December 31st: THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, FOXING, POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY, JOHN GALM, SODA BOMB, MAKESHIFT SHELTERS


The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die headline the Willimantic Records New Year's Eve show, put together by Broken World Media. TWIABP had a heck of a year in 2013. Their debut LP received rave reviews, their shows were packed across the USA, they hit the Billboard charts, recorded a session for the Onion's AV Club, and now already have large North American & European tours booked for 2014. I doubt all of the other bands in Willimantic combined have anywhere close to the 47k Facebook likes TWIABP has accumulated, yet the band still are going out of their way to support a locally owned & operated independent shop like mine. Derrick, from TWIABP & Broken World Media, could have held his New Year's Eve show pretty much anywhere, and he generously offered me the chance to do it here at Willimantic Records. It's much appreciated, as well as refreshing to see a group largely ignored in their hometown continue to support the local music scene.

The New Year's Eve show runs from 5pm to 10pm, so tired old cranks like me can still go home and sleep through the countdown to midnight, and more energetic folks can head out to their local favorite party spot well before the ball drops. The show itself will likely occur in a nearby secret location. It's just steps from Willimantic Records, and all you have to do is come by the shop on New Year's Eve for the details.

Tuesday, December 31st from 5pm to 10pm at Willimantic Records (or very close by):


THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE - 8:45pm
("Willimantic CT atmospheric indie / emo")
http://www.theworldisabeautifulplace.com/

FOXING - 8:00pm
("STL emo/indie on Count Your Lucky Stars")
http://foxingtheband.bandcamp.com/

POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY - 7:25pm
("Willimantic CT shreddy pop punk emo stuff")
http://bit.ly/1gQROJO

JOHN GALM - 6:50pm
("PA guy, acoustic set, was in some bands you know")
http://slowwarmdeath.bandcamp.com/

SODA BOMB - 6:15pm
("Long Island indie rock, The Pixies meet Brand New")
http://sodabomb.bandcamp.com/

MAKESHIFT SHELTERS - 5:40pm
("DC indie / emo, members of Caust / Loud?")
http://makeshiftshelters.bandcamp.com/


plus host / emcee / standup comedy from Brett Rayner

Donations to the bands are encouraged.

No alcohol or illegal drugs. Thanks.


Can Kickers coming to Willimantic Records


The Can Kickers play here at Willimantic Records this Sunday, December 22nd at 1pm

"The Can Kickers are an old time band with drums. They formed in 2000 and have done over 700 shows in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Dan Thompson plays fiddle, Doug Schaefer plays drums, and Daniel Spurr plays banjo, guitar, and sings." - cankickers.com


A free show with donations to the band encouraged & appreciated.

Photo (C) 2006 Cynthia Connolly 

Open during these hours on these days:


Friday, December 20th: 12pm - 9pm
Saturday, December 21st: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, December 22nd: 11am - 5pm
Monday, December 23rd: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday, December 24th: 11am - 5pm
Wednesday, December 25th: closed
Thursday, December 26th: 12pm - 7pm

ETERNAL SUMMERS & LION CUB - 7pm show here at Willimantic Records on Friday, December 20th



ETERNAL SUMMERS: from Roanoke, Virginia - “alternative face melt future punk noise pop”


LION CUB: “post-hardcore electronic emo indie-pop”


Music starts at 7pm, but it’s cool if you come early to flip through records.

A free show with donations to the bands encouraged.

Willimantic Records gift certificates are perfect for the music collector on your holiday shopping list.

When shopping for music to give to a collector one runs the risk of choosing a record the collector already has, which is why Willimantic Records gift certificates are a good way to go. Gift certificates are available in any dollar amount. Purchase a $50 Willimantic Records gift certificate between December 13th & December 20, 2013 and receive a free Willimantic Records t-shirt. The recipient doesn’t even have to play the drums.







Saturday, December 7th at 6pm:


"Connecticut Alternative Country. Members of Old Gray, The World Is a Beautiful Place, One Hundred Year Ocean, Posture & the Grizzly. CT Emo’s guiltiest pleasure."


"Indie/Pop/Punk. Members of Willimantic’s own Secret Parts and Road Worrier. The last Dan & Maggie set was amazing. Check it out on Willimantic Records’ YouTube channel!"

