True Endeavors’ Question Of The Week: Record Store Day Edition

Record Store Day
Record Store Day is among the holiest of holidays among music devotees.  Every year fans line up outside beloved local shops to snag copies of limited edition goodies, concert tickets, and in-store performances.   This year’s festivities fall on Saturday, April 19, and we want to know what you’re most looking forward to getting your hands on.  (Click here to find out more.)

Post a comment below telling us what RSD releases have you drooling, and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to a True Endeavors club show of your choice!  (Click here to check out our current lineup.)

Have your responses posted by 6pm on Sunday, April 13.  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

 

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Giveaways Galore! Get Pumped For Record Store Day!

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For music lovers, there is something undeniably magical about record stores.  Who among us hasn’t spent hours among the racks of dusty vinyl and squeaky plastic eagerly waiting for our scanning fingers to land on the next great album to change our lives?  That precious experiences of physically of holding an album in your hands and exploring the artwork up close are unfortunately becoming increasingly rare in the digital age.  It’s time to step away from the computer and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of classic record stores.  This Saturday, music fans around the world will honor those wonderfully hip havens of aural discovery of with Record Store Day! Find out how Madison’s local record stores are celebrating, and enter to win great prizes!

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Plans for Record Store Day celebrations on April 18th are being confirmed all across the nation.  The Cold War Kids are using the music lovers’ holiday to release a new live EP.   What’s more, the band will be in Wisconsin the following day.  Got your tickets to their Waukesha gig yet?!  In a similar fashion, The Breeders are releasing an EP of their own to celebrate the event.  How are you going to spend the day?  What are your favorite local record stores?

The Breeders

The Breeders

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It seems like everyone in the world made the pilgrimage to Austin last week for the indie rock Mecca of a festival, SXSW.  If you missed out on the sounds, you can still experience the sights with this photo gallery of performances.

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The Duke Spirit recently stopped by the The Current’s studios. Listen to their performance/interview here!

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Rolling Stone previews 45 (!) of the most anticipated Spring releases, including new albums from Green Day, Regina Spektor, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Black Moth Super Rainbow (who will be in Madison May 21), New York Dolls, Mos Def and The Avett Brothers.

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

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Have you become totally obsessed with Twitter yet?  You will be after reading Stereogum’s list of the Top 50 Rock Star Twitters!  While you’re at it, come Twitter with us.

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It has been a sad week in the music world.  Blues fans are mourning the loss of New Orleans-based pianist and singer Eddie Bo, who passed away from a heart attack last week.  Motown drummer Uriel Jones (who collaborated with the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, and Jimmy Ruffin) also died recently.

Eddie Bo

Eddie Bo

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Blender magazine announced that it’s shutting its doors.  The last line of this news story sums up the sentiments of so many music fans:  “R.I.P. Blender.  I wont miss you, but others will.”

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Listen to a brand new Death Cab For Cutie track here!

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Is streaming music online a bad thing?  This guy seems to think so.

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Listen to a great NPR interview with Black Joe Lewis! Aaaaand a not-so-great one from Sigur Ros.  In fact, according to NPR, it just might be the worst interview ever.  EVER.

Black Joe Lewis

Black Joe Lewis

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UWIRE wants to take you on tours of the music scenes in various major American college towns.   (Yup, Madison too!)

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