RSD Aftermath, Upcoming Garbage Book Signing!

Hey all –

Oh boy, Record Store Day! Thanks to everyone who came down and enjoyed Record Store Day 2017, which was our biggest RSD yet. We appreciate each and every one of you, whether you spent the night to get your favorite releases, grabbed the benefit KBCO release (we’ve still got a few left and restrictions of one per customer are now lifted!), or check out Rob Garza’s DJ set – all of it added to a great day for us and hopefully for you as well. But things don’t let up here, as we gear up for a fairly big release day this Friday. We’re expecting new releases and reissues on LP and CD by Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg, Mary J. Blige, BNQT, British Sea Power, Eric Church, Anat Cohen, Coil, J. Cole, Cuong, Vu, Feist, Gorillaz, Juliana Hatfield, Elton John (LP reissues), Mark Lanegan, Little Cub, John Mellencamp, Mew, Thurston Moore, Willie Nelson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chris Potter, Ron Sexsmith, Colin Stetson, Sylvan Esso, Trombone Shorty, and more, so give us a call or come visit and see what all we’ve got.

And we’ve got a brand new event to let you know about. On Sunday July 16th, we are extremely excited to welcome Garbage to our store to sing copies of their new book This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake! We are pre-selling the book now, and those pre-buying it will receive a wristband for guaranteed entry to the event. Supplies are limited, so get yours now! Read all the details of the event HERE. Also please note that on our redesigned website we’ve now got a 360 degree tour of the store thanks to Google. Check it out on your computer or mobile device on our homepage: www.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, Jonathan Eagle schools us on the thrash-metal classic Rust In Peace by Megadeth. It’s 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, Edward takes a look at Jane Campion’s debut feature film Sweetie. As always, the review is available to read in the DVD room, or on our Spork blog HERE.

And we’ve got another great in-store in store for you – on Friday June 2nd at 6PM, we’re pleased to welcome bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien back to our stage. He’ll be playing classics and selections from his new album Where the River Meets the Road. Customers who purchase the new album will receive a wristband that gives priority entry to the event and a guaranteed spot in the autograph line afterward. You can read all the details of the event HERE.

Outside of the store, this week, fans of the great bygone era of silent film can rejoice because the Denver Silent Film Festival will be taking place from April 28-30 at the Alamo Drafthouse, featuring great films from Buster Keaton, Lon Chaney, and Charlie Chaplin, notable directors Victor Seastrom, F.W. Murnau, Robert Flaherty, and more. You can read all about the event and check the lineup HERE. And just one week after our big Record Store Day event, our neighbors at the Tattered Cover are celebrating their industry equivalent on Saturday April 29th – Independent Bookstore Day! Like our RSD, they will have limited exclusive items for sale on that day to help celebrate the importance of independent booksellers around the country (and world!). Check out Tattered Cover’s Facebook event for more details HERE.

And coming up Tuesday May 2nd, the Bluebird Theater will be playing host to a great lineup of some of the best 80s punk acts when they bring Mike Watt, Meat Puppets, and Grant Hart to their stage. Read all the deets for this event HERE. And the Sunday after that show, the Sie Film Center continues its Tattered Cover Film Classic series on Sunday May 7th at 1PM with François Truffaut’s New Wave crime film Shoot the Piano Player. Read more about that screening HERE.

And Friday nights in June will see another Scream Screen series at the Sie! This time around, Theresa Mercado will give us four horror anthology films from the 80s, and the series is called “Treasury of Terror: A Decade of Horror Anthologies.” The films in series will be: 6/2 – Twilight Zone; 6/9 – Nightmares; 6/16 – Cat’s Eye; 6/23 – Tales From the Darkside: The Movie. For all the details, check out the Facebook event for the series HERE and I’ll see you there! If you love film but your tastes don’t 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!

And of course our regular Music & Movie Trivia night that we do in conjunction with the Denver Film Society continues at the Sie Film Center every Monday at 7:30. This week’s event can be found HERE. There’s no cost to enter so come on down to the Sie Film Center to test your mettle against a bunch of dedicated music and film enthusiasts, have drinks, win prizes, and just have some fun. You can get regular updates and invites to the events by joining the Facebook group HERE – or just check it out periodically to see what’s new!

For this week’s Monday Timewaster, we take a look at a recent article commemorating the one year anniversary of Prince’s passing. The New York Times ran an article last week about the exhaustive (but undoubtedly rewarding) work of cataloging the thousands of items in Prince’s Paisley Park studios. According to the article, there have been over 7000 items cataloged thus far, and the leader of the research team dealing with them says “We’re nowhere near even started, really.” It’s a unique look into the life of one of the all-time greats. Enjoy!

Prince’s Paisley Park Archives

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