For those of you who didn't make it to Austin for SXSW, M-Theory has your back. Come on by for all your music needs, with tons of new titles hitting the shelves every day! As I mentioned last week, Record Store Day is coming up Saturday, April 17. If you're not at Coachella that weekend, you should be at M-Theory. We'll be having a sidewalk sale with vinyl and CDs priced low-low, food and drink, RSD exclusive releases and live music all day.
In-Store Performance News:
The Morning Benders and Surfer Blood on Friday, March 26, at 5 p.m.: The Morning Benders new album Big Echo (Rough Trade) was one of the great new releases last week. We are thrilled to have them come play for us at the store. Keep in mind they will be playing at 5 p.m., a little earlier than usual, so leave work early to get here. Apparently they are friends with the guys in Surfer Blood, so we're doubling up the bill. And if you haven't heard Surfer Blood's release Astro Coast (Kanine), you don't know what you're missing. It's indie rock in all it's pop glory. Florida boys doing it right. This will be a killer in-store. See you here.
Exene Cervenka on Wednesday, April 7, at 6 p.m.
Exene Cerveka of the legendary punk band X -- yeah, you heard right -- it's her only San Diego appearance. This is a very special treat, and I feel honored to be a part of this. Come grab a copy of her latest release, Somewhere Gone (Bloodshot). You know you don't want to miss this one! As Exene herself put it: "The reason I am touring independent record stores from San Diego to Seattle this April is that I want to play for free, to people of all ages, at a reasonable hour, in a place we love to be. I'm touring at my own expense, because I don't want the economy to stand between my music and people who might want to hear it. Yes, I hope I sell some aprons and a few CDs, but bring your X records, the kids, shop independent, and let's have a party! xo exene"
This Week's New Releases
The Drive By Truckers: The Big to Do (ATO)
Dropkick Murphy's: Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA (Dropkick Murphys)
Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday (Sup Pop)
King Khan an Pat Meteor: The Fiery Tears of St Laurent (Sub Pop)
The Runaways: Mercury Albums Anthology (Hip O Select)
The White Stripes: Under the Great White Northern Lights (WB)
The Whigs: In the Dark (ATO)
Eddy Current Suppresion Ring: Rush to Relax (Goner)
Woods: I Was Gone (Goner, 7-inch)
Top Sellers/Frequent In-Store PlayList:
Pavement: Quanrantine the Past (Matador)
Jimi Hendrix: Valleys of Neptune (Sony Legacy)
Malachai: Ugly Side of Love (Domino)
Phantogram: Eyelid Movies (Barsuk)
Beach House: Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
Big Pink: A Brief History of Love (4AD)
Broken Bells: Broken Bells" (Sony)
Album Leaf: A Chorus of Storytellers (Sub Pop)