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Happy Friday!

Anyone else in the northeast sick of all the snow yet? I can't tell if I'm more sick of the snow or the fact that the office is only a block from my apartment and I really can't ever declare a snow day. Does anyone have any excuses for going to the bar at 4pm today on account of all this snow that they'd like to lend me? One upside to all of the snow is being stuck inside with this seemingly endless supply of new music. Hopefully you are enjoying the same, regardless of your weather situation (yes LA, we know its 70 and sunny, thanks for another friendly reminder).

Can we also say how happy and excited we are to hear how many stores were up over the holidays? I know we've said it a few times, but we have really high hopes for 2011. Its a different world then it was a few years ago, but its still a world that needs its record stores. And we're here to do our part to help with every aspect of that. Without you there is no us, so we thank you for doing as great of a job as you have been!

Without any futher delay let's dive into our records for this week. Brand new records from two of our favorite bands will be gracing your shelves next week: Say Hi and The Get Up Kids. Could January get any more amazing? We thinks not.

And don't forget to keep voting for 3S Artspace right HERE. Do it.


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The Get Up Kids "There Are Rules" [Jan 25]


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There Are Rules

On Tuesday (Jan 25), AJ gets to do something he's dreamed of since he was a teenager: be a part of a new Get Up Kids release. This is a band that only gets better and better over time. The most exciting thing about The Get Up Kids' There Are Rules is the fact that its a total progression. The band aren't rehashing old sounds that they grew out of, or trying to mimic a past release that might have gotten more attention than the rest. Instead they gotten back on the horse and wrote a record for 2011 that they and everyone who's ever loved them can enjoy. Its dirty, aggressive, fun and catchy as hell.

For those of you where aren't as familiar with the band as you should be (!), they were a pivotal emo band in the 90's that (for better or worse) helped set the stage for many bands to follow. This is their first studio full length of all original material since 2004. Since the band called it quits half a decade ago, they've become a bit of a reverse supergroup. Matt Pryor has enjoyed a very successful solo career under his own name as well as The New Amsterdams. James Dewees had a great streak as Reggie and the Full Effect, later touring in My Chemincal Romance, Rob Pope now plays bass in Spoon as well as TGUK, Ryan Pope played in Koufax and Jim Suptic went on to start Blackpool Lights. Its great to have them all back together writing and playing again, and it was well worth the wait.

The band will be headlining all winter to support the release, and no doubt playing somewhere near you. You don't want to let this pass you by. There Are Rules is being released on the bands' own label, Quality Hill on CD and LP, and is distributed by Redeye. If you did not receive a promo in the last package and would like one, please let us know and we will take care of it.



THE GET UP KIDS TOUR

01.21.11 HOUSTON, TX Warehouse Live Studio
01.22.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's
01.23.11 DALLAS, TX The Loft
01.25.11 TEMPE, AZ Clubhouse Music Venue
01.26.11 SAN DIEGO, CA House of Blues-San Diego
01.27.11 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA Troubador
01.28.11 POMONA, CA Glass House
01.29.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
01.30.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
02.01.11 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theater
02.02.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
02.03.11 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory
02.04.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Club Sound
02.05.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theatre
02.23.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
02.24.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
02.25.11 ST. PETERSBURG, FL State Theatre
02.26.11 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt Club
02.27.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat’s Cradle
03.01.11 WASHINGTON, DC The Black Cat
03.02.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
03.04.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
03.05.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
03.06.11 BOSTON, MA The Paradise
03.08.11 TORONTO, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03.09.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
03.10.11 DETROIT, MI St. Andrews Hall
03.11.11 CHICAGO, IL The Bottom Lounge
03.12.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
03.13.11 LAWRENCE, KS The Bottleneck



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Say Hi "Um, Uh Oh" [Jan 25]


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Um, Uh Oh

Also coming out next week is the (lucky number) 7th release from one of our favorites: Say Hi (formerly Say Hi To Your Mom). Um, Uh Oh is available on January 25 from Barsuk (Redeye) on both CD and LP. We've been working on Eric's records since the very beginning, and its more fun each time, especially since Say Hi teamed up with Barsuk. And Um, Uh Oh is our favorite so far. And thatís not easy for us to say since we love so many of his records. This one is filled with moody, dark, lo fi pop goodness and melodies that you will never get out of your head. And as always, these songs are already being used for all sorts of television programming.

Also- someone really needs to invent a genre name for Say Hi to fall under. Something along the lines of sad-adorable-rock maybe? It really does sit in a class all of its own. Just sayin.



