Thursday, October 27, 2011

Black Friday 2011!

Black Friday is coming!
We will be stocking certain releases, first come first serve!
As the Barbarian says, "I thought I'd mention that, for the second year in a row, is helping out the indie shops on Black Friday. That's right, we'll be getting in some limited editions that you'll only find here. Head on over to for a full list of what's going to be hitting the shelves and make up your wishlist. I already did mine."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Thursday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m.
From PC: "The Carolina Chocolate Drops take Appalachian folk and stir it into the modern-day melting pot with more than a dash of soul and sass. This African-American string and jug band uses tradition as its guide to honor the rich musical heritage of the string band. Yet, classic string bands always absorbed other music influences—and it’s no different for the “Drops.” The ragtime, African banjo music, country, and popular music that were folded into Piedmont blues of North and South Carolina are still part of their recipe, yet the Drops sweeten things with new ingredients such as remakes of songs by Tom Waits and the 2001 R&B hit “Hit ’Em Up Style (Oops!).”"

I am super excited for this show!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Featured Album Of The Week

Ashes & Fire
Ryan Adams
I usually try to highlight a lesser known album for my weekly picks, if only in the hopes of turning you on to something you may not have known about otherwise. This week however, I couldn't resist selecting the new Ryan Adams album, Ashes & Fire. This is Ryan's first solo album since 2007's Easy Tiger, although that's not to say he's been inactive since then. He's put out 2 records with The Cardinals (Cardinology in 2008 and the leftovers album III/IV in 2010) as well as a record from his metal alter-ego Orion. Ashes & Fire was well worth the wait. It's everything you'd expect from Ryan Adams. It's beautiful. It's sad. This record really shows that all Ryan needs to blow you away is an acoustic guitar and a microphone. I wouldn't be surprised to see this album in my top records of 2011 list. It's a really good one. So, if you're in the mood for something quiet and easy to enjoy, Ashes & Fire is a good place to go.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Music Tuesday

Good afternoon friends and fans of Von's.
If you're anything like me, then you're getting tired of the same-old-same-old pouring out of your headphones. 
With that being the case, then you are in luck, dear friends, for tomorrow is another fantastic edition of New Release Tuesday!!!. Come on in for new albums from Ryan Adams, Bjรถrk, Peter Gabriel, Ben Folds, Evanescence, and Thousand Foot Krutch.  

Get some new noise for your bored ears.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Til It's Gone

This is still relevant, dammit! Am I the only one that remembers Janet before she imploded?