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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!!!

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 2015)

February 24, 2015 New Releases No Comments

March 17th -
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Elliott Smith
Glen Hansard – It Was Triumph We Once Proposed : Jason Molina
Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight
King Khan & The BBQ Show – Bad News Boys
Mark Knopfler – Tracker
The Mahones – Hunger and the Fight (Pt. 1)
Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves
San Cisco – Gracetown
Paul Westerberg – Suicaine Gratification (LP Re-Issue)

March 24th -
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Ben Folds Five – Whatever and Ever Amen (LP Re-Issue)
Bjork – Vulnicura
Bombadil – Hold on
Johnny Cash – American Recordings Vinyl Box
Andy Gabbard – Fluff
The Go! Team – Scene Between
Mark Kozelek – Live at Biko
Laura Marling – Short Movie
Nellie McKay – My Weekly Reader
Opeth – Orchid
Thin Lizzy LP Re-Issues
The Who – LP Re-Issue

March 31st -
Daisy, Kitty & Lewis – Third
Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi
Death Grips – Powers That B
Robben Ford – Into the Sun
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Assunder Sweet & Other Distress
Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 11
Houndstooth – No News From Home
Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
The Maine – American Candy
Plain White T’s – American Nights
Prodigy – Day is My Enemy
Ride – OX4: Best of Ride
Boz Scaggs – Fool To Care
Ron Sexsmith – Carousel One
Sigur Ros – Von
Ringo Starr – Postcard From Paradise
The Staves – If I Was
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Rylie Walker – Primrose Green
Wale – Album About Nothing
Scott Weiland – Blaster
William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death
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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. It gave us the kick in the ass needed to get this website up and running and start breathing some new life into the store. 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 Kate Nash, Wussy, Roman Candle, The Swimmers, Good Old War, Youth Group, the Loved Ones, Dawes 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. 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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