"Folk Rock from New Britain, CT. Their split with Breakthrough Frequencies just came out this month!"

"Acoustic Folk from a lady who likes Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Bob Dylan hailing from New Milford/West Hartford."


JON STONE (OF 10,000 BLADES)
"Morose songs about his feelings and drinking and stuff that he hates. Take the time to listen to his full band’s split with Will Pratt."

A free show, here at Willimantic Records, with donations to the musicians encouraged.

Thanks to Curtis for putting this show together. The info above was taken from his FB event post.

Get your WILLIMANTIC DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY PASSPORT stamped at Willimantic Records


Thread City Development's Holiday Passport may be what helps you do a little extra holiday shopping in Willimantic Downtown!


 Pick one up at participating merchants.

Have it validated by at least 10 participating merchants.


Fill in your information and drop off your completed passport at either the Willimantic Food Co-op or Liberty Bank's Main Street branch by 2 pm on 12/20/2013.


You'll be entered into a drawing to win one of the following:

1. A $100 gift card to a downtown merchant of your choice thanks to Liberty Bank.
2. A $100 gift card to the Willimantic Food Co-op courtesy of Design Center East.
3. A $50 Gift Card to Willard’s.

Willimantic Records will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

Willimantic Records Hours Nov. 27 - Nov. 30th

Wednesday: 12pm - 7pm
Thursday: closed for Thanksgiving
Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm (live music starts at 3pm)
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Saturday, November 30th: Connor Dotay plays here at 3pm, followed by Lys Guillorn at 4pm



LYS GUILLORN: avant twang clinical blues & country & indie folk - new CD recorded at Dirt Floor Studios in Chester, CT
http://lysguillorn.bandcamp.com/album/winged-victory

CONNOR DOTAY: "The moody broody spiky persona of one Connor D'Auteuil. Eclectic blends of musical styles conveying a dense but approachably heartfelt sonic experience."
 http://youtu.be/9t6LPdQR4Cw


A free show with donations to the musicians encouraged.

6pm on Sunday, November 24th at Willimantic Records

SECRET PARTS
(CT/MA indie pop with members of Spit-take, Heats of Formation)

OUTTA GAS
(NYC punk/indie with members of Giant Peach, For Serious this Time)

GUM
(Willimantic indie/pop punk, members of OHYO, I'm ok)



Saturday, November 16th at Willimantic Records: The Guy From Beastmaster, Meteorological Society, Bassball Camp Nurse, Fax Holiday, Jacket Thor, Radiator King

THE GUY FROM BEASTMASTER - Dave from Florida=Death
http://youtu.be/ul1bsrWROd0

METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY - experimental weather patterns
http://youtu.be/q5R-njR-G5w

BASSBALL CAMP NURSE - solo bass singer/songwriter formerly of Baseball Camp Nurse
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Baseball+Camp+Nurse

FAX HOLIDAY - dark folk dream pop from Boston
http://faxholiday.bandcamp.com/

JACKET THOR - gloom pop from New Haven
http://jacketthor.bandcamp.com/

RADIATOR KING - NYC margin walkers
http://radiatorking.bandcamp.com/


Music starts at 4pm

10% Off All USED Records, Tapes, and CDs Today - Friday, November 8, 2013

Willimantic Records will be open usual Friday hours today. That's 12pm to 7pm.  Due to road work, parking in front of the store on Riverside Drive is limited.  If you are driving and don't luck in to a spot on Main Street, there are free municipal parking lots within a five minute walk. Just take a look at the map below (which was borrowed from the Willimantic Street Fest website).


The entrance to Willimantic Records is located near the dark blue rectangle under the word FESTIVAL. You probably can't park there today, but you can use the other dark blue municipal lots.

If you visit today, Friday, November 8, 2013, you will save 10% on used records, cassettes, and compact discs as thanks.

Saturday, November 9th - Live Music at Willimantic Records


Neutrinos - pandimensional bubblegum supergroup
https://www.facebook.com/LosNeutrinos

Sexy Girls - indie surf from Amherst
http://sexygirls.bandcamp.com/

Greg the Band - 3 CT punks named Greg
https://www.facebook.com/gregtheband

I Was Left On A Mountain - Canterbury grunge
http://www.reverbnation.com/iwasleftonamountain

Music starts at 5pm

Free show with donations to the bands encouraged.

