Special Store Hours November 21 to November 25

Wednesday, November 21st:  10am to 7pm
Thursday, November 22nd: closed
Friday, November 23rd: 10am to 9pm
Saturday, November 24th: 10am to 7pm
Sunday, November 25th:  11am to 6pm

Admittedly, I have not done much to hype Black Friday, but please rest assured that Willimantic Records is a participating Record Store Day retailer and several of the exclusive Black Friday Record Store Day releases will be available here on Friday, November 23rd. Willimantic Records will open at 10am on Friday, so there will be time beforehand for those who plan on visiting my friends at Redscroll in Wallingford (they do Black Friday right, and it is always a lot of fun, plus they usually have delicious snacks).

From 5pm to 9pm on Friday there will be a celebration of the Desmond Von Bora/Vulturetown Press joint art show with free live music here at Willimantic Records performed by Night of the Rabbit, Norm, Banjo Besties, Amy Lace, and the Lamb Bombs.

But don't wait until Friday to stop by. There are plenty of new releases in now (Wednesday 11/21). The 20th anniversary Bikini Kill ep reissue is in, along with the new Neil Young, the fantastic Jukebox Mambo comp, new Brian Eno, a new LP by The Evens (Amy Farina & Ian Mackaye), new Menahan Street Band, a vinyl reissue of the Elliot Smith "XO" LP, new Acid Mothers Temple, a reissue of the long out of print Bert Jansch "Heartbreak" LP, a limited edition Sleep reissue, a live Dinosaur Jr. album recorded during the "Livin' All Over Me" era, a drcarlsonalbion and the Hackney Lass double 7" (Dylan Carlson from Earth), and a bunch more new stuff, including the wonderful new Colorguard/Weak Flesh split cassette release.

On Saturday several Willimantic businesses will be taking part in Small Business Saturday. Check the brand new DowntownWillimantic.org website for information on the great restaurants and locally owned businesses in the area. "While we share the enthusiasm for Small Business Saturday, in Willimantic's Downtown it's Small Business Every Day." - DowntownWillimantic.org