Wednesday, February 26, 2014

GRAND RE-OPENING/PHOTO SHOW/NEW INFO!

Hey everyone, it has been awhile since we have updated the blog but we are coming up not only on RSD 2014 but also our 8 Year Anniversary! So, let's get to it!

First off we have moved next door and expanded to the full space.
Our current Address is:

CELEBRATED SUMMER RECORDS
3616 FALLS RD
BALTIMORE MD
21211

Our hours are 12-7 DAILY.

To celebrate the move and start gearing up for our Anniversary we will be having a Grand Re-Opening and Photo Show! All of the info here:





More info on our coming Anniversary and RSD Soon! Feel free to follow us on Instagram: celebratedsummerrecords

Monday, August 12, 2013

FILMAGE REVIEW



This past Saturday I was lucky enough to see FILMAGE:The story of Descendents/ALL at it's Ft. Collins Colorado Premiere. As Ft.Collins has been the home to many of the band's members over the years and this was a free showing that would be followed by a live performance from two incarnations of ALL, the crowd was appropriately excited beforehand and rambunctious and appreciative during the festivities making for quite a wild night. So wild in fact that I myself was ejected for an ill-advised stage-dive during the second ALL set, but I digress…..

For those not in the know THE DESCENDENTS are the long standing flag-bearers of Pop-Punk, Nerd-dom, Fishing and Coffee loved the world over by the haplessly rejected and un-cool. After their vocalist Milo Aukerman left the band in the 80's to pursue a career in Biology they continued on as simply: ALL with a succession of Three different vocalists over the next Twenty-Five years leading them to become the flag-bearers for the even MORE completely hopeless. (is that even possible?)
 While loved considerably less than their previous incarnation ALL still built a small army of very dedicated and highly caffeinated fans. 

Filmage does the almost impossible task of telling the story of countless members, locations, line up changes,re-formations, triumphs and heartbreak in a way that not only rewards die-hard fans who have been waiting for something like this but is also perfectly clear and enjoyable to folks who may only have the most passing knowledge of the band.

To this end the Movie weaves together Interviews with almost every band member past and present, archival and current live footage, Animation, Charts and talking head style blurbs with folks who were inspired by or close to them (most notably Dave Grohl of NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS Mark Hoppus of BLINK 182 and Fat Mike of NOFX) and still has time to detail Drummer Bill Stevenson's run in BLACK FLAG to boot.

The real achievement here on the part of the Filmmakers is paring down the no doubt endless amount of material they had to chose from to make a documentary that truly reflects the hilarious, fast and occasionally poignant songs they are attempting to tell the story of.  The entire first part of the film is so funny and quickly paced that I found myself missing what was being said next as I was still laughing so hard from the previous scene.
 Because of this you almost miss the occasional jagged broken bottle stab of ill-will or sadness that is mixed in early on. This is especially noticeable in the end of original DESCENDENTS Guitarist Tony Lombardo's and second ALL vocalist Scott Reynolds's respective interviews.

The second half of the film brings together the reformation of the DESCENDENTS not once but twice, the continuing trials of ALL and the severe health problems of Drummer and only constant member through their many incarnations : Bill Stevenson.  Despite the fact that  DESCENDENTS vocalist Milo is the most known member as his cartoon visage is on many LP sleeves and tattooed on just short of as many people as the BLACK FLAG bars, it is Stevenson who towers over the film with his larger than life personality in a way that you truly understand that he is  both ALL and DESCENDENTS and they are Him but without  belittling  anyone else's contributions to the band.
More than anything Stevenson's discussion about the death of his Father is the most harrowing and effecting part of the film. For anyone who has ever wanted to live up to or impress a parent and then lost them before being able to do this…it will strike home very hard.

If I have any complaints at all they would be the occasional over-use of some pictures and the fact that the controversy surrounding some of the lyrics being considered sexist or homophobic is not addressed at any point. I would have liked to have seen a band perspective on this covered in the film.

