Morgan Taylor aka Gustafer Yellowgold makes his bi-annual visit to Dallas to entertain young and old alike. He is also a part of The Polyphonic Spree 15th Annual Holiday Extravaganza as he is almost every year December 9th at the Majestic Theatre. Come catch him in a special peformance at Good Records Saturday June 3rd at noon. He will have plenty of his award winning dvd/cd combos, plush friends, and shirts for folks of all sizes.
Conor Oberst will be performing an acoustic mini set at Good Records prior to his full blown performance later that night at the Granada Theater. You can get tickets via:
Purchase his new album "Salutations" on CD or LP and receive an autographed poster while supplies last. In order to make his soundcheck on time at the Granada he will not be doing a signing.
Pueblo - Band will be performing prior to Conor and Vandoliers will be closing things out.
Vandoliers will be celebrating the release of their new album "The Native" with a special instore performance with Pueblo - Band kicking things off at 3pm on May 20th. Vandoliers will play at 4pm followed by Conor Oberst at 5:30pm.
There will be a Crosley Deluxe Turntable giveaway that afternoon. Automatic entry for the drawing with purchase of the new release.
We will be celebrating the reissue of Tom's highly sought after private press LP (comes out 4/14/17 on Tompkins Square on CD & LP) with a special performance by Tom Armstrong as he currently resides in Dallas. Tom will play a brief set and sign copies of the release after his performance.
D.L. Nailling & Derek Rogers will be kicking things off on this special evening.
Tompkins Square's recent double-LP, Imaginational Anthem vol 8 : The Private Press shed light on forgotten, impossibly rare guitar recordings spanning several decades. Tom Armstrong's The Sky Is An Empty Eye is the first of several reissues planned by Tompkins Square of full albums by artists featured on IA8.
Armstrong's self-released LP from 1987 sports blissed out acoustic numbers like the one featured on IA8, along with some electric workouts and even a deep psych vocal tune. Tom's main mode of distribution for the album was handing the LP to drunken patrons at a bar in Pinos Altos, NM. Now Tompkins Square makes it a bit easier to acquire.
In his own words, today:
I was born in Elmhurst IL, lived there 29 years. Had a brief career playing open mikes and bars for tips, drinks and nominal cash payments, even gave some guitar lessons.
In 1984 I was offered a half partnership in an engineering firm in Dallas, so I moved to Texas. Made a big pile of money. My wife bought me a Tascam 4 track recorder for my birthday, I went crazy with it. Recorded a bunch of melodies that had been rattling around my brain since I was 8 years old. Liked what I heard, decided to make an LP.
It wasn't too hard to track down a studio to master my 4 tracks. By this time I was an old hand at graphic design for promotional material, so I designed the cover myself.
Handed the albums out to business associates, as promotional material for other business interests, at a drunken open mike at a bar in Pinos Altos, NM.
I continued to record for about another 10 years, blues rock, pop. Really refined my recording skills. Still play once in while, but I'm an old fart now, with all the baggage that entails.
The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida.
Helado Negro has an expanded edition of his latest album "Private Energy" on RVNG Intl. coming out May 5th so this is the perfect time to catch him at Good Records and grab a copy on Sunday May 7th and then catch his full show at Club Dada the next night.
We (Starfruit) are releasing our debut 7" vinyl record at this show and we will be playing an extra special, extra long set, for u
((Live from the Astroturf))
we will be joined by:
Rat Rios - (heart string synth pop)
Yells At Eels - (Gonzalez family free jazz)
music STARTS AT *6pm* and ends at 9pm, for real!
Family Friendly (if ur ok with ur kids hearing like two bad words)
BYOB if u want B
buy un record and see a SHOW