by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Sometimes there just isn’t much going on, and now is one of those times.
Here’s something left over from last week. Mike Fratt, who runs Homer’s Records, told me last Friday that sales of Conor Oberst’s latest solo LP, Upside Down Mountain, stood at 17,653. Not bad at all. The number was bolstered by sales of just over 2,500 the week prior to last, keeping him somewhere on the top-200. Sounds like the long-delayed vinyl version or Conor’s record also shipped last week. I told Fratt I was surprised that vinyl copies of UDM sold at Conor’s show a couple weeks ago were priced at $30. Fratt said Homer’s has it for $34.98. “Double vinyl, gatefold, CD included, 140 gram, pressed at Pallas; all that stuff drives up costs,” he said.
Speaking of vinyl, Fratt said that Homer’s sold more vinyl copies of Jack White’s new album, Lazaretto, during its first week of release than the CD version.
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Couple things happening tonight.
Sweatshop Gallery in Benson is hosting a show with headliner Street Eaters. The Berkeley duo of Megan March and Johnny Geek have an acidic, proto-punk style (that reminds me of Well Aimed Arrows/The Protoculture). Opening is Manic Pixie Dream Girls and Skeleton Man. $5, 9 p.m.
Also tonight, Brad Hoshaw’s Viva La Vinyl is happening at The Barley Street Tavern. Due to popular demand, the vinyl night is now twice per month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The rules: “Bring down one of your own records and put your name on the list to spin a side of an LP on our house turntable. Enjoy some great conversation with other vinyl lovers, $2 Tall Boys, free peanuts and no cover. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sign up starts at 7.” Maybe I should bring in my copy of The Wolfgang Press’ Bird Wood Cage…
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