Otherwise I can not recommend this enough to die hard or brand new fans, even folks who just like checking out random documentaries and know nothing about either band  are going to find this fast paced and fun. That is the best compliment I can give it!

FILMAGE CREDITS:

Deedle LaCour – Director / Editor / Producer
Matt Riggle – Director / Writer
James Rayburn – Editor / Co-Producer
Justin Wilson – Director of Photography / Editor





Friday, May 17, 2013

NEW LOCATION + 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! + JAPAN!

Hi Everyone! The Big news is we have recently moved to right next door of our previous location! Lots more space and nice natural light!  Our new address is:

Celebrated Summer Records
3616 Falls Road
Baltimore MD
21211
443.866.9988
Here are some pics of the new spot:










We have an even greater wealth of original fliers and set lists on the walls now and 25 never before seen original Japanese Hardcore Photos from 1984 featuring COMES, MOBS, LIPCREAM, GHOUL and more! We are really happy with the move! 

that brings us to our seven year anniversary, seems like it was just yesterday we opened in the back of Legends in Towson. We will be celebrating on Tue August 27th at the Ottobar here in Baltimore Maryland, we will be announcing bands this coming Monday so please watch this space! In the meantime here are some teaser posters for it:



the astute will notice the EXPO 70 theme running through these. Our recent trip to Japan in November 2012 (fifth time!) was hugely influential especially visiting the EXPO 70 memorial park. Here are some pics from the visit:

                                 Osaka at Night                                       

  DEN DEN OSAKA

  EXPO 70 Memorial park, Osaka
Genbaku Domu,( A-Bomb Dome) Hiroshima

 The always excellent Time Bomb Records, Osaka. 
 The greatest and huge inspiration on Celebrated Summer Punk and Destroy, Osaka
 This place was out of control amazing and I don't even drink!

Hard to find but worth the trip! Record Shop Boy, Tokyo

 Jesse, Brian and Mike, Standing Bar, Osaka

 Love this lil guy

 Hanging out with Tama Chan!
 TAMA-CHAN!

With Brian(All Night longers) and Shin (Framtid, Nightmare, All Night Longers) King Cobra Squat, Osaka


With Taiki of Occult Shop Territory, Osaka

 Kyoto

 With the amazing Mr. Guy of Gudon at his store Record Shop Misery, Hiroshima 

 With Doug! In Osaka!

 With Funyara-San of War Painted City Indian and Astro-Zombies Toy Shop, one of the Kindest and most Interesting people I have met, he and his wife were beyond great to me and I owe them much!
Astro Zombies shop, Osaka art by Pushead!

Monday, March 25, 2013

RSD 2013 First Update!



Hello everyone! The graying of my hair and growing fear in my heart can only mean one thing: we are again approaching RECORD STORE DAY ! this is our first update/announcement for RSD which is April 20th 2013. I am sure there will be a few others as we get closer. Contained here will be a list of the RSD titles that we have been able to place orders forup t this point. There is no guarantee of how many (or any) copies we will receive we just order and cross our fingers! If the previous years have been any indication we should get at least  some of most of these titles. Pretty Vague huh? Welcome to my hell. As with every year there will be no holds, no pre-orders and no on-line sales for these. The fun is lining up and hoping for the best! We will have Vegan and Non-vegan treats for the folks that show up and some other surprises as well!  Let's get to some good news shall we? the last few years we have done some Celebrated Summer only exclusives including INTEGRITY, PULLING TEETH, MINDSET and PEACE. THis year we are proud to announce:

CELEBRATED SUMMER RECORDS EXCLUSIVES FOR RSD 2013:

MINDSET-LEAVE NO DOUBT LP (Silk Screened covers Purple vinyl 100 numbered  copies for RSD at Celebrated Summer only) - Even as fans of the previous Mindset releases we were still completely bowled over by the HUGE step up in songwriting and execution for Mindset's first full length LP. We knew we would want to do something special again with Mindset and React! and this is it!

