Stop by the store December 1st at 6pm to catch a night of experimental electronic music at Culture Clash!
Headlining the evening is Ensh, the minimalist artpop brainchild of Toronto/Belgrade based "cosmopolitan loner", Milenko
Vujosevic. While decidedly synth and sample driven, Ensh retains an immediacy uncommon to the genre with the rawness of Milenko's distinctive voice at the forefront. The music carves its own resolute niche alongside the roomy electronics of present-day innovators such as Björk and The Knife.
Head over to Ensh's website to check out more: http://www.enshmusic.com/
Supporting Ensh on the bill local acts Wave Garden and Rosebud. Wave Garden, the modular synth duo of Jordan Halsey and Caleb Miller, draws influence from the pioneering modular synth work of artists like Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk. Rosebud, the brainchild of Bone Folder frontman Ben Starrett, takes influence from heavier noise, molding a sound that will be familiar for fans of Pharmakon, Wolf Eyes, and Prurient.
As always, the show is FREE, BYOB, and DONATIONS are SUGGESTED for touring bands.
Stop by the store December 1st at 6pm to catch a night of experimental electronic music at Culture Clash!
It's that time of year again! Get your overnight camping gear ready to join us the morning of Friday, November 24th for this year's Record Store Day's Black Friday.
If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to head over to Record Store Day's website to check out the full list of exclusive releases.
Culture Clash Records will open our doors at 10am
Rockys Bar will start serving food and drinks at noon!
104.7 WIOT Toledo's Rock's Aimee Brooks will be broadcasting live from the store throughout the day
Live Music starts at 3pm
3pm: The Crashlanders
Garage rock from Columbus, OH
5pm: Salvadore Ross
Psych rock from Dayton, OH
7pm: Wild Savages
High energy rock from Ann Arbor, MI
SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY PROMOTIONS
Free CDs, LPs, Posters, and Stickers (while they last)
Discount Prices on Gift-Ready Box Sets
Prices reduced on hundreds of new records
Discount Prices on Turntables and Speakers
Select New/Used CDs $5 or less
5 for $1 on all $1 CDs and $1 Vinyl
Culture Clash T-Shirts on sale in the store - beat our Cyber Monday T-Shirt sale!
...And here are some FAQ's surrounding Black Friday releases that we can clear up for you:
Q: Can Culture Clash hold any releases for customers?
A: We cannot hold any releases on Black Friday. In the spirit of fairness and record hunting, Black Friday will be on a first-come, first-served basis. As always, let your fandom be your guide when planning on how early to show up to find the release you are looking for.
Q: What will Culture Clash have in stock?
A: We will try our best to stock the releases best suit our customer base, but we cannot guarantee that we will have any particular titles. That being said, we planned for a big day with our ordering, so chances are the title you are looking for will be there.
Q: Can I buy multiple copies of the same release?
A: We try to discourage buying multiple copies of the same release in order to encourage fairness in the spirit of what Record Store Day is all about. We want everyone to have a chance to pick up the release they've been looking for.
Q: What time should I show up?
A: Every year we tend to have a few dedicated fans camp overnight to be at the head of the line, but we know that isn't for everyone. The best bet here is to trust your gut and let your fandom be your guide; some releases sell out very quickly and others hang around for months, so it can be hard to predict if we will still have certain titles at certain points in the day. For those who brave the cold and wait in line for us to open up, we'll have Kombucha from Boochy Mama and coffee (while they last).
Stop by the store on Friday, November 17th from 6-8pm as we crank the amplifiers and up the noise with Dad & Steve and Daniken!
Making the trek from Albuquerque, New Mexico for a tour of the Midwest, Dad & Steve blend dirty blues, hard rock, and soul in their two-man garage rock assault. Head over to their Bandcamp to check out their awesome full-length Solid State.
Show is FREE, be sure to BYOB if you want to unwind, and DONATIONS are SUGGESTED for touring bands!
Join us this Sunday, November 12th as we welcome Detroit alt-rock legend Tyson Meade to Culture Clash!
Tyson Meade, the enigmatic and legendary frontman of 90s stalwarts the Chainsaw Kittens and Defenestration is back, this time releasing his fourth solo album on Detroit's Jett Plastic Recordings, Robbing The Nuclear Family. Cited as an influence of Kurt Cobain, Billy Corgan and The Flaming Lips, Meade founded the Chainsaw Kittens in 1989, soon getting signed to Atlantic Records for their critically acclaimed album Pop Heiress (1994). Now, with the help of his friends in the Flaming Lips, Meade has recorded an album with all of the integrity of his earlier rock work with further touches of glam and electronica.
