Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Turntable Giveaway!
Hey all –
It’s another strong week of releases, with a batch of new stuff to talk about going on, so let’s get to it, shall we? This Friday is yet another good one with a bunch of stuff hitting the shelves first thing. We’ll be expecting new releases and reissues on LP and CD by Lee Bains III, Baio, Ray Barretto, Beach Boys, Beach House, Cody Chesnutt, Ani DiFranco, Jonwayne, Sonny Landreth, Laurel Halo, Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Perrett, Pond, Max Richter, Shakey Graves, TLC, ZZ Ward, Washed Out, Waxahatchee, and more, so give us a call or come visit and see what all we’ve got. And right now in the store, we’ve got a custom Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit U-Turn turntable on display and you can win it! To do so, here’s what needs to happen: 1) Come to the store by Friday July 7th and take a photo with the turntable (staff will help you locate it in the store). 2) Upload the photo to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #thenashvillesound and also tag Twist & Shout in the photo. 3) Email us a copy of your post to email@example.com to make sure we see it! One winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries! Good luck!
And coming up on Sunday July 16th, we are extremely excited to welcome Garbage to our store to sign copies of their new book This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake! The book is now in stock, so if you pre-purchased it, please feel free to come down any time to pick up your copy, or you can buy a copy now and receive a wristband for guaranteed entry to the event. Supplies are limited, so get yours now! Read all the details 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, Patrick reviews the album Made in Dakar by the seminal Senegalese group Orchestra Baobab. 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 Patrick again reviewing the sublime Japanese family drama An Autumn Afternoon. As always, the review is available to read in the DVD room, or on our Spork blog HERE.
Outside of the store, if you’re free on Friday nights, it’d 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. Or, if you’re free on Wednesday nights, perhaps you’d rather attend the return of 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 at the Sie in July, they’ve also got a Friday night series you’ll want to keep eyes out for: Andrew Novick & Brandan Styles presents: Jodorowsky. The Chilean director’s films have been fascinating and confounding audiences for decades and on four successive Fridays at 10PM the Sie will be screening one of his films, leading up to the opening of his latest film Endless Poetry on July 28th. Films in the series include: El Topo on July 7th, The Holy Mountain on July 14th, 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 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!
As we creep toward this year’s Underground Music Showcase (UMS), more and more acts continue to be added to the lineup and more info keeps coming. You can read about everyone from Aldous Harding to Zola Jesus and find out everything you need to know about the festival by clicking HERE. Lastly, there’s a 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 HERE.
For this week’s Monday Timewaster, we dive deep into the heart and mind of the record collector. Everyone who takes records seriously has the music they champion that no one else seems to get – obscure artists (justly or unjustly) or, more frequently, undervalued albums by acknowledged greats of their genre. Not long ago, The Quietus ran an article valorizing beloved albums by valued artists that were released after the artist in question had supposedly “jumped the shark.” If there’s one thing us record collectors like as much as claiming as masterpieces albums that people think are garbage, it’s lists, and this article beautifully satisfies both needs. Enjoy!