TICKET GIVEAWAY: WHY? Feb 11th
We’ve got two pairs of tickets to the WHY? show Monday, February 11th at The Space in Hamden, CT. All you have to do is come down to Redscroll and instagram a photo of yourself in front of the store (include the sign in the pic!). Don’t forget to use the hashtag, “#Redscroll” and tag us in (@redscroll)! Come inside when you’re done foolin’ around with your phone and see if you’ve won.
If you don’t win, we’ll sell you some tickets since you’re here anyway!
Redscroll Records 6thAnnual Blackout at Sunrise Sale
November 23rd (6AM-10PM), 24th (10AM-9PM), 25th (10AM-9PM)25% Off Everything Used$1 Used CDs (all of them)15% Off All New StockSpend $100 And Get A Free Redscroll ShirtRecord Tent In The Back!Secrets, Surprises, Hot Cider & Snacks||event on Facebook||
There are also plenty of Record Store Day Black Friday releases coming. Yes, we will be carrying those (no holds, first come, first served while supplies last).
We’re also doing a contest to get the word spread. What is that contest? Read on. (If you’re reading this on our blog or in an RSS feed click “Read More.” If you came directly to this post then you just have to keep scrolling.)
We’re on a variety of social media sites and many (wouldn’t be a stretch to say most) of the people who walk through our doors are as well. What we’re doing for a contest is a very simple thing. What you can get in return is a Redscroll T-Shirt and a $20 Gift Certificate. You can enter for each site you’re on (listed below) and it is possible to win more than once. We’ll announce the winners by posting a video of us picking the winners out of a hat (may not actually be a hat) on our YouTube Channel. The ways in which you can enter are the following:
- Share our event on Facebook
- Retweet the sale announcement on Twitter
- Reblog the sale flyer post on Tumblr
So, three ways to enter and possibly win. 3 T-Shirts & $60 in Gift Certificates in total. Get the word out and possibly get something for yourself in return! We’ll be picking the winners a week from today (Tuesday, the 23rd of October 2012).
This contest does apply to our online patrons as well. If you, an online customer, enters using one of the listed methods and you end up winning we’ll assign you $20 worth of credit (to use towards merchandise and/or shipping) and we’ll send a T-Shirt of your designated size (we’ll ask before sending) with your order.
Movie Ticket Give-Away:
Everyday Sunshine (The Story Of Fishbone)
Our friends at Real Art Ways (click for show times and more info – including information on post-film discussion with the directors) have been nice enough to extend some more tickets our way to see a screening of this funky flick (seriously, it’s has to be funky, right?). The film-makers have been nice to us as well and have given us permission to give away a CD and a signed poster (by the band, not the film-makers). We have the tickets on hand and the CD and poster will be mailed to the winners.
We can have 2 winners (each will get a pair of tickets, a CD and a signed poster). All you have to do is come in and tell whoever is at the front counter one thing you like about Fishbone.
Here’s the rundown straight from the film’s website:
EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South-Central Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of “making it.”
Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California’s legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.
At the heart of the film’s story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.
Movie: Blank City (Win Free Passes)
All right, so there is this movie playing at Real Art Ways in Hartford
starting tomorrow (Friday, June 10, 2011). It looks cool. I have only seen the trailer so far. I’ll definitely watch it. Perhaps I’ll see you in Hartford. Perhaps you’ll get one of these pairs of passes I have to give away. The passes are good for the entire run – so you don’t need to go to a particular showing of it. To get a pair of free passes email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Blank City Passes” and answer this simple question: What band was this Mr. Thurston Moore involved with at the tail end of the initial No Wave movement?
Super easy really. The first couple people to email the right answer (I mean, c’mon, really easy) will get these.
[Some press material for the film follows – check it out y’all.]
Blank City A film by Céline Danhier
USA • 2010 • 94 MINS. • INSURGENT MEDIA
BLANK CITY tells the long-overdue tale of the motley crew of renegade filmmakers that emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous period of New York history that crossed over with the East Village Art Scene and thriving music scene. It’s a fascinating look at the way this misfit cinema used the deserted, bombed-out Lower East Side landscapes to craft daring works that would go on to profoundly influence Independent Film today. Unlike the much-celebrated punk music scene, this era’s thrilling and confrontational underground film movement has never before been chronicled. Directed by French newcomer Celine Danhier, BLANK CITY captures the idiosyncratic, explosive energy of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements. Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Hip Hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, artist James Nares, photographer Richard Kern as well as Amos Poe, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and Nick Zedd. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes: Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Contortions, The Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more.