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RSD Black Friday (under the radar location)- List of titles at Folk Arts here

For the second time, Folk Arts Rare Records will be participating in Record Store Day.

Friday, November 25. Open at 10am.

This is your under the radar location for RSD Black Friday in San Diego. There will be a much shorter line here than at other record stores.

Here is a list of titles that we’ll definitely have in stock, with multiple copies available of the vast majority of these records:

Bob Dylan- The Real Royal Albert Hall Concert
M.D.C. / Restarts- Mobocracy
The Afghan Wigs- Black Love
Alice In Chains- Live: Facelift
Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bishcoff- Strung Out
Angel Olsen & Steve Gunn- Live at Pickathon
Anthrax- Monster At The End / Vice of the People
The Bangles- Ladies and Gentlemen..
The Beach Boys- Becoming the Beach Boys
Ben Folds with yMusic- In Concert 2015-2016
Ben Webster- Gone With The Wind
Big Star- Complete Third Vol. 1
Bill Callahan- Apocalypse
Billy Idol- BFI Live
Bishop Briggs EP
Blue Man Group- Three
Bolt Thrower- Those Once Loyal
The Budos Band- The Shape of Mayhem To Come
Butch Walker- Cassette Backs
The Cars- Just What I Needed / I’m In Touch..
Charles Fox & Bob Crewe- Barbarella
Chet Baker- Love For Sale: Live at the Rising…
The Connection- A Christmas Gift For..
D.R.A.M.- Broccoli
Death Grips- Fashion Week / Interview 2016
Dengue Fever / Goonam 7”
Dennis Coffey- Hot Coffee In the D
Dickey Betts, Jimmy Hall, Chuck Leavell and..
Disclosure- Moog For Love
Dungen- Haxan
Dustin Kensrue- More Thoughts That Float..
Electric Wizard- Witchcult Today
Erykah Badu- But You Caint Use My Phone
Explosions In The Sky & Steve Jablonsky
Extreme- Pornograffitti Live 25 / Metal Meltdown
Frank Frost- Hey Boss Man!
Frank Sinatra- White Christmas / The Christmas..
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Inventions- How C…
Fruit Bats- The Glory of Fruit Bats
Gary Clark Jr.- The Healing Live / Church Live
Gene Harris & The Three Sounds- Groovin’..
Gene Howard- Love Is A Drag: For Adult…
Geto Boys- Mind Playing Tricks
GONN- Time Travel: 50 Years Come and GONN
Gwar- Black Friday Limited Exclusive
Harry Nillson- Popeye
Iggy & the Stooges- Telluric Chaos
In This Moment- A Star-Crossed Wasteland
Iron Maiden- Brave New World
Isaac Hayes- Do Your Thing
Jaco Pastorious- Jaco Soundtrack
James Bay- Choas and The Calm (Live)
James Vincent McMorrow- We Move (Solo Acoustic)
Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Jerry Garcia- Reflections
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown soundtrack
Jethro Tull- Ring Out, Solstice Bells (40th Anniversary)
Jimi Hendtrix- Morning Symphony Ideas 10”
Johnny Winter- Live Bootleg Series Vol. 13
Jungle Brothers- Done By The Forces of Nature
The Kinks- God’s Children 7”
The Kinks- Sleepwalker
The Kinks 7” EP
The Kinks- Til Death Do Us Part 7” EP
Lee “Scratch” Perry- The Upsetter Meets Jahtori
Lil Yachty- Lil Boat
Mark Van Hoen- The Last Flowers From..
Minor Victories- Orchestral Variations
The Monkees- Good Times! Plus!
Motley Crue- Kickstart My Heart / Home Sweet..
The Mouseketeers- The Mickey Mouse March
Muddy Waters- The London Muddy Waters Sessions
Mutemath- Changes
My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic-Exlore..
Napalm Death / Melt Banana- Like Piss To..
Ornette Coleman- An Evening With Ornete Coleman
Paul Butterfield Blues Band- Got A Mind..
Porno For Pyro’s- Good God’s Urge
Prophet’s of Rage- The Party’s Over
The Raconteurs- Steady As She Goes / Store..
Ramones- Live at the Roxy 8/12/76
Refused- Servants of Death
The Regrettes- The Marshmallow World
The Revivalists- Strangers In The Bright Lights
Rogue Wave- Cover Me
Rolling Stones- Ride ‘Em All Down
Rudy Ray Moore- This Ain’t No White Christmas
Run-DMC: Christmas In Hollis
Sesame Street- Sesame Road
Shag Kava (JJ Abrams & Lin-Manuel Miranda)
Soundgarden- satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas
Steve Grossman- Some Shapes to Come
Steve Gunn- Ancient Jules
The Stone Roses- Sally Cinnamon
Sugarhill Gang / Chic- Rapper’s Delight / Good Times
Sun Ra & his Arkestra- At Inter-Media Arts..
T.S.O.L.- Revenge (30th Anniversary)
Tav Falco / Panther Burns- Sway b/w Where The
Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Albert
Tokyo Police Club- A Lesson In Crime / Smith
The Turtles- Golden Hits Vol. 1
UGK feat Outkast- Int’l Players Anthem
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats- Bloodlust
The Vandals- Hollywood Potato Chip
V/A American Noise Vol. 1
V/A And They Killed Christmas
V/A Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy…
V/A James Brown’s Funky People
V/A Jazz Dispensary: Holiday Treats
V/A Lagniappe Sessions, Volume 1
V/A Sceptor Records Out In The Streets
V/A South Park: Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Poo
V/A The Wonder Years
V/A Underworld soundtrack
Venom- Black Metal
The Yardbirds- Birdland
V/A Collateral Damage
V/A Lost Highway soundtrack
Video Lizst- Ektakrom Killer

Thanks for your support! Feel free to call me if you have any questions- (619) 282-7833.

