Please join THE TREES for an in-store performance at Good Records on the Astroturf on Thursday, August 30th, at 7 PM.
GrooveNet/Treblephone Records is proud to announce the release of Palace of Sin, the first release in 31 years by Dallas band The Trees. Songwriter/vocalist Patrick McKanna and guitarist Matt Swaney have created a landmark LP which encapsulates Americana and Power Pop influences, combined with solid, insightful lyrics.
Patrick McKanna has followed his own muse during his entire music career and has steadfastly refused to bow to current styles and influences. His work possesses a timeless quality not tied to fleeting trends; instead, relying on classic songwriting skills and a rich, clear production which well-serves the songs. Matt Swaney’s masterful, melodic guitar parts ensure that the songs will continue to reverberate in your memory long after the album has finished playing.
Palace of Sin is the culmination of three years’ dedicated work which fully delivers on the promise of 1986’s Locomotion Vs. Hittin’ The Brake--- a seminal record in the development of Dallas’ 1980’s Deep Ellum music scene----which contained the local favorite Rail Duty Blues. The band also appeared on the Island Records 1987 release The Sound of Deep Ellum, a musical snapshot of the then-fertile mix of styles and influences existing on the Dallas music scene. The band also appeared on KERA’s Sound Sessions album with a local radio favorite, Before Electricity. [Their musical pedigree goes all the way back to the dawn of punk/new wave---Patrick appearing on a collectible local 45 rarity by the U.S. Mods, and Matt being a member of Dallas punk band The Assassins.]
Proving that stellar songwriting and classic production values never go out of style----Palace of Sin will be an album that is destined to remain on ‘repeat’ on your personal playlist.
Join Blue October for a special in-store appearance at Good Records on August 18th. Celebrate the release of their new album I Hope You’re Happy!
The event starts at 3:00PM. Get there early to get your spot in line. Purchase your CD at Good Records and receive a wristband for priority admittance.
The band will sign their latest CD, I Hope You’re Happy, and one other item.
Our friends in Dawes are coming through town with Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra on Monday August 13th at the American Airlines Center.
Taylor, Griffin and Lee will be playing acoustic at 2pm earlier that day at Good Records. Grab a copy of their excellent new album "Passwords" while you are here. Plan accordingly to call in sick or take a late lunch Monday August 13th!!!
“The Change” (out on Nine Mile Records & Touring) is the debut solo album from singer/songwriter and longtime Uncle Lucius frontman Kevin Galloway. “It’s a love letter, and a promise to my newly formed family”, says Galloway. “My wife and I have two children under the age of 3 now. After touring almost incessantly with a band for over a decade, I’ve decided to take a different approach. This album is a sincere reflection of my mindset while reorganizing priorities.”
As for the sound, Galloway and producer Vorpahl call it “Gulf Coast Country Soul”. Of the band, Kevin comments, “We put together some great players and they really found something special. It’s organic and undeniably in the pocket.”
Produced by Hal Jon Vorpahl and James Stevens
Recorded and mixed by James Stevens at EAR Studio in Austin, Texas
Doug Strahan (Chili Cold Blood, The Good Neighbors) - guitar
Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson) - bass
George Duron (Jon Dee Graham) - drums, percussion
Jonathan Grossman (Uncle Lucius) - piano, organ
Kim Deschamps (Cowboy Junkies) - pedal steel
Benito “Ace” Acevedo - harp
“The Change” will be released August 3rd on Nine Mile Records. Pick up a copy while you are here for the instore. Also catch Kevin later that evening at Poor David's Pub.
They're called The Rock'n'Roll Hi-Fives and they're total badasses. They're a family band. Mom on bass, dad on guitar, daughter on vocals and son on drums. But it ain't no Partridge shit. These guys rock hard. They also tour their asses off. They just got back from a ten-day run in Japan and are planning to spend the entire summer on the road.
Thing is, since the kids are only 16 and 13, we're booking mainly instores and all-ages spaces.
