Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Treehouse Records 10th Anniversary Party

Treehouse Records 10th Anniversary Party
Saturday, April 9
Hell's Kitchen (80 9th St S, Minneapolis)

10 PM - 2 AM
$8 at door

featuring live music by
Spider John Koerner & Tony Glover
The Blind Shake w/ special guest
Curtiss A & The Jerks of Fate
Paul Metzger

April 1, 2011 is a milestone date for Treehouse Records. It is the tenth anniversary of the day we first opened our door under the current name and under the ownership of Mark Trehus and management of Dan Cote.

If you'll allow us to toot our own horn for a minute, we are quite proud of this achievement. It is no secret that the last decade has seen a multitude of casualties in the music industry, and perhaps no part of that industry has been hit harder than retail. The emergence of digital downloading (both illegal and legal) as the dominant format for music sales has combined with the depressed economy to force several of our peers to close their doors for good. At Treehouse, our compact disc sales are a fraction of what they were in 2001. Thankfully for us, we've always been vinyl junkies. Although we retain a lean but mean CD selection, we have worked hard to continue to present the very best vinyl selection in the Twin Cities (as evidenced by City Pages’ “Best Place To Buy Vinyl” award in their 2010 “Best of the Cities” issue). The renewed interest in wax, along with the loyalty of regular customers who share our vinyl obsession, has kept us going -- even thriving at times!

So, we begin our second decade with some very special events.

On Sunday, April 3 (his birthday!), Mark will be a guest on The Local Show with David Campbell on 89.3 The Current (6-8 PM). He will be talking about 10 years of Treehouse Records, a life spent in record stores, and will be playing music from his personal record collection.

On Saturday, April 16, we will be participating in "Record Store Day" for the fourth consecutive year. Last year's Record Store Day shattered the previous year's all-time store record for sales in a day. With approximately 200 different limited edition releases available, this year's version promises to be even bigger.

But first, we celebrate!

On Saturday, April 9, Hell's Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis will be hosting a party for us and you, our friends and customers. The diverse, all-local bill features four wonderful acts who all possess strong ties to Treehouse.

"Spider" John Koerner and Tony "Little Sun" Glover are bona-fide legends. As two-thirds of seminal '60s folk-blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover (along with the dearly missed Dave "Snaker" Ray), they, along with artists like Dave Van Ronk and Bob Dylan, blazed the trail for the 60s folk blues revival. Koerner is the man who first introduced Dylan to the 12-string guitar. He has been acknowledged as an influence by artists as diverse and iconic as John Lennon, Beck, The Doors, and Dylan himself. Glover wrote the book on blues harp (literally, as "Blues Harp" by Tony Glover was first published in 1965). Trehus’ love affair with Koerner, Ray & Glover has found him releasing and/or producing records by some or all of the trio on both of his labels (Nero’s Neptune and the long-defunct Treehouse). There is much more to come, following his acquisition of Dave Ray’s Sweet Jane archives. This is one act we HAD to have on the bill!

The Blind Shake (who will be performing with a VERY special guest), have previously collaborated with local legend Michael Yonkers on two records, including the terrific "Carbohydrates Hydrocarbons," which was one of the earliest releases on our in-house record label Nero's Neptune. They have two fine albums of their own, courtesy of our friends at Learning Curve Records. The boys have been ardent supporters of Treehouse since the beginning. As we have watched them evolve into one of the finest rock bands around, we can happily say the feeling is mutual.

Curtiss A needs no introduction. He is a Twin Cities rock 'n' roll institution. For over 30 years, he's been the greatest rock and roller in the Midwest. His annual John Lennon tributes at First Avenue are legendary, and his performances with the Jerks of Fate are every bit as enthralling. Curt was one of the performers at our grand opening celebration ten years ago, and we're positively ecstatic to have him back for this party as well. Simply put, if you don’t love Curt, you probably don’t love rock and roll.

