Posts Tagged ‘ear x-tacy’

Ear X-Tacy to clear stock in Thanksgiving weekend closeout

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The latest has come in today from the recently closed-down Ear X-Tacy. They will be open for one last hurrah weekend on November 27th and 28th (Saturday/Sunday) from noon to 5pm. Read the posting from their Facebook page below (added emphasis all mine). For those of us with consignment items, this timeframe is also when you can come in and pick up your goods.

Hello Friends and Family,

We’re sending this out to you today with some information about the last sale at the store! (Finally!)

Ear X-tacy will be open for 2 final days on Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th. Hours for both days will be 12 Noon – 5pm. We’d love to see all of you one last time at the store. Everything will be sold. Information regarding any discounts will be sent closer to time. We will be accepting cash, credit cards, and gift cards. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME TO REDEEM ANY GIFT CARDS AND GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Also, we will be reaching out to any/all local artists today about a designated pick up time for items in the store. Please be looking for that email, as we only have so much time to get this taken care of. (If you know of a local artist we carry, please feel free to pass along this email).

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RIP Ear X-Tacy

Monday, October 31st, 2011

RIP Ear X-Tacy

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Sean Bailey, so long and thanks for all the beard.

Saturday, September 10th, 2011
Sean Bailey At Ear X-tacy 2011

Sean Bailey At Ear X-tacy 2011

Have some sad news to report… Sean Bailey is stepping down from Ear X-Tacy. Sean was a big force behind the After Dark series of shows as well as handling a lot of us when we had records or shirts to sell and buyer for punk/hardcore records. And I’m sure I’m missing 200 other tasks that he’s had. Hopefully Ear X-Tacy will still be doing shows and have all the great services and products we have come to expect, and it’s not like they don’t have other great employees as well. But regardless, Sean’s presence will certainly be missed. From Sean’s Facebook announcement:

After careful thought, reflection, and much consideration – I have decided to step down from my position at ear X-tacy Records. I have so much love and respect for this shop, my colleagues and friends that make ear X-tacy so remarkable, and the countless number of kind souls that I feel so fortunate to have met because of my involvement with this incredibly special place. For eight years, nearly a quarter of my life, the experiences I’ve gathered here have been endlessly influential and enriching. This is one of the most difficult decisions that I’ve ever had to make in my 33 years, but this is what needs to happen in order for me to pursue certain and specific goals that I’ve set for myself personally, academically, and professionally. I would like to thank my good friend and ear X-tacy owner, John Timmons, for affording me the opportunity to work with his shop in the first place; Rebecca “Reba Reebs” Mercer, one of my dearest friends, for her guidance and counsel throughout the years; Douglas Miller for putting up with my multiple phone calls a day over eight years ago, and for taking the leap in hiring me on full-time; Randell L. Bolton for his unwavering friendship, ceaseless joking back and forth, and commitment to ear X-tacy over the years; every other member of this exceptional staff, both current and previous, all of which I consider wonderful and close friends; and last and certainly not least, to those artists, musicians, and folks that I have had the pleasure to work with and get to know over the course of my tenure. All of you, and all of the dedicated patrons and friends of ear X-tacy throughout the years have constituted some of the best memories and relationships of my life, and I look forward to continuing and cultivating those for many years to come. It both heartens and disheartens me to announce that today, September 10th, will effectively be my last day at ear X-tacy. From one music lover to another, thank you… See you all on the B-side!

The New Mexico – Ear X-Tacy After Dark

Friday, June 17th, 2011
The New Mexico, Harlequins Baby, and Via Animo at Ear X-Tacy

The New Mexico, Harlequins Baby, and Via Animo at Ear X-Tacy

The New Mexico will be headlining Ear X-Tacy’s next ‘After Dark’ event tomorrow (Saturday, June 18th, 2011). Unlike other After Dark events, this will cost $4, but comeon, it’s seriously worth it. Joining The New Mexico will be Harlequin’s Baby (with copies of both of their records available) and Via Animo. Remember – as with all After Dark shows, this event is ALL AGES and starts when the store closes up at 8pm. Someone take pictures and video, I can’t go.

Slithering Beast – new EP and free show

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Slithering Beast - Delicious

Slithering Beast - Delicious

Slithering Beast has just released a new EP via their Bandcamp page. Entitled ‘Delicious’, I’m pretty sure it’s the first thing they’ve put out for a while (since 2008’s ‘Midnight Royalty’ I think). Anyway, they’ll be playing a free show at Ear X-Tacy here soon – as in THIS SATURDAY, March 5th. Come on down around 5:30 – the music will start at 6pm and ‘Delicious’ will be available in physical form as well. Give Nick a high-five while you’re down there.
If you aren’t into the Bandcamp thing, you can follow them on their site at http://www.slitheringbeast.com/

Here’s the bio/press release associated with the record:

Slithering Beast began in the summer of 2006 as a solo project for Louisville, Kentucky-based musician and songwriter Nick Dittmeier. Fatigued after fronting several punk bands, the project was an outlet to simplify things and explore the American roots music that birthed rock n roll.

The newest offering, an EP titled Delicious, seeks to break the mold of how Americana music is perceived. It incorporates elements of vintage soul and rhythm & blues, while holding onto their bread and butter of traditional country. Clocking in at just around fifteen minutes, the music gets right to the point with driving tempos and direct lyrics, hell-bent on leaving a lasting impression with the listener.