Supporting Tyson and his band on the bill will be Toledo's own Dooley Wilson. A one time member of Henry and June and Boogaloosa Prayer, Dooley has built a stellar reputation locally and regionally on his faithful roots blues and slide guitar work.
As always, the show is FREE, BYOB, and DONATIONS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Be sure to stow away a little extra in the pocket for awesome merch!
ADVANCE BASE (Chicago, IL)
Advance Base is Owen Ashworth, the dude from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
Using a two handed arsenal of synthesizers, samplers, drum machines & looping pedals, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed electronic folk songs around his conversational, baritone vocals. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."
Advance Base's 2015 LP, Nephew in the Wild, was named #1 Indie Pop album of the year by PopMatters.
SOUND OF CERES (Fort Collins, CO)
Fire rises out of the lunar mountains; new Ceres in sound when I carry Karen Hover, Ryan Hover, Jacob Graham, Ben Phelan, and Derrick Bozich up to a peak and lay them down on the edge of a synthesizer.
An audio / visual experience with sounds ranging from 1960's exotica to majestic, synthesizer adorned, future horizons. Visual depictions of the greater cosmos utilizing lasers, fiber optics and other hand made mechanisms. Featuring members of Candy Claws, Apples in Stereo, and The Drums.
O(F)VERANDAS (Columbus, OH)
O(f)verandas is the solo experimental space project of Toledo native Bernard Iannone. Since 2010, he has been creating the improvisational guitar atmospheres of an otherworldly inner space, painting a shifty foundation with harmonic drones and nourishing them with emotive guitar motifs. A multimedia project, O(f)verandas music complements Iannone's work as a visual artist.
Join us at Culture Clash Records as we listen to Julien Baker's sophomore album Turn Out The Lights in its entirety on the eve of its release! We think Julien has such a unique and important voice in music - and at such a young age. We hope you'll spend some of your Thursday evening listening to this new album with us! Since it's also the last week of October, you can expect some treats and maybe even some spookiness!
This is a STACKED show. Come by the store Friday, October 20th at 6pm to catch Wolf Teeth, Outside, and Summer School.
Making the drive in from Cleveland are the hardcore 4-piece Wolf Teeth, who bring a mix of classic screamo, melodic hardcore, and post-hardcore. From their Facebook, they list their influences as "Joshua Fit For Battle, Refused, The Saddest Landscape, City Of Caterpillar, Loma Prieta, Cease Upon The Capitol, Mewithoutyou". Head to their Bandcamp to check out their releases Arcarsenal, and A House//A Home.
Outside have been riding a wave of well-deserved hype both locally and regionally after the release of their stellar self-titled LP in the spring, and we are very happy to finally get them in-store! Combining the soaring and hazy guitar work of 90s shoegaze with the emotional intensity of the best post-hardcore, the northwest Ohio/southeast Michigan four-piece excel in the live setting. Culture Clash strongly encourages you to check out their self-titled LP (we have copies on vinyl at the store by the way!) on their Bandcamp page.
Toledo indie-rock/synth/new wave four-piece Summer School will open up the night playing material from their recent EP, I'm Happy But I Want To Die. Check out that release, along with some new singles over at their Bandcamp page.
As always the show is FREE, since it's on a Friday night feel free to BYOB, and please DONATE so that we can still put on such awesome free shows!
Join us Sunday, October 15th at 4pm to catch You're Letting the Light In. The northeast Indiana post-hardcore trio will bring their emotive songwriting and forceful guitars to Culture Clash for what should be a great Sunday afternoon show. Head over to their Facebook to learn more about the band, and check out their recent split EP over at their Bandcamp!
As always, show is FREE // BYOB // DONATE to touring bands // and tell your friends!
From their website:
"Fawn is Will Johnson and Anne Malin Ringwalt. Combining elements of banjo, guitar, ukulele, synth and poetry, the duo aims to explore the often-ignored spaces between pre-established genres. Fawn’s debut EP, “Neither Dog Nor Car,” was released on November 5, 2016, and their first music video, for “Good Earth,” was premiered on NPR's All Songs Considered TV in January 2017."
Self described as "morphine folk", Fawn should delight fans of Mazzy Star, Shovels and Rope, Civil Wars, Hiss Golden Messenger, Songs: Ohia, and Sun Kil Moon. Head over to their Bandcamp page to check out their recent release, Neither Dog Nor Car.
As always, the show is FREE, we suggest that you DONATE so that we can keep bringing in awesome touring acts, and if you want to chill out on a Saturday evening, feel free to BYOB!
Want to win a 9xLP boxset for free? Love David Bowie? We have the event for you!