Paul Metzger first rose to prominence as the guitarist in avant-rock outfit TVBC, who had a couple albums on Treehouse Records (the label) in the early '90s. For the last several years, he has performed as a solo artist. His second vinyl album, "Four Improvisations on Modified Banjo and Guitar," was the record that inspired Treehouse owner Mark Trehus to start Nero's Neptune. He has released several albums since then, on labels such as Locust and Roaratorio, and collaborated with local jazz legend Milo Fine for last year's Nero's Neptune split LP release "Concerning the Other Condition / Spontaneous Music Generator." Paul might be playing his modified banjo, modified guitar, spontaneous music generator, or any number of other self-devised and/or reconstructed instruments. One thing is guaranteed: he is an artist possessed of a unique and brilliant singular vision, and you do not want to miss him!


In addition to the party, we will be holding a store-wide anniversary sale from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10. During those four days, all store merchandise (excluding concert tickets) will be a whopping 20% off our regular price, except for used CDs -- which are 40% off! Yes, you read that right, used CDs will be 40% off! We need to make way for our upcoming purchase of roughly 5,000 absolutely top-notch used CDs. More on that later this spring!


Links:
Hell's Kitchen - http://www.hellskitcheninc.com
"Spider" John Koerner - http://www.mwt.net/~koerner/
Tony Glover - http://www.mwt.net/~koerner/tonyglover.html
The Blind Shake - http://www.theblindshake.com/
Curtiss A - http://www.curtissa.com/
Paul Metzger - http://www.paulmetzger.net/


Sunday, March 27, 2011

In Stock 3/19-3/25

New Releases:
BABY DEE Regifted Light LP
BELONG Common Era LP
DEEP EARTH House of Mighty CS
DIGNAN PORCH Deluded 12"
ED ASKEW Imperfiction LP
GARY HIGGINS A Dream a While Back 12"
HAYES CARLL Kmag Yoyo LP
HIGH TENSION WIRES Welcome New Machine LP
IAN MATTHEWS Matthews' Southern Comfort LP
JAMES BLAKE s/t CD
JIMMY SCOTT Falling In Love Is Wonderful LP
LEGEND s/t LP
LYKKE LI Wounded Rhymes LP
MARS CLASSROOM New Theory of Everything CD
MARS CLASSROOM New Theory of Everything LP
MIKE WATT Hyphenated Man LP
NIGHT MARCHERS Thar She Blows b/w All The Hits 7"
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS Keys to the Kingdom LP
PETER, BJORN & JOHN Gimme Some CD
ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS Louisiana Blues LP
SARANDON Age of Reason LP
SOPHIA KNAPP Nothing to Lose 7"
SPACEMEN 3 Take Me to the Other Side 12"
SPECTRE FOLK Blackest Medicine Vol. 2 12"
STROKES Angles CD
THOSE DARLINS Screws Get Loose LP
UV RACE Homo CD
UV RACE Homo LP
VERNON WRAY Wasted LP
WIDOWSPEAK Harsh Realm 7"
WIPERS Herd LP
WIPERS Silver Sail LP

