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DAWES ACOUSTIC IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!!! SAT. 4/25 @ 6PM

April 11, 2015 Upcoming Events No Comments

Dawes-AYFB-LOWWe are EXTREMELY excited to have our friends, Dawes back at Main Street Music on Sat. April 25th at 6PM !!
Starting Monday 4/13 we will start taking pre-orders on the CD & LP in person here at the store!
With your pre-order you will get a wristband to attend the event. We have limited space so don’t wait ’til the last minute for this!!
We will have the 2 song CD single by the date of the event. “All Your Favorite Bands” will be out June 2nd!!

DAWES
IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
SAT. APRIL 25TH
@ 6 pm

RECORD STORE DAY – APRIL 18TH

April 7, 2015 Latest News No Comments
Twin Peaks RSDIt's that time of year again... Get ready to find some exciting Indie Exclusive titles and see some INCREDIBLE live music!!!
We will be open Saturday, April 18th from 9AM until 9PM
We have a GREAT line-up of LIVE MUSIC this year!! Start making plans to spend the whole day here!
1:30 PM-  ADAM WIENER OF LOW CUT CONNIE will be kicking off the music for the day, playing songs from the upcoming release, 
                "Hi Honey" scheduled for release on April 20th!! The new album features guest spots from Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards), Dean Ween,
                Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound), and members of Dap Kings and Budos Band. 
                LOW CUT CONNIE WILL ALSO BE AT UNDERGROUND ARTS ON FRIDAY APRIL 24TH!!!!!
2:30 PM - CLIFF HILLIS - Local Philly Artist, Cliff Hillis, has become a store favorite! His latest EP "Song Machine" has been in heavy rotation for some time!
               He will also be performing at the Roots Ramble in Media, PA later that evening at Spasso Italian Restaurant.
3:30 PM - ANTHONY D'AMATO - This NJ artist will be performing songs from his latest release "Shipwreck From the Shore". This New West Records debut 
                was recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun and Josh Ritter's band.  He puts on a GREAT show! You may remember him from playing
                at Main Street Music a few years back for his "Paper Back Bones" release.
5:30 PM - SHARK TAPE - We are very partial to Shark Tape here at Main Street Music. They have played here quite a few times and their guitar player, 
               Niles Weiss, has been employed here for the past few years. We are VERY excited that they will be here for Record Store Day and FINALLY 
               bringing in the LONG AWAITED LP release of MARATHON!!! The LPs are pressed on random colored vinyl! You can also catch them opening 
               for POLARIS AT UNDERGROUND ARTS ON SAT. MAY 16TH !!
6:30 PM - TWIN PEAKS - This Chicago based four piece will be closing out the live music portion of RSD. Their latest record "Wild Onion" is pretty amazing!
                They sound like a mix of 60's Garage Rock and modern Garage Punk! They also have an EXCLUSIVE Record Store Day 7" release!! I think those 
                will sell pretty fast! No fears... We will have copies of Wild Onion available on CD & LP!!
There are some other surprises we have up or sleeves that we will fill you in on within the next week!!
To show how much we appreciate you coming to spend RSD with us, we will be running our
"BUY MORE & SAVE MORE" special (On April 18th ONLY)
Spend $50 and receive a $5 Coupon
Spend $100 and receive a $15 Coupon
Spend $150 and receive a $25 Coupon
**These are good for 1 use between May 1st - June 30th, 2015**

Don't forget we validate parking in the lot behind the store on Venice Island!!

JESSE MALIN IN-STORE PERFORMANCE & SIGNING

jm-nybtwcoverJOIN US TUESDAY MARCH 31ST @ 7PM TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF
JESSE MALIN’S
NEW YORK BEFORE THE WAR!
JESSE WILL BE PERFORMING ACOUSTICALLY
AND HANGING OUT TO SIGN COPIES OF HIS LATEST RELEASE ON CD!!!
LP available April 28th

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!! STOP BY THE STORE FOR MORE DETAILS!!

CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH – DAN P.

Dan P. has been shopping at Main Street Music for the past 4 years and has become a GREAT friend to the store!Dan P
Sorry Ladies, he recently got engaged… so step off!!
Here are his TOP 5 RECORDS RIGHT NOW…
1. Obliterations Poison Everything
2. Ty Segall Live in San Francisco
3. Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love
4. TV on the Radio Seeds
5. Aphex Twin Syro

JD McPHERSON “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL”

February 24, 2015 New Releases No Comments

It may be hard to deny that many throwback artists have a cover band feel, but when it comes to JD McPherson jd mcp
his nuanced style of early rock ‘n roll is more of a way to channel impassioned music than a re-branded knockoff.
In his second album, Let The Good Time Roll, McPherson continues to rank with other emerging artists like Nick Waterhouse
and the Allah-las with his ability to merge a retro sound with new and interesting songs.
Throughout the album, McPherson’s energy is not only captured through his voice, but more subtly through the music itself.
This is especially evident in the songs “Bossy,” “Head Over Heals,” and the Bo Diddley beat of “Precious.” The best song on the whole
record may be “Bridgebuilder,” which sounds like a solo doo-wop track that is brilliantly backed by a plodding piano bit.

