On this month’s podcast we talk to Hughie and David of CT punk band Zipper! We talk about the music we’re listening to and dive into what happened to get Zipper going.
We talk about what bands they’re playing and releasing stuff with that they’re stoked on. We talk about the way they got into music and punk in the first place and generally dive into playing music in bands. We actually stay pretty on topic in this episode only veering a couple times to talk about a couple shows that happened in the old store’s basement (Mind Eraser and Greg Ginn – separate shows).
This update starts off with a new album announcement from Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The album is coming April 2nd and is available as a CD or LP+10″. Details on the pre-order can be found here. We have a contest to win the 10″ early by pre-ordering as well. You can also see and listen to a clip of the 10″ on our social media pages.
We are still operating at a 10 person max capacity with properly worn mask required (over nose and mouth tight to face) for the duration of the visit and we appreciate the patience of those who have waited in line to get in (can’t mention that enough). Weekends can get hectic and you should expect to see a line. Monday-Thursday generally are more relaxed. Hand sanitizer at the door and gloves available for those who want them. This won’t change for the foreseeable future, but hopefully the weather will get better!
You’ve really all helped make this year a small joy in times when the rest of it wasn’t!
Wishing the best for you in the coming year!
We will be open from 11AM-3PM Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
New Year’s Eve will also be an 11AM-3PM day and New Year’s Day we will be open normal hours!
Reminder: we moved! 69 South Turnpike Road in Wallingford! Bigger spot! More room to stretch and keep some social distance. Operating at a 10 person max capacity, masks required and sanitizer is at the door (gloves available to those who desire them).
We have now been officially open in our new location for one whole week! It’s been great being an open store again even with a limited capacity (max capacity of 10 customers, properly worn masks required for the duration of the visit, hand sanitizer at the door and gloves available for those that would like them).
During the time we’ve been operating in a different capacity (mail order and pickups and some appointment shopping) we’ve adopted some new practices that we’ll likely continue. With that we are going to change the way updates go. We aren’t going to have the long text lists of yore. We will continue to barrage social media with restocks in the stories and new arrivals on the timelines. New arrival pictures will also make their way here (in lieu of the text lists). If ever you’re unsure of a thing or if you’re looking for a thing, as always, please get in touch with us.
We’d also like to remind everyone that we will continue to do curbside pickups for the foreseeable future. We understand any trepidation with going into any given public space these days and we are totally agreeable to anything that brings folks comfort and if that means meeting in the parking lot with some music then yep, we’re with that!
Discogs will continue to serve as the main place we’ll list our online inventory. Big Cartel is the spot for our label releases and store merch like t-shirts – we are discussing a possible growth of that particular online portal so keep an eye out for updates on that. And we have Gift Certificates available in store and also through a link at the bottom of this post! Continue reading Update 4th December 2020 (new location, new update)→