New Restocks:
ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI Doldrums LP
ARTHUR ALEXANDER The Greatest CD
AVETT BROTHERS I and Love and You LP
BILL CALLAHAN Woke on a Whaleheart LP
BLACK KEYS Attack & Release LP
BLACK KEYS Magic Potion LP
BUKKA WHITE Mississippi Blues LP
BUTTHOLE SURFERS Brown Reason to Live LP
BUTTHOLE SURFERS PCP EP (colored vinyl) LP
BUZZCOCKS Singles Going Steady LP
DARK DARK DARK Snow Magic CD
DARK DARK DARK Wild Go LP
DECEMBERISTS Hazards of Love LP
DEERHOOF Vs. Evil LP
DESSA A Badly Broken Code CD
DEVOTCHKA 100 Lovers CD
DIRTBOMBS Ultraglide in Black LP
DISAPPEARS Guider LP
DISCODEINE (w/ Jarvis Cocker) Synchronize 12"
DODOS No Color LP
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Go Go Boots CD
ENO/MOEBIUS/ROEDELIUS After the Heat LP
FAIRPORT CONVENTION What We Did On Our Holidays LP
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE Lungs CD
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE Lungs LP
FLYING BURRITO BROS. Hot Burritos!: Anthology CD
FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS Gilded Palace of Sin LP
FOOD PYRAMID II CS
FUNKADELIC Maggot Brain LP
FURRY LEWIS I Will Turn Your Money Green LP
GRAM PARSONS GP/Grievous Angel CD
HAWKWIND s/t LP
JAYHAWKS Tomorrow the Green Grass CD
JOANNA NEWSOM Milk-Eyed Mender LP
JOHN CALE Paris 1919 LP
JOHN FAHEY Blind Joe Death LP
JOHNNY CASH American VI: Ain't No Grave CD
JORGE BEN Forca Bruta LP
MODERN LOVERS 96 Tears LP
MUMFORD & SONS Sigh No More CD
OH SEES Help LP
PEAKING LIGHTS 936 CD
PERE UBU Terminal Tower LP
PURO INSTINCT Headbangers in Ecstacy LP
R.E.M. Collapse Into Now CD
RED HOUSE PAINTERS Songs For a Blue Guitar LP
RUTHANN FRIEDMAN White Dove 7"
SCOTT WALKER Scott 3 LP
SCOTT WALKER Scott 4 LP
SCREECHING WEASEL First World Manifesto LP
SILVER JEWS American Water LP
SILVER JEWS Natural Bridge LP
SILVER JEWS Starlite Walker LP
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Asleep on the Floodplain LP
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Luminous Night LP
SMOG Accumulation: None LP
SMOG Knock Knock LP
SPACEMEN 3 Perfect Prescription LP
SPACEMEN 3 Transparent Radiation 12"
SPARKLEHORSE Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot LP
SUN RA What Planet Is This LP
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES And Don't the Kids Just Love It LP
VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO s/t LP
WEEN Mollusk LP
WILD NOTHING Gemini LP
WIRE 154 LP
WIRE Chairs Missing LP
XENO & OAKLANDER Sentinelle LP

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In Stock 3/12-3/18

New Releases:
AFGHAN WHIGS Gentlemen LP
ALBERT James St Murder Laden Mitten Wonder LP
AMBARCHI/O'ROURKE/HAINO In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One... LP
BABIES s/t LP
BEACH FOSSILS What a Pleasure 12"
BEN NASH/NAUTILUS Split LP
BENOIT & SERGIO Boy Trouble 12"
BLACK ARTISTS GROUP In Paris, Aries 1973 LP
BROWN RECLUSE Evening Tapestry LP
DAVILA 666 Tan Bajo LP
EAST RIVER PIPE We Live in Rented Rooms CD
ELKLINK Rise of Elklink LP
GUILT OF... s/t LP
GUN OUTFIT High Places 12"
HYPE WILLIAMS One Nation LP
IS/IS Vowel Movement 7"
J MASCIS Several Shades of Why CD
J MASCIS Several Shades of Why LP
MAINLINER Mainliner Sonic LP
MAXIMUMROCK'N'ROLL #335 April 2011 MAG
MAYFAIR SET Young One 12"
MINUTEMEN/SACCHARINE TRUST Split 7"
OVERNIGHT LOWS Slit Wrist Rock N Roll 7"
PSYCHIC TV/PTV3 Alien Brain vs. Maggot Brain 12"
RESIDENTS Randy's Ghost Stories DVD
ROBERT SCOTT Ends Run Together LP
SCREECHING WEASEL First World Manifesto LP
SOFT KILL An Open Door LP
TELEKINESES 12 Desperate Straight Lines LP
THURSTON MOORE Solo Acoustic Volume Five LP
V/A Berlin Super 80 - Music Underground West Berlin 1978-1984 LP
WYE OAK Civilian CD
WYE OAK Civilian LP

