Friday, March 12, 2010
Ben Harper and Relentless7 Live in the Origami Loft Tonight @ 9pm + New Adds and Restocks
Last Saturday, as we were preparing our shop for the BigBang in-store, a very familiar character walked in and began to browse the selection. After 20 or so minutes he had made his choices and casually walked to the register. BigBang had started to make a ruckus upstairs whilst setting up their gear and our customer looked up and said, "Oh shit!, I guess I need to look up more often!" After chatting with Sean for a few minutes he introduced himself. Sean recalled the memorable experience of watching Ben play at Bonnaroo a few years back with John Paul Jones and ?uestlove and mentioned how he would love to hear that on a record. After many friendly exchanges, Ben mentioned something about wanting to play the shop and gave Sean his email. A couple emails back and forth and here we are, less than a week later, all giddy about Ben Harper and Relentless7 playing probably their most intimate show ever (45 people capacity). Crazy!
So here's the deal... We will start letting people line-up outside (in a secret location) at 7:30pm. No one is allowed to line-up prior. At 8:45pm we will clear out all the customers in the shop and let in the first 45 people. Ben Harper and Relentless7 will start around 9pm. We aren't sure how long they plan on playing, but we hope they jam out as long as possible.
We ask that everyone plays nice tonight. This is a very special opportunity for everyone. Please remember that we are just a little record shop.
We want to thank Ben and Relentless7 for being such strong supporters of our shop and gracing us with this very special performance.
For those about to shop, here are some newbies in time for the weekend!
Beach House - S/T
Dayna Kurtz / My Brightest Diamond - Split 7"
Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
Field Music - If Only The Moon Were Up
Field Music - In Context 7"
Field Music - She Can Do What She Wants 7"
Japanther / Ninjasonik - Split 7"
Lamps - Niels Bohr Was An Excellent Ping Pong Player 7"
Michael Hurley - Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Neurosis - The Eye of Every Storm
Nice Face - Immer Etwas
Overnight Lows - City of Rotten Eyes
Pentagram - Review Your Choices
Pentagram - Sub-Basement
Pixies - S/T
The C&B - 1991 pre-Shadow Ring Recordings 7"
The Ex + Tom Cora - Scrabbling at the Lock
The Pink Noise – Birdland
V/A - Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria
V/A - Nigeria Special: Volume 2 Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6
V/A - Thai Beat A Go-Go: Groovy Sounds From the Land of Smile Volume 2
Wedding Present - George Best
Woods - I Was Gone 7"
Chin Chin - We Don't Wanna Be Prisoners 7"
El-P - Fantastic Damage
Fred McDowell - S/T
Karen Dalton - It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best
King Khan & BBQ Show - Invisible Girl
Kurt Vile - Constant Hitmaker
Lindstrom & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Sun Ra - Disco 3000
The Mantles - S/T
The Oh Sees - Sucks Blood
V/A - Soviet Funk: Volume One
Woods - How To Survive In + In The Woods
Woods - Songs Of Shame