DOUBLE DAGGER-333 LP+DVD SET (Copies at Celebrated Summer/Atomic Books Only will contain an exclusive Fanzine by Nolan and Bruce from Double Dagger stamped and numbered for RSD 2013!) The final testament of Baltimore's Double Dagger! Six previously unreleased songs plus the DVD: If we shout loud enough which is a Documentary of their last tour!  7pm on Record Store Day Atomic Books and Celebrated Summer will have a listening party and Zine reading With Nolan and Bruce!


General RSD Titles we have ordered are below. We try hard to get as much as we can but as a smaller shop there are many Titles that are just beyond our distribution abilities,(We will be adding to this list as it gets closer tho) We encourage everyone to make the rounds to all the great Baltimore Record shops to find the stuff we don't have!  Please feel free to share this update!


TY SEGALL-TY REX 2 SINGLE
ROKY ERICKSON-MINE MINE MIND/BLOODY HAMMER SINGLE
SUPERCHUNK--VOID/FAITH SINGLE
HUSKER DU-AMUSEMENT 2 X SINGLE
NIGHT MARCHERS/MRS MAGICIAN SPLIT SINGLE
WEDDING PRESENT-TWO CHANSONS SINGLE
POISON IDEA-FILTHKICK SINGLE
NERVE AGENTS-DAYS OF THE WHITE OWL LP
SLIPKNOT (REVELATION RECORDS ONE) SINGLE
REPOS-REJOICE IN RUIN SINGLE
SENSEFIELD S/T LP
ELLIOT-SONGS IN A TRANSIT WORLD LP
INTEGRITY-SYSTEMS OVERLOAD LP
BEST COAST-FEAR OF MY IDENTITY SINGLE
DAN DEACON-KONONO RIPOFF NO 1 12INCH
BLACK LIPS/ICKY BLOSSOMS-COWBOY KNIGHTS SINGLE
TEAGAN AND SARAH-CLOSER REMIX 12INCH
THE DOORS/X (LA) SPLIT SINGLE
THE THERMALS-DESPERATE GROUND DEMOS SINGLE
THE STOOGES/BLACK KEYS-NO FUN SINGLE
CHEECH AND CHONG-EARACHE MY EYE SINGLE
SOUTH PARK-GAY FISH SINGLE
FACE TO FACE-THE OTHER HALF 10INCH
MIKE WATT-REBEL GIRL (BIKINI KILL) SINGLE
LEMONHEADS/MISFITS-SKULLS SINGLE
IRON AND WINE-NEXT TO PARADISE SINGLE
????/????? MYSTERY SPLIT SINGLE
PULP-AFTER YOU 12 INCH
SURFER BLOOD-DEMON DANCE SINGLE

Monday, June 11, 2012

Liz Prince Signing in Celebrated Summer!

Hey everyone! On June 23rd out friend and sometimes collaborator Liz Prince will be signing copies of her awesome comics and prints inside of Celebrated Summer/Atomic Books! She will have prints of the Insubordination Fest zine cover she is doing plus prints of the Boston Deep Sleep/Adventure Time Poster! Check out her art here!



 We will also have these shirts drawn by Liz!






  And here is the Boston Gig Flier!

Spread the word!
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

RECORD STORE DAY 2012!

Hi Everyone! That time of year again! Here is all of the info! Can't wait to see you all! We open at 11 Am All RSD Releases are One per customer and on a first come first serve basis!




We will have Donuts and Vegan Cupcakes from Golden west For Early Birds!

First up our Exclusives, then below the General RSD product we will have!