New Restocks:
A HAWK & A HACKSAW Cervantine LP
AMBARCHI/O'ROURKE/HAINO In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One... LP
ARCADE FIRE Cold Wind 7"
ARCADE FIRE Funeral LP
ARCADE FIRE Neon Bible LP
ARCADE FIRE Suburbs LP
ARTHUR RUSSELL Love Is Overtaking Me CD
ARTHUR RUSSELL Sleeping Bag Sessions LP
BABIES Meet Me in the City 7"
BEACH HOUSE s/t LP
BEANS End It All LP
BLACK JASPERS s/t LP
BLANK DOGS Land & Fixed LP
BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI Mistake LP
BOB MARLEY Exodus LP
BUILT TO SPILL Perfect From Now On LP
CAMERA OBSCURA Let's Get Out of This Country CD
CLOCKCLEANER Nevermind LP
CLOUD NOTHINGS Turning On LP
COLLEEN GREEN Green One 7"
CONOR OBERST s/t LP
CRAMPS Off the Bone CD
CUT COPY Zonoscope LP
DESTROYER Kaputt LP
DEVENDRA BANHART Nino Rojo/Rejoicing in the Hands LP
DILLINGER FOUR Situationist Comedy LP
DISCODEINE w/ JARVIS COCKER Synchronize 12"
DIZZY EYES Let's Break Up 7"
DUM DUM GIRLS I Will Be LP
FILLE QUI MOUSSE Trixie Stapleton 291 LP
FLEET FOXES s/t LP
FRESH AND ONLYS Play It Strange LP
FUCKED UP Year of the Ox 12"
GALAXIE 500 Today LP
GIRLS NAMES/BRILLIANT COLORS I Lose/You Win 7"
IRON & WINE Creek Drank the Cradle LP
JAWBREAKER Etc. LP
JEFF MANGUM Live at Jittery Joe's LP
KEVIN DRUMM s/t LP
LA SERA Devils Hearts Grow 7"
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM s/t LP
LEISURE BIRDS Copper Scroll LP
LOCAL NATIVES Gorilla Manor LP
LUCERO 1372 Overton Park LP
MARTIAL CANTEREL You Today LP
MOGWAI Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will LP
MOGWAI Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Deluxe) CD
MOONSTONE CONTINUUM NR: 4;3.1-3 LP
MOUNTAIN MAN Made the Harbor LP
MUDHONEY Superfuzz Bigmuff LP
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL In the Aeroplane Over the Sea CD
NO AGE Everything In Between CD
OBLIVIANS Never Enough 10"
OBLIVIANS Six of the Best 10"
ORPHAN Decapitated LP
PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART s/t LP
PARTING GIFTS Strychnine Dandelion LP
PHEROMOANS It Still Rankles LP
PINK REASON Desperate Living 7"
PJ HARVEY Let England Shake LP
PORTISHEAD Third LP
PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS Psycho African Beat CD
RYAN ADAMS 29 LP
RYAN ADAMS Demolition LP
RYAN ADAMS Gold LP
SHE & HIM Volume One LP
SIBYLLE BAIER Colour Green LP
SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB Unentitled LP
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG Doggystyle LP
SON CUBANO NYC Cuban Roots LP
SONIC YOUTH Simon Werner A Disparu LP
SPOON Girls Can Tell CD
SPOON Girls Can Tell LP
STORM QUEEN Look Right Through 12"
SUPERCHUNK Majesty Shredding LP
SWEET TALKS Kusum Beat LP
T. REX Electric Warrior LP
TIM HECKER Ravedeath, 1972 LP
TOM WAITS Early Years Vol. 1 LP
TOM WAITS Early Years Vol. 2 LP
TOM WAITS Swordfishtrombones LP
TWIN SHADOW Forget LP
TY SEGALL Live in Aisle Five LP
V/A Sitar Beat LP
V/A West Indies Funk LP
WHISKEYTOWN Stranger's Almanac LP
WHY? Oaklandazulasylum LP

