You don't get this at the dollar store: Now just $.99 at Insound, Free Yr Radio's 2008 Benefit Compilation, featuring 12 exclusive tracks from the likes of Chairlift, Yeasayer, No Age, White Williams and Dan Deacon.
Sunshine, good looking people, cuban food, and The Walkmen at the Miami Urban Outfitters? Well, you've got the good people who've been hooking up the FreeYrRadio concert series to thank for that. If you are in town on Monday, October 6th, please come to the store (653 Collins Ave.) at 8pm sharp to get down with the get down. (Get tix here. Donate to WVUM.)
Jamie Lidell's latest CD is simply too happy. We dare you to find a more upbeat or soulful release this year. You can't do it. That said, we are on pins and needles waiting to see him bring that infectious soul-glow to our Costa Mesa store (2930 Bristol St. ) this Saturday, 9/27. It's all a part of the FreeYrRadio concert series and we're glad they're doing it up big. (Get tix here. Donate to KUCI here.)
Look out Bay Area because King Khan and his band of merry noise makers are getting ready to open a can of audio whoop ass on our San Francisco store (80 Powell St. ) this Weds, 9/24. It's all part of the FreeYrRadio juggernaut and this show will benefit local radio station KUSF. Show starts at 7pm. (Get tix here. Donate to KUSF.)
FreeYrRadio is ruling the Midwest again. Prepare yourself for a case of the shakes when the 4 darling boys of Tokyo Police Club light up our Salt Lake City store (12 S. West St.) on Monday, Sept. 15. Show starts at 7pm. (Get tix here. Donate to KRCL. Sign up to win a Yaris!)
Oh, the goodness that is Dan Deacon's awesomely ADD knob twisting and pedal pushing. All you Omaha peeps: put Sunday, Sept 7 in your iPhone and prepare to get sweaty because Dan will playing his FreeYrRadio show at Slowdive (729 N. 14th St.) at 8pm. (Get tix here. Donate to KRCL. Sign up to win a Yaris!)
We love hometown in-store shows. Next Tuesday nite, August 12, the FreeYrRadio concert series rolls into our W. Philly location (110 S. 36th St.). Prepare to get your minds blown people as the Secret Machines and DJ Dave P will definitely be opening up a can of aural whoop ass. The proceedings kick off at 7pm and the show benefits WPRB, an OG indie station outta Princeton. (Get tix here. Donate to WPRB.)
We thought Yeasayer's All Hour Cymbals CD was the true sleeper of 2007. It's really magnificent. So we were totally in awe of them when they dropped their sonic goodness on us at their FreeYrRadio gig at our Minneapolis store. (More pix here. Donate to The Current.)
There is no need, we repeat, no need to question whether Columbus, OH knows how to shake it's ass. When !!! hit the stage at our Columbus store, people got freakier than a P-Funk show. This is yet another reason why you need to get thee to one of the FreeYrRadio in stores this Summer. This event was hosted by the internet-only Ohio.fm, a small station of do-gooders who bring it to you raw and uncut from the Ohio State campus. (Donate to Ohio.fm.)
Free Yr Radio is back with their 2008 concert series - spreading the gospel of independent radio support to believers (and music junkies) across the land. First up to bat is White Williams, who will kick out the jams at our Cambridge store (11 J.F.K. St.) this Weds, May 21, at 8pm. Make sure to check back for more Free Yr Radio coverage throughout the Summer. (Donate to WERS.)
The Free Yr Radio phenomenon unfolded over the course of 2007 through a series of unbelievable concerts, events and activities - all designed to help raise much needed funds and awareness for non-commercial radio here in the U.S. The CD features exclusive live recordings, b-side tracks and previously unreleased material from some of our favorite bands. Bonus points: the net proceeds from the sale of this CD will be divided equally among Free Yr Radio's 2007 partner radio stations. Put your money where your ears are and buy it here.
We don't know if the Free Yr Radio show Grizzly Bear put on at our Cleveland store is gonna get them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but it sure rocked hard enough for us. (More pix here. Donate to WBWC here.)
Dinosaur Jr. playing in Boston is like the best homecoming ever. They've been killing since they regrouped and that's what they did at their FreeYrRadio show at our Harvard Square Store - straight up killed. (Donate to WERS here. More pix here.)
Minneapolis likes to rock and so does St. Paul. So we delivered them another barnstormer from the FreeYrRadio series. This time Tapes 'n Tapes brought the love to their hometown. (Donate to The Current, KCMP here. More pix here.)