Deals Of The Day
Hello everybody we have a lot of exciting things on the docket for 2015 – this may only be exciting to me but we are changing our hours after nearly 5 years on the same schedule. Starting this week our new hours will be:
Please mark your calendars accordingly and thanks for all the continued support!
Hello Everyone – here are our hours for this week:
Tuesday 12/23 – 11:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday 12/24 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Thursday 12/25 – Closed
Friday We resume with normal hours
We will also close early on 12/31 and be closed 1/1
In Conjunction With The Three Rivers Film Festival: Tonight at 9pm at the Brillobox - 4104 Penn Ave - we are proud to present a night of local music and video collaborations. This is an official Microcinema event of The Three Rivers Film Festival and we are honored to be involved. This program showcases different ways that bands and musicians based in the Pittsburgh region are using the video medium to raise awareness of their music and themselves – ranging from music videos, short documentaries to narratives. A portion of this program’s content was created by us but the majority of the pieces shown were created independently by local musicians. We will be debuting a new video at the showing tonight and it would be great to see as many friendly faces there as possible – so please come on out!
On Saturday we will be releasing our last record of the year – our latest reissue is of the 2002 Self Titled Modey Lemon record. This is a split release with A-F Records, who originally released the recording as a CD and it has been great to work together on this release. I have been a long time Modey Lemon fan and this is a recording that is long over due for vinyl treatment. This will be for sale starting Saturday at Mind Cure. Also on Saturday Pittsburgh’s newest coolest record label – Omentum Records – will be releasing another Modey Lemon reissue of their demo ‘House on the Hill.’ We will have copies of both records for sale at opening time Saturday. I know that’s all a little confusing, but there are 2 records and 3 labels working together to bring you LPs from a 2 piece band. Can you keep all that straight?
Hope to see you tonight, and if not see you Saturday, keep thrashin!
I realize that it’s been a little quiet around Mind Cure since we wrapped up the Singles Series this summer, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been hard at work getting some new (and old) records put together, so as we head into fall here are 3 new records that are sure to distract you from the days getting shorter and in the influx of jaywalking freshman collage students around town.
First off, in the continuing series of archival and reissue records that we have been working on the earliest demo from Pittsburgh’s own pioneers of Post-Punk, The Bats. This is not The Bats from New Zealand, this is not The Bats from Hamburg, this is not The Bats from wherever else, this is The Bats from Pittsburgh. This recording catches The Bats in their earliest incarnation that lasted long enough to record this demo and play one show (which comes as a bonus on the download card provided with this record). With the lineup of Lee Skirbol on Bass, Mark ‘Magee’ Miller on Drums, Michael Chabon on Vocals, Ruth Ann Schmidt and Sam Matthews on Guitars this version of The Bats kicks out 4 tracks with a perfect balance of jigsaw guitar, death-dirge bass and snotty vocals. These recordings were carefully transferred, restored and remastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound and have never sounded better!
In the arena of more current sounds are 2 split 7ins that match Pittsburgh bands with national acts:
Pittsburgh’s masters of Punk and destruction, EEL, have teamed up with Nashville’s sadly defunct Pissbath for a summit of chaos. This record, featuring 4 brand new EEL tracks and 2 unreleased Pissbath tracks, is a low-fi assault sure to shred your speakers and make you pogo. Limited to 500 copies worldwide.
Proving that Punk Rock is not a young man’s game, Pittsburgh’s legendary Submachine teams up with Oakland’s soon to be legendary Kicker in an east (sort of) meets west show down. Featuring brand recording from both bands. A split with Inimical Records. Mind Cure copies on Neon Piss colored vinyl. Check with Inimical records for Chelsea blue copies.
Copies of these releases are on sale now at Mind Cure and will be in other stores and distros soon!
This Year Has Had a lot of Singles and Cover Songs: But this is a record unlike anything we have done before. Mind Cure teamed up with Pittsburgh’s own Beagle Brothers to make a record, with a cover song – which is not a part of the single series – to raise some money for a cause we are all passionate about – Public Television.
After I saw the Beagle Brothers perform ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ at an event celebrating the work of Rick Sebak late last year we decided to team up and record a version of the song and give all the money to WQED - Pittsburgh’s public TV station - and The Fred Rogers Company. The PIttsburgh City Paper had a very kind write up about the project, so I’d recommend having them explain it further.
If you caught the year end Mind Cure video, you may have noticed a segment of the song, as well as the Beagles themselves, but we will be formally debuting it this morning on the KDKA-TV Pittsburgh’s morning show at 9am including a TV appearance from yours truly – so make sure you tune in!
The record itself comes out tonight at 9pm with a show at The Thunderbird Cafe, the complete details for the event are here but just show up at 9 and know that you will see a great show and have some good times (great show guaranteed, actual good times not guaranteed we can only do so much). All proceeds from the door go towards the fun raiser too, so come show your support!
Lastly, while we all agree that records are better, cooler and 100% more tangible than digital music we will be selling downloads of the song through the Beagle’s bandcamp page so if you can’t wait to get your mitts on a copy of this single, you can grab the tracks here, and if you are feeling generous you can pay more than the suggested $2. We hope to see you tonight where we will be Thrashin the Neighborhood!
I am headed out of town for a week, the store will be open with regular hours except for today Tuesday 7/8 when we will be closed. If you are making an order online or contacting via the website, Facebook, email etc me please be aware that I have limited internet access and will get back to you in as timely a manner as possible.
Come out this Saturday, July 5th, as we celebrate the official end of the Mind Cure Records singles series with a night of Movies, Music and Commerce. The complete box sets of the 12 singles will be for sale and for those of you who already collected all 12 singles, boxes will be available – either for free in exchange for a photograph of you with all of your 12 singles or for $5.
We will be kicking off the night at 7pm at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Melwood Screening room by showing all 12 band of the month videos as well as the finale video. There will be complimentary beer and food. The videos start at 8pm following the reception. This event is free, and if you come to Filmmakers you can have a voucher for free admittance to the second event of the evening:
We will continue our celebration at Gooski’s at 10pm where there will be a performance by the The Gotobeds. Admission is free if you attended the earlier event at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and not too expensive otherwise.
I know it’s a holiday weekend, but take a break from BBQs to soak up some institutional AC, free beer and good times.
This will also be your first chance to get your hands on a box set, so don’t hesitate if you want one!
If you are unfamiliar – Pittsburgh Filmmakers is located at 477 Melwood Ave Pittsburgh PA 15213
Gooskis bar is located at 3117 Brereton Street Pittsburgh Pa 15219