Hey all —
Right now all is RSD Black Friday here at Chez Twist. Things are starting to roll in and we're checking with our distributors and making sure everything that's not here is on its way soon so that we can have the best Black Friday experience possible for everybody! Once everything is here, we'll have close to 200 limited edition releases available for sale beginning on Friday November 25th at 10AM. Check out the full list of titles and start making your selections HERE. As always, all of the regular RSD rules apply:
1. All items are available in-store only for the RSD weekend — no phone orders, online orders, or holds will be permitted.
2. Customers may buy as many different titles as they wish, but only one copy of each item.
3. Staff is not permitted to give out information about quantities or pricing of any RSD titles for the weekend or prior to it — you must come down to the store starting on Black Friday to see if we have titles and what the prices are.
4. On Monday November 28th all restrictions will be lifted and you can order RSD items online or by phone, hold RSD items, or obtain info about them.
Also please note our holiday hours over the upcoming holiday season:
Thursday November 24th (Thanksgiving) — closed
Saturday December 24th (Christmas Eve) — 10AM — 6PM
Sunday December 25th (Christmas) — closed
Saturday December 31st (New Year's Eve) — 10AM — 6PM
Sunday January 1st 2023 (New Year's Day) — 12 Noon — 6PM
In new music releases this week you can see below for the biggies, but here are some other goodies release that are in stock today: our pals at Domino Records have released all six of Beat Happening's seminal indie rock album on LP this week; Battles leader Tyondai Braxton is back with his latest solo album, Telekinesis, listed on his Bandcamp page as “an eighty-seven-piece work for electric guitars, orchestra, choir and electronics” — it's out now on both LP and CD; French singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens is back with her first album since pre-pandemic times, Redcar les adorables étoiles, out on both CD and LP; verve records has begun a new vinyl reissue series called Verve By Request, and the first title in the series will be Alice Coltrane's long out of print Ptah the El Daoud, featuring a bunch of jazz heavy-hitters, including the late Pharoah Sanders; Time frontman Morris Day returns with his fifth — and he says final — solo album, Last Call, out now on CD (no LP date yet scheduled); Missy Elliott's classic hip-hop album Under Construction has been reissued on LP; Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver sees a who's-who of the best in country and country-leaning rock (including Nathaniel Rateliff, Miranda Lambert, Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell, Willie Nelson and more) paying homage to late, great country singer — it's out on both CD and indie exclusive clear vinyl LP; and the latest RSD Essentials LP releases are a red vinyl version of Lovage's Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By — Instrumental Version, a clear vinyl LP of Joni Mitchell's eternal classic Blue, and T-Bone Walker's Stormy Monday Blues on white vinyl.
Over in DVD and Blu-ray, it's a slightly mellower week, but here are a few items that caught my eye: the Criterion Collection released Jane Campion's Oscar-nominated new Western/Drama The Power of the Dog on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UHD; Arrow Films put out a wildly dissimilar pair of Blu-ray items this week — the 1977 psychological thriller Audrey Rose in a lovely deluxe version, and the earlier of oddball French director Quentin Dupieux's two 2022 films Incredible But True; also out on Blu-ray this week is the 1988 cult comedy Earth Girls Are Easy, starring Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum (and capitalizing on their chemistry from The Fly two years earlier); this week's UHD releases are, as usual, a batch of reissues of classic upgraded for your 4K system — the legendary 1942 romantic drama Casablanca, Eminem's powerful big-screen debut 8 Mile, the Don Siegel-directed Clint Eastwood thriller Escape From Alcatraz, Schwarzenegger's sci-fi Stephen King adaptation The Running Man, and the gritty way-more-than-just-disco NYC drama Saturday Night Fever.
Outside the store, the 45th annual Denver Film Festival is underway, running through this Sunday November 13th. You can check out the schedule HERE to read about what remains to be screened and get tickets to what's not sold out! A friend just pointed me to a show taking place on Tuesday November 22nd — Rio de Janeiro-based rock band Oruã is headlining a multi-band bill Hi-Dive, and their Brazilian psych-rock sounds very much worth checking out live. I don't know much about them — check THIS video and then bounce around the internet a little for more listening if you dig it, then hit up the Hi-Dive's site HERE for more show info and tickets. And just a little ways into December, Mike Cooley — one of the key songwriters of Drive-By Truckers — will be doing a solo show at Globe Hall on Friday December 9th. You can read all about the show and get tix HERE.
And kicking off the New Year, local heroes Devotchka will be performing Friday and Saturday December 30th and 31st at the Bluebird! You don't often get to see the band in a venue this small, so take advantage of this opportunity and act fast, tickets won't last! Read all the deets and get your tickets HERE! And then a week later at the Larimer Lounge hip-hop artist/comedian Open Mike Eagle will be appearing on Sunday January 8th with Video Dave — and just added to the bill is one of my favorite hip-hop musicians, the very prolific Serengeti! Read about it and get your tix HERE! And looking a bit further out, taking place on March 17th and 18th at Swallow Hill's Daniels Hall, tickets are on sale for two nights of The Magnetic Fields! It's been a long time since they played in Denver, and I can't think of any time they've played a venue this intimate here. You can read more about it and get tix at THIS LINK (link is to Friday March 17th show, but you can link through to Swallow Hill's site from here to get to the Saturday show easily enough).
Hope you're all doing well and staying healthy!