They're releasing their debut album Re-Introducing The RocknRoll Hi-Fives on June 29 via Little Dickman Records out of Asbury Park
Join us at Good Records on lower Greenville for our 1st DDR Showcase with Mean Motor Scooter performing live on the pink astroturf.
8:00-9:00pm Opener TBA
9:00-10:00pm Mean Motor Scooter
Come hangout, listen to some great local music and shop for your favorite records, CDs or cassettes. #4LocalsByLocals
2018 finds Lou without obligations to his bands and ready to bring acoustic guitars and his extensive back-catalogue on the road for a series of intimate solo performances. Requests will be taken, stories will be told and Lou will be in the best setting to share the emotionally direct, melodic songs he’s known for.
Doors 7pm, Lou will start around 7:30-7:45. We are serious about that timing.
🌶️ FREE CONCERT ALERT 🌶️
The Polyphonic Spree + Medicine Man Revival will be playing a FREE concert at the Box Garden at Legacy Hall on June 2. #plano#SpreeForFree
When the Polyphonic Spree first appeared in 2000, the Dallas symphonic pop group was as much a band as a "happening," in the 1960s sense of the word. The Spree's two dozen members took the stage in flowing robes of snowy white, an appropriate backdrop for their happy and uplifting blend of pop, orchestral rock, and minimal touches of gospel.
Dallas’ Medicine Man Revival is an elixir for our times – a sonically-pleasing blend of blues, soulful strut and cosmic connectivity. With Keite Young and Jason Burt at the helm, backed up by some of the best players in the city, it is easy to fall under their spell.
Flaming Lips and the The Beach Boys with a smidge of Godspell-like attitude.
GOES WELL WITH:
Press Waffle Company "The Kiddo" with decadent chocolate syrup, bananas, whipped cream and an explosion of colored sprinkles
Dualtone Music Group has given us a test pressing to give away at the event via an enter to win box. In addition to that while you are listening enjoy a FREE Lakewood Brewing Company beer.
AEG Presents has given us a pair of tickets to the Shakey Graves 6/30 The Bomb Factory show to giveaway at the listening party as well.
I am sure you will like what you hear and pick up the album before you leave.
Shakey Graves’s forthcoming album "Can’t Wake Up" is described as “an evolution” from And the War Came, and comprises 13 songs written from Rose-Garcia’s own personal life lessons and experiences from as far back as high school. In regards to what life lessons will be shared in the album.
"The beautiful lesson of all this is having to trust yourself, to be willing to start something that you don’t know the outcome of. Or to lean toward something just because it feels right, even though it may not be what you originally put down on paper. Those are the kind of stories in this record. They’re not so much about specific people, or even myself per se. They’re different shades of every person’s life." - Alejandro Rose-Garcia
Come into the store this Friday 4/27/18 at 8pm, listen to the new Dr. Dogrecord "Critical Equation", and enter to win tickets to the band's upcoming concert at Granada Theater (5/11). The winner will receive tour laminates that will give them and a guest GA access to the show. There will be FREE craft beer to drink while you listen in.
We will be listening to the new record and giving away a Loser edition of Beach House's "7" LP. There will also be some high quality limited posters we will be giving away along with some other Sub Pop Records goodies. While you listen enjoy a cold #ZomerPils courtesy of our friends at Lakewood Brewing Company.
The store opens at 7am to begin selling the limited releases which can be perused at https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
DJs and bands begin at 11am.
Good Records "Live From The Astroturf" Schedule:
11am Charlie J Memphis
Noon Scarlet Cimillo Music (featuring Liza Kaye)
1pm Friday's Foolery
2pm The Bralettes
3pm Jade Bird
7pm American Werewolf Academy
8pm David Morgan
9pm Rosegarden Funeral Party
10pm Brainiac Tribute by School of Rock Southlake/Keller
11pm Acid Carousel
Good Records Warehouse DJ Schedule:
11am DJ Bryan C
Noon Samma Lone
1pm Mr. Rid
2pm Flash 45s
3pm Wanz Dover
4pm Gabriel Mendoza
5pm DJ Spinderella
6pm Josh Kynd
7pm Joey Scandalous
Good Records Parking Lot:
5pm Gringo Soul
Resident Taqueria will be selling delicious tacos in the parking lot.
