free, in-store performances and events...

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RECORD STORE DAY AT LUNA music!
BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!
SATURDAY 19 APRIL 2014
8AM - 9PM E.S.T.
UP FRONT — ALL THE DAY:
>Our Annual Sidewalk Sale (thousands of $2 vinyl LPs and $1 CDs, along with other goodies).
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Our 1-day liquor license will be in effect—come by and have an Upland Vinyl Tap while you shop!
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Grab bags (with samplers, surprises, and treats—all for you, all FREE).
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Reconnect with musically minded individuals in our community (good times, indeed...)

OUT BACK — YOUR HOSTS/D.J.s, DMA AND ABBY GOLDDUST, WILL BE HOLDING DOWN OUR LIVE PERFORMANCE SPOT — RIGHT BEHIND THE SHOP, STARTING AT NOON!
CHECK OUT L-I-V-E PERFORMANCES FROM:

NOON
Sedcairn Archives
1PM Sirius Blvck
2PM
The Icks
3PM Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
4PM
Sleeping Bag
5PM
We Are Hex
In addition to the performances, there will be plenty of activity out back — including 'zine-making with General Public Collective, ticket giveaways with the NUVO street team, WB Pizza will be serving up the best slices in town, and We Are Hex will be selling test pressings (only 50 exist) of their new 7" single!

SWEET, SWEET LUNA MERCH — ONLY AVAILABLE HERE! 
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>Margot & The Nuclear So and So's'Sling Shot To Heaven'
LUNA music YELLOW vinyl LP (MRC)

Richard & Co's BRAND NEW album will be available a few days before the official street date—and the band has been kind enough to let us press up our own color! Only 75 are available—and for you "Golden Ticket" folks—five copies of the LP are AUTOGRAPHED by Richard and have been randomly inserted into the mix...
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>Nat Russell LUNA music RSD 2014 T-Shirt / Tote
Crooked Arm, on the one—once again! Part 'Goo,' part PE, part Pettibon, and DEF all Nat—you'll wanna peep this nod to the future, up close and personal!
First 25 folks in line, on the day, get this tote—FREE! Sonic Youth's manager sure seemed to dig this...
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>Kyle Field LUNA music 2014 T-Shirt
No better time to drop a future classic, than RSD! This year, old pal, Kyle Field (aka Little Wings aka the artist responsible for this year's Grateful Dead RSD artwork) has done us a lovely hand illustration—executed with a triple-split fountain, on an AA New Silver shirt...
WHO ELSE IS COMING TO THE PARTY?
>Upland Beer has brewed and will be pouring a very special RSD IPA: Vinyl Tap! Only available at LUNA music and our pals, Landlocked, on RSD.
>Little Super will be bursting at the seams with glorious second-hand wares for one and all—no time better to grab that vintage boombox or rad camera!
>New neighbors, PRINTtEXT, will be on hand with their impeccable range of periodicals.
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Laundromatinee will be on site shooting video and handing out goodness.
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NUVO street team will be in full-effect, with giveaways for days.
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Indiana Jones will be lighting up an all-vinyl D.J. set, starting at 11 AM!

THE BEST PART: RSD RELEASES — CREATED JUST FOR THIS DAY! 
Each year artists and labels create artifacts, just for sale on RSD and only at independent shops, like ours. This year there are over 300 titles, going on sale, on the 19th—check recordstoreday.com for the GIANT list of exclusive titles—we here at LUNA have them all on order!

