New Moon On Monday (Well, Close Anyway)

Hey all –

We want to make sure first off that you know that next week we will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday the 23rd. We’ll be open regular hours the rest of the week, including a normal 10AM opening for Black Friday (more about which in a moment!). But sooner than that, coming up this Friday, we’re looking forward to new releases and reissues on LP and CD by Baths, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Electric Wizard, Brian Eno, Godflesh, Euge Groove, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, King Crimson, Kodak Black, Talib Kweli, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed (LP reissues), Bob Seger, Sia, Mavis Staples, and lots more, so give us a call or come visit and see what all we’ve got.

And then back to Black Friday – Friday November 24th! We’re very happy to be hosting another great event in store for Black Friday – we’ll be having a book signing with renowned rock photographer Larry Hulst, who will be signing copies of his new book From The Vault: Iconic Concert Photography. From 1PM – 2PM, Larry will be signing copies of the book, which you can pre-purchase now. We are pre-selling the regular and deluxe versions of the book, which you will be able to pick up the day of the event. Read all the details of the event HERE. And of course in addition to the Larry Hulst signing, we’ve got a lot more going on for Black Friday – specifically, Record Store Day: Black Friday. The official list of titles available is now public and we can share it with you! If you check out our Facebook event for Black Friday, you’ll see all the details of what we’ll be doing and a link to a list of the titles we’ve ordered and will be expecting for the event. As always with Record Store Day events, all of the Black Friday items will be one per customer, in-store only, and there will be no holds through the Black Friday weekend. Once Monday hits, have at it though! Read all the details on our Facebook event HERE.

If you watch our website regularly, you’ve probably noticed a new link for Twist & Shout Digital Downloads. We now 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! Please note that we’ve also 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 HERE, where 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 classic collaborative hip-hop album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. 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, Patrick reviews African-American filmmaker Julie Dash’s luxurious portrait of a turn-of-the-century Gullah community in her feature debut Daughters of the Dust, the first feature film directed by a black woman that received theatrical distribution in the United States. As always, the review is available to read in the DVD room, or on our Spork blog HERE.

Outside of the store, coming up in a couple weeks, we want to make sure you’re aware of a special event taking place on Tuesday November 28th at the Paramount Theater – the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction concert featuring Philip Bailey, Ron Miles, Dianne Reeves, Bill Frisell and more. This year, the CMHOF has focused on the vibrant jazz music that has come out of Colorado and the concert honoring inductees should be superb. Read all the details of the event HERE. And at the Sie Film Center next door there will be a related event the same week. On Monday November 27th they’ll be screening a documentary about the aforementioned guitarist, Bill Frisell: A Portrait. It will be showing at the Sie at 7:15 and Bill Frisell will be attending in person to perform a Q&A with the film! Read all the details and get tickets for the event HERE.

And looking ahead to next month, please note that Colorado Gives Day will again be taking place this year on Tuesday December 5th. It’s an opportunity to shine a light on and donate to the many worthy non-profits and charities in our fine state – including our neighbors, the Denver Film Society! Read all about the event and how you can participate HERE. And just a few days after that on Friday December 8th brand new singer-songwriter Morgan Saint, whose debut EP 17 Hero is available now and whose full-length is expected early next year, will be performing at Globe Hall. I had an opportunity to see her at an industry showcase in New Orleans a few months ago and she cast a spell over a talky crowd with her mesmeric music and unique stage presence. Check out her debut video HERE and read more about the show on Globe Hall’s site HERE.

We also wanted to make sure you knew that our pals over at The Goods restaurant have a couple weekly events worth checking out. They 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 their delicious menu and have some fun into the night! And on Mondays they’ve got a Bring-Your-Own-Vinyl DJ night hosted by Twist & Shout, kicking off at 9PM and running until close. So here’s your chance to bring down some of your favorite tunes and rock the crowd!

And if you’re a fan of independent film and you’d like 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.

For this week’s Monday Timewaster we point you to an initiative taking off in New York to rename the Williamsburg Bridge after the legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. At the height of his fame in the late 1950s, Rollins withdrew from the jazz scene for two years to take a sabbatical, practice, and rethink the direction of his life, choosing the Williamsburg Bridge as the site where he’d practice his music for hours every day. It’s one of the most fascinating stories in jazz and the great project. Read about the initiative below and check out their own site with the link just below that. Enjoy!

Sonny Rollins Bridge Project Article
Sonny Rollins Bridge Project Home Page

Until next time,


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