Monday, January 30, 2012

Best Sellers Week Ending Jan. 29

1. Black Keys - - El Camino
2. Cloud Nothings - - Attack on Memory
3. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
4. Amy Winehouse - - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
5. M83 - - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
6. Little Willies - - For the Good Times
7. Wild Flag - - Wild Flag
8. Civil Wars - - Barton Hollow
9. Wilco - - The Whole Love
10. Adele - - 21

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Euclid Happenings Jan. 25

So much goes on in the world headquarters of Euclid Records right here in Webster Groves, MO. We figured we'd start sharing our secrets with you, giving you guides to help in the endless scowering for great new and old music.

ITEM: They are tucked away in a couple nooks in the store, and you may have never noticed, but we've got one heck of a great selection of used books on various and sundry musical topics. And if you have noticed them, well, look again, because we just put out a few dozen recent acquisitions to tempt your eyeballs. Rock, country, blues, books (bios of Roy Orbison, Jerry Wexler, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, and more, not to mention lots of great genre overviews)and jazz books (we've got Bud Powell's bio, and dozens of great looks at jazz players and styles)are packed tight on the shelves. You will learn something, guaranteed.

ITEM: Everybody loves the band Wilco, and we are the exclusive St. Louis area store for great Wilco merchandise. In fact, we just got a couple of gorgeous new full-color Wilco posters, and our great assortment of beautiful and stylish Wilco t-shirts is about to be augmented with some new designs. Check back in the next week or two for that. And remember, Euclid Records is the place Jeff Tweedy worked back in the day. You never know what's gonna happen with our employees.

ITEM: We are swimming in amazing old 45 rpm records these days. Euclid Joe bought a huge collection recently, and we've been digging through pulling out the coolest old new wave and punk rock records to spice up our 45 bins at the front of the store. Oh, yeah, and incredible classic (and obscure) soul and rock'n'roll discs, too!

ITEM: Speaking of soul, if you're a fan of the golden age of that genre, from the late 1950s through the 1970s, you will be delighted to find the bins filling up with an abundance of used LPs. Our man Al is upstairs twice a week going through and cataloging hundreds of great records by the likes of the Dramatics, Dennis Coffey, Chairmen of the Board, and Earth, Wind & Fire, just to name the first few records in the new arrival section today.

ITEM: We've been beefing up our new LP reggae section lately. Classic Studio One releases, Lee Perry, Culture, John Holt, lots more. If there's one genre of music that feels absolutely right on vinyl, it's reggae, with that warm, deep bass and the sweet sounds of the vocals.

ITEM: The latest issue of MOJO magazine is here, with New Order on the cover and a free CD of contemporary artists covering New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies record. Articles on David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Tim Hardin, and Billy Corgan, not to mention all the comprehensive record reviews and more. Don't miss this one.

ITEM: Euclid Joe, the man who never sits still, is out on the road right now picking up what promises to be an exciting and very large collection of jazz, classical, and other interesting CDs, and a whole bunch of truly interesting DVDs. We'll have more info on this after it gets here and we start picking through it, but we are already salivating to see what kind of stuff we're going to add in the next few weeks.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Best Sellers Week Ending Jan. 22

1. Black Keys - - El Camino
2. Guided By Voices - - Let's Go Eat the Factory
3. Civil Wars - - Barton Hollow
4. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
5. Little Willies - - For the Good Times
6. Amy Winehouse - - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
7. Sigur Ros - - Inni
8. Adele - - 21
9. J.C Brooks & the Uptown Sound - - Want More
10. Wilco - - The Whole Love

Monday, January 16, 2012

Best Sellers Week Ending Jan. 15

1. Black Keys - - El Camino
2. John Prine - - The Singing Mailman Delivers
3. Painkillers - - Painkillers
4. Sleepy Kitty - - Infinity City
5. Ryan Adams - - Ashes & Fire
6. Civil Wars - - Barton Hollow
7. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
8. J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound - - Want More
9. Wilco - - The Whole Love
10. Little Willies - - For the Good Times

Monday, January 9, 2012

Best Sellers Week Ending Jan. 8

1. Black Keys - - El Camino
2. Civil Wars - - Barton Hollow
3. Grouplove - - Never Trust a Happy Song
4. Beach Boys - - Smile Sessions
5. Ryan Adams - - Ashes & Fire
6. Rammstein - - Made In Germany
7. Wild Flag - - Wild Flag
8. M83 - - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
9. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
10. Radiohead - - King of Limbs

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Jack's Top 25 of 2011

1. Yuck - Yuck

2. Das Racist - Relax

3. Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years

4. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

5. Colourmusic - My _____ is Pink

6. Future Islands - On the Water

7. Hooray for Earth - True Loves

8. Washed Out - Within and Without

9. Neon Indian - Era Extra├▒a

10. JEFF the Brotherhood - We Are the Champions

11. Beirut - The Rip Tide

12. Starfucker - Reptilians

13. Battles - Gloss Drop

14. Male Bonding - Endless Now

15. Liam Finn - FOMO

16. Memory Tapes - Player Piano

17. Twin Sister - In Heaven

18. Foster the People - Torches

19. Oh No Oh My - People Problems

20. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's A Corporate World

21. tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L

22. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

23. Cloud Control - Bliss Release

24. Metronomy - The English Rivera

25. Emperor X - Western Teleport

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Troubadour Dali to Play Free Residency Sunday Nights at Off Broadway

ST. LOUIS: Troubadour Dali is returning to Off Broadway for a four-week Sunday night free concert residency to demonstrate once again that they are one of the most exciting bands rocking in St. Louis. There’s no proof like a live show, with the psychedelic swirling guitars mixed with the psychedelic swirling visuals that make Troubadour Dali one of the must-see bands for all local fans of rock music. Better yet, they will be joined on the bills by several other great local outfits. Did we mention the concerts are free? Off Broadway is located at 3509 Lemp.

The residency begins Sunday, Jan. 8 at 9 pm, with opening act Ocean Rivals, a straight-ahead rock band. On Jan. 15, Troubadour Dali will be joined by the homespun Americana of Tenement Ruth and the full-throttle assault of Warm Jets USA. The Jan. 22 show will also feature the lo-fi joys of Frances With Wolves and the neo-psych sounds of Electric Garden. Finally, on Jan. 29, a full bill includes the one-man punk/blues act Red Mouth, the indescribably powerful Magic City, and the ever-evolving Rats and People Orchestra.

Troubadour Dali has released two full-length albums and a 7” single on the Euclid Records label. Their 2011 release, Let’s Make It Right, was one of the highlights of the year, a churning, burning celebration of the power of 12-string guitar and darkly incandescent melody. But, as has been the case since the release of their self-titled debut back in late 2009, the band’s live show has already moved past the sounds captured on recordings. The chance to play four weeks in a row in the same place is practically guaranteed to push Troubadour Dali to new heights of excellence.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Best Sellers Year Beginning and Ending 2011

A wild race to the finish saw Wilco pull way ahead to win.

1. Wilco - - The Whole Love
2. Fleet Foxes - - Helplessness Blues
3. Sleepy Kitty - - Infinity City
4. Adele - - 21
5. Painkillers - - Painkillers
6. Bon Iver - - Bon Iver
7. Black Keys - - El Camino
8. Black Keys - - Brothers
9. Foo Fighters - - Wasting Light
10. Radiohead - - King of Limbs
11. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
12. Decemberists - - King Is Dead
13. Gillian Welch - - The Harrow and the Hollow
14. My Morning Jacket - - Circuital
15. Jans Project - - Jans Project
16. She & Him - - A Very She & Him Christmas
17. Iron & Wine - - Kiss Each Other Clean
18. Lucinda Williams - - Blessed
19. Paul Simon - - So Beautiful or So What
20. Drive-By Truckers - - Go-Go Boots
21. Troubadour Dalis - - Let's Make It Right
22. Civil Wars - - Barton Hollow
23. TV On the Radio - - Nine Types of Light
24. Foster the People - - Torches
25. Mumford and Sons - - Sigh No More