. We have a phone app that allows you to scan most items in stock and check them out on your phone – which will be immensely helpful for vinyl records that we can’t open for listening – and also check out other featured items and more info. Follow the link through and get the app now! Also be sure to check out our latest I’d Love to Turn You On reviews. In the CD version of ILTTYO Doug brings us a nice review of Dexter Gordon’s compelling Blue Note jazz classic Go! 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 Jonathan sets the mood for next week’s Halloween holiday with his review of the 1986 adaptation of Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex. As always, the review is available to read in the DVD room, or on our Spork blog HERE.
Outside of the store, this Saturday marks the 12th annual Boo and Brew on Colfax, featuring entertainment up and down the Bluebird District of Colfax for kiddies during the day and for adults at night. For the kids (1-4 PM): bouncy castle, music, trick or treating at more than 20 businesses (including here at Twist!), pumpkin decorating, face painting and more, for adults (6PM – close): drink specials, live music, scavenging and more. Read all about the event HERE and we’ll see you next Saturday! And our neighbors at the Sie Film Center are gearing up for their biggest annual event – the Denver Film Festival, which kicks off on Halloween and runs through Nov. 11th. The schedule has now been announced – lots of good stuff there, including Hirokazu Koreeda’s Palme d’Or winning film Shoplifters, which I will definitely be seeing – and tickets are on sale. You can read all about the films showing, get tickets, and find many more details on their site by clicking HERE. And wrapping up at the Sie this Friday, the inimitable Theresa Mercado concludes her latest cream Screen series. She’s closing out her The Truth Is Out There series of extraterrestrial horror films Friday the 26th with Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Showtime is at 9:30 PM and the film will be preceded by a musical performance. Read all about the series on Scream Screen’s Facebook event HERE. And coming up next Friday November 2nd at the Ogden, check out the delightful double bill of New Orleans music with Tank & the Bangas and Big Freedia. Having seen the superb live show of Big Freedia many times, I didn’t envy any band that would have to be on a bill with her, but after seeing Tank & the Bangas a couple months ago, they will doubtless hold their own. It’ll be a great night. Find out all the deets by following the link HERE. And though the Film Center takes November off from running the Tattered Cover Film Classic because of the Festival, they’ll be right back at it on the first Sunday of December with one of my personal all-time favorite films, Luis Buñuel’s surrealist masterpiece The Exterminating Angel, which will be screening on Sunday the 2nd at 1PM. As always, these things tend to sell out because admission is only $1, so get there early. You can read more about the film and the screening HERE. And lastly, looking out a little further still, I should also mention that the Lion’s Lair will be playing host to punk rock fellow traveler Mike Watt. He’ll be playing three nights at the Lair, from Thursday December 6th to Saturday the 8th, and you can read all about the shows and buy tickets by clicking through to the Lion’s Lair’s events page HERE/a>.
For this week’s Monday Timewaster, I’m getting a little into my personal history of school in NYC, where a roommate turned me on to the Velvet Underground, the band whose influence ran through about 90% of my rock listening for a good 15 years or so. So when the New York Times ran an article a few days ago talking with John Cale as he went through “The Velvet Underground Experience” – which just by coincidence is literally, directly across the street from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I took most of my classes – I had to check it out. He offers up a few great little nuggets about the band, and the writer does a fine job encapsulating their history and influence in only a few paragraphs. Enjoy!
A Walk Through Velvet Underground History With John Cale
Until next time,