We're trying our best to beat the sweltering heat over here at Twist, and taking full advantage of the AC we've got blowing. But if you're an outdoorsy type in this weather, you should note that we've gotten in a few things to help make your days more fun – Twist frisbees, Twist koozies for your cold beverages, a new T-shirt design, and (wait for it) cowbells. Now you can always have more cowbell wherever you are.
In new music releases this week, we've got a lot of heavy releases coming out, but please take note of some of these special goodies that are out and in stock today: Broken Social Scene releases a brand new CD collection, Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities, with no word of an LP release as of yet; Motley Crue return with LP-only reissues from their classic period, including Dr. Feelgood, Girls Girls Girls, Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, and Too Fast For Love; the latest album by legendary rapper Nas, Magic is out this week on CD, LP, and limited edition Cassette; She & Him are back with Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, available on CD and LP; Tony Joe White gives his 2001 album, The Beginning the reissue treatment on both CD and vinyl; and last but certainly not least, ZZ Top release the soundtrack to their fantastic Netflix documentary, Raw: That Little Ol' Band From Texas on CD and limited orange vinyl.
Over in DVD and Blu-ray, here are a few things that caught my eye: First off, we've been selling steadily through our stock of the Beatles Get Back on both DVD and Blu-ray, but I just want to remind you that when these are gone, they're gone! Newly out this week are the animated Bob's Burgers Movie available on both DVD and Blu-ray; Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's Oscar and Cannes award-winning drama Drive My Car, released through the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray; Season 1 of the acclaimed TV series Yellowjackets is out on DVD and Blu-ray; the Criterion Collection continues their commitment to releasing the best of Black American cinema with Carl Franklin's smoldering, noirish drama, Devil in a Blue Dress, released on Blu-ray and 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo pack; the 1997 cult comedy Good Burger is out now in a limited steelbook Blu-ray edition; the 1990 thriller Miami Blues is also out on Blu-ray; finally, Richard Wright stars in the 1951 adaptation of his classic novel Native Son, out now on Blu-ray.
Outside the store, next weekend, taking place July 29-31, is the best indie music festival in Denver – The Underground Music Showcase – taking place along South Broadway and including headliners Sudan Archives, Bully, Faye Webster, plus dozens upon dozens of the best in homegrown underground and indie bands. Read the whole lineup HERE and get your weekend passes that get you access to any show throughout the 3-day festival. You can find all the info about the festival HERE. And coming up in a couple weeks I strongly recommend checking out the Sons of Kemet show at the Bluebird on Wednesday August 3rd. I saw them pre-pandemic at the Big Ears Festival I go to every year and they were phenomenal. There should be a lot of pent-up energy being released from the stage that night and I expect a magnificent show. Details HERE. And a little further than that, Nigerien Tuareg singer-songwriter and guitarist Bombino will be bringing his rocking, high-energy show back to the Boulder Theater on Sunday August 14th. You can read all the deets and get tickets on the Boulder Theater's site HERE.
September has a lot of good stuff on the books. On Friday September 9th, Munly & the Lupercalians will be performing a record release concert at the Bluebird Theater, with Church Fire and Emerald Siam in the opening spots. Read all the deets and get tickets HERE. Also returning to the Bluebird that following Monday the 12th will be the great Tuareg musicians Tinariwen, who always put on a great show, which you can read all about HERE. And then later that week, just down the street at the Ogden Theater on Thursday September 15th, Japanese psych-rockers Kikagaku Moyo will be putting on what will no doubt be a terrific show as well. Get more info and tix HERE. Also happening right there in mid-month is Bob Mould's solo electric show taking place at the Oriental Theater on Friday Sept. 18th. You can read all about that one and get tix HERE. And last but not least, London-based Afro-electronic musicians Ibibio Sound Machine will be performing at the Gothic on Friday September 23rd in what will undoubtedly be a very high-energy show. If you haven't heard them, check out their latest video HERE and then check out show details on the Gothic's site HERE.