Johnny Cupcakes, "The World's First T-Shirt Bakery," will be baking up apparel and accessories dripping with sweet pop-culture references, often replacing iconic symbols with cupcakes from 2-6pm! *FREE GIFT FOR ALL AND RAFFLE!* WANT TO KNOW HOW TO EARN TICKETS FOR THE JOHNNY CUPCAKES RAFFLE?
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Cigarettes After Sex is an American ambient pop band from El Paso, Texas (now based in Brooklyn), formed in 2008 by Greg Gonzalez. The band's debut EP, I., was released in 2012 with the singles "Affection" and "K." following in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Their first full-length record, Cigarettes After Sex, was released on June 9, 2017.
They have been gracious to treat us to an a brief afternoon set at Good Records on Sunday March 25, 2018 at 2pm.
Make sure to catch them at the Granada Theater for their full performance later that night. Tickets are available at:
Stop by Good Records on Saturday afternoon 3/24 at 3pm to catch Caroline Rose play some songs from her New West Records release "LONER" (read a bit about it below) Also make sure to catch her with The Weeks at Club Dada later that night.
An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death... This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER ––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty popburrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail.”
LONER captures the cheeky satire, comical musings, and often jarring mood swings––sometimes goofy, sometimes emotional––that make up much of Rose’s personality. “I call it Schizodrift ,” she says sipping on a martini with her pinky out. “I want to make music that sounds as manic as I feel.” Filled with catchy synth hooks, Ray Manzarek-esque Farfisa, surf guitar, depth of thought and a punk attitude, LONER captures the energy of bands like Le Tigre and The Cramps, and nods to the styles of Blondie and DEVO, the pop hooks of icons like Justin Timberlake, all the while being inspired by the artistry of Kate Bush. “I’d say this album was as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late 70s punk.” How did she get here? According to Rose, the transition was natural.
LONER began about three years ago. “I was 24, lonely, and realizing life might actually be as hard as people said it was. Gandalf had yet to raise his staff and part the seas for me,” she says with a straight face. “I felt a bit disillusioned with my music; it didn’t sound like my personality. I hadn’t dated in years, I was going to lose health care. I felt detached from the modern world.” So what did she do about it? “I joined Tinder. I turned 25 and rented my first real apartment and painted it bright colors. I started socializing more and little by little, weeded out all my clothes that weren’t red. I embraced my queerdom. I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I discussed politics, capitalism and Rihanna. For better or worse, I became a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying,” she says attempting to pluck an olive out of her glass.
When it came to writing about all of it, what followed marked the beginning of a fully formed Caroline Rose. “ I needed to get more personal, more aggressive. more humorous and more sonically diverse than my older material,” referring to 2014's slinky indie-folk-rockabilly-tinged album I Will Not Be Afraid . The record was penned over four years ago while Rose was living in a van traveling the country, and received critical acclaim from national press outlets like NPR and Rolling Stone . LONER , however, marks a significant leap forward both sonically and emotionally,
unleashing a burgeoning confidence teeming with character. Asked how she’d describe the transition, Rose responds, “It just felt like a bubble inside me that had been growing and was about to pop.” In a burst of creative energy, she penned and produced a slew of songs that began circulating among labels and press, resulting in a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music .
Over the next year and a half, Rose “got super into production and mixing––I was working 10-hour days creating new sounds, finessing EQ, blending tones, sampling basically everything. Having an apartment [rather than living in a van] gave me the space to have more instruments than just a guitar. I started collecting synths and recording equipment and tracking my material. I signed with a label that gave me a lot of creative control and resources.” After sessions and meetings with over a dozen producers, Rose chose to co-produce alongside Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, Hurray For The Riff Raff) at Panoramic Studio in Stinson Beach, California and the studios of Butler and Rose. A multi-instrumentalist and producer herself, Rose brought to the sessions pre-recorded work the two used as a foundation off which to build, having written and arranged strings, played and recorded keys, guitar and bass, sampled layers of found and recorded sounds, and programmed synths and drums. “The rest was a lot of experimentation in the studio, trying out different sounds and getting weird,” She adds. “Paul added a lot in that way. Neither of us are afraid to try things and throw a bunch of sounds at the wall.”