"I can see your eyes, I can see your brain..."


Trick-or-treaters will be encouraged to stay up on Main Street on Thursday, but there will be candy here in the shop in case any stray ghouls or goblins wander down the walkway to 
 Willimantic Records. Free live music follows at 6:30pm, featuring 
five local bands disguised for Halloween silliness.

Free Baseball 7" Today - Wednesday, October 23rd



It's the Cards and the Sox in the World Series. Since Rico Petrocelli played for Boston and Dizzy Dean for the Cardinals, might as well repeat the Dizzy/Rico 7" giveaway. 

That's one free Rico/Dizzy 45rpm 7" split single with purchase today, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 while supplies last.
Willimantic Records will be open 12pm to 6pm.

It's the same goofy deal as back on Opening Day last spring.

Tuesday, October 22nd at Willimantic Records: DOWNTOWN BOYS, LEAMERS, PATCH KIT

Photo by Roxanne Pandolfi from The Willimantic Chronicle

DOWNTOWN BOYS:  fun chaos from Providence. Their 4th show at Willimantic Records this year. I keep bringing them back because they are great.
https://www.facebook.com/DowntownBoys

LEAMERS: lo fi skygaze garage pop from Montreal.
http://leamers.bandcamp.com/

PATCH KIT: Jessica from THE NEW AND VERY WELCOME with her excellent new quartet from Manchester.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patch-Kit/169832059833433?ref=stream

Music starts at 7pm

Donations to the musicians encouraged.



Saturday, October 19th: BOILERMAN, SPIT-TAKE, BLESSED STATE at Willimantic Records



BOILERMAN
(Chicago pop-punk, on tour)

SPIT-TAKE
(Willimantic rock, releasing new tape)

BLESSED STATE
(CT/W. Mass punk, memb. Iron Hand)

Music starts at 7pm.

Donations to the bands encouraged.

GEORGE “EFFIN MAGIC” HAKKILA (formerly known as Ham Steak) just added to the Saturday, October 12th show.



THE LOST RIOTS - from New Haven “for fans of: Dead Boys, Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, Replacements, and Johnny Thunders.”


HI! - from Oakland, CA featuring Maria Yates of Rock Yer Socks and PANDA & CHILD fame. They “sing about death and love and smashing patriarchy and all that normal rock and roll stuff (sex, drugs, etc., etc.)”


GEORGE HAKKILA - formerly known as Hamsteak. Influenced by Devo, Captain Beefheart, Minutemen, Volcano Suns, the Girls, Neil Young


THE LONESOME WHILE - from Hartford, influenced by “The Thermals, State Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Against Me!, Screaming Females, She and Him, Death Cab for Cutie, The Evens, Arcade Fire, Radical Dads.”

Possibly one more to be announced soon.

A free show with donations to the bands encouraged. 

Music starts at 7pm.

Come on over and see what Maria has been up to since she moved to the west coast.

HANGING HILLS with KOBY TEETH and TICK HIVE - 5pm, Sunday, October 6th at Willimantic Records



The Willimantic Food Co-op is hosting their annual Downtown Country Fair from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, October 6th. It will be a fun day of local music, local food, local arts and local crafts. Immediately afterwards Willimantic Records will present HANGING HILLS and KOBY TEETH. It’s a free show with donations to the musicians gratefully accepted. 

(indie folk rock - really, really good stuff, their fourth or fifth or sixth time here at the shop)

(Townes Van Zandt sort of country, sort of, but with a bit of Johnny Cash thrown in - third time here at Willimantic Records)

TICK HIVE: http://tickhive.bandcamp.com/
(experimental noise artist with a new release out soon on Elm Recordings)

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KOBY TEETH will start things off sometime around 5pm, hopefully not too much later.

HANGING HILLS will follow KOBY TEETH, a rough guess would be a little after 6pm, maybe a bit earlier or later.

TICK HIVE will wrap things up after HANGING HILLS.



