Here is a list of some the records that we treasured this year of 2018. No top 20 or anything like that, just music we were excited about enough to open and play for you at in the stores. Dive in and stream the Spotify playlist.
Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 145. On this weeks episode our guest is keyboardist John Bechdel. John has played with everybody under the industrial umbrella: Ministry, Killing Joke, Prong, Murder Inc, Fear Factory to name a few. John also has a documentary about his life out there called “Killing The Joke: The John Bechdel Story.
Ragged Records in Davenport & Rock Island are both participating in this years Black Friday Record Store Day and as usual Ragged will obtain as many of the RSD releases as we can get our hands on. BOTH stores will be opening at 9:00 AM so you'll have two opportunities to get what you are looking for.
List of BFRSD titles for 2018:
BOTH RAGGED RECORDS locations and TRASH CAN ANNIE VINTAGE CLOTHING will have 20% off all used and vintage items.
Live music all day starting at 9:00AM in Davenport from:
9:00 AM - Sean Ryan (Dawn solo) 10:00 AM - Jenny Lynn Stacy
11:00 AM - Anthony Worden & the Illiterati
12:00 PM - Erin Moore
1:00 PM - Jeff Tady
2:00 PM - Chrash
Live Music in Rock Island starting at 5:00PM and going until closing:
5:00 PM IJ Morrison: https://ijmorrison.bandcamp.com/
6:00 PM Seth Knappen: https://sethknappen.bandcamp.com/
7:00 PM Safari Code: https://safaricode.bandcamp.com/
Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 144. On this weeks episode our guest we have Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda. The legendary thrash band is currently in the studio working on their next album. We were also joined by Hong Kong Sleepover front man Ted Renner.
In case you didn’t know Ragged JUST opened a second location at 311 1/2 21st Street in Downtown Rock Island and we are carrying new/used vinyl and new musical accessories, used vintage guitars, amplifiers and more. So take a look at some of our used inventory! Feel free to give call us at (309) 788-0898 for any questions from 12:00pm to 8:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Ragged Records is a proud sponsor of the second All Senses Festival this year. Bringing some of the Midwest's most innovative and expressive music and film to the Quad Cities for an experience not to be missed. Follow the link below to the website for more information.
All Senses Festival is back for its second year, September 25-30th, 2018. The festival is a collaboration of several ongoing artistic endeavors combined under one umbrella: music, spoken word, film, an antique, craft and art fair and much more. The festival incorporates multiple venues on both sides of the Mississippi River, taking place at The Figge Art Museum, Rock Island Brewing Company and Rozz-Tox.
The week will kick off on Tuesday at the Figge with The Roedelius Cells, an immersive audio experience created by Grammy-nominated composer Tim Story, and featuring original piano recordings by Hans-Joachim Roedelius; presented by The Figge Art Museum, Ragged Records, and Curious Music. The installation will be in the Grand Lobby Tuesday through Thursday evening, where a closing ceremony and conversation with Tim Story will take place. After the closing ceremony, a brief cocktail hour will lead into Cinema at the Figge, presented by Ford Photography. There will be a short film program with live scoring from Brian Barr of Aseethe and Emma Ruth Rundle, as well as a feature film. Cinema at the Figge is free, with donations welcome, and guaranteed seating for All Senses ticket holders.
The music segment of All Senses includes national, regional, and local acts; a few of the highlights include Bongripper, Facs, Dos Santos, Emma Ruth Rundle, McCombs/MacKay/Rumback and more. Between sets, there will be readings from national and regional spoken word artists, presented by the Midwest Writing Center.
Rickki Rockett of Poison
Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 126. On this weeks episode our guest is Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett. Currently Poison is in the middle of their headlining tour with special guests Cheap Trick and opening act Pop Evil. The bands are fired up to make the journey across the U.S. together. Bret Michaels, POISON lead singer and noted philanthropist says, “The all original POISON is headlining again this summer. It’s going to be a mega concert and party combined. We will be playing all the hits and bringing high energy rock and roll good times. I promise this will be awesome. My friends CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL will be joining us as well as some special guests on select dates. Again, I know all the bands with all the hits will be giving 1000%!!! Over the last years, POISON has got to co-headline with some great bands: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few, but I promise again, C.C., Bobby, Rikki and myself together will bring NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME!!!” Rick Nielsen, CHEAP TRICK (lead guitar) proclaims, “Another Poison/Cheap Trick Tour!!! It’s always been FUN with these guys!”
JOHN CHRIST OF DANZIG & SAMHAIN
John Christ, is a professional musician, performer and guitar instructor. John performed on more than six critically acclaimed rock and roll albums when he was the lead guitarist for the rock group, Danzig. Danzig’s hit song, Mother, was an international Billboard top 200 hit in 1993. Danzig also toured with Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Slayer through the U.S. John also toured with Danzig through Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Asia, and South America. After leaving Danzig, John Christ released his own solo CD, Flesh Caffeine in 1998. He also worked as a session musician for movie soundtracks and composed music for movie and television trailers. He performed for TV stations such as ABC and Nine Network Australia. These performances included working with artists including Tom Jones and Lou Rawls.
Head over to our website to get a peek at some of our new releases for April in preparation for RSD 2018! Reissues from Gorillaz, Sloan and The Litter. Plus new titles from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lorde, Sons Of Kemet and Golden Grass!
The Nothing Shocking crew sits down to chat with one of Chicago's founding fathers of punk Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun and Big Black. His SUPER influential group Big Black led by another Chicago punk staple Steve Albini was breaking ground in the early 80's utilizing a drum machine instead of live drums which rubbed off on acts such as Ministry and countless others. Head on over to Stitcher and give it a listen HERE.
Join Ragged Records for Record Store Day 2018!. As always Ragged will have the best selection of RSD titles this side of the Mississippi and beyond. We order nearly every title and as much as we can get of each title. This year there are over 400 official titles and many unofficial special releases.
We open promptly at 9:00 AM.
Get in line early to get the best chance at getting everything on your list.
The RSD list: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Early bird customers will receive goodie bags filled with free RSD stuff.
This year Ragged Records & Trash Can Annie will be hosting the art opening “Rad Women of Music”, a series of portraits by Jon Burns. 20 framed original drawings will be sold depicting important women in music with 25% of the proceeds going to “Girls Rock! Iowa City. http://www.girlsrockiowacity.org/
In addition to the RSD releases, we will have 20% off all used merchandise including LP's, CD's and vintage audio equipment.
Trash Can Annie Vintage Clothing (located next to Ragged Records) will have 50% off all used clothing and jewelry.
-No RSD titles can be held --NO EXCEPTIONS.
-Only 1 of each RSD title per person-- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Live music starts at 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – Full Charged (QC instrumental dub Reggae)
10:00 AM – Punkett (QC punk/emo)
11:00 AM – TV Moms (Minneapolis riffin grunge punk)
12:00 PM – Umbra and The Volcan Siege (Chicago psych)
1:00 PM – Ninetimes (QC indie folk/slowcore)
2:00 PM - TBA
3:00 PM – Chris Dunn (QC singer/songwriter/folk )
4:00 PM – Short Horn (QC post hardcore)
Ragged Records, 418 East 2nd St. Davenport Iowa 52801, for more info 563-324-3579
We've been waiting for this era of Bowie records to be reissued for quite some time now. RHINO did an incredible job on these remasters with the art work and the audio. Don't miss your opportunity to own some the most important and influential records of the 20th century.
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