Category Archives: Holiday

Manic Hanukkah Holiday Sale

Hanukkah Holiday Sale:

To celebrate the holiday season Manic Productions are offering $2 OFF ALL CONCERT TICKETS starting at sundown on Tuesday, December 20 (1st night of Hanukkah) and ending Tuesday, December 27 (last night of Hanukkah) in person ONLY at Redscroll Records in Wallingford (our official ticket outlet). There will be a 4 ticket per show limit and, as usual, no service fees apply.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
(via Mark of Manic Productions)

Store Hours:
Monday 12PM/Noon-6PM
Tuesday 12PM/Noon-8PM
Wednesday 12PM/Noon-8PM
Thursday 12PM/Noon-8PM
Friday 12PM/Noon-8PM
Saturday 12PM/Noon-8PM
Sunday 12PM/Noon-6PM

NOTE: Tickets for the Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) show are not available for discount and only on sale online and at the Shubert Theater box office.

Gifting Holidaze

Gifting Holidaze
We’re here in the midst of the holiday season and gifting will be in full force soon enough as we all make preparations.  I hope this wording makes it sound very regimented and official.  The purpose of this post is just to suggest a few easy suggestions for people you might not know exactly what to get, but you know they like this store.  
Also, feel free to give your folks (or friends, acquaintances, etc.) a list that we can help them with.  We promise not to bite them.  In fact, we’ll help them find exactly what it is that’s on the list (or let them know when we can have the item in question in – hurry! We only have a couple more orders coming in before all the exchanges between loved ones goes down.). 
 We just had these new Gift Certificates designed by our friend Todd (Teaessare; the maker of our sign, designer of our stickers and a few shirts).  They came out great.  I think anyone would be psyched to see this (a little more psyched than our old plain old paper ones – of course, if you’re loved ones came in before today they got that so please be extra excited that they planned so far in advance for you. Rule of thumb: be excited about stuff.).
Record cleaning kits are always a nice idea for a new collector or even for an old collector of records who might not have one (or if their old one is now pretty grimey).  We have a couple to choose from.  Right now, this one pictured is the only one in stock.  We’ll have more (of both models we stock) in on Wednesday after 3PM.  
In the spirit of keeping up the maintenance of a record collection we also would suggest Poly Sleeves (bags) for any collection.  Keeping your records bagged is a simple way to keep the outer jackets intact (protection from dust, from friction wear, etc.).  We carry them in 4ML and 3ML weights (4ML being the thicker of the two and what we use to bag all used stuff and any unsealed new stuff).  We are currently out of stock of LP sizes right now (there’s been a big rush lately – perhaps other people knew what we’re telling you now).  We have 7″ bags in stock and we will have more LP sized ones in on Monday after 3PM.  
And second to lastly, we can’t not mention the fact that we sell record players.  Maybe you’re in the market for a new one or you know someone who is.  We sell the Numark TTUSB ($120) which is a great introductory turntable that also can be used to rip vinyl to your computer.  It comes with the software.  Josh owns one of these and likes it a lot.  If you’re looking to move to an introductory audiophile grade turntable we carry the Rega RP1 ($400).  It’s very no-nonsense and straightforward. It plays records and has virtually no mechanical noise to speak of. If you’ve seen the P1 model at the front of our shop (pictured below) and if you’ve heard it you might know exactly why we love it.  The RP1 is the update to the P1 (in case you didn’t get that). 
And books! Books! We carry books dealing in may aspects of music and some that are just left of center and have only tertiary musical connections.  
Happy non-denominational all-encompassing holidays to all!

Holiday Hours

Xmas Eve: Regular Hours 12PM-8PM
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: Regular Hours 12PM-8PM
New Year’s Day: Regular Hours 12PM-8PM
Basically, we’re only closed on Christmas day and you can come by anytime at our regular hours and peruse the musical goodness and have fun.

Holiday Toy Drive

for children with special needs
We are participating in a local toy drive.  If you’ve been in the store lately you’d have noticed this box up front:
You have until December 18th to bring some joy to a child by dropping off a toy here or at any of the other drop-off locations around New Haven. 
(Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, Romeo & Cesare’s, Fuel Coffee, Miya’s Sushi)
“The toys will help children with many different disabilities that include autism, down syndrome, global developmental delays, Hypotonia, and a number of other chromosomal anomalies. (all of the children that are receiving the toys are also in lower socio-economic levels). 

There are are a number of toys that are beneficial these include puzzles, nesting cups, blocks, books (simple picture books), cause/effect toys (pop ups, lights/sounds) cars, trucks, dolls. Here are a few links to for ideas: and Toys R Us also is really great at labeling the toys. They have a catalog for differently abled kids.

“The holiday toy drive for children with special needs focuses on children with special needs between the ages of 0-3. Our goal is to collect new and gently used, unwrapped toys during the holiday season. These toys are then distributed just before Christmas to needy children with special needs in our community. We want all children to experience the magic and joy of the holiday season regardless of their abilities or socioeconomic status

Providing the children with toys that are appropriate for their skill level and using them to teach new skills is also very important. Often times the toys needed to practice a skill are financially unavailable to the family, which is why the toy drive is so important in helping to serve as two functions: first as a holiday gift and second as a necessary therapeutic tool.

We consult with a team of professionals who work in the early intervention field to provide the best fit for each child. We just need your help with collecting the toys. Some of the best items to donate include nesting cups, blocks, stacking rings, shape sorters, puzzles, books, cause and effect toys, trucks, dolls, pop beads, lacing beads, yoga balls, and balance toys” 

For more information please email: toydrivect (AT) me (DOT) com or call: (203) 764-1823


We are closed today.

It is Labor Day. What is Labor Day, you say? Well, you probably didn’t and I’m not going to answer that (actually, I sort of am). If you want an answer to that you can do like most people doing shoddy internet research do and visit this Wikipedia page or read about the government explanation of it or visit the TLC Channel’s explanation. Any of those should be more than enough information. The simple truth is just that it’s a day to celebrate the working man. So, don’t work. Don’t do it. Have fun.

Here’s what I most want to address: Summer is not over!  Labor Day supposedly signals the end of summer. Guess what? Summer goes on even beyond Labor Day! On September 22, 2010 at 1:27PM summer will actually be over.

Sure, it used to be that it marked the end of summer vacation for school and people attending those schools, but that isn’t even really the case anymore. Stop pretending like summer is over today. It’s not. Go outside. Do something you do in the summer because it is the summer and you’ll be doing that. I’m probably going to the driving range. I’ve heard word of picnics today. I would be willing to bet that some people will even be things other than sports and picnicking outside. You should do one of those few things (sports, picnics, other things).