Sunday, Sept. 15th: POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY, GRAVES, SINFORIANO DIAZ


POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY
("Willimantic shred pop punk / wayne smoke")

GRAVES
("Columbus OH emo / indie rock / mem. of SRVVLST")

SINFORIANO DIAZ
("CT indie / acoustic / ex-TWIABP")


6pm, Sunday, September 15, 2013

Admission is free with donations to the bands encouraged

Saturday, Sept. 14th: PAUL FLAHERTY?RANDALL COLBOURNE/GENE MOORE TRIO along with MITTIMUS



Free show with donations to the incredible musicians encouraged.

Saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Randall Colbourne will be joined by guitarist Gene Moore. Don't miss it.

Gene Moore (with his band Prana Bindu): http://youtu.be/WKrLSTRWabE?t=8m30s
Randall Colbourne: http://youtu.be/GWZ8ghAnJa4

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MITTIMUS - Mittimus is the free-improv duo of guitarist Matt Sekel and bassist/drummer Mike Yarrish. They use the language of metal to play free jazz, or perhaps vice versa. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mittimus/

Music starts at 7pm.

6pm, Saturday, September 7th: CRYBABY, SNOTROCKET, 404ERROR, POINT BONITA




CRYBABY
(PA bummed out pop-punk, ex-NONA)

SNOTROCKET
(CT/MA pop-punk/"catchy rock" ex-Dead Uncles)

404ERROR
(CT riot-grrrl influenced punk)


POINT BONITA
(new local post-punk)

Free show with donations to the bands encouraged.

SALTED (Austin, TX), PATCH KIT, PREACHER, CONNOR DOTAY


7pm, Friday, September 6, 2013

Free show with donations to the bands encouraged.


SALTED: Turkish psych influenced acid doom from Austin, Texas: http://saltedhumans.bandcamp.com/track/the-watcher-2

PATCH KIT: Jessica, of THE NEW AND VERY WELCOME, returns with her new indie/emo/punk band (they are NOT from Willimantic) http://patchkit.bandcamp.com/

CONNOR DOTAY: "This music is for all of the oppressed and disenfranchised of the world. If you don't like it, it was never for you anyway." http://youtu.be/kHo_3LVNpC4

PREACHER: Guitar & drum duo. Their first show at Willimantic Records sounded accidentally like the Fall with Beefheart's drummer. Their second show here sounded nothing like that, more like 1985 vintage Greg Ginn jamming with a speed metal drummer. An intense surprise. Let's see what they come back with on their third visit.

Win a Willimantic Records Gift Certificate

Enter the raffle at the WHRC benefit on Saturday for a chance to win a Willimantic Records gift certificate.

Windham Harm Reduction Coalition
Benefit Art Auction and Rock Show

6pm, Saturday, August 31, 2013
St. Pauls Episcopal Church 220 Valley Street Willimantic, CT

Sunshine Ears Featuring Expressions of Afraid of Sound (10:30 pm)
http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=pka9XUOxV7E


Night of the Rabbit (9:45 pm)
http://www.facebook.com/
nightoftherabbit


Spit-Take (9:00 pm)
http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=HLu76CHePxI&feature=youtu.be


Zoo Front (8:15 pm)
zoofront.bandcamp.com


The Lonesome While (7:30 pm)
(Featuring Former Members of Girls in the Boy Scouts)
https://www.facebook.com/
TheLonesomeWhile?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite


The Shrinnirs (Formerly Bimbo Shrineheads) (6:45 pm)
http://shrinnirs.tumblr.com/


Baseball Camp Nurse (6:00 pm)
http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=pcO3OlfukhA&list=FL1i8IamVyJLA_Kgyv0jxLMg&feature=mh_lolz

Admission: Suggested $10.00 donation at door
Cash Bar and Glamorous Raffle Prizes!

All Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Windham Harm Reduction Coalition,(WHRC). www.windhamhrc.org

WHRC was founded in 2009, with the mission to reduce the burden of disease and make a difference in the lives of drug users, commercial sex workers and their partners/ families through offering comprehensive user driven harm reduction services, education and training.



For more info about this event, to submit a piece of artwork for the auction, or if you are interested in performing give a call at: (860) 234-7313 or e-mail windhamharmreductioncoalition@gmail.com

Three killer live shows here at Willimantic Records on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday!


