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Sara McQuaid at In Your Ear Studio

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Venue: In Your Ear Music and Recording, 1813 East Broad Street (19th and E. Broad), Richmond, VA
 
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 17Door at 6:30 PMMusic at 7:30
 
 Format: JAMinc "House Concert" (bring food and drink to share). Two sets in "listening room" with break. Seated audience in intimate, acoustically near-perfect, recording studio.
 
Cost: Advance reservations $20 at JAMinc.org.  $25 at the door, space limited to 80.
 
About:
Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England.  Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary”.
 

 
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Record Show Time

STAND STILL MUSIC RECORD, CD & MUSIC SHOW

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Saturday September 13, 2014 Richmond, Virginia

Comfort Inn Hotel 3200 W. Broad Street. Lots of albums, 45s, cds, all types of music, DJs and more. 10am- 4pm  $3 admission, Early bird 8am- $5.  Free admission if you show your email from Plan 9.

 

 
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New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock". Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band's music as "magnificent and clever" while Stereogum proclaims, "In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis."

Basement Jaxx - JuntoGlobally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, Basement Jaxx blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with Junto, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Watch the video for the global club smash "Never Say Never (WATCH THE VIDEO)".


The Segall has landed. And it's fully loaded, with everything that Ty Segall (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It's coming down fast. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, with Manipulator, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER. 

Ariana Grande's sophomore album My Everything follows the success of her double platinum single, Problem feat. Iggy Azalea, which sold over 438k its first week, and her debut album Yours Truly, that came in at #1 on the Top 200 in September 2013.

One of the world's largest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold presents, Waking The Fallen: Resurrected, a new album experience unlike anything they have ever released. Avenged Sevenfold has personally curated this back from the dead look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album Waking The Fallen. This rare new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, a never before seen music video for Unholy Confessions, and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!

Royal Blood's self titled album is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two members.

Dry The River - Alarms in The HeartLondon, UK quartet Dry the River return with 'Alarms in the Heart', a bolder, more expansive, confident and cohesive set of songs and an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume from their critically acclaimed debut "Shallow Bed" (2012). Produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures), these new songs are at turns anthemic, cerebral and irresistible. Peter Liddle's melifluous, choral voice blends effortlessly with chiming guitars and stirring rhythms, and additional emotional resonance is provided by arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk). WATCH VIDEO



Plus there are other great, new releases including Pale Communion from Opeth, which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, and is heralded by the lead single, Cusp of Eternity. After the end is the new album from Merchandise and their first for the 4AD label! Stadium new wave 'n' jangly psych-pop outta Florida, for fans of Echo & The Bunnymen and Interpol. Includes "Enemy" and "Little Killer". After many years of waiting, it is time once again for The Rentals to return.  Matt Sharp and co are back with their new album Lost In Alphaville which sees them back in Moogtastic form. The Man Upstairs is the 20th studio release from psychedelic folk musician Robyn Hitchcock. The effort sees Hitchcock team up with producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) and produce an album of covers of his favorite songs, as well as some original tunes. And over all these years a lot of bands have come and gone, trends and styles came and disappeared, Motörhead came and ...stayed! Over 3 decades and still a crushing statement of defiant searing rock'n'roll energy. Motörhead's 21st studio album the enormous and prophetic Aftershock delivered a crushing statement that was right on the spot. With the release of the Aftershock: Tour Edition, one can sit back and watch Motörhead marching from the dust storm to deliver a bonus live CD which resolutely illustrates their return to form.

Plus, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Shovels & RopeIan AndersonThe GriswoldsFenech-SolerBrad PaisleySuperdragRandy BachmanElephant StoneThousand Foot KrutchBastard SaplingFloating ActionJ MascisThe KinksMndsgnKemAsiaFamous Last WordsChelsea Wolfe, and Bruce Hornsby.

