Downtown Willimantic Businesses Hosting Trick or Treating on Main Street today 4:30 to 6:30pm

Joey Zone and Perilous Cheryl just dropped in to the shop, which means it is now officially Halloween.

New Reissues, New Repressings, and New Releases Never Previously Pressed to Vinyl

Three new albums from Mississippi Records just arrived: a compilation of "Golden Age" Ethiopian R&B, a second Mahmoud Ahmed reissue, and a new solo LP by Peter Buck (of REM). The UPS shipment also included new releases by Rites of Spring (early demos), Hasil Adkins, Michael Chapman,  Old Man Gloom and Rudimentari Peni reissues, a bunch of classic dub reissues, and a repress of the fun as heck Shangaan Electro compilation of New Wave Dance Music from South Africa.
Restock of recent releases by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Flying Lotus, Dinosaur Jr., and Ty Segall came in as well. Stop by, you'll probably hear Mahmoud Ahmed playing as you flip through the bins.

The World Is Cancelled, but we're still open.

The in store show scheduled for today has been canceled. Apologies for the late notice. SLINGSHOT DAKOTA and THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE both had to cancel. Hopefully both bands, along with ROAD WORRIER,  will play here some time soon.  We are still open 12 to 5pm this afternoon. Please stop by and check out the artwork Desmond Von Bora has hanging from the walls.
Sunday: 12-5
Wednesday: 12-6
Thursday: 12-7
Friday 12-7
Saturday: 11-5
closed Monday & Tuesday

"I Need That Record" Filmmaker Brendan Toller's New Project

Back in May, following the suggestions of many customers, Willimantic Records and The Thread City Film Brigade hosted a screening of I Need That Record followed by a Q&A session with INTR filmmaker Brendan Toller and an acoustic set of music from Malcolm Tent. It was a great night. A large crowd turned out, with the event drawing in many members of the community who had not previously had occasion to visit the store.

While Brendan was up here for the screening he told me a bit about the amazing material he had been archiving for Danny Fields as part of a huge documentary project on Fields. Ever since that conversation I have been eagerly awaiting a chance to see the completed doc. The historic audio recordings Brendan had been cataloging along with old photos and new interviews with several intriguing folks who had crossed paths with Danny Fields should be of intense interest to everyone who dug the book Please Kill Me! and most anybody in to VU, the Ramones, the Beatles, Andy Warhol, Jonathan Richman, the Stooges, MC5, Cream, the Doors, Alice Cooper, Yippies, Patti Smith, the Clash, Bob Dylan or even just 60s & 70s pop culture history in general.

The documentary is titled Danny Says, which many of you know is the title of a Ramones song from when Fields worked as their manager.

Earlier this week a Kickstarter drive was launched to attain the funding needed to complete this massive work. Please check it out and contribute if you can.

Josh Young Art Exhibit Closing Party: The Meteorological Society, Giles Corey, and The Guy From Beastmaster

Josh Young's fantastic artwork has been falling off the wall here for the last few weeks. It looks like there is enough duct tape to make it until Sunday night. Please stop down and have a look while Giles Corey, The Guy From Beastmaster, and The Meteorological Society play live in the shop.

Giles Corey:

The Meteorological Society:

The Guy From Beastmaster:

A free 6pm show with donations to the musicians encouraged.