PEEP OUT JUST A FEW OF THE OTHER LOVELIES, WE'LL HAVE ON RSD 2014...
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>Mike Adams At His Honest Weight'Best Of Boiler Room Classics' EARLY RELEASE ON RSD! AND ON BLUE VINYL, TO BOOT! LP (Flannelgraph Records)
Best of Boiler Room Classics has the subtle, earnest warmth of an album like the Clientele’s Strange Geometry but with the arena-ready grandeur of ELO’s Out Of The Blue. While there is an unforgettable instant catchiness to these songs, there is a depth, both lyrically and musically, that makes repeated listens a delight.
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>Field Works'The National Road' LP+Illustrations (Team Records)
On one level, the Sound Map is simple: Hyatt walks around with a backpack, a small camera, a field recorder and a shotgun microphone, and he records the sounds of the city, interviewing people he meets on his way—It's more than that, though. The idea behind the Sound Map is to use these recordings to to highlight the complexity and strangeness buried in what most of us file away as banal and everyday. By putting his recordings into a "geotagged database of moments," (the beginnings of which you can see now on his website) which he hopes will lead to, "a bigger more complete truth" about this city, something that will surprise even people who have lived here all their lives.—NUVO
This package also compiles commissioned illustrations from
Nat Russell and Team Boss, Stuart, will be here on RSD with his web-based sound map and some headphones—to let you experience your own map…
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>Crosley RSD 2104 Peanuts Cruiser Turntable
Good Grief—this is a great idea!
$119.99 is the price! As most things RSD, this one is limited—and sold-out from the manufacturer, we understand...
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>Pixies – Indie Cindy early release LP (Pixies Music)
Coming out 10 days before the wide release—this LP is their first full-length since 1991's 'Trompe le Monde'...
>>DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL 2014 RECORD STORE DAY LIST OF TITLES.
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PERUSE THE OFFICIAL 2014 RECORD STORE DAY LIST OF TITLES.
We open at 8AM, on the 19th! Come by and have a little party with us — rain or shine!

A LOT more details on events and releases, will be posted, as we get closer to RSD — watch this space...
 

the LUNA pick-of-the-moment...

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>The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast CD/2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Do To The Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli's searing angst and obsessions. (Double-vinyl version plays at 45 rpm for maximum fidelity.) STOP BY THE SHOP, ON THE, 15th, PURCHASE THE LP—AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A TEST PRESSING OF 'DO TO THE BEAST'!

>>last week's LUNA POTM...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Thee Oh Sees – Drop CD/LP (Castle Face)
Drop was recorded in a banana-ripening warehouse (no joke) with hair-farming studio warlock Chris Woodhouse playing drums; it’s also graced with the presence of talented gurus Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick and Casafis adding horns and vocals. The result pushes the familiar polarities of the group farther outward than ever before.

>>more essentials...

 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Harry Nilsson – Pandemonium Shadow Show [Reissue/1967] LP (Sundazed)
Harry Nilsson – Aerial Ballet [Reissue/1968] LP (Sundazed)
"Harry Nilsson's debut album,
Pandemonium Shadow Show, was notoriously loved by the Beatles, and it's easy to see why. This is the only record of its time that feels akin to Sgt. Pepper, and in some ways, it's every bit as impressive. Nilsson works on a much smaller scale, leaning heavily on whimsy yet cutting it with sardonic humor and embellishing it with remarkable song and studiocraft; it's as if McCartney and Lennon were fused into the same body. [For Aerial Ballet] it's clear that Harry Nilsson decided to pick up where he left off with his debut, offering another round of effervescent, devilishly clever pop, equal parts lite psychedelia, pretty ballads, and music hall cabaret." – AllMusic

>>more vinyl love...

 

of course we pay CASH for your used LPs...

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Actually, we buy all sorts of pre-loved music!
We are always looking for pre-loved LPs, CDs, and DVDs (in good condition). CLICK HERE for all the details...
 

more freshness...

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GRADO LABS CARTRIDGES AND HEADPHONES NOW IN-STOCK!
We have just started carrying these fantastic, award-winning audio components from our new partners, Grado Labs.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced pair of excellent over-the-ear headphones or need to replace a worn out cartridge—this is the perfect balance of quality AND price!

Stop by soon to check out the full line!
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FUGITIVE ART GUITAR / FOLK ART PRINTS...
Iowa's Karl Haglund's beautiful prints of his Guitar Art - Folk Art are now gracing the vinyl fixtures of the 52!
"Karl Haglund not only captures the totemic power of the instruments that he paints, but the detail is so good that it looks like you could pick the damn thing up and play it." - BILLY BRAGG.
Stop by and check these framed beauties out soon, only $25…

>>more lovelies...

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WIN A JOHNNY CASH TEST PRESSING!
A new Johnny Cash release, "Out Among The Stars," is in-stores on 3/25—to celebrate this occasion. we here at the shop have a very RARE test pressing to giveaway! Stop by the shop, and put your name in the hat to win this gem...
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WRAP YOUR DECK IN LOVELY...
>the LUNA music slipmat
Fresh up your decks--the new LUNA slipmats are here!
Felt meets 382 on this, a rising
Takashima robot!
Super cheep
—$7.99 for 1 or 2 for $11.99 or
FREE with a vinyl lp purchase of $150.00 or more!
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STEVE KEENE PAINTINGS NOW IN STOCK!
Heralded as the most prolific painter, by the Guinness Book Of World Records, and the man behind many-a album covers—LUNA is pleased to have 2' X 2' original oils on our wall for sale! Stop in to see the magic...

