RALPH WHITE IS PLAYING HERE ON SUNDAY WITH LYNZ MORAHN & FROZEN CORN. DON'T MISS IT!


From banjo and fiddle to kalimba and mbira, Ralph White is a master of ethnomusicology, and it's all self-taught. The 56-year-old troubadour served as fiddleman in Austin punk-grass legends the Bad Livers. He toured with the Butthole Surfers, played with the Gulf Coast Playboys, traveled to Africa and Australia, and finally settled here at home. Off the road is just his style. Since 1999, White has played solo, and it's indescribable. The blues mentality mixed with Outback echoes and safari serenades echoes off 2006 release Navasota River Devil Squirrel. His solo shows, as well as those he plays with new Austinite Amy Annelle, are stocked with hipsters, old-timers, music professionals, and doe-eyed fans. He matches old-school with new-school, kids with elders, and the line doesn't cross down the middle. Close your eyes, and listen to a million decades coalesce into one eerie, beautiful one-man band, with one foot on a chuck of wood and hands full of sound. There's nobody in the world like Ralph White. -Darcie Stevens - Austin Chronicle (Mar 28, 2008)


Ralph White - http://ralphewhite.com/

Frozen Corn - http://youtu.be/TN2QOp-aJik

Lynz Morahn & Friends - two fiddles and a guitar

Plus one more still to be confirmed.

1pm, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Willimantic Records

Free show with donations to the musicians encouraged.


3pm Sunday, June 24 - Original Recipe Band, Greenleaf, and Kitty Kat Nail Salon

Free show with donations to the musicians encouraged.

ORIGINAL RECIPE BAND

GREENLEAF (Ryan Major)

KITTY KAT NAIL SALON (Tracy Weiss)

Just Added: HEATS OF FORMATION & DEAD UNCLES PLAY AT WILLIMANTIC RECORDS ON MONDAY, JUNE 18

Willimantic's HEATS OF FORMATION and New Haven's DEAD UNCLES will play at Willimantic Records. It's the day before both bands embark on a two week tour of the Eastern US and both bands will have new releases for sale.

HEATS OF FORMATION
("Willimantic dissonant guitar punx," will have a new 7")
http://heatsofformation.tumblr.com/

DEAD UNCLES
("CT's only pop punk band is also the best pop-punk band, new LP out on cassette")
http://deaduncles.bandcamp.com/

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Monday June 18, 2012
Willimantic Records
744 Main Street (Entrance in back)
Willimantic, CT

6pm | $donate for touring bands


Yup, The Can "Lost Tapes" Are Here. No Live Music This Weekend, But a Lot of Used & New Recent Arrivals.

The DUCK THAT! instore has been rescheduled from June 16 to August 25, so there will be no live music at the shop this weekend, but plenty of new and used recent arrivals to make a visit well worth your time. The Can Lost Tapes 3cd boxset, the Dabke compilation LP (which should interest Omar Souleyman fans), along with Codeine and Chubby Checker 180 gram vinyl reissues are among the more notable new releases.
Over the last few months several record collectors have asked if I plan to stock more used 7" singles. The still,  admittedly, small singles selection has more than doubled in size this week and will continue to be added to it over the weekend with recent used arrivals and other stuff which is being sorted through and dug out of the back room maze.
As always, more and more used LPs are hitting the bins everyday. Customers shopping upstairs at Rajeans Antiques may not have appreciated hearing the Jac Holzman morse code instructional record through the floorboards, but Mad Men viewers may appreciate the three dozen+ "Businessmen's Record Club" albums from the early to mid 1960s in the used recent arrivals section. (if you haven't yet, definitely visit Rajean's - they have all sorts of unique treasurers, including records)
Just yesterday, Annie Morris dropped off her latest vinyl creatures. This time a brontosaurus and a chorus of frogs.  
Why frogs? For those not familiar with local frog battle lore, here is why.
The magazine racks continue to slowly fill with cheap back issues of all kinds of interesting and/or cheesy stuff. Whether you want to read what John Fahey wrote in a 1970s issue of Guitar Player about listening to old records he had recorded while on drugs, or you are  drawn more to articles from early '60s teen rags like "How Do Teenage Stars Get Spanked" and photo specials like "How the Stars Make Love", it can be fun to time travel through the old periodicals and other ephemera. Still plenty of issues of Mojo, Uncut, Record Collector and Rolling Stone kicking around, too. 
And there are a few newly added pieces of used audio equipment out for sale, including this 1/2" reel-to-reel which runs great, and comes with the remote and a brand new reel of tape. (vinyl critter not included)
$600

If you are from out of the area, Saturday would be a good day to visit Willimantic. Along with shopping at Willimantic Records for recycled vinyl dinosaur Father's Day presents, and dining in one of our fine local restaurants, you can also catch Joey Zone's lecture at the Mill Museum with sci fi author Paul Di Filippo on the Origins of Steampunk and the Willimantic Connection.  JZ knows this topic as thoroughly as anyone, having been there and collaborated with writers as a graphic artist back in the days of the wonderful Zeising Bros. Book Emporium













We Were Skeletons and Beau Navire played here with The New & Very Welcome, and Swift Moving

Thanks to Dan Katz for setting up a great show last Sunday, and thanks to the bands and the folks who came down to enjoy the music. We Were Skeletons and Beau Navire were very, very welcome last minute additions to the line-up. Here is video of Dan's band Swift Moving making their worldwide debut:
Video (or at least audio) from the New & Very Welcome, We Were Skeletons, and Beau Navire sets can be found on the the Willimantic Records youtube channel.


Swift Moving and The New And Very Welcome - Sunday, June 10th


SWIFT MOVING
(CT 90's style HC/crust/emo, ex-Book Slave, Dead Uncles, SOFX - first show)

THE NEW & VERY WELCOME
(Sad/good acoustic, back from the West Coast)
http://tnvw.tumblr.com/

+1 TBA (maybe?)

Sunday, June 10th 2012
Willimantic Records
744 Main Street (Entrance in back)
Willimantic, CT

3pm