Saturday, September 20, 2014

Celebrate Cassette Store Day at Royal Cat Records with Performances by Tyson and Brick Walls

Come celebrate international Cassette Store Day with performances by Tyson and Brick Walls and dozens of cassettes by world-renowned performers and HOT local acts!

Like the sign says, we will have tapes for sale all day long and a special in-store set by Tyson as well as the new (Tyson-related) improv jazz trio Brick Walls.

Tyson's new record is Casio Fiasco!

Tyson and his Gameboy on Bandcamp

Brick Walls on Bandcamp

Friday, September 5, 2014

Guelph Jazz Festival: New Vinyl Records Arrivals Including Sun Ra

The 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival is this weekend in Downtown Guelph and Royal Cat Records has all your vinyl needs, including many new arrivals and a curated selection of vintage jazz, blues and big band records.

This week's new arrivals include a ton of new re-issues of classic jazz LPs by some of the giants of the art form, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Sun Ra. The Sun Ra Arkestra is a featured performer at this year's festival, part of which is taking place just outside our store at 10 Carden St, right downtown across from City Hall all this weekend, September 5 to 7. 


Here's the full list of this week's records:

Allman Brothers Band, Live at the Fillmore
Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
Amy Winehouse, Lioness
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare
Avengers, s/t
Bad Brains, s/t
Band, The Band 180gram gatefold
Band, Music from the Big Pink 180gram
Band, Stage Fright 180gram/ltd edition
Bauhaus, Crackle: The Best of Bauhaus 2lp
Beastie Boys, Ill Communication 2LP 180gram
Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
Beatles, Revolver 180gram
Beatles, Abbey Road 180gram
Beatles, Sgt Pepper's  180gram
Beck, Morning Phase
Bill Evans Trio, Portrait in Jazz
Bill Evans Trio, Everybody Digs Bill Evans
Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan and the Folk Movement (2LP)
Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin Bob Dylan 
Bob Marley, Legend
Bob Marley, Catch a Fire
Bob Marley, Soul Rebels
Black Keys, Brothers
Blind Willie McTell, Vol 1 (Document/Third Man)
Blue Cheer, Vincebus Eruptum
Bunny Lee, Creation of Dub
CCR, Chronicle 2lp
CCR, Bayou Country
Charley Patton, Complete Recorded Works Vol 1.
Circle Jerks, Group Sex (coloured vinyl)
Cramps, Stay Sick
Constantines, Kensington Heights
Clash, s/t (2013 remaster)
Daft Punk, Homework
Daft Punk, Random Access Memory
Drive By Truckers, Decoration Day
Fucked Up, Glass Boys
Funkadelic, self-titled 180gram
Harry Nilsson, Rarities 180gram
Howlin Wolf, The Back Door Wolf 180gram
James Brown, Sex Machine 2lp
Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced? 180gram
Jimi Hendrix, Axis Bold As Love 180gram
John Coltrane, Blue Train
John Coltrane, Coltrane
John Coltrane, Soultrane
John Coltrane, Stardust
Jolie Holland, Wine Dark Sea
Joy Division, Closer 180gram
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures 180gram
King Tubby, Hometown Hi-fi Dubplate Special
Kurt Vile, Walkin in a Pretty Daze
Libertines, Up the Bracket
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue 180gramRTI hq
Miles Davis, Miles Ahead 180gram
Miles Davis, The New Miles Davis Quintet
Miles Davis, Blue Haze 
Nas, Illmatic
National, Boxer
National, Trouble Will Find Me
Neko Case, The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight
NWA, Straight Outta Compton (remaster)
OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
OutKast, Stankonia 2lp
Pavement, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
Pharrell Williams, GIRL
Pixies, Surfer Rosa
Pixies, Doolittle
Pixies, Bossanova
Pogues, Rum Sodomy and the Lash 180gram
Queen, A Night At The Opera
Ramones, Rocket to Russia 180gram
Ramones, End of the Century 180gram
Ramones, s/t coloured vinyl/180gram
Ramones, Ramonesmania
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Californication 2lp
Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street 2lp
Seven Seconds/Skins, Brains and Guts split7inch
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Give the People What They Want
Sigur Ros, Meo Suo I Eryum Vio Spilum
Sisters of Mercy, Floodland
Skip James, Complete 1931 Session
Social Distortion, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
Sonny Rollins, With The Modern Jazz Quartet
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Stan Getz, Big Band Bossa Nova
Stiff Little Fingers, Inflammable Material 180gram
Stooges, Fun House 180gram
Sun Ra, Fate in a Pleasant Mood
Sun Ra, Lanquidity
Sun Ra, Strange Celestial Mood
Sun Ra, Cosmos
Sun Ra, Super-sonic Jazz
Sun Ra, Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy
Sun Ra, Strange Things
Sun Ra, Jazz in Silhouette
Television, Marquee Moon 180gram
Thee Oh Sees, Drop
Thelonious Monk, The Unique Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk, With John Coltrane
Thelonious Monk, With Sonny Rollins
Thelonious Monk, Monk's Music
Tom Waits, Mule Variations
Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones
Tom Waits, Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits, On the Scene 73 
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Van Morrison, Moondance 180gram
Velvet Underground, VU and Nico (RSD)
Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes s/t 180gram
War on Drugs, Slave Ambient
Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil
Weakerthans, Left and Leaving
Weakerthans, Reunion Tour
White Stripes, s/t
White Stripes, White Blood Cells
White Stripes, De Stijl
Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang/36 Chambers
Wu-Tang, WT Meets the Indie Culture

v/a, Last Kind Words 1926-1953 (Geechie Wiley/Blues)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Vintage Vinyl Arrivals: Back to School Edition

Tons of used records in great condition have filtered into the shop over the last couple of weeks of Summer, just in time for Back to School fun!

Here are some of our most recent arrivals:

Aretha Franklin, Live at the Fillmore West
Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, At the Bunkhouse
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live 1975-1985 box
Cheech and Chong, Los Cochinos
Cream, Disraeli Gears
Cream, Fresh Cream
Cream, Best of Cream
Dean Martin, Swingin'  2lp
Denny Zeitlin, Live at the Trident
Doug McArthur, Sisteron
Dr. John, Hollywood Be Thy Name
Eartha Kitt, At Her Very Best
Elvis Presley, A Date With Elvis
English Beat, Just Can't Stop
Gary Bartz NTU Troop, I've Known Rivers and Other Bodies
George Harrison, Living in the Material World
Janis Joplin, Cheap Thrills
Janis Joplin, Greatest Hits
Jimmy Caravan and his Jazz Blues Organ, Hey Jude
Joni Mitchell, For the Roses
Kate Bush, On Stage
Luna, Space Swell
Moe Koffman, One Moe Time
Monty Python, Live at Drury Lane
Neil Young, After the Gold Rush
Patsy Cline, Always
Paul Simon, Graceland
Percy Sledge, Take Time to Know Her
Pete Seeger, Deep in the Big Muddy
Pete Seeger, We Shall Overcome
Pink Flod, Animals
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd, The Wall
Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Story vol 2
Rolling Stones, Hot Rocks 1964-1971
Rolling Stones, Some Girls
Sam Cooke, Hits of the 50s
Santana, Abraxas
Santana, The New Santana Album
Simon and Garfunkle, Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme
Simon and Garfunkle, Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkle, Hits
Various, The Story of Star Wars
Various, Rocky Horror Picture Show
Various, Maple Sugar: Songs of Early Canada
Who, The Kids Are Alright
Yes, Close to the Edge
Yes, Drama
Yes, Tormato

Yes, The Yes Album