Record Store Day at Folk Arts!

On Record Store Day, Saturday April 16, 2016, Folk Arts Rare Records is going all out! We will have well over 200 exclusive Record Store Day releases for sale, including multiple copies of many releases. Doors open at 10 a.m. This likely will be an under-the-radar RSD location, so there may not be a very long line.

At 3 p.m. the party starts, with three local bands performing on the sidewalk in front of the shop!

G Burns Jug Band (old-time; Jug Band Blues) from 3:00-4:00pm

Smooth Impressions (Classic Soul) from 4:00-5:00pm

Fanny and the Atta Boys (Country/Rockabilly) from 5:00-6:00pm.

These unique performances out on El Cajon Blvd will be free. The store will be open until 8 p.m. Come on out for great music, good company, and killer records. There will be 100’s more highly impressive New Arrivals besides the RSD titles, but that’s the norm for this store.

Folk Arts Rare Records is a San Diego institution. Opened in 1967 by Lou Curtiss, revered music historian, founder and long-time organizer of the San Diego Folk Festivals & Adams Ave. Roots Festivals, and host of Jazz Roots on Jazz 88.3. Folk Arts has been at the heart of San Diego music culture for almost 50 years.

In 2014, Brendan Boyle took over the store, and his philosophy (extreme eclecticism & open-mindedness) and approach (always buying records, rarely ever selling online, and keeping nothing for himself) have earned the store an enthusiastic following in San Diego and beyond. The store is frequently visited by local musicians, people from all over the world & is being recognized by many serious record collectors for being one of the more interesting record stores on the west coast. The store was recently featured on the high profile Record Collector / DJ t.v. show Crate Diggers. Folk Arts remains a destination for music, history, lore, and performance.

Son del Centro- Live at Folk Arts Rare Records- March 18, 6:30pm

Son del Centro (Son Jarocho; traditional Mexican music)
Live at Folk Arts Rare Records
Free Happy Hour Show!
6:30pm start
part of Boulevard Nights (the 3rd Friday of every month on El Cajon Blvd.)

Son del Centro’s roots date back almost 13 years now when high school-aged youth began exploring the rich Mexican musical tradition of son jarocho. Five years ago, the group’s efforts came to fruition in the form of their first album Mi Jarana es mi Fusil. Son del Centro owes its accomplishments, which include performances in Veracruz, Mexico, on the stage of the House of Blues in Chicago, to a community-based project started in 2002 out of Santa Ana’s El Centro Cultural de Mexico. As the longtime nonprofit’s occupancy of the Knight’s of Pythias building on the corner of Fifth and Broadway will end next month at the behest of the property owners, the son jarocho group returns to a familiar role in a new context, performing benefit shows for the community organization that birthed them now in its time of need. In 2014, their song Cana from their 1st album was used in the acclaimed movie ‘Jaula de Oro’. Son del Centro released a second album in 2014 paying homage to a tradition that has proven resilient over the span of centuries in Mexico.

Roscoe Holcomb CD/LP Release Party- Sat. Dec. 5th, 2pm

Join us on Saturday, December 5th at 2pm for a celebration of the new “Roscoe Holcomb – San Diego State Folk Festival 1972” CD/LP release on Tompkins Square Records. These exceptional recordings come from the vast & remarkable Lou Curtiss Sound Library. This event will include a discussion with Lou Curtiss about Roscoe Holcomb, old-time music & his life’s work as a festival organizer & archivist. Clinton Davis of the G Burns Jug Band will be performing some banjo songs from his native state of Kentucky, including some Roscoe Holcomb tunes. And Tompkins Square Records owner, Josh Rosenthal, will likely be giving a short reading from his new book, The Record Store of the Mind. CD & LP copies of the new Roscoe Holcomb release, as well as copies of Rosenthal’s new book, will be available for purchase.

Roscoe Holcomb was discovered in Daisy, KY by John Cohen in 1959. He never desired to be recorded or even perform for his neighbors. He was a very poor, working class man who suffered from emphysema and black lung. Holcomb was simply a “back porch musician” in 1959. He quickly became recognized as an American treasure. Roscoe Holcomb’s music represents the old, deep soul of American music. His singing & banjo playing has a very distinct, high-pitched, wailing fervor to it, showing the influence of the primitive Baptist churches in remote Appalachia. His old-time songs are deeply traditional; many were centuries old. And he was strongly influenced by African-American music, singing with deep & haunting blues & aggressively pickin’ his banjo with speed. This music perfectly symbolizes the soul of America and its music: battered & pained, yet stubborn, excited, strange & transcendently beautiful. There’s a reason why musicians like Bob Dylan consider Roscoe to be one of their biggest influences.

HM3- Live on the streets in front of Folk Arts Rare Records

Saturday, November 28
2:00-3:00pm

HM3 (The Harley Magsino Trio) will be bringing their loud, spaced out, Groove Jazz to the streets of El Cajon Blvd, on the sidewalk in front of Folk Arts Rare Records. Concert will be in celebration of Small Business Saturday.

Joshua White- keys
Harley Magsino- bass
Charles Weller- drums
Special Guest- ?

3072 El Cajon Blvd.
Sat. Nov. 28th (Thanksgiving weekend)
2pm start
Free but donations appreciated

Rain or shine. Show will be moved indoors if weather is a factor.
Hope to see ya here!