Sunday, August 25th at 4pm

ZEBRAS & BULLS FIGHT TONIGHT!
("experimental south jersey emo, returning to willimantic")
http://zebrasandbullsfighttonight.bandcamp.com/

MAGGIE & DAN

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Monday, August 26th at 6pm

ONE HUNDRED YEAR OCEAN
("Willimantic indie/emo/pop, tour homecoming gig")

TAKING MEDS
("Rochester NY mathy pop / indie")

SINFORIANO DIAZ
("Canterbury CT indie acoustic")

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Tuesday, August 27th at 7pm

DOWNTOWN BOYS 
(self-tagged as "garage mexican punk political punk punk punk en español 
 serbian punk spanish punk" from Providence)

PRIESTS 
(no wave riot grrrl glam goth surf punk quartet from Washington, D.C.)

NEONATES
(post-punk trio from Los Angeles, California)

and maybe one more to be announced

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All shows are free with donations to the bands encouraged and appreciated.

Usually Willimantic Records is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. The store will open at 5pm on Monday, August 26th and Tuesday August 27th.






7pm, Wednesday, August 7th: ONE HUNDRED YEAR OCEAN, BIRTH OF FLOWER, FORGET THE TIMES, CAUST

ONE HUNDRED YEAR OCEAN
("Willimantic weird pop anti-heroes TOUR KICK-OFF")
http://onehundredyearocean.bandcamp.com/

BIRTH OF FLOWER
("Bristol dark and heavy post-punk")
http://birthofflower.bandcamp.com/

FORGET THE TIMES
("Kalamazoo experimental/improvisational, back in Willimantic!")
http://forgetthetimes.bandcamp.com/

CAUST
("Northern Virginia screamo, also returning to Willimantic!")
http://caustva.bandcamp.com/

Music starts at 7pm.

All shows are free with donations to the musicians encouraged.

Thanks to Dan Katz for putting this together. Here is the original FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/590048367685278/

Friday, August 2nd at 7pm: TINY TEETH, Tz, KOBY TEETH, MIKE KUSEK



TINY TEETH
(NJ ghost music headed for Indiana)


Tz
(former Baseball Camp Nurse)


Koby Teeth
(Curtis Ehler & Pat Malone & Nikolaus Kwas & David F. Bello)


Mike Kusek
(singer/songwriter from New Haven)


Music starts at 7pm.




All shows are free. Donations to the musicians are encouraged.

Tuesday, July 30th: Jr Meowzer, Spit-Take, Horseburner, The End of the Ocean. Free show with donations to the bands encouraged.


Normally closed on Tuesdays, Willimantic Records will open at 5pm on Tuesday, July 30th. The music starts at 7pm.

JR MEOWZER
("orlando lo-fi pop-punk. might be able to get you into universal studios?")
htttp://jrmeowzer.bandcamp.com

SPIT-TAKE
("joe, dan, and maggie get serious. might sound like emo wipers?")

PLUS TWO NEW LAST MINUTE ADDITIONS:

HORSEBURNER
(WV stoner metal, members of Enzuigiri)
http://horseburner.bandcamp.com/

THE END OF THE OCEAN
(OH instrumental rock)
http://theendoftheocean.com/


Update: No Noir. 

6pm, Friday, July 26th at Willimantic Records: MUMBLR, THE SKIN CELLS, VUNDABAR, GHOST BLOOD, BETTY NICO, FURNSSS


TACO HUT presents cool dudes from faraway places doin that tour thing right on through Willimantic.

MUMBLR (pa)
http://mumblr.bandcamp.com/

THE SKIN CELLS (pa)
http://theskincells.bandcamp.com/

VUNDABAR (ma)
http://vundabar.bandcamp.com/

GHOST BLOOD (ct)
http://ghostblood.bandcamp.com/

BETTY NICO (nh)
http://bettynico.bandcamp.com/

FURNSSS (ct)
http://furnsss.bandcamp.com/

Admission is free, with donations to the bands very much encouraged.