–Saeger

MARK RONSON “UPTOWN SPECIAL”

February 24, 2015 New Releases No Comments

m ronson  Mark Ronson has worked with a wide array of people as producer, guiding records from the likes of Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, and Q-Tip.
That variety is on display in his fourth album as a recording artist, Uptown Special. Anchored by the omnipresent Bruno Mars collaboration “Uptown Funk,” the album dabbles in different presentations of funk and R&B.
By far the best song on the album, “Uptown Funk” is a full immersion into so many ‘80s pop moments that it is impossible not to think “This song sounds like…” In the end it does not matter which root influence of the song is more apt because each part of the song is filled with such an effervescent synth and rhythm that it could have been pulled from a stashed Michael Jackson discard.
Unfortunately, aside from “Uptown Funk” the remainder of Uptown Special is relegated to a few sparse highlights. Like another Ronson album, Here Comes The Fuzz, those moments depend on the collaborations. His most notable contributor, Stevie Wonder, lends a hand on the LP’s solid opening and closing tracks through vocals and the harmonica. Other notable songs include the clubby “Daffodils” with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and the James Brown-harkening “Feel Right” with Mystikal.

–Saeger

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN “THE BALCONY”

February 24, 2015 Staff picks No Comments

In a crowded musical scene where each genre seems to have had its share of tire-kicking, garage rock never gets old.
In the Welsh band The Catfish And The Bottlemen’s debut record, The Balcony, the group has produced an album that
is laced with a youth, yearning, and pure energy that also happens to sound like it was cut in your neighbor’s carport. Catfish_and_the_Bottlemen
Cut from the same cloth as The Vaccines or the Arctic Monkeys, the album’s exuberance is apparent from the first guitar bursts.
In the lead track “Homesick,” angsty singer Van McCann opines on a relationship that doesn’t seem like it will ever get off the ground.
He also puts similar reflections into the follow-up song, the album’s phenomenal single, “Kathleen.”
The group manages to lay down a great set of music throughout the album, particularly in the catchy “Business” and “26.”
That being said, it is hard not to put the first two songs on an endless loop as examples of why The Balcony is a record to pay attention to.

–Saeger

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES – (SPRING/SUMMER 2015)

February 24, 2015 New Releases No Comments

May 12th

Crocodiles – Boys
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Musiquede Film Imagene
Django Django – Born Under Saturn
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – The Traveling Kind
Loenard Cohen – Can’t Forget: a Souvenir of the Grand Tour
Rhett Miller – The Traveler
J.D. Souther – Tenderness, Dance Real SLow
Snoop Dogg – Bush
Surfer Blood – 1000 Palms
The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird is Home

May 19th

Faith No More – Sol Invictus
Kopecky – Drug For the Modern Age
Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – Skeleton Crew
Milk Carton Kids – Monterey
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
The Helio Sequence – The Helio Sequence
Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
Tanlines – Highlights
Holly Miranda – Holly Miranda

May 26th

Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker (Re-Issue)
Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated at Last
Animal Collective – Prospect Hummer (EP Re-Issue)
Allen Stone – Radius
A-Ha – Hunting High & Low (LP Re-Issue)
Lifehouse – Out of the Wasteland
Mark Kozelek – Rock ‘n Roll Singer
Quicksilver Messenger Service – Fillmore Auditorium Feb. 5, 1967
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
The Vaccines – English Graffiti
Robert Pollard – Faulty Superheroes
Yes – Progeny (Seven Shows from Seventy Two)
– Progeny Highlights from Seventy-Two

June 2nd

Algiers – Algiers
Ben Lee – Love is the Great Rebellion
The Darkness – Last of Our Kind
Chris Robinson – Betty’s Blends Vol. II
Chris Stamey – Euphoria
Daughn Gibson – Carnation
Eternal Summers – Gold & Stone

 

 

History / About

February 17, 2015 The Store No Comments

store_night-300x225History

Main Street Music opened it’s doors in the Fall of 1991 in our first location 4404 Main Street… aka the phone booth. In January of ’97 we moved into our current location at 4444 Main Street. We are an independent record store that doubles as a gathering place for music lovers. We have a very strong relationship with WXPN and were the first official sponsor of the “Album of the Week”. Over the past year we have been very fortunate to have some really exciting events happen for the store including being picked by Pearl Jam to be their exclusive indie retailer for the Philadelphia tour dates. With the state of the music industry over the past few years we have all had to find ways to get people excited to come back into record stores.

About

We have been working extra hard to get some great live acts in the store including Billy Bragg, Rhett Miller, Dawes, Fitz & The Tantrums, Ben Kweller, Frank Turner, Tommy Stinson, Jimmer Podrasky, Madeline Peyroux, Paul Kelly, Birdy, Nick Waterhouse, Kate Nash, Wussy, Roman Candle, Good Old War, Youth Group, the Loved Ones and instore signing events with AFI and Tokio Hotel. These events have been so successful that we are working to bring you even more in the coming years. Come check out our ever growing LP section that seems to expand every week. One of the main things that help us to survive is the allegiance shown by our loyal customers. We sell new and used CDs, LPs and DVDs and also buy and offer cash or instore credit for the aforementioned depending on condition and title.

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Order & Shipping Info

Orders can be placed by email (mainstreet.music@verizon.net) or fax (215-487-2371) 24/7, or if you would prefer to speak to our warm sunny staff you can call in orders anytime during business hours.

We ship with USPS first class, priority and international. All shipping & handling charges are the responsibility of the customer. We accept Visa/ Master Card/ American Express/ Discover and Paypal.

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February 13, 2015 Upcoming Events No Comments

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Store Hours & Location

Store Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm

Main Street Music
4444 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127
215-487-7732
FAX 215-487-2371

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