CURRENT SINGLES

Robert Plant - Pocket Full Of Golden [Single]

As Robert Plant prepares to release his upcoming Nonesuch label debut 'Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar', he gives us a taste of what we can expect in the form of his latest single 'Pocketful Of Golden'. In a recent interview, Plant described Pocketful of Golden as "one of those amazing instances where we pieced together so many great ideas. All the combined gifts of the band, drifting through these varieties and styles, give us some amazing places to go." The full album will be available on both CD and LP 09/09.





LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for what is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. Step Back features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever. Johnny Winter's Final CD will feature one limited edition guitar pick per CD. Each of 5 different colors were chosen by Johnny. A special white mother of pearl pick is limited to 5,000. It's just beautiful. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the moving Video to the lead single Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) Feat. Ben Harper, which features tributes from all those who loved and were inspired by Johnny Winter.



Coves - Soft Friday

Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.  This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.  Their Debut Album Soft Friday is available now for Pre-Order and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up Here.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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Richmond Folk Festival

2013 & 2012 Festival T-shirts on sale now for $5 each!

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Now in it's 10th year, check out the great line-up for this year's festival here,

then consider volunteering at our merch tent or one of many volunteer opportunities

available- it's a way to help keep our festival free!

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To fans of Out O’ The Blue Radio Revue:

Scott Fraley and Joe Sokohl, program director and substitute hosts for Page Wilson’s well-loved show, offer a similar mix of music on their new two-hour show. Tune in to New Mongrel Medicine Show on WHAN 1430 AM or 102.9 FM today- Thurs Aug.21st - at 4pm.  Catch the live stream at: http://www.drivethruwithrog.com/

