free, in-store performances and events...

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ONA IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2015 6PM

Ona, West Virginia is a small sliver of unincorporated ridges, creeks, and floodplains stretching from Route 60 up almost to the Ohio River. Ona makes songs that take place in these spaces. Bradley Jenkins and Zack Owens write about longing, resentment, searching, and waiting. Zach Johnston, Max Nolte, and P.J. Woodard back them with music that pulses, buzzes, echoes, and rolls.

Catch them, at
The Melody Inn, later that night—as part of a showcase with In Store Recordings...
 
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THIRD EYE BLIND ACOUSTIC IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY, 30 MAY 2015 2PM
Getting an early start on the support of their new album, 'Dopeamine,' be certain to stop by the 52 for a special ACOUSTIC in-store from Third Eye Blind!

'Dopeamine' is being release on
16 June 2015—PRE-ORDER the new CD, between now and the 30th, and you'll get a wristband to gain priority entrance to the LUNA in-store!

Catch them at
The Lawn at White River, later that night...
 

the LUNA pick(s)-of-the-moment...

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>Shamir – Ratchet CD/LP (XL)
Shamir is Shamir Bailey, a 20-year-old Las Vegas native who grew up not on the strip but in the desert. His verve for life makes him almost impossible to categorize. As a young musician, he moves in and out of soul, R&B, house, disco, rap, and pop – in the tradition of artists like Prince, Grace Jones, David Bowie, and Madonna. Genre is a tool for Shamir, not a boundary. Or as Shamir would put it, "It doesn't matter what you sound like – you just have to be you."

new freshness to keep you kitted...

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>the NAT RUSSELL LUNA robot T-Shirt
the return of an old-skool favorite—Nat Russell's, lunar robot has discovered an artifact from the future (past?)...

printed on soft Alternative Apparel...

those eyeballs...
 
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>THE LUNA music RECORD FRISBEE
Grab yourself one of our limited, made just for the day, LUNA frisbees! Part M&Co., part Beat Junction, and all Jim and Jon—this
Commercial Artisan flyer is certain to be a Spring staple...
 
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>the NAT RUSSELL TEAM LUNA cursive Baseball T-Shirt
spring up with the TEAM LUNA cursive Baseball T!

printed on Alternative Apparel, this 3/4-length sleeve T is a soft, lightweight Eco-Jersey (50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon)—with a super comfortable feel!

ryan can't get enough—classic fit…

>>more sweet LUNA merch...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Jim O'Rourke – Simple Songs CD/LP (Drag City)
Full of the vast, glossy and glittering O'Rourkian wall of sound he's known for,
Simple Songs seeps into your brain, as a musical expression and a statement of animal motherhood. It may help you get your bearings in a world gone hopeless. Most of all though, don't hate this or he'll go away again for another decade.
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>Faith No More – Sol Invictus CD (Ipecac)
Sol Invictus is Faith No More's seventh album, and first since 1997's Album Of The Year. Vinyl version due July 7. "Considering this album had little odds of coming about years ago, it's insufficient to say "Sol Invictus" is worth the wait. It's a brand new beginning with a brand new vibe that's still Faith No More in soul. It's not King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime, but Sol Invictus is that damned good on its own merits. In some ways, it's the most mind-blowing performance under the moniker. As the closing number asserts, Faith No More is back from the dead, thank God." – Blabbermouth
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>Hot Chip – Why Make Sense? CD/LP+MP3 (Domino)
With
Why Make Sense? Hot Chip restate their intentions as a band and redefine the very things that made them relevant in the first place. It shuns modernist dancefloor tropes in order to flick through the dusty corners of the band's teenage record collections. Alternately jarring and chaotic, pared back, thundering, then pulsating and gloriously mellifluous, the album confidently displays its influences. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds the four-track Separate EP.

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sweet vinyl gems...

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>El Perro Del Mar – El Perro Del Mar [Reissue/2006] 2xLP+MP3 (The Control Group)
Celebrating ten years since its original Swedish release, El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) is proud to reissue a deluxe edition of her self-titled debut album with an additional ten tracks of demo, live and unheard music. The album received rave reviews from NPR, Pitchfork, The New York Times and many others. "A minimal Phil Spector sound. Unique and magical" -- The London Times. "Heartbreak and loneliness have never been so beautiful" -- Word Mag. "Mixing tears with sugary sound effects, she wallows with Scandinavian style." -- The New York Times
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>Grateful Dead – Truckin' Up To Buffalo: July 4, 1989 5xLP (ORG Music)
A classic July 4th Grateful Dead concert is brought to life on audiophile-grade, heavyweight vinyl for this deluxe 5xLP set. Drawn from arguably the band's strongest tour of their last 15 years on the road,
Truckin' Up To Buffalo features the entire concert at Rich Stadium on July 4, 1989. Lacquers were cut by Grammy Award winner, Bernie Grundman. The five LPs come housed in a lavish hardbound vinyl folio-book. Each copy of this limited edition set is individually numbered with a gold-foil stamp.
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>PAUL WELLER - Saturns Pattern (Indie Exclusive 180-Gram RED Vinyl) LP
out 19 MAY 2015...
This is a new album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.). Grab that red now, they are limited to only 2000 copies WORLDWIDE!