EXCLUSIVES TO CSR:

INTEGRITY- Palm Sunday LP (white vinyl + Poster) (organized Crime Records) We are proud to be the ONLY store on the East Coast to bring you this amazing live recording of the infamous INTEGRITY from 1992! (the other stores this will be available at are Reckless Records in Chicago and TKO in California)

PEACE 7-inch (React! Records) We had so much fun working with MINDSET last year on RSD that we wanted to do it again, this time with Baltimore HC ragers PEACE! Limited to 30 copies Silk-Screened covers, Hand Numbered for RSD at Celebrated Summer!

Other Titles we will have!

POISON IDEA - Pick Your King Single
INTO ANOTHER S/T LP RSD Color
SENSE FIELD - Killed For Less LP RSD Color
FARSIDE - Rigged LP RSD Color
ENDPOINT 1ST LP Re-Pressed of 500 for RSD
IGNITE -Call on My Brothers LP RSD Color
BEACH HOUSE-Lazuli Single
ST.VINCENT- krokodil single
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE -Transverse Temporal Gyrus 12-inch
ARCTIC MONKEYS R U Mine 7-inch
ARCADE FIRE Sprawl 12-inch
THE HIVES Go Right Ahead 7-inch
MIKE WATT/CHUCK DUCKOWSKI single (Roky Erickson and Black Flag covers!)
DEERHOOF/OF MONTREAL single
CURSIVE - Burst And Bloom 12inch
REFUSED - Shape of Punk limited RSD Color
SIGUR ROS 2 X LP Hurt/Hien
RUN DMC/CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS split single
MASTODON/FEIST split single
AFRIKA BAMBAATTAA/MC5 split single
MISFITS - Walk Among Us LP RSD Color vinyl
OTIS REDDING/A.FRANKLIN split single
FLAMING LIPS/MASTODON split single
TEGAN AND SARA-Get Along LP
RAINER MARIA LP
Lemuria-RSD Single
HOLY FEVER-Single (members of American Nightmare/Suicide File)
Horrible Crows-RSD Single
XIU XIU/Dirty Beaches Split Single
Metalica-Beyond Magnetic LP
No Bunny-MRR Single
Avengers-Paint it black single
Avengers-Teenage Rebel single
Avengers-We are the One Single
Bonnie Prince Billy-hummingbird ten inch
Flip Side of Stax-Box set
TESTORS - Time is Mine Single (NOTE: RSD or not, this is one of the coolest punk singles EVER recorded I love it, don't sleep!)

Also, Atomic Books will be giving out Sub Pop CD compilations with any purchase while supplies last.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lets play catch up!

Hi everyone! So it's been a bit since we have updated so here is the round up of what has been going on!


First off the Baltimore City Paper voted us Best Place to buy Vinyl for the Second year in a row! We are beside ourselves with pride and thank them from the bottom of our Record clogged heart!

BEST OF BALTIMORE


secondly we had our 5 year Anniversary show at Ottobar and it was a great time!

Again Emily Devan graced us with a sweet cake, this time a overhead view of the store itself!



All the bands killed it and it was great fun doing a Deep Sleep set upstairs after the show wrapped up, Samiam, Mean Jeans, Shirks, HollyWood, Walter and Murder have my utmost thanks!


MEAN JEANS


HOLLYWOOD


THE SHIRKS

SAMIAM


What else? For some odd reason we got it into our heads that buying a donut case for the store was a good idea! So for Septembers First Friday we filled it with free donuts and had our first annual Donut Social! We will be filling it with free delicious treats randomly so come in some time and maybe you will get lucky!


Hmm let's see, reaching into the mailbag we have some pretty sweet fan art from My 10 year old niece Elizabeth:


And Maddy, the daughter of our good friend and Customer Eric Stanger!

We love them! Hopefully more on the way!

What else what else??? Well randomly the vocalist from our favorite band THE DESCENDENTS showed up at a local show and was kind enough to sign a record and take a picture with us! We were pretty geeked out!

Here is a guide to shopping at CSR for all of you new shoppers!


oh yeah and we have gotten in HUNDREDS of awesome new and used Records over the past two weeks! Stop by and say hello!