On October 14th at 4pm, we will be giving away a David Bowie boxset (with companion poster and slipmat) to the winner of a David Bowie trivia contest! The boxset, titled A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982), chronicles all of the releases from Bowie's famed "Berlin period".
To sign up for the contest, simply come by the store and fill out a slip, and then come prepared on the 14th to test your knowledge of all things David Bowie! Check out the boxset here, and feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the giveaway.
We are excited to be participating, for the first time, in Cassette Store Day!
Established in the UK in 2013, and steadily gaining momentum ever since, Cassette Store Day was created with the goal of celebrating the compact cassette format at independent music retail stores. Culture Clash will be making our first entry into the list of participating stores, as we have heard your calls for more cassettes and are here to help!
We will be stocking titles from labels such as Light in the Attic, FatBeats, Sony, and Secretly Canadian, and will try to get in some awesome used cassettes as well! Visit Cassette Store Day's website for more information on the official release list for this year, and don't forget that we will have a special in-store performance for the day.
10AM: Doors Open
- DOZENS of CSD EXCLUSIVE TAPE RELEASES
- INCREDIBLE ALBUMS AVAILABLE AT CULTURE CLASH FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CASSETTE - MOST FOR $10 OR LESS
- 10% OFF ALL VINYL (NEW & PRE-SPUN) ALL DAY
- 10 FOR $1 - DOLLAR BIN RECORDS
- GREAT DEALS ON TURNTABLES
4:30PM: Stone Temple Pilots "Core" Giveaway - Simply enter your name while in the store any day prior to October 14th to win the "Core" BOX SET
5PM: David Bowie Trivia Contest - Sign up to complete by calling or stopping into the store any day before October 14th! Individuals will compete in a bar-trivia-style contest for Bowie prizes, including the grand prize "A New Career In A New Town" BOX SET!
6PM: Fawn Live In-Store - This "morphone folk" duo from Indiana are kicking off their Fall Tour right here at Culture Clash Records. They'll be fittingly selling their cassettes as we celebrate Cassette Store Day!
Join us on Thursday, October 12th for Soften and The American Spirits live in store!
Soften, a four-piece indie/shoegaze/dream-pop group from Cincinnati will bring their atmospheric vibes to the store as they play songs from their recent release, seen + unseen. Head over to their Bandcamp page to check it out in full!
Supporting Soften on the bill will be local indie/garage rockers The American Spirits! The Bowling Green outfit will bring the noise to Culture Clash as they gear up for their November 11th CD release. Head over to their Facebook page for more details!
Shake off the mid-week blues with us at Culture Clash as we host The Cordial Sins with special guests Room and Board, Wednesday, October 11th at 6pm!
The Cordial Sins, a four-piece indie/alternative rock band from Columbus, will join us at Culture Clash as a stop on a Fall tour to promote their upcoming EP, Only Human. Head over to their Bandcamp to check out their 2015 release, Daze.
Show is FREE, pop tabs if you BYOB, and please DONATE to SUPPORT TOURING BANDS (especially since both groups are driving up from Columbus). Hope to see y'all there!
Come by the shop Friday, October 6th at 6pm to catch Cincinnati's own Lung, supported by Toledoans Jake Pavlica and Alex Lepiarz.
Lung, comprised of Kate Wakefield and Daisy Caplan (formerly of Foxy Shazam), wring powerful overtones from their instrumentation of electric cello and drums, and provide commanding lyrical intonations to match. Having toured extensively over the past year, Lung have honed their live set to a taut and compelling experience. Head over to their Bandcamp to check out their recent release, Bottom of the Barrel.
A troubador and a wandering cherub, Jake Pavlica has pasted together his emotionally intimate roots-folk collage through busking in the streets of Toledo and Dayton, moonlighting through New Orleans and its peripheral Hare Krishna farm retreats, and becoming a regular performer at bars around northwest Ohio. Most notably, Jake was the brave soul that performed on the roof of Culture Clash for our roof dedication party last year!
As always, the show is FREE, if you want to unwind for Friday night feel free to BYOB, and DONATIONS are SUGGESTED so that we can help these touring bands pay for gas!
Our faithful store mascot and guard dog, Ozzy, is turning 1 year old! In celebration, ALL metal and hardcore LPs and CDs both new and used are 25% off, and we also have our awesome Culture Clash onesies for sale at $12 a piece. Come by and say hi to the Prince of Barkness!
We will be giving away the 25th anniversary boxset of Stone Temple Pilots' amazing 1992 album, Core, to one lucky Culture Clash customer! Along with the boxset, which you can check out here, the winner will receive 2 limited edition STP posters!