6pm, Sunday, July 28th: KATH BLOOM, JOSHUA BURKETT, TOM HANFORD, DAVID. F. BELLO, NIKOLAUS, DAWN COOK



Joshua Burkett: http://woolfmusic.blogspot.com/2010/05/joshua-burkett.html

Tom Hanford: http://www.tomhookerhanford.com/

David F. Bello: http://www.wvliving.com/WV-Sound/Winter-2012/WVs-David-F-Bello-Takes-a-Step-Forward-with-Connecticut-Band/

Nikolaus: http://nikolausmusic.bandcamp.com/track/groundhog-day-2

Dawn Cook: http://youtu.be/jaqLDvLZfpA

The flyer lists the month as August. The correct month is July. 6pm, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

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Kath Bloom - Her albums recorded with Loren Mazzacane Connors in the 70′s/80′s are rare things, full of songs that float and melt into the ether. Impossibly beautiful and hard to find on LP, but check the reissues from a few years ago . In the 90′s Kath’s music was famously featured in Richard Linklater’s film Before Sunrise. Since then she has been busy writing and recording to great acclaim. Two new albums in the last few years and she and her songs were also honoured on a tribute album featuring Bill Callahan, Scout Niblett and Mark Kozelek.
http://youtu.be/bapF2B-mGfE

“Devastating songwriting."- NPR Song of the Day

“One of the most beautiful singers ever. Heartbreaking." -Devendra Banhart

“Bloom sounds like a woman who has spent years in the wilderness… An earthy, unpretentious presence, she can snap a heart like a twig” -Pitchfork

“One of this country’s finest living songwriters." -Andria Spring

“Kath’s voice is urgent and yet calming - a call of reckoning" -Nat Hentoff

“Her unearthly, yet increasingly rugged, voice tackles a sentiment … in a way that cuts away the cliché aspect and makes it honest. And then she’ll add to it a thought that takes it beyond that level, to feel like poetry, and then like revelation, like unbarring the secrets around us" -Dave Heaton

“If you’re after some real emotion from one of America’s undiscovered greats then look no further." -Boomkat

“The courageous majesty of Bloom’s music is there in its cutting simplicity and in its poetry … there is not one thing even slightly derivative about Bloom – a modern rarity."-Melissa Osborne

“May just be the purest, most natural heir to the literate confessional songwriting of Joni Mitchell’s Blue” -Steven Rosen

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Joshua Burkett - An immensely talented recording and visual artist, Josh will play & sing along with projected films as a tune-up for his UK tour.
http://youtu.be/AK7eW29oqbo

“Joshua better exemplifies the original free-folk impulse than any of his more celebrated contemporaries. And while he may not be doing four page fashion spreads in ‘underground’ style bibles, he remains *the* keeper of the flame"- David Keenan Wire Magazine/Volcanic Tongue

“Joshua Burkett is one of the rock’s of the New England rock underground. He got his start in the Bimbo Shrineheads at just 16 years old, playing bass and saxophone. Burkett later played sax and served as cover artist for Vermonster, Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar’s outlet before Major Stars. Beginning in the mid 1990s, he released solo material on his own Feather One’s Nest label, including the masterpiece Gold Cosmos, which featured both Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Pat Gubler of P.G. Six. Spirit of Orr Records recently reissued Owls Leaves Rustling, Burkett’s 1995 solo debut, along with testimonies from Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano and Wolf Eyes’ John Olson." - Dusted Magazine

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A free show with donations to the musicians very much encouraged.

THE MOUNTAIN MOVERS, RON SCHNEIDERMAN, THE ASPERSIONS - 7pm, Saturday, July 20th at Willimantic Records



Free show with donations to the musicians encouraged.

Ron Schneiderman - From Pewt'r and Sunburned Hand of the Man, 
curator of the Estey Field Organ Tone Archive, run's Spirit of Orr label, preparing for another tour of Denmark.


