Just in time for Record Store Day, here are some of the best places around town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.
Record Store Day 2019 is upon us - Saturday, April 13 - and, as always, there's a mountain of vinyl to help empty your bank account. Hell, Rhino alone has more than 30 special limited releases for the day. There's so much out there, that it's neigh impossible to keep track of it all.
As Record Store Day approaches (it's this Saturday), Foursquare and real estate brokerage Redfin combined forces to create some interesting data on the top 10 U.S. cities for fans of record stores. Milwaukee, whose vinyl shops I wrote about in February, clocks in at No. 5, below Portland and Chapel Hill, but above New York and Philly. Not bad.
If you lived in the state of Wisconsin in 2012, and listened to the radio or watched TV, you know who said, "You're Damn Right!" Now, "You're Damn Right!" is the name of the first limited run CD produced by Kramp and Adler and available for purchase at Exclusive Company stores.
This year's Record Store Day is Saturday, April 21, and The Exclusive Company will have free performances all day at its shops on the East Side (1669 N. Farwell Ave.), in Greenfield (5026 S. 74th St.) and in West Bend (144 N. Main St.).
One business that really glimmers in the limelight of Record Store Day each year is The Exclusive Company, which again celebrates with a full line-up of bands performing in the store on Saturday, April 17.
While a lot of local music fans might feel like "Record Store Day" is hardly worth celebrating in a year that saw the death of Atomic Records, there are still a handful of shops vending vinyl and CDs in town. Among them is The Exclusive Company, which celebrates the day by creating "Buzzcity," a 15-song sampler of some of the best original, home-grown Milwaukee music.
Saturday is Record Store Day in the U.S. and in Milwaukee, local shops like Atomic Records, RushMor, Bull's Eye and Exclusive Company celebrate the joys of recorded music stamped into vinyl or encoded onto CDs.
Atomic Records and the Exclusive Company are the sole outlets in Brew City to carry the new six-song live EP by New York rockers Interpol, currently on tour in Europe.
Beefing up your personal DVD collection is a good way to get your enterainment fix without shelling out a ton of cash. Like books, many DVDs are best bought used -- they're still in good condition and just a fraction of the cost of new ones. Here's a list of used DVD sources in the area.
Wisconsin-born Indie rocker Martha Berner released her debut full-length album, "This Side of Yesterday," on Oct. 18. With an in-store performance at the Exclusive Company stores in Greenfield and Brown Deer on Saturday, Nov. 5, Berner is ready to share her acoustic lovin'.
A visit to the chiropractor might be in order after all the head-banging entertainment Spiral Trance will provide. The hard-rocking quartet takes The Rave stage this Thursday, March 31 and has also released a three-song EP.
The jazzified Milwaukee rock group, Hudson, featuring Paul Jonas, Chris Tishler, Matt Meixner, Jeff Benske and Matt Liban started out purely instrumental and funky until deciding to add some rockin' lyrical flavor to its repertoire.