To sign up for the giveaway, just stop by the store and fill out a slip. Names will be drawn during the day on Saturday, October 14th. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
CDs + Vinyl:
21 Savage – ISSA CD/2xLP (Epic)
David Bowie – A New Career In A New Town 11xCD/13xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Crosby – Sky Trails CD/2xLP (BMG)
Florist – If Blue Could Be Happiness CD/LP+MP3 (Double Double Whammy)
Ben Frost – Super Dark Times [OST] CD/LP (Ben Frost/The Orchard)
Ibeyi – Ash CD/LP (XL)
Ronnie Montrose featuring Ricky Phillips and Eric Singer – 10X10 CD/LP (Rhino)
Primus – The Desaturating Seven CD/LP (ATO)
Propagandhi – Victory Lap CD/LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent CD/LP+MP3 (Domino)
Stone Temple Pilots – Core [Reissue/1992] CD/2xCD/ (Atlantic)
Torres – Three Futures CD/LP (4AD)
Nik Turner – Life In Space CD/LP (Purple Pyramid)
Shania Twain – Now CD/2xLP (Mercury Nashville)
UFO – The Salentino Cuts CD/LP (Cleopatra)
Unsane – Sterilize CD/LP (Southern Lord)
Vessels – The Great Distraction CD/2xLP (PIAS America)
J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Destroyers Of The Soft Life CD/LP+MP3 (ATO)
Kamasi Washington – Harmony Of Difference CDEP/12” (Young Turks)
Lucinda Williams – This Sweet Old World CD (Highway 20)
Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life CD/2xLP+MP3 (RCA)
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign CD/LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Worriers – Survival Pop CD/LP (SideOneDummy)
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
Blue October – Home LP (Up Down)
Cap’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology [Reissue/1998] 2xLP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Depeche Mode – The Best Of Volume 1 3xLP (Rhino)
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots [Reissue/2002] LP (WB)
Jerry Goldsmith – Alien [Score] 2xLP (Mondo)
Green Day – Dookie [Reissue/1994] LP (WB)
Green Day – Revolution Radio  LP (WB)
Joan Of Arc – A Portable Model Of [Reissue/1997] LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Joan Of Arc – How Memory Works [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Joan Of Arc – Live In Chicago, 1999 [Reissue/1999] 2xLP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Joan Of Arc – So Much For Staying Alive And Lovelessness [Reissue/2003] LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Dustin Kensrue (Thrice) – Please Come Home [Reissue/2007] LP (Equal Vision)
Ted Leo – The Hanged Man LP (Super Ego)
Loincloth – Psalm Of The Morbid Whore LP (Southern Lord)
Lord Huron – Strange Trails LP (IAmSound)
Mastodon – Blood Mountain [Reissue/2006] LP (WB)
Mastodon – Crack The Skye [Reissue/2008] LP (WB)
Mastodon – The Hunter [Reissue/2011] LP (WB)
Metallica – Hardwired … To Self-Destruct 2xLP (Blackened)
My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love [Reissue/2002] LP (Reprise)
My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge [Reissue/2004] LP (Reprise)
Limited edition picture disc vinyl pressings.
Ben Sollee – Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native LP (Soundly Music, LLC)
Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien LP (Reprise)
Join us on Saturday, September 23rd at 6pm for The Huntress and Holder of Hands, supported by A.S. Coomer.
Hailing from Warren, Rhode Island, The Huntress and Holder of Hands are a five-piece indie/folk-rock act not easily confined to genre. From their Bandcamp page: "As 5-piece band, The Huntress and Holder of Hands builds harmony, string and bass-driven pieces influenced by Post-Metal, Blues and Americana, offering an intense musical experience that explores love, loss, power and strength." Head over to their Facebook page to check out their music and learn more about the band. We are super excited to be part of their current fall tour as they prepare for the release of their upcoming album, Avalon. Fans of Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jesu, and Russian Circles alike will find plenty to love here.
Originally a native of Kentucky, A.S. (Drew) Coomer has built his reputation in Toledo through his magnetic live performances, evocative lyricism, and intimate songwriting and recordings. A published author as well, Drew has written two books along with many works of poetry and storytelling. Check out his website for more on his writings, and listen to his recent EP, From a Living Room on Larchmont, over at his Bandcamp page.
Music will start at 6pm, and as always the show is FREE, if you want to unwind then BYOB, and DONATIONS are SUGGESTED so that we can support these awesome acts coming to Culture Clash!