 
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Music Releases 08-25-14

Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time
New CD: $13.98   $11.99
Digital: $9.99
Swimmin' Time is Shovels & Rope's follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 album O' Be Joyful. "Birmingham" (the number one song on American Songwriter's year-end list) and the rest of O' Be Joyful put Shovels & Rope on the larger stage in many ways from an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman to an acclaimed set on PBS' Austin City Limits and festival slots at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and ACL.
J Mascis - Tied To A Star J Mascis - Tied To A Star
New CD: $13.98   $11.99
Digital: $9.99
J Mascis' Tied to a Star is the follow up to his acclaimed Sub Pop debut Several Shades of Why. The album, led by the songs "Every Morning" and "Wide Awake," was recorded and produced by Mascis and mixed by John Agnello at Bisquiteen in Amherst, MA. Tied to a Star also features guest appearances from musicians Ken Maiuri (Young@Heart Chorus), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall (Cat Power).
New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
New CD: $14.98   $12.99
Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock. " Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band s music as "magnificent and clever" while Stereogum proclaims, "In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis. "
Basement Jaxx - Junto Basement Jaxx - Junto
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Globally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, BASEMENT JAXX blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with JUNTO, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Features the global club smash "Never Say Never".
Ty Segall - Manipulator Ty Segall - Manipulator
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
THE SEGALL HAS LANDED. And it s fully loaded, with everything that TY SEGALL (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It s coming down fast. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER.
Ariana Grande - My Everything Ariana Grande - My Everything
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $9.99
Ariana Grande's sophomore album follows the success of her double platinum single, Problem feat. Iggy Azalea, which sold over 438k its first week, and her debut album Yours Truly, that came in at #1 on the Top 200 in September 2013.
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen: Resurrected Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen: Resurrected
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Digital: $11.99
One of the world's largest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold presents, Resurrected, a new album experience unlike anything they have ever released. Avenged Sevenfold has personally curated this back from the dead look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album Waking The Fallen. This rare new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, a never before seen music video for Unholy Confessions, and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!
Opeth - Pale Communion Opeth - Pale Communion
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Pale Communion, which was produced by the band s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, is heralded by the lead single, "Cusp of Eternity. "
Royal Blood - Royal Blood Royal Blood - Royal Blood
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $7.99
Royal Blood is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two members.
Dry the River - Alarms In The Heart Dry the River - Alarms In The Heart
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
London indie folk quartet Dry the River release their sophomore album, Alarms in the Heart, which follows their successful 2012 debut, Shallow Bed. They traveled to Iceland to record the tracks, enlisting producer Valgeir Sigurðsson to provide string arrangements, with Charlie Hugall (Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand), and Peter Miles (We Are the Ocean, Futures) also featuring in the credits.
Merchandise - After The End Merchandise - After The End
New CD: $14.98
New 2014 album ... and their first for the 4AD label! Stadium new wave 'n' jangly psych-pop outta Florida, for fans of Echo & The Bunnymen and Interpol. Includes "Enemy" and "Little Killer".
Ace Frehley - Space Invader Ace Frehley - Space Invader
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Digital: $9.99
Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He s a musical maverick, an improbable bestselling New York Times author in 2011, and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world since 1974. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music is immeasurable. With his smash 1978 solo album and post-KISS work including 2009 s Anomaly, Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original line up, or any other.
Rentals - Lost In Alphaville Rentals - Lost In Alphaville
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
The album features: Jessica Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius - vocals), Ryen Slegr (Ozma - guitars), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet - strings) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys - drums). Mixed by D. Sardy (Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem).
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lose Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lose
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $7.99
Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs
New CD: $16.98
Digital: $8.99
The Man Upstairs is the 20th studio release from psychedelic folk musician Robyn Hitchcock. The effort sees Hitchcock team up with producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) and produce an album of covers of his favorite songs, as well as some original tunes. The record features versions of Roxy Music's "To Turn You On," the Doors "The Crystal Ship," and the Psychedelic Furs "The Ghost.,"
Brad Paisley - Moonshine In The Trunk Brad Paisley - Moonshine In The Trunk
New CD: $11.96
Digital: $11.99
