After nearly a decade, the owner of Neat Neat Neat Records is calling it a day. Morrison Agen recently made the announcement that he was looking to sell the store in order to focus on his new adventure in life with building a consumer audio company.
Luckily, it didn’t take long for someone to step up to the plate and purchase the Calhoun Street gem: the Wooden Nickel franchise. But don’t worry. The Neat Neat Neat name and branding will remain the same as well as the focus of keeping the heartbeat of vinyl alive.
Running the ship will be Chris Roets who many know as general manager of the Jefferson Boulevard Wooden Nickel location and former owner of Entourage Music which was located in Glenbrook Mall. With plenty of experience in the biz, Roets is ready to take the reins as the new general manager, expand inventory, and make a few aesthetic changes to the store. Exciting times for sure. Good luck to both Chris and Morrison!
Record Store Day in November
Roets won’t have much time to catch his breath as Neat Neat Neat will be hosting Record Store Day Black Friday on Nov. 29. While some folks will be lining up in front of department stores to get door buster deals on TV’s, video game consoles, and other smart household gadgets, music collectors will be lined up to get their hands on exclusive vinyl releases.
Starting at 8 a.m., stop in to score some of these releases for yourself or that music lover on your Christmas list. While flipping through vinyl, you will also be able to enjoy a cash bar and live music kicking off at 2 p.m. from The Bel Airs, David Todoran, C.A.B., Tuesday Atlas, and Flamingo Nosebleed.
In addition, all three Wooden Nickel locations will be celebrating Record Store Day Black Friday with more than 140 limited-edition vinyl LP’s, giveaways, and 96.3 XKE’s Doc West on site.
A couple of the items they will be giving away are a box set of Metallica’s …and Justice For All and a Victoria Hampton Bluetooth Turntable.
Hillbilly Casino Rocks Christmas
The Brass Rail has announced the annual Hillbilly Casino Christmas Spectacular will take place the evening of Sunday, Dec. 22.
You’ll hear Christmas tunes in pure rockabilly fashion in addition to a handful of Casino numbers. Plus, if it’s anything like years past, there might be a musical guest or two joining them on stage.
One act for sure that will be there are Boston rockers Jittery Jack and Miss Amy Griffin. This duo play a wild brand of Americana music with an east-coast bang. They are a household name on the roots and rockabilly circuit worldwide and we are blessed to have them here in the Fort.
The Hillbilly Casino Christmas Spectacular is an early show beginning at 7 p.m., so please make note since you don’t want to miss one minute of fun.
CD Release Party
On Saturday, Dec. 7, local alternative prog rockers Element: Indigo will be having a CD release party at O’Sullivans for their latest effort, Monolith. The disc was recorded locally at Vortex Studios and includes nine solid tracks.
They will be joined that evening by HazenSol and Ellis Omega.
If you can’t make it to the show, you can pre-order the CD now on their Facebook page where they have a couple different packages to choose from. Digital release for Monolith is on Dec. 8.
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