The Mountain Movers - Don't know if they will be playing the "Willimantic Record Store" song, but I do know "We're Transcendent", an unreleased outtake, is better than 99% of the singles actually released by other bands:
http://themountainmovers.tumblr.com/post/49531807554/here-is-were-transcendent-an-unreleased

The Aspersions - Ian Schlein of Musical Chairs.
A couple of months back Jigsaw Records released the Musical Chairs "Retraced: 1992-1999" collection and the debut Aspersions LP, ten years in the making, is said to be just about completed. Come check out what Ian has been up to.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Musical-Chairs-The-Aspersions-indie-pop/330124663714669?sk=info

July 15th: DRIVING, PATCH KIT, TYLER DANIEL BEAN, HEATS OF FORMATION


HEATS OF FORMATION
("local dissonance fresh from tour and armed a new full length cassette")
http://heatsofformation.bandcamp.com/

TYLER DANIEL BEAN
("VT powerful emo - full band tour!")
http://tylerdanielbean.bandcamp.com/

PATCH KIT
("local bummer indie/emo featuring jess of the new & very welcome - first show!")
http://patchkit.bandcamp.com/

DRIVING
("another brand new band! features members of OHYO and manqué")

A free show with donations to the bands encouraged.

Normally closed on Mondays, Willimantic Records will open at 5pm on Monday, July 15th. The music should start around 7pm.

6pm on Saturday, July 13th: Anwar Sadat, Caténine, and Ovlov


Anwar Sadat are driving up from Louisville, Kentucky. Heavy punk with some math rock elements.
http://anwarsadat.bandcamp.com/

Caténine "is the Massachusetts-based recording project of Dylan Connor. Drawing influence from the jangly pop of The Field Mice, the synth-heavy work of The Wake and New Order, and the textural depth of Disintegration-era The Cure." http://catenine.bandcamp.com/

Ovlov return to Willimantic Records with a new LP. Check out this video from their first trip here:
http://youtu.be/iqSvNfmyn9U

Free show with donations to the bands encouraged.

NIGHT OF THE RABBIT have a new cd. See them at Willimantic Records on July 10th with MANICORN, MYLES MANLEY, JACKET THOR and AN HISTORIC.


Night of the Rabbit’s new cd comes out on July 10. Come buy a copy and watch them play live along with Manicorn, Myles Manley, Jacket Thor, and An Historic. Music starts promptly at 7pm.

NIGHT OF THE RABBIT -  indie-weird, circuit-bent, noise-pop ensemble from Willimantic

MANICORN - experimental pop originally from Tel Aviv, Israel 

MYLES MANLEY - “rocknrollfolkpop" on tour from Dublin, Ireland. http://tinyurl.com/nyvo3m8

JACKET THOR - folk gloom jangle pop from New Haven

AN HISTORIC - electroacoustic accordion songwriter from New Haven


All shows are free with donations to the musicians encouraged. 

Willimantic Records will be closed on the 4th of July.

Will be be back to normal hours starting at noon on Friday, July 5th.

Hope to see everyone at the Willimantic Boom Box Parade.

July 7th: LANDING, DEAD MELLOTRON, GREYGLITCH, and ZEN LUNACY at Willimantic Records

Music starts at 5pm. Admission is free with donations to the bands encouraged. 



LANDING - From Mojo Magazine: "5 stars out of 5- US quartet create wonderful psychedelic soundscapes on this, their fourth long playing excursion. Plaintive songwriting, ambient harmonies, and tripped out textures ripple throughout the subconscious like a midsummer's dream. Some of the best avant-prog and lo-fi space rock around." 

DEAD MELLOTRON - On tour from Baltimore, lo-fi shoegaze pop rock. 

GREYGLITCH - Circuit bent nuttiness from Lebanon.

ZEN LUNACY - Kevin, Kristin, and John are back.

Go to the Art Attack Opening Reception at Artspace on June 29th and save 20% on used vinyl LPs & singles at Willimantic Records


The 20% off coupons for used vinyl will be available exclusively at the Willimantic Art Attack Opening Reception on June 29th. Ask for yours at the Art Attack front table. Willimantic Records will stay open until 7pm, in case anyone feels like record shopping while in town for Art Attack 2013.





UNWELCOME GUESTS Friday June 28th at Willimantic Records


   6pm, Friday, June 28th at Willimantic Records
                   SECRET PARTS (quiet corner indie pop)
                     CURTIS EHLER  (country influenced Willi pop)


                     Admission is free with donations to the musicians encouraged.

BIRTH OF FLOWER, LION CUB, BELLOWS, AMY LACE, NAT LYON - June 19th at Willimantic Records



Birth of Flower - Brand new 7" single on Shitty Present Rex. Influences: "Wire, Neu!, Bowie, Television, Can, Patti & the Smiths, Eno, The Velvet Underground and books"

Lion Cub - "electronic indie pop post-hardcore electronic emo..."

Bellows - Brooklyn based "folk breath metal experimental pop glow-fi lo-fi singer-songwriter"

Amy Lace - a.k.a. SLEEK FOR THE LONG FLIGHT

Nat Lyon - "anti-folk pastoral-punk"

Music starts at 7pm.

All shows are free with donations to the bands encouraged.

Last minute show addition - Friday, June 14: NIKOLAUS, SINFORIANO DIAZ, KISSING FRACTURES, JACK TOMASCAK, SLEEP FOR THE LONG FLIGHT

Show has been moved to Willimantic Records due to flooding in East Hartford:

http://itfeltlikehome.tumblr.com/post/52881419675/venue-changed-to-willimantic-records-due-to

6pm Friday, June 14th

NIKOLAUS- "W Hartford folk/acoustic/sad FFO Owen, John Darnielle. Kicking off tour with Kissing Fractures."
http://nikolausmusic.bandcamp.com/

SINFORIANO DIAZ- "solo project of former The World is a Beautiful Place vocalist/keyboardist Thomas Diaz."
http://brokenworldmedia.bandcamp.com/album/the-moosup-sessions

KISSING FRACTURES- "Sad girl stuff from Maryland, outside of DC. Sometimes Aimee Lin and Nick Kwas."
http://kissingfractures.bandcamp.com/

JACK TOMASCAK- "CT emo/punk solo acoustic set."
http://jacktomascak.bandcamp.com/

SLEEK FOR THE LONG FLIGHT- "Solo project of Matthew Davidge-Paolillo of Osier Bed/Amy Lace."



Updated flyer:

Thursday, June 13th: MIKE BELL & THE MOVIES, SYCAMORE, NOIR. POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD



Mike Bell & The Movies
"Emo/Pop Rock on tour from philly. Members of Business Models, Hop Along, Ex Algernon Cadwallader"
http://mikebellandthemovies.bandcamp.com/

Posture & The Grizzly
"Shreddy emo pop punk weirdos. Members of OHYO, Osier Bed, I'm ok."
http://youtu.be/wIMCjwcnAsE

Sycamore
"Pop punk good timez, NY based"
http://sycamoreny.bandcamp.com/

Noir
"Emo jams from eastern ct"

Admission is free with donations to the bands encouraged.

Music starts promptly at 7pm.



Update: SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD have been added to this show.  http://speakerforthedead.bandcamp.com/

Monday, June 10th: NONA, MILKSHAKES, SNOTROCKET


NONA
("PA pop-punk/indie rock, with members of Spraynard")
http://nonawc.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-head-2

MILKSHAKES
("Hartford county emo/pop-punk")
http://milkshakes.bandcamp.com/

SNOTROCKET
("CT/MA pop-punk from familiar faces")
demo coming soon!!


Normally closed on Mondays, Willimantic Records will open at 5pm for this show. Music starts at 7pm.

Some of what UPS delivered today.

Along with the double album from The National, several other new recordings and expansive reissues arrived this morning, including: Tombeaux by master musician Paul Metzgerthe latest collaboration between The Ex and Brass Unbound, the deluxe 20th anniversary edition of Come's 11:11 album, Time Lags' hand assembled version of the very rare Ellie Daniels Both Sides  LP, a new 12" by Om, the soundtrack to the new Father Yod documentary The Source, a repress of Los Saicos' ¡Demolición! anthology, Lee Perry at Wirl Records; a limited edition reissue of the Wipers' classic Youth of America, Anatolian rocker Baris Manco's Sakla Samani Gelir Zamani, Spider John by the great Spider John Koerner, a vinyl LP version of one of my favorite Sublime Frequencies releases - Brokenhearted Dragonflies: Insect Electronica from Southeast Asia, and Kranky represses of Schöner Flußengel and Antithesis, both originally released in 2004 by the amazing Keith Fullerton Whitman. Stop by, there are more brand new records I didn't get to, as well as the never ending additions to the used LP stock.