SAY HI TOUR

01.27.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
02.17.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
02.18.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby Court
0219.11 DENVER, CO Hi-Dive
02.20.11 LAWRENCE, KS Jackpot Saloon
02.21.11 OMAHA, NE Slowdown
02.22.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th Street Entry
02.23.11 MADISON, WI High Noon Saloon
02.25.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
02.26.11 BLOOMINGTON, IN Video Saloon
02.27.11 NEWPORT, KY Southgate House
02.28.11 COLUMBUS, OH Skully's Music Diner
03.01.11 PONTIAC, MI Pike Room
03.02.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
03.03.11 BUFFALO, NY Mohawk Place
03.04.11 TORONTO El Mocambo
03.05.11 MONTREAL Casa del Popolo
03.06.11 CAMBRIDGE, MA Middle East 
03.07.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
03.08.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
03.09.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
03.11.11 ATLANTA, GA Earl
03.12.11 ORLANDO, FL Back Booth
03.13.11 TAMPA, FL Crowbar
03.14.11 TALLAHASSEE, FLClub Downunder / FSU
03.16.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's 
03.19.11 DALLAS, TX Loft
03.22.11 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room
03.23.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush
03.24.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
03.25.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Echo
03.26.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
03.28.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios


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More shows that you should be asking us for guest list to!



 

THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN (this one might actually be tough to get tickets for):

01.21.11 WASHINGTON, DC The Black Cat
01.22.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
01.23.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
01.27.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Starlight Ballroom
01.28.11 BOSTON, MA The Paradise
01.29.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
01.30.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
02.19.11 CHICAGO, IL The Metro
02.20.11 CHICAGO, IL The Metro
03.12.11 SEATTLE, WA Showbox SoDo

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

01.21.11 CLIFTON PARK, NY Northern Lights
01.22.11 NORTHAMPTON, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
01.24.11 PORTLAND, ME Port City Music Hall
01.25.11 MONTREAL, QC Petit Campus (Café Campus)
01.26.11 TORONTO, ON Mod Club
01.28.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
01.29.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
01.30.11 MADISON, WI High Noon Saloon
01.31.11 COLUMBUS, OH The Basement
02.03.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Café
02.05.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro
02.07.11 DAVENPORT, IA Redstone Room
02.08.11 IOWA CITY, IA The Blue Moose Tap House
02.10.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Bunkers
02.13.11 NASHVILLE, TN 3rd & Lindsley

DAVID BAZAN w/ Jimmy Eat World

01.28.11 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Sunshine Theater
01.29.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Diamond Ballroom
01.30.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX Backstage Live
01.31.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA House of Blues
02.02.11 TAMPA, FL Ritz
02.03.11 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Revolution
02.04.11 LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL House of Blues
02.05.11 CHARLOTTE, NC Amos' Southend
02.07.11 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt Club
02.08.11 RICHMOND, VA National
02.11.11 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ House of Blues at Showboat
02.12.11 ALLENTOWN, PA Crocodile Rock
02.13.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
02.14.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Zoo
02.16.11 CLEVELAND, OH House of Blues
02.17.11 CINCINNATI, OH Bogart's
02.21.11 AUSTIN, TX La Zona Rosa


MAPS & ATLASES

03.11.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
03.16.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA House Of Blues

RA RA RIOT

01.21.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall
01.22.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Harlow's
01.23.11 SONOMA, CA Gundlach Bundschu Winery
01.25.11 EUGENE, OR Wow Hall
01.26.11 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theater
01.27.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumos
03.03.11 BALTIMORE, MD Ram's Head Live
03.04.11 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Jefferson Theater
03.06.11 JACKSONVILLE, FL Jack Rabbits
03.07.11 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Culture Room
03.08.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
03.09.11 TAMPA, FL Crowbar
03.11.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks
03.12.11 BATON ROUGE, LA Spanish Moon
03.14.11 COLUMBIA, MO Mojos
03.15.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird
03.16.11 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Earth House
03.18.11 LOUISVILLE, KY Headliners
03.19.11 COVINGTON, KY Mad Hatter

STEEL TRAIN
(w/ The Get Up Kids)

01.21.11 HOUSTON, TX Warehouse Live Studio
01.22.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's
01.23.11 DALLAS, TX The Loft
01.25.11 TEMPE, AZ Clubhouse Music Venue
01.26.11 SAN DIEGO, CA House of Blues-San Diego
01.27.11 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA Troubador
01.28.11 POMONA, CA Glass House
01.29.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
01.30.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
02.01.11 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theater
02.02.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
02.03.11 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory
02.04.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Club Sound
02.05.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theatre




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Thatís it for this time around. Plenty more records to come from REM, Beady Eye, The Limousines, Generationals, Maritime, Daniel Tosh, MOVITS!, The Duke Spirit and beyond! We hope you are still enjoying the records weíve sent you from Klaxons, Eulogies, Neil Young (Blu-ray/DVD) and The Dears. Thank you for being a part of our very exciting 2011!

And that's it. Got an email blast or blog or generally just wanna shoot it? Let us know or add us to your list: fleas@flea-marketing.com or individually jo@flea-marketing.com, aj@flea-marketing.com, katherine@flea-marketing.com.

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