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Vend A Pin comp

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Vend-A-Pin Collection List

Vend-A-Pin Collection List

If you’ve been walking around Louisville the past year or so, you’ve likely seen the Vend-A-Pin machines around Bardstown Road, particularly at Ultra Pop. For those that haven’t been initiated to it yet, you pop in quarters and you get a .5″ button with artwork from a local artist on it. Well, Royal Buttons has expanded this program as well as expanded the locations for the machines and made this game of ‘collect them all’ a bit more fun. As mentioned before on Louisville Hardcore (as well as other places), Royal Buttons has released their Vend-A-Pin Volume 1 compilation and the only way to get this sweet piece of 12″ vinyl – collect buttons corresponding to all 10 bands on the comp. For a full track list, click on the Collection List image to the left.

The buttons have been spread around town in various vending machines and are available for fifty cents. Here’s a list of places you can find them –
Ear X-Tacy, Ultra Pop, Nachbar, Highland Coffee, Derby City Espresso, Derby City Chop Shop, The Tim Faulkner Gallery, and Land Of Tomorrow (on Broadway).

When you get a pin from the machines, you get one of those fun little bubbles that you loved as a kid with the band’s pin and a download code for the band’s contribution to the comp. Make sure to keep the paper that the code is on – to get the actual vinyl comp, you need to collect all ten and bring them to Ear X-Tacy and redeem them.

Shedding at the comp release show:

Possible Ear X-Tacy closure?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ear X-Tacy

yes, it’s a bit of an alarmist title – After John Timmons sent out a press release, there’s been a flury of activity fearing that on Friday morning, Ear x-Tacy will be facing a major shakeup. At 10AM on Friday, John and staff will host a press conference at the 10,000sq ft  store to announce future plans. Hopefully (though regrettably), we’ll just see the Bardstown Rd. landmark restructure and maybe move and not lose this valuable institution. Their current lease is apparently up in March, so let’s hope they’re just moving. It’ll be a shame to see that space cut up and turned into something else though.

A number of people around the punk/hardcore scene have complained a lot about the place in recent years. “They don’t have any good hardcore” “All the punk stuff is the same stuff from 10 years ago”. If you value having a local store of this type then get in there and ask for things. They’ve always been down to order records for you. (Well, maybe not something like Skrewdriver, but be realistic.) I know you can buy the new Municipal Waste in there as well as that Trapped Under Ice record you’ve been looking for. Looking for Future Of The Left, Massive Attack, Nile, or Integrity’s Walpurgisnacht record from last year? Get down there and pick it up. (yes, I just pulled that list out of my ass) As stated in the press release, “I think the store is a place that makes Louisvillian’s proud.  It’s been a community effort to build it and it’s going to take a community to sustain it.”

For more news, please see the following sources:

Center map

Dunkenstein Dec. 09 news

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The Olympia Three have released “Two Hundred Dollar Man“, a 6-song CD that can be found at Ear X-tacy and online at  The band will be playing at Crazy Feast, a show in January, and their last show at Skull Alley February 12th.  Check them out on myspace (

Lee Van Cleef are set to record their second record entitled “Terror, Blood“. While no official release date has been set, we’re aiming for a late winter/early spring window. To hold you over, come to for a free .mp3.   The song is named “Hardly an Endorsement of the Cork Industry“, and this version was originally featured on Doctors of Dunk V.2, but now has been set free for a limited time.