Ambition got the better of Brad Paisley on 2013's Wheelhouse, coaxing him into the briar patch that was "Accidental Racist" -- an ill-conceived cross-cultural duet with LLCool J which generated a flurry of headlines that camouflaged how the album straight-up flopped on country radio. Wheelhouse was Paisley's first record since Play not to go gold, and even that is misleading because that 2008 effort was an instrumental album and those never sell in large numbers; subtract that from his stats and the 2013 record achieves the ignoble status of his first-ever album not to reach gold and, perhaps more importantly, his first not to generate a number one single. Paisley slyly alludes to this slump, singing "I guess I've been in a dry spell, but that's about to change" on "Crushin' It," the opening track of his 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk, a phrasing that suggests his dip in sales lasted longer than a year -- which, in a way, it has. His sales started decreasing around the time of the open-hearted, far-ranging American Saturday Night, so perhaps it's no surprise that he's attempting to turn back the clock on Moonshine in the Trunk, stripping back all his experimentations and declining every detour so he winds up with a record that could function as a de facto sequel to 2007's 5th Gear. Moonshine in the Trunk is all gleaming steel, hard edges, sleek rhythms, and power ballads, state-of-the-art modern country that doesn't dare make a big deal of any of Paisley's eccentricities outside of his squealing guitar. Restless guy that he is, Paisley doesn't quite abandon every one of his quirks: specifically, he plays around with rhythm, setting "Crushin' It" to a thumping disco beat, pushing "River Bank" along to a stuttering syncopation, and underscoring "Limes" to an electronic loop. These dance-friendly beats go down smoothly because the emphasis is on the twang of the Telecaster and Paisley's drawl, signatures as prominent as his sense of humor which also surfaces on Moonshine in the Trunk -- quite genially on "Going Green," a wry tale of a redneck choosing to sacrifice for the sake of the environment, and quite nastily on "High Life," where a bunch of white trash sue their way toward millions. No matter how much he rhapsodizes about the logos across the caps in this great "Country Nation," these two novelties suggest where Paisley's sympathies lie: he's too smart, too worldly to pander to his base, so he'll take sly jabs and disguise his wide-eyed futurism within the nostalgia of "American Flag on the Moon." Most of all, he's savvy enough to know when to play it safe, which he does throughout Moonshine in the Trunk, turning out high-octane, highly enjoyable songs about trucks, water, speed, and making out with girls who don't realize they're beautiful enough to be a model. This is, for want of a better word, his wheelhouse, and while he may not be leaving his comfort zone here, Moonshine in the Trunk proves his strengths remain mighty potent.
Floating Action - Body Questions Floating Action - Body Questions
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Seth Kauffman is Floating Action. Hailing from the small town of Black Mountain, NC Kauffman channels the collective creative energy that has been birthed & transferred between the mountains of the Swannanoa Valley. For his 6th proper studio album Kauffman holed up in his own tiny studio & took from his experiences working with luminaries such as Dan Auerbach & Jim James and built upon them to further challenge his own style and sound by creating his most advanced work to date. Body Questions is a personal testament of the Floating Action vision, it is growth that challenges and exhilarates..
Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman & The Moneygoround, Part One [2 CD][Deluxe Edition] Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman & The Moneygoround, Part One [2 CD][Deluxe Edition]
New CD: $29.98
The Kinks are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their very first US hit single 'You Really Got Me' with an extensive re-release programme covering their classic 1964-1971 catalogue. The Kinks sound-tracked the sixties with the hit singles You Really Got Me, Tired Of Waiting For You and Sunny Afternoon as well as classics All Day And All Of The Night, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and Dead End Street.
Bruce Hornsby - Solo Concerts Bruce Hornsby - Solo Concerts
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Digital: $13.49
The double-disc "Solo Concerts" finds the iconic performer in fine form on such classics as 'The Valley Road,' 'Mandolin Rain,' 'Preacher in the Ring,' and many more.
Mndsgn - Yawn Zen Mndsgn - Yawn Zen
New CD: $11.98
Digital: $9.99
MNDSGN (pronounced Mind Design) is a prolific beat maker who is an integral part of the LA beat scene. With an impressive online presence, MNDSGN is releasing his physical debut on Stones Throw Records.
Rustie - Green Language Rustie - Green Language
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Rustie returns this summer with Green Language, a development and testament to his true passions and influences, the album is a high energy 40 minutes that showcases Rustie's signature sound at new found heights. It's a mediation on everything from grime and hip-hop to sci-fi computer games and even prog rock. The album was written and recorded at 4am to the sounds of birdsong in a remote location in his native Scotland, influenced by nature, birds and sunrise. Green Language features guests such as Danny Brown, D Double E and Redinho. The tracks are expansive and inspired by such disparate sounds as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, My Bloody Valentine, trance music and the Glasgow electronic scene Rustie helped mold.
Bug - Angels & Devils Bug - Angels & Devils
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
New 2014 album from the UK producer ... his first in 6 years! Cameos by Liz Harris (Grouper), Death Grips, Gonjasufi and others. (THE BUG)
Kem - Promise To Love Kem - Promise To Love
New CD: $13.95
Digital: $8.99
Asia - High Voltage Asia - High Voltage
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Digital: $9.99
Recorded July 24, 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD/DVD captures the band, with the original line-up, performing classic material from the '80s, plus songs from the first two albums of their reunion, 'Phoenix' and 'Omega'. This live CD/DVD is an essential companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a 'hometown crowd'
Wire - Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980 Wire - Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980
New CD: $26.98
Digital: $9.99
Young - Chrome Cactus Young - Chrome Cactus
New CD: $14.98
In Chrome Cactus, The Young have created a HUGE sounding, timeless rock album that reinforces and revitalizes everything that is great about American Rock Music in 2014. Taking influence from early ZZ Top, Link Wray, Lungfish, Dead Moon - Chrome Cactus is a ball of power and controlled feedback disguised as ten of the catchiest songs you ll hear.
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