Summer Of Love Redux Continues!
Hey all –
On shelves tomorrow we will have another great batch of Vinyl Tuesday reissues celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, including releases by The Monkees, Arlo Guthrie, The Electric Prunes, Vanilla Fudge, and the B-52’s. And this Friday’s new releases include a bunch of nifty stuff as well – we are expecting new releases and reissues on LP and CD by Django Bates, Lana Del Rey, Sara Evans, Foster the People, Damien Marley, Stanton Moore, Radiohead (deluxe box set), Chris Robinson, Sarasara, Avey Tare, Tyler the Creator, Violent Femmes, and more, so give us a call or come visit and see what all we’ve got. Thanks to everyone who came down for our Garbage in-store signing yesterday! It was a huge success, the band was absolutely a delight to work with, and a great time was had by all. Check out our wrap up with photos of the event HERE.
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 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, Paul pays homage to Leon Russell’s syncretic 1973 live set Leon Live. 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, it’s another Paul review, this time of the landmark classic of the New Hollywood cinema, Bob Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces. As always, the review is available to read in the DVD room, or on our Spork blog HERE.
Outside of the store, in case you haven’t heard about it yet, you should learn about the brand-new Levitt Pavilion which opens this week in Ruby Hill Park. They will offer a plethora of concerts and events – many of them free of charge – starting with a concert this Thursday to christen the venue. On Thursday the 20th Levitt will have a free concert featuring Slim Cessna’s Auto Club and other performers as the first event (which you can read about HERE), followed the next night by a ticketed event with UB40 (which you can read about HERE). Read more about the venue, their vision, and other upcoming events by clicking through to their home page HERE.
And this Wednesday, our neighbors at the Sie Film Center kick off Cinema Q, Denver Film Society’s annual series of recent and important LGBTQ films. It runs from Wednesday the 19th through to Sunday the 23rd, and you can read all about the programming, series passes, and costs HERE. Also at the Sie, they continue their Friday night series Andrew Novick & Brandan Styles presents: Jodorowsky. The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s films have been fascinating and confounding audiences for decades and for the next two Fridays at 10PM the Sie will be screening his films, leading up to the opening of his latest film Endless Poetry on July 28th. Remaining films in the series include: Santa Sangre on July 21st and The Dance of Reality on July 28th. Read all the details of the series, pick up tickets, and learn how you can see Endless Poetry for free by clicking HERE. And kicking off August 1st, the Sie will be having a one-of-a-kind festival entitled Almodóvar En Total, which will screen each of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s 20 feature-length films, from rare early works right up to his latest triumph, Julieta. Read all the details of scheduling and ticket pricing on their site HERE. And 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!
Also happening on Friday nights this summer, it would also be well worth your time to check out MCA Denver’s B-Side Fridays. Up on their terrific rooftop event space, MCA Denver presents a different local band each week through August from 7-9 PM with a happy hour preceding the music from 5-7. Check out the schedule of performers and read all the details on MCA Denver’s site HERE, but this Friday is a special one with former Twist & Shout staff YaSi performing her unique blend of soul and hip-hop, so mark your calendars for this one! Or, if you’re free on Wednesday nights, perhaps you’d rather attend MCA Denver’s fantastic Mixed Taste series at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The series pairs two knowledgeable lecturers speaking on unrelated topics for a half hour each, then puts them together to answer audience questions that may find unexpected connections between them. It’s a great series, and you can read more about the event and find links to purchase tickets HERE.
And coming up next weekend will be this year’s Underground Music Showcase (UMS), the fantastic and wide-ranging independent and local music festival taking place on South Broadway from Thursday July 27th to Sunday the 30th. You can read details about every performer, from Aldous Harding to Zola Jesus and find out everything you need to know about the festival by clicking HERE. Lastly, there’s an upcoming concert that all Colorado music fans ought to know about: The Rocky Mountain Way. It’s an event sponsored by the Colorado Music Hall of Fame taking place August 13th at Fiddlers Green honoring Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm, and James William Guercio’s Caribou Ranch. The concert will feature performances from Garth Brooks, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Richie Furay, plus a reunion performance from Joe Walsh & Barnstorm and much more. You can read all the details of the concert and pick up tickets HERE.
For this week’s Monday Timewaster, we keep things a little on the silly side, with one of the best music-related parody sites on the web, The Hard Times. This recent article, about a music fan heroically rescuing a record collection, is sure to bring a poignant tear to the eye. But really folks – never leave your records in the car. Ever. Enjoy!