Sunday, March 13, 2011

In Stock 3/5-3/11

New Releases:
AMBARCHI/O'ROURKE/HAINO In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One... LP
BAMBI KINO s/t LP
BILL WELLS & STEFAN SCHNEIDER Piano Tapes LP
BLACK JOE LEWIS Scandalous LP
DODOS No Color CD
DODOS No Color LP
GIL SCOTT-HERON & JAMIE XX We're New Here LP
HEART LAND s/t LP
KURT VILE Smoke Ring For My Halo CD
KURT VILE Smoke Ring For My Halo LP
MARK FRY Dreaming With Alice LP
MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE Totem Two (Picture Disc) LP
MICHAEL CHAPMAN Fully Qualified Survivor CD
MICHAEL CHAPMAN Fully Qualified Survivor LP
NEW YORK DOLLS Dancing Backward in High Heels CD
OVERTON BARRY Live at The Doubletree Inn / T.O.B.E. LP
PHEROMOANS It Still Rankles LP
SACHIKO KANENOBU Misora LP
SHINDIG! Shindig! Quarterly No. 1 MAG
SHINKI CHEN Shinki Chen & Friends LP
SUNLORE s/t LP
V/A Acid Rumba: Spanish Gypsy Grooves 1969-1976 LP
V/A Brazil Bossa Beat! LP
V/A Cartagena! CD
V/A Cartagena! LP
V/A Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesia Psych Rock Funk LP
VAGRANTS I Can't Make a Friend CD
VAGRANTS I Can't Make a Friend LP

New Restocks:
AVETT BROTHERS I and Love and You CD
BLACK ANGELS Directions to See a Ghost CD
BLACK ANGELS Directions to See a Ghost LP
BLACK ANGELS Passover LP
BLACK KEYS Attack & Release CD
BLACK KEYS Brothers LP
BLIND WILLIE McTELL The Early Years 1927-1933 LP
BOB DYLAN Blood on the Tracks CD
BOB DYLAN Modern Times CD
BROTHER CLAUDE ELY Ain't No Grave BOOK
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART Lick My Decals Off, Baby LP
CHARLEY PATTON Founder of the Delta Blues LP
COLD CAVE Love Comes Close LP
DEARS Degeneration Street LP
DECEMBERISTS King Is Dead CD
DEVENDRA BANHART Smokey Rolls LP
DEVOTCHKA 100 Lovers LP
EL GUSANO Fantasia Del Barrio LP
FM3 Buddha Machine III
GRAM PARSONS GP/Grievous Angel CD
GRINDERMAN Grinderman 2 CD
JACKIE MITTOO Ayatollah 12"
JAYHAWKS s/t (Bunkhouse) CD
KAREN DALTON In My Own Time LP
KEITH HUDSON Flesh of My Skin LP
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends LP
LIFTER PULLER LFTR PLLR in Bay City Rolling 7"
LUCINDA WILLIAMS Blessed (Deluxe) CD
MIKE WATT Hyphenated Man CD
MISFITS Legacy of Brutality LP
MISFITS Static Age LP
MONKS Early Years LP
MOUNT KIMBLE Sketch On 12"
MOUNTAIN GOATS Heretic Pride LP
MOUNTAIN GOATS Sunset Tree LP
NATIONAL Boxer LP
NATIONAL High Violet LP
OBN III'S No Way to Rock 'n Roll 7"
OUTER LIMIT RECORDINGS $20 Bill 7"
PATTI SMITH Radio Ethiopia LP
PIXIES Doolittle LP
PJ HARVEY Let England Shake CD
R.E.M. Collapse Into Now CD
RIKKI ILILONGA Dark Sunrise CD
SERGE GAINSBOURG & JANE BIRKIN s/t CD
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE Greatest Hits CD
V/A Balkan Grooves LP
V/A Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 LP
V/A Frank Stokes' Dream... 1927-1931 LP
V/A Local Cuirrent Vol. 1 CD
V/A Luk Thung LP
V/A New Orleans Funk Vol. 2 LP
V/A Psych Funk 101 LP
V/A Summer Records Anthology LP
V/A Texas Flashbacks 2 LP
V/A World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria CD
VAMPIRE WEEKEND s/t LP
XX s/t LP