>>more lovelies...

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GRAB THE LIMITED CLOUD NOTHINGS COLORED PRESSING—AND GET THIS RAD SLIPMAT!
We'll have the independent retail version of 'Here & Nowhere Else,' on 01 April 2014—grab that beauty and we'll kit your turntable out with this CN slipmat...
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THANKS AGAIN FOR VOTING US INDIANAPOLIS' #1 MUSIC SHOP, EIGHTH YEAR IN A ROW, IN NUVO NEWSWEEKLY'S BEST OF INDY POLL!
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THREE NEW KIM DEAL solo 7" SINGLES ARE NOW IN STOCK!
ALL self-released from the Queen of Dayton!
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NEW VOLUMES AND SERIES RESTOCK ON THE RAD '33 1/3' BOOK SERIES...
'Dummy', 'Fear of Music', 'Endtroducing…', 'Meat Is Murder', 'Paul's Boutique', 'Shoot Out the Lights', 'Illmatic', 'Tusk', 'Spiderland' are just a few examples of some of the titles, in the series—check the entire catalog, the next time you are in...
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ESSENTIAL STORAGE—LOCALLY-PRODUCED LUNA LP CRATES!
Get your super nice LP storage on with these LUNA poplar crates! Handmade right here in the city from reclaimed wood, these wooden lovlies are stackable, functional and great looking! Only $19.99!
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BOX FRESH LUNA SHIRTS ARE IN!
We just received a slew of new LUNA shirts, here at the shop!
Once upon a time, this LUNA grill was only a LUNA tote—this late Summer sees our pal,
Nat Russell's, toof design get treated to sparkly gold ink, on a royal blue 100% cotton AA shirt.

This time out we have a 2-color re-rub of the
Commercial Artisan Boaters design! These look super nice on the ash grey sea foam American Apparel shirts.

Rounding things out is
Yukinao Takashima's LUNA music Turntable Man get some PMS 1817 ink love, laid out on a gold, 100% cotton AA finery.

>>check out more LUNA shirts...

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GET YR BROWN!
>the LUNA music / Baldwin's Beans L-O-V-E blend
This local, small-batch roaster and the "caffeine appreciators" here at the shop, have come up with a deep collision of Mexican Alturra and Indian Monsooned Malabar that keeps the crew alert and awake - well into the wee, small hours...
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GET YR BROWN HOLDER!
>the LUNA music / Commercial Artisan Coffee Cup
The Indianapolis Design Dynamic Duo drop
the essential, brew-rific vessel. A morning must-have...
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We've recently started putting out some of our pre-loved collectable vinyl lps, in a special section of the shop! These titles start at $14.99 and represent some of the harder-to-find/out-of-print records that would have gone straight to our Discogs store. Please feel free to hit us anytime, if you are on the lookout for something specific--if not, have fun browsing this new spot, the next time your are in the shop...
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The Ghostface Doll
This 9" vinyl doll of Ghostface Killah is housed in a full color box complete with mix tape and certificate of authenticity.

>>>This figure also has an internal voice chip that recites seven catch phrases recorded by Ghostface himself!
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BOX FRESH LUNA SHIRTS ARE IN!
We just received a slew of new LUNA shirts, here at the shop!
Rounding things out is
Yukinao Takashima's LUNA music Turntable Man get some PMS 1817 ink love, laid out on a gold, 100% cotton AA finery.

This time out we have a 2-color re-rub of the
Commercial Artisan Boaters design! These look super nice on the ash grey sea foam American Apparel shirts.

Once upon a time, this LUNA grill was only a LUNA tote—this late Summer sees our pal,
Nat Russell's, toof design get treated to sparkly gold ink, on a royal blue 100% cotton AA shirt.

>>check out more LUNA shirts...

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TWO DIFFERENT MARK KOZELEK LIVE CDS ARE NOW IN STOCK!
>Mark Kozelek - Live At Palladium (Malmö)
>Mark Kozelek - Live At Mao Livehouse Shanghai & Beijing
these are already out of print—grab them quickly...