Another thing that drove Rose to pursue production more seriously was the blatant lack of gender diversity in the music industry. “I noticed over the course of all these meetings there was not a single female or nonbinary producer. Then the more I read up on why, the more I realized there actually are a lot of us, we just aren’t taken as seriously and either don’t receive or don’t demand the credit that we deserve.” In response, Rose stepped up across the board, having a hand in mixing as well as directing creative control over all aesthetics regarding the album. “I wanted to make sure everything was as me as it could possibly be.”
According to Rose, the visuals and aesthetics of LONER are an important vehicle in bringing out her personality, as well as a lot of the more sarcastic elements within the music. “I’ve gotten really interested in the visuals over the years, from producing videos and creatively crafting the images to how I express myself via what I wear.” The video for “Money,” for example, written and directed by Rose and Horatio Baltz, depicts Rose playing all of the parts––a sort of maniacal, Coen Brothers-meets-David Lynch two-minute story involving three people (perhaps the same person?) that leaves viewers asking...What just happened? Not too different a feeling after listening to LONER , in fact. And this, is precisely how Caroline Rose wants you to feel.
Antiphons began in 2011 as the solo project of songwriter, Brian Dove, and has since evolved into a 4-piece rock band. After spending a year on a farm in rural Oregon, Brian returned to Richmond, Virginia with some fresh wounds and the workings of what would become their debut album, "Groan". Upon releasing Groan in January 2017, the band set out to make something more visceral, resulting in their new EP, "Fine". Where “Groan” wrestled feverishly with the bruises of lost love, “Fine”, is the cathartic release of that weight. With these 5 new tracks, Antiphons stride confidently into the realm of guitar-driven rock music which they had flirted with on their debut.
John Pedigo, Chad Stockslager, Trey Pendergrass , and Rocky Garza will be performing at Good Records to celebrate the release of John's album on State Fair Records.
From the mouth of John Pedigo about Pedigo's Magic Pilsner:
"The History of PM Pilsner
My name is John Pedigo. I was born a while ago in Dallas TX – November 27 1978 to be exact. I’m a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer whose been lucky to be a part of many bands and collaborations over the years – The O’s, Slick 57, Rose County Fair, Boys Named Sue, Vandoliers, Party Police, and more. I’ve also had roles in commercials, films, videos, and other random nonsensical artistic endeavors. I went to Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and have a BA from Emerson College in Boston, MA. if you’re interested in that sort of trivia.
Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner is an ode to my Dad, and the name has its own story: When I was a kid, he made nearly undrinkable beer and called it Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner. He’d make it in the kitchen sink which in the end was where it all ended up anyway, because no one would drink it; arguably more successful was the bowling team he named after the beer – PM Pilsners. (Which I was lucky enough to sub for on many occasions and got a sturdy learning on the sport.) While I don’t make my own beer, I do feel that the music is a brew of styles and years I’ve put into music; at some points it is straight forward singer-songmaker-upper and at others is straight-up rock and roll. From rockabilly onward I’ve played most styles and have seen a good chunk of the world doing so.
It’s 2017 – a year that starts with as much trepidation as it does intrepid hope; a hope that we can forge an unfeigned path through any timorous landscape with our footprints firmly fossilized in the ground. We all create our own fate. We all have power to change and fix what we don’t like. But mostly, we are not helpless when we are hopeful.
My wife told me 9 years ago, “Every year gets better.” A mantra that I’ve adopted. Each year, we learn more and more about ourselves. There’s new discovery that leads us towards the knowledge of what we hold within ourselves. Obviously, most of this is personal and self serving – things as simple as which foods or music we love to each and every one of our choices and beliefs. However, either way, we become more and more who we are each year; solidifying our person.