>>more vinyl love...

 

other essential happenings...

 
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NATHANIEL RUSSELL - SUNLIGHT RELEASE SHOW
w/
PETER AND THE KINGS
FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2015 10:00PM
AT
GENERAL PUBLIC COLLECTIVE
Don't miss this show at GPC!
Our pal, Nat, has a new album coming out, 'Sunlight,' on some other pals label, Warm Ratio!
You'll need it and you'll probably be bummed if you miss Nat play songs from the album, on this date.
And if that were not enough—Peter And The Kings, are certain to delight, as well!
See you there!
xo-tLc
 

up-front pre-order magic...

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>NATHANIEL RUSSELL - Sunlight vinyl LP / Cassette / vinyl LP + CASSETTE + DRAWING bundle
out 26 MAY 2015...
Nat Russell's new album (his first on Warm Ratio) is the type of record you only need to hear once; then you'll realize you've found a new, old friend. Warm, off-the-cuff observations about where we are and where you are, coupled with pellucid, effortless music—this could be your new favorite friend...

The CASSETTE version of 'Sunlight' not only features the "Album" version on SIDE A, but on SIDE B—you'll get an exclusive version ("Live") of the songs that comprise 'Sunlight'—performed both LIVE and ACOUSTICALLY!

BUT WAIT! THERE IS MORE! Order one of these super special bundles and you'll receive AN ORIGINAL NAT RUSSELL DRAWING, included in your package!
this offer is limited to the first 50 pre-orders...
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>LITTLE WINGS - Explains vinyl LP
out 26 MAY 2015...
"This is an album that is immediately accessible and also unfolds slowly, revealing greater depth with each listen. Kyle’s lyrics are direct yet poetic, funny yet sad. Explains is a fantastic record that celebrates the enduring spirit of a great artist…" -Alex Bleeker
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>DESAPARECIDOS - Payola (Indie Exclusive GREEN Colored Vinyl) LP
out 23 JUNE 2015...
More than a decade after putting out their first album, Desaparecidos return with a follow-up that breathes new life into their brutal fusion of protest music and punk. Though the band never truly parted ways, vocalist/guitarist Conor Oberst, guitarist Denver Dalley, keyboardist Ian McElroy, bassist/vocal- ist Landon Hedges, and drummer Matt Baum have spent much of the past 13 years pursuing other ambitions (including Oberst’s work as a solo artist and Bright Eyes frontman). Fueling their Epitaph Records debut Payola with the same spirit of unrest that pro- pelled 2002’s Read Music/Speak Spanish, Desaparecidos now match that passion with a fuller, more furious sound and gut-punching commentary on everything from immigration reform and the health- care debate to gun control and Wall Street bailouts.

>>more pre-order action...

 

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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>THE U-TURN ORBIT—A TURNTABLE BUILT FOR VINYL LOVERS!
Available in white or black—this Orbit Turntable also comes with: a precision machined
CLEAR acrylic platter, a pre-installed Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge, Orbit's unipivot tonearm and dust cover — as well as all required cables.
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RECORD STORE DAY 2015 @ LUNA music!
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 8:00AM - 9:00PM

BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!


>BEST ONE YET, IN OUR CORNER OF THE WORLD!

>THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME BY TO PARTY!

>SHOUTS AND HUGS TO: oj, nat, busman's, frankie and fingers, mike adams and crew, vacation club, ghost gun, tubb$ & ldlwoj, dj alex, laundro, ben hunt, erin k. drew, bee coffee, citizen's hash, upland beer, and all the party people on the 52!

>>>we love you!!! tLc
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>Assateague - 'Good Morning Blues' LP (LUNA music LTD.)
The 2015 reissue/remaster of the San Francisco band, Assateague's stunningly beautiful LP, 'Good Morning Blues,' is available to purchase — after being out-of-print for nearly two years...
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THIRD MAN RECORDS ROLLING RECORD STORE
THIS THURSDAY, 02 APRIL 2015
4:00PM - 7:00PM

Our pals from Nashville will be bringing their rad yellow truck—to our corner of the world!

Stop by LUNA, starting at 4PM, to check out the goodness Jack & Co. are sending our way—it's always a super nice time...

THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT STOPPED BY! IT IS ALWAYS RAD!!
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INDYGENOUS DESIGNS...
Looking at aging cities, working class roots, signature architecture and the gritty elegance of the urban legacy—Indianapolis native, Steve Schubert, draws from Midwestern metropolises to inspire a best-selling range of posters and post cards—offered up here at the LUNA music! Stop by and dig these for yourself…

>>more lovelies...

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>the NAT RUSSELL the record holder Zip Up Hoodie
just in time for a bit of warmer weather—the LUNA music zip up Hoodie!

printed on soft Alternative Apparel Eco-Jersey (50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon)—this LUNA hoodie is perfect for layering and lightweight enough for year-round wear!

liff the hood for the reveal—classic fit…
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>THE LUNA music RECORD FRISBEE
Grab yourself one of our limited, made just for the day, LUNA frisbees! Part M&Co., part Beat Junction, and all Jim and Jon—this
Commercial Artisan flyer is certain to be a Spring staple...
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THANK YOU!
LIGHTS
SATURDAY, 07 MARCH 2015 2:00PM
THANKS TO EVERYONE who came out to our righteous, acoustic in-store/autograph sesh from LIGHTS!
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>BIRDS OF AMERICA / NAT RUSSELL - Current Carry CASSETTE (BOA/LUNA)
First-time issue on cassette—'Current Carry' is a 10-track BOA studio album, from the wayback of 2005!
Featuring such lethal tracks as: "I Am In Love With An Ocean," "Sister Brother," and "Sleeep," this is your perfect entry into the world of Birds...
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LUNA+TURNTABLE KITCHEN...
The lovely SF Turntable Kitchen has been kind enough to include some (digital) ink about us, on their site—we dig their smart/rad Pairings Box set up! Thanks for the love!
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THANK YOU!
LOW

MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2014 7:00PM
THANKS TO EVERYONE (esp. Alan, Mimi, Steve, and Tom) who came to our first, in a series of performances and events celebrating 20 years of LUNA music.

It was certainly a magical night. . .
fotos:
Doug Fellegy
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DIG THE NEW LUNA EARPLUGS!
Don't forget to grab a pair of the new LUNA earplugs, before you head out to your favorite show! Killer ear protection and a lovely, reusable container...

>>more lovelies...

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>BIRDS OF AMERICA / NAT RUSSELL - What Was Birds: 2000 - 2011 CASSETTE (BOA/LUNA)
A crucial selection of all things Birds, from 2000-2011. Originally released in Japan on CD, this limited-edition cassette has 14 songs and a few of them have a surprise, original illustration from Nat, tucked inside! #goldenticket
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IT'S BLUE NOTE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY—AND THEY'VE MADE US AN AUTHORIZED DEALER!
Blue Note Records, now headed by musician Don Was, will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2014, and they want to include record stores in the party. LUNA is one of "the special group of stores, who focus on the stock, customer service and overall excellence that the Blue Note customer will come to expect."

And as part of the 75th anniversary celebration, Blue Note will be reissuing titles every month—and LUNA will have these windowed, exclusive titles in stock!
Be certain to ask for your BLUE NOTE SLIPMAT, when you pick up three or more titles!
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THE LUNA BANDANA...
Discharge water-based white ink laid upon an array of 21.5" x 21.5" all-cotton colors.
Wrap something you love (or yourself) in our versatile freshness...

>>more lovelies...

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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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>BIRDS OF AMERICA / NAT RUSSELL - Current Carry CASSETTE (BOA/LUNA)
First-time issue on cassette—'Current Carry' is a 10-track BOA studio album, from the wayback of 2005!
Featuring such lethal tracks as: "I Am In Love With An Ocean," "Sister Brother," and "Sleeep," this is your perfect entry into the world of Birds...
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NEW KYLE FIELD MAGIC!
>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...
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DIG THE NEW LUNA EARPLUGS!
Don't forget to grab a pair of the new LUNA earplugs, before you head out to your favorite show! Killer ear protection and a lovely, reusable container...

>>more lovelies...

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IT'S BLUE NOTE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY—AND THEY'VE MADE US AN AUTHORIZED DEALER!
Blue Note Records, now headed by musician Don Was, will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2014, and they want to include record stores in the party. LUNA is one of "the special group of stores, who focus on the stock, customer service and overall excellence that the Blue Note customer will come to expect."

And as part of the 75th anniversary celebration, Blue Note will be reissuing titles every month—and LUNA will have these windowed, exclusive titles in stock!
Be certain to ask for your BLUE NOTE SLIPMAT, when you pick up three or more titles!
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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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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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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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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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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...