Saturday, January 30, 2010
We haven't decided whether not we'll be closing early quite yet...but several stores on the Avenue are closing early today: Kiss and Make Up, In Watermelon Sugar, and Sugar, so far.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Beach House - Teen Dream (3 out of 5 stars)
"...Scally and Legrand have fashioned an album of rare beauty that would justly see them rise beyond those '90s reference points to hold their own alongside the thoroughly modern likes of Grizzly Bear or Bon Iver, as indeed they did on the bill of the 2009 Green Man 'freaky folk' festival." -Andy Fyfe
One of 2010's 25 most anticipated records, according to Decibel, is the untitled Pig Destroyer album that is tentatively slated for this fall.
"Pig Destroyer have improved exponentially with every full-length since their 1998 debut, EXPLOSIONS IN WARD 6. ... Hull, vocalist J.R. Hayes, drummer Brian Harvey and electronics whiz Blake Harrison can essentially do any goddamn thing they want with dash and derring-do."
Maximum Rocknroll #321
a review of Smile, Hon, You're In Baltimore #12
"... The contributors are Baltimoreans who for the most part focus on some component of Baltimore culture or life ranging from drugs to rats to human remains. If you like independent literary journals, geographical writing, or Baltimore, I'd recommend this. ..." -Casey Ress
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
January 28th, 7pm, we'll be having a release party for the new Dunny Fatale Series, which features an all female artist line up!
Have a drink, bring any toys you'd like to trade and come check out the new series!
Starting this year we will no longer be able to sell any open blind boxed KidRobot toys (their rules, not ours), so we'll just have them for trade only.
Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum, talks about the no show.
Monday, January 18, 2010
"Musician Amanda Palmer (L) and guest arrive at NBC, Universal Pictures And Focus Features Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California."
Congrats to Amanda Palmer and Guest on their engagement!
Friday, January 15, 2010
"TaleSpin is a new zine about bike riding. Whether you ride Road, Fixed, Mountain, BMX, or Penny Farthing, and whether you ride daily or not since the banana seat went out of style, we want your stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork. The theme of our inaugural issue is 'First Times'. Tell us about your first bike ride, your first crash, your first spin class, your first flat tire, your first bike race, your first...anything, as long as it happened on, under, near, or because of a bike.
All submissions will be considered. Articles (100 – 1,000 words) should be sent by e-mail (aberrebeATgmailDOTcom) as attached Word documents. Image files should be approximately 5x7 inches, 300+ dpi (.JPG or .TIF format). All contributors will receive a byline for their work and a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 19, 2010.
TaleSpin is being produced by Team Atomic, a Baltimore-based cycling team that rides to raise funds for Moveable Feast of Maryland. All proceeds from sales of TaleSpin will be donated to Moveable Feast’s Ride for the Feast. TaleSpin will be available locally for purchase at Atomic Books, through the Team Atomic website (www.teamatomic.org), and at area bike shops.
For more information, contact: Rebecca Abernathy, Editor, at aberrebeATgmailDOTcom."
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Here's the first installment.
Oh, and comics and minis peeps - send preview and review comics my way at:
c/o Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Screening will be:
Monday, January 11
7:30PM. The Charles. "Station North", Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.
Each pass is good for 2 people.
While supplies last, of course.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
We meet every last Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm, at Atomic Books. Join the Facebook Group!
Like last year, instead of each book being discounted for its month, you can sign up for the club at the store and just get the 15% off for any of these books at any time this year. (So you can get a head start on some of these!)
Jan Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
Feb I Love You More Than You Know - Jonathan Ames
March Basketball Diaries - Jim Carroll
April What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami
May Stitches - David Small
June You Can't Win - Jack Black
July Role Models - John Waters
August The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
September A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - David Eggers
October Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain
November Little Things - Jeffrey Brown
December Fun Home - Alison Bechdel