In 2008, Taylor Young and I started the group The O’s, a challenge to get ourselves on the road as easily as possible; a two ‘One-man-band’ onslaught. If we could keep overhead low with just two dudes, there was nothing stopping us from hopping in a van or on a plane and playing a show. Which we did and still do. Nine years strong and four albums, countless touring and hazy mishaps, the band has played from 10-10000 people on every stage from trailer beds to the Hammersmith Odeon in London. We’ve ventured further than some, but shorter than many playing over 150 shows a year.
Before The O’s, I spent my wayfaring nights with Slick 57, Boys Named Sue, and Rose County Fair. Slick was lucky enough to sign with an Australian label called Laughing Outlaw Records. Because of them, we did a ton of US touring, a bunch of European touring, and an Australian/New Zealand tour. It was fantastically disastrous and made us all who we are today. And I mean that emotionally and physically as my liver would attest. The Sues have had a raucous run of fun delivering dated country music and good times with the largest of winks. Rose County Fair gave me the indie deluge I needed at the time between Slick 57 and The O’s.
Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner continues a personal path; a continuation of a musical journey. But mostly it’s an homage to my Dad who has always been my number one fan. He got sick recently and it brought with it a true sense of mortality. In remission now, we’ve bought more time. And during this, I plan to make him proud. As it has always been, my goal is to deliver music from the heart, art from the soul, truth from whichever medium necessary. From developing one’s craft to sacred friendships and family, not much else matters on the journey. Other than bowling."
GOOD RECORDS & WISHON PROMOTIONS PRESENTS A BRIEF INSTORE PERFORMANCE AND MEET & GREET WITH
ENGLISH SINGER/SONGWRITER JOHN WAITE ON Feb 24th, 1pm – 3pm
Internationally celebrated singer/songwriter John Waite , formerly of The Babys and best known for his #1 hit “Missing You”
comes to Good Records for a special meet & greet on Feb 24th at 1pm-3pm!
40 years later and he’s still leaving them wanting more! Playing to standing room only crowds everywhere he goes, John Waite has just finished the Western and Midwestern swings of his “Wooden
Heart” tour. Just in time to hit the South, he presents his latest album, “Wooden Heart” and a greatnew collection of his “Best” songs. This includes a stop at Good Records for a special appearance and meet & greet!
Meet John, hear his latest releases, get an autograph- and it’s all ages and free admission!
John Waite , England-born rock star/balladeer/storyteller, is best known for his #1 hit "Missing You" and as a member of The Babys and Bad English. The legacy of John Waite is a beautiful monster of sound and vision, the chronicle of an authentic artist, a superstar, a seeker of truth and a soother of hearts. He
walks and rocks among us.
After the signing at Good Records , John will be performing live at The Sanctuary Music & Events in McKinnery presented by Wishon Promotionslater that evening.for a sold out crowd
“The new CD is more extensive and includes some major hits, alongside some songs that are popular at Wooden Heart shows” Waite remarked. “There’s a Dylan song as well as Donavan's Try and Catch The Wind. The Babys’ ‘Isn't It Time’ and ‘Missing You’ really stand out and the band and I are looking forward to an extensive tour in support of the new ‘Wooden Heart’ CD!”
We are excited to be hosting They Might Be Giants for a very special instore performance.
Make sure to grab a copy of "I Like Fun" which comes out 1/19 at Good Records.
The show later that night at the The Kessler is SOLD OUT so this is another opportunity to catch John Flansburgh and John Linnell + co. while they are in Dallas.
Peticolas Brewing Company will be bringing a keg of Golden Opportunity and Velvet Hammer for you to sample for FREE while you listen to MOTORCADE rock out.
Hosted by DeeJay CeePee Christopher Todd Penn & Good Records come celebrate the long awaited release of MOTORCADE's debut album on Idol Records on Sat the 20th, 2018. Cheap admission $5 free drinks and DJ CeePee will be providing the jams prior and post show. Come grab our debut album on vinyl and let's toast this occasion together at the GOOD RECORDS Warehouse 1808 Lower Greenville Ave, located just behind GOOD RECORDS.