It should go without saying that 2016 has been a pretty wild year, it’s been no exception to that rule at the store. We saw a lot of awesome releases from artists we love, let go of some our music idols as they passed on, got the records back on the roof, and generally jammed out during this most recent lap around the sun. We want to thank our amazing customers for making 2016 a great year amidst the madness, and for continuing to push us in great directions. As we look forward to 2017 (!), here are some highlights for us from 2016:
New releases we really dig:
David Bowie – Blackstar
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things Vol. 1 OST
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Jeff Rosenstock – WORRY.
Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Angel Du$t – Rock the Fuck On Forever
James Blake – The Colour in Anything
Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
Tiny Moving Parts – Celebrate
Culture Abuse – Peach
Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion
Parquet Courts – Human Performance
Awesome in-store performances that we are totally grateful for:
Mike Doughty, Shell, Palm, Bison Machine, Album, Awesome Job!, Equipment, Tranquility, Good Personalities, Sorority Noise, Florist, Lume, Nouveau, Dark Fantasy, Daniken, Citizen, Bliss Nova, The Old Breed, Torch Runner, Mutilatred…
…wow that’s a lot of bands
Things that are sweet 2016:
Balance Pan-Asian Grille
Birds flying into the store
Records on the Roof: The Sequel
Things that are totally not great 2016:
We love and miss you David Bowie
Still stuck in our heads:
Go Your Own Way
Life on Mars?
Willie the Pimp
Pancho & Lefty
We also were very happy to host a couple charity events this year. Thanks to our awesome customers buying the old roof records, we raised around $300 for the Cocoon Shelter, which is a shelter in Bowling Green for abused women. We also had a listening party for the new Human Darts record, where they collected diapers and monetary donations for the Family House, which is a transition house for homeless families. Thank you to all who donated!
THINGS THAT SHOULD MAKE 2017 PRETTY AWESOME:
- More Culture Clash exclusive merchandise and releases
- Some really great in-store performances (so excited to reveal some of these soon – stay tuned!)
- David Bowie can only die once (same goes for Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Leon Russell, etc.)
- We have a new store mascot!!!
- RECORD STORE DAY 2017!
- A steady stream of groovy jams and jammin grooves
- …the fact that it won’t be 2016
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS STUCK WITH US THIS YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR!