After a long weekend, it’s time to get back in the swing of school and work. Thankfully, we have plenty of options for entertainment and revelry.
This evening from 5-6, The End of All Music is hosting an exclusive listening party for Wilco’s latest album, “Schmilco.”
“Wilco has always been a band that goes out of their way to support independent record stores,” David Swider, owner of The End of All Music said. “This year, for this release, they decided to let independent stores release it before anyone else.”
“Schmilco” is set to release Friday but the album will be available early at The End of All Music during the listening party. Wilco is attempting to promote the independent record store in a way no other local artist has. When Mario Martinez of Fat Possum records was asked if he’d seen anything similar done by the label’s other artists, he said, “In the three years I’ve been here, I have not…It’ll draw a nice crowd.”
The listening party will be three days before the album’s digital release. The party will consist of “Schmilco” playing, trivia, prizes and access to the limited edition version of the record, pressed on pink vinyl and only available at independent record stores. Beer will also be provided by Tin Roof Brewing Company of Baton Rouge for those who are of age.
While at End of All Music for the Wilco-themed festivities, guests can join the store’s “record of the month” club. September’s record is from Car Seat Headrest, who will be playing at Proud Larry’s tonight at 9.
Austin, Texas-based singer and songwriter Adam Torres – who also signed with Fat Possum – is releasing an album on Friday. Torres plans to play at Proud Larry’s in October with a full band.
The End of All Music is also putting out several reissues this week, including records from The Cure and Neil Young. In anticipation of the revival of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s television series set for next year, the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack is also being reissued.
A “Twin Peaks” themed listening party will be held at The End of All Music this Friday at 4 p.m. The party will feature the original soundtrack to be enjoyed with coffee and cherry pie. The “Twin Peaks” reissue is intricately packaged and pressed on coffee and cream-colored vinyl.
“This is a perfect time it to come out,” Kieran Danielson of Fat Possum said. “Mark Frost will put out a “Twin Peaks” book that will prep viewers for the upcoming season. People can get caught up on the last 25 years while rediscovering the soundtrack in new packaging.”
Frost’s “The Secret History of Twin Peaks” is due to be published in October of this year.
Both events at The End of All Music are free to attend. To stay in the know, follow @endofallmusic, @fatpossum and @perfect_pallet (the Fat Possum warehouse) on Instagram. With all of the album releases and reissues, events and catching up on culture to do, this week is sure to be a busy yet enjoyable one.