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Hey all —

Record Store Day is swallowing up our thoughts here at Twist, but I would like to take a moment to point out a new little thing we're doing here — Staff Selects. Once a month, on the second Thursday of the month, we will be posting a short video introducing you to a staff member to let them tell you a little about themselves and talk about some of their favorite albums (or movies, as the case will be sometimes). This month meet Maggie, who you've probably seen out on the floor in the months she's worked here. You can see the full video on our YouTube channel HERE, and be sure to keep your eye on this space for future installments!

And of course Record Store Day will be taking place next Saturday, April 23rd, with the store opening at 8AM. Products are still rolling in, with some titles being shifted back to the June 18th RSD Drops date that's being used to catch things that didn't get produced or shipped on time, and a few being bumped back from June to an April release! Make sure you check the link below for the most up-to-date info on what's being released on which day. And if you haven't already, take some time to make notes and plan for the event (and if not, why haven't you?). We will be opening at our usual RSD time of 8AM for the April event, and in June it will almost certainly be a regular 10AM opening time (but watch this space or our socials for confirmation), so plan accordingly! Read the full list for both events HERE! We'll be sending out a video next week to run down the basics, so keep an eye out for that too.

Just a reminder that if you check the links below, you'll see that we've created a table of upcoming releases that we will certainly be ordering (with the usual caveats about delays, supply chain issues, yadda yadda yadda…). Obviously this won't be everything we order and it will be focused on bigger releases, but you can click on the box below or click HERE to check out what we've got coming up.

Outside the store, City Park Jazz has brought back their series of free Sunday evening concerts and has announced their 2022 lineup, which kicks off on June 5th with a tribute to the late, great Ron Miles, performed by another local trumpet hero, Shane Endsley. Read a recent Denver Post article about the series and the lineup HERE. And coming tomorrow, Saturday April 16th, Hayes Carll will be performing at the Bluebird. If you want to catch him at this more intimate venue, you can get all the details HERE. And then the following day on Sunday April 17th, the Lion's Lair will be bringing one of their perennial faves back — Mike Watt will be appearing with MSSV (Mike Watt, Steven Hodges, Mike Baggetta), performing a sort of improvised jazz-rock heavy on the riffs and power, but nimble enough to move quickly. You can read more about the show HERE. And early next week, Jon Spencer and the Hitmakers will be appearing at Globe Hall on Tuesday April 19th with one of my favorite indie rock bands — Quasi (a duo of Heatmiser's Sam Coomes and Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss — though there's usually at least one other person on stage when they tour) — in the opening slot. Rumor has it that Coomes and Weiss will also be acting as part of Spencer's backing band, so it should be a great show all around! You can read more details and get tickets HERE (and I'll see you there!).

And in May, Tuesday the 3rd will see legendary Seattle rockers Mudhoney appearing at HQ on Broadway — details HERE. On Saturday May 7th, Itchy-O returns to the Oriental Theater for their Intergalactic Masquerade show. Check out the details and get tickets HERE. Indie rockers Car Seat Headrest will be appearing at the Ogden Theater on Tuesday May 10th, and you can get all the info you need and buy tix at the link HERE. Experimental, minimalist classical/electronic composer William Basinski will be appearing on Friday May 13th at the Hi-Dive of all places. Check out all the deets HERE. And on Saturday the 14th, Swallow Hill will be bringing Aoife O'Donovan, who was wonderful as part of the trio I'm With Her when they appeared at Twist a few years back. You can read about the show taking place at the First Baptist Church (1373 Grant St.) by clicking through HERE.

In new music releases, it's a slightly mellower week than usual, with a few of the higher-profile treats below, but there are still a few things I'd hate to see go unmentioned: Calexico's latest album El Mirador is out now in its limited, indie exclusive gold vinyl version; Mute Records has also made limited, colored vinyl reissues of two Inspiral Carpets albums – Devil Hopping and Revenge of the Goldfish; Mark Knopfler's solo career is well-covered in the new box set Studio Albums 1996-2007, available on both CD and LP; Denver jazz sax great (and renowned teacher) Keith Oxman is back with his new CD This One's For Joey; also out this week is the LP issue of Vince Staples' new album Vince Staples (CD already available); and last but definitely not least, Blue Note has reissued two terrific early 90s albums on vinyl this week: Cassandra Wilson's Blue Light 'Til Dawn and Geri Allen's Twenty One.

Over in DVD and Blu-ray, we've got a few goodies this week to take note of: director Mike Mills' 2021 indie drama C'mon C'mon, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is out on both DVD and Blu-ray; a Blu-ray twofer with both of the early 70s Vincent Price cult classics The Abominable Dr. Phibes and Dr. Phibes Rises Again is also out this week; Kenneth Branagh's 1994 take on the classic novel, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, is out now in 4K UHD and regular Blu-Ray versions; Paul Verhoeven's fantastic sci-fi satire Robocop is now out from Arrow Films in 4K UHD and UHD steelbook releases; and the Criterion Collection has released a Blu-ray version of Alex Cox's anachronistic Western Walker.

Hope you're all doing well and staying safe and healthy!

Cheers,
Patrick



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