Saturday, March 5, 2011

In Stock 2/26-3/4

New Releases:
ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI Doldrums (Reissue) LP
ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI House Arrest (Reissue) LP
COLLEEN GREEN Green One 7"
CUT COPY Zonoscope LP
DAN MELCHIOR Assemblage Blues LP
DEVOTCHKA 100 Lovers LP
DIZZY EYES Let's Break Up the Band 7"
DUM DUM GIRLS He Gets Me High 12"
DUM DUM GIRLS He Gets Me High CD
JOHNNY THUNDERS Some Hearts - The Last Album LP
K-HOLES s/t LP
LITTLE WINGS Black Grass LP
MODERN LOVERS 96 Tears LP
PAPERCUTS Fading Parade LP
R.E.M. Collapse Into Now CD
R.E.M. Collapse Into Now LP
RIVAL SCHOOLS Pedals LP
SPARKLEHORSE Good Morning Spider LP
SPARKLEHORSE Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot LP
SPIRITUALIZED Lazer Guided Melodies LP
SPIRITUALIZED Pure Phase LP
TIM COHEN Bad Blood 7"
TIM COHEN Tim Cohen's Magic Trick LP
TIM HECKER Ravedeath 1972 LP
V/A Busted At Oz LP
WINDMILLS BY THE OCEAN II LP

New Restocks:
AGAINST ME! As the Eternal Cowboy LP
BAND OF HORSES Everything All the Time LP
BATHS Nothing/Nightly, Daily 7"
BEACH HOUSE s/t LP
BIG STAR #1 Record LP
BIG STAR Radio City LP
BLACK KEYS Brothers LP
BOOKER T. & THE M.G.'S McLemore Avenue LP
CAETANO VELOSO Araca Azul LP
CLUSTER & ENO s/t LP
DARK DARK DARK Wild Go CD
DAVID CROSS Bigger & Blackerer LP
DECEMBERISTS King is Dead LP
DROPDEAD First Album (1993) LP
DROPDEAD s/t (1998) LP
FLEET FOXES s/t LP
FOALS Total Life Forever LP
GERMS Media Blitz LP
IGGY POP The Idiot LP
IRON & WINE Around the Well LP
IRON & WINE Creek Drank the Cradle LP
IRON & WINE Shepherd's Dog LP
JAYHAWKS s/t (Bunkhouse) LP
JOHN & BEVERLY MARTYN Stormbringer! LP
JOHN FAHEY Blind Joe Death LP
KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW What's For Dinner? LP
LA SERA Devils Hearts Grow 7"
LOW Great Destroyer LP
MILTON NASCIENTO Clube de Esquira LP
MOGWAI Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will LP
MOGWAI Rano Pano 7"
MUDHONEY Head on the Cross LP
NEIL YOUNG Le Noise CD
NO AGE Everything In Between LP
NO STATIK Clarified, Distilled, Recomposed 7"
NO STATIK We All Die in the End 12"
P.O.S. Never Better LP
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. Flowers of Romance LP
PURO INSTINCT Headbangers in Ecstacy LP
SAINTS (I'm) Stranded LP
SCOTT WALKER Scott 3 LP
SCOTT WALKER Scott 4 LP
SERGE GAINSBOURG Initials B.B. LP
SHINS Oh, Inverted World LP
SLEIGH BELLS Treats CD
SPEED DEALER MOMS (John Frusciante) s/t 12"
SUN RA Live at Praxis 84 LP
SUN RA Space is the Place LP
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Palomino LP
V/A Local Current Vol. 1 CD
V/A Welcome to 1984 LP