Top Releases Vinyl:
- Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (indie rock/experimental; indie exclusive pressing)
- Deertick - Deer Tick Vol. 1 / Deer Tick Vol. 2 (folk rock/country)
- Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold 2xLP (hard rock/pop rock)
- Hot Water Music - Light It Up (punk/post-hardcore)
- The Lone Bellow - Walk Into A Storm (indie rock/folk rock)
- Eamon - Golden Rail Motel (hip-hop/R&B)
- Gary Numan - Savage (pop rock)
- Mike Gordon (of Phish) - Ogogo (jam band/folk rock/blues rock)
- Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage (rap-rock/hardcore rap)
- Rostam (of Vampire Weekend) - Half Light (indie rock)
- Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - The Laughing Apple (folk/acoustic)
- Beyonce - Lemonade (hip-hop/R&B; FIRST TIME ON VINYL; 180g YELLOW VINYL)
- Lee Ranaldo - Electric Trim 2xLP (indie rock)
On Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm, we will be hosting Quayde LaHüe in store for a what should a total ripper of a show.
Hailing from Olympia, Washington, the five-piece hard-rockers bring an awesome mix of classic heavy metal, Thin Lizzy-esque dual guitar leads, and rubber-to-the-road drum propulsion destined to singe eyebrows and command heads to bang.
Show is FREE // BYOB // DONATIONS SUGGESTED
Stop by the store on Monday, September 11th to catch St. Paul, Minnesota hip-hop group Ole Soles as they bring their MPC-driven, cut-up style to Culture Clash! Ole Soles will get started around 6pm, and we'll be hanging out, beating away those damn case of the Mondays.
If you dig Doomtree, P.O.S., Atmosphere, Astronautilus, Logic, Aesop Rock, etc., chances are you're gonna love Ole Soles. Head over to their Bandcamp page to check out their most recent release, Tang Tapes Vol. 4.
AS ALWAYS, SHOW IS FREE // BYOB // DONATIONS HIGHLY SUGGESTED
We're super excited to host local indie/glam/bedroom rock darlings CryFace as they rip through some songs in celebration of the vinyl release of their debut LP, "Suds". Supporting CryFace in store will be Dayton art-pop/post-punkers The Zygotes. The Zygotes will open up the evening around 6pm playing songs from their recent LP, "Circles". CryFace follow up around 7pm, and Culture Clash will be chock full with vinyl and CD versions of "Suds", as well as other cool CryFace merch.
Check out The Zygotes on Bandcamp to listen to their recent album, "Circles".
Head over to CryFace's Bandcamp page to listen to "Suds" in full, and we hope to see everyone there!
Top new releases VINYL:
Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives (electronic; 2xLP GREEN VINYL, 2XLP CLEAR VINYL)
Odesza - A Moment Apart (electronic; 2xLP WHITE VINYL - FIRST FOUR CUSTOMERS GET FREE NUMBERED 7-INCH SINGLE WITH PURCHASE)
Nnambdi Ogbannaya - Drool (hip-hop; ORANGE CLEAR VINYL)
Laraaji - Celestial Music 1978-2011, Sun Gong, Essence/Universe (jazz/experimental; ALL CLEAR VINYL)
Diet Cig - Over Easy (pop-punk/indie rock; LTD. EDITION "FRIED EGG COLORED VINYL")
L.A. Witch - L.A. Witch (psych-rock/surf/indie-rock; TRANSLUCENT PINK VINYL)
Pharmakon - Bestial Burden (noise/experimental; "BRUISE" COLOR VINYL)
Amen Dunes - Love Transparent (indie rock; BLUE VINYL)
Alex Cameron - Forced Witness (indie rock; WHITE VINYL)
Deerhoof - Mountain Moves (indie rock; BLUE VINYL)
Nosaj Thing - Parallels (electronic)
Gregg Allman - Southern Blood (southern rock; COLOR VINYL)
Sparks - Hippopotamus (indie rock)
The Sherlocks - Live For The Moment (indie rock)
Jonny Lang - Signs (blues/rock)
Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life (folk/singer-songwriter; INDIE EXCLUSIVE COLOR VINYL)
All the way from Minneapolis/St. Paul, we are super excited to host the atmospheric black metal five-piece Ashbringer. Opening up will be Toledo's favorite heavy psychonauts in Daniken, and America's noise-rock sweethearts in WAX. We're super stoked for this show - what a better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than with some gnarly live music?
Check out Ashbringer on Bandcamp: https://ashbringermusic.bandcamp.com/
Check out Daniken on Bandcamp:
Check out WAX on Bandcamp:
SHOW IS FREE // BYOB // DONATIONS FOR TOURING BANDS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED // TELL YR FRIENDS // SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC