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.