THE RADIO ROOM and THE SPINNING JENNY have a slew of awesome Summer shows coming (including SAM BUSH, SARAH SHOOK & NIKKI LANE) and HORIZON’s got the vinyl (and CD’s) for them all!

Our buddies over at the RADIO ROOM and THE SPINNING JENNY are all over it lately, booking fantastic Summer shows with some old friends and new favorites of Horizon Records. You can check the full schedule and get ticket info HERE, but we’ve put a brief sampler below!

RADIO ROOM:

 

SATURDAY, JULY 28th

NIKKI LANE w/ Blank Range
The Highway Queen of alt-country returns to the Upstate!

 

FRIDAY, Aug. 31st

SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS w/ Vilai Harrington & The Hamp-tones
There’s definitely a lot of country in the music of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. For starters, there’s Shook’s low-slung, rich voice, which can leap from the deep end to a high yodel just like Patsy Cline’s could. And the crying pedal steel and gritty electric guitar that the Disarmers wield could fit in in any honky-tonk. But there’s some vintage rock ‘n’ roll in there as well; the sound is like an updated version of the glorious Sun Records days when rock and country were flip sides of the same coin.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5th 

THE YAWPERS
The Yawpers craft tunes that are engrossed in creative context. Some might recall edges of the mid-1900s Delta blues, but only if those lived-in riffs were played by the MC5, broadcast through booming stadium speakers and drenched with pounds of fuzzy distortion and full-throttled punk rock energy. They conduct parallel frequencies with the ferocious and raw proletarian roots of Uncle Tupelo, the burning-hot thrashings and cavernous sonic space of Hot Snakes, and mix in derisive scrutiny that brings to mind Ween or the Minutemen (and might we add that Cook is the spitting image of D. Boon).

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27th

CORY BRANAN, w/ Mark Webb, Jr.
Throughout his career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter, fierce lyricist, and a hyperdynamic performer with the ability to fingerpick finer than ‘60s Greenwich Village folkies and brutally strum like a proto punk shredder. Throughout his career, he’s made collective struggles poetic and breakthroughs into sympathetic acts of populist heroism.

 

THE SPINNING JENNY

FRIDAY, Aug. 10th



SAM BUSH
Yes indeed, the mandolin master is one of our faves around here, and we’re PUMPED that he’s gonna be back in town with some killer Newgrass.

 

THURSDAY, Oct. 25th

THE WOOD BROTHERS, w/ Nicole Atkins
The new Wood Brothers album, One Drop Of Truth,  “One Drop of Truth,” is the most wide-ranging, experimental record they’ve made in their 14 years together. Kicking off with the sparse, gritty, gospel-influenced “River Takes the Town” and moving through funky soul (“Happiness Jones”), barbed-wire blues stomp (“Laughing or Crying”), delicate acoustic ballads (“Strange as it Seems”), and up-tempo slide-guitar-spiked rock (“Sky High”), it’s a great example of what a band can do when it simply disregards genre and makes music.

 

 

 

 

  • YAMAHA NATURAL SOUND A-700 INTEGRATED STEREO AMPLIFIER
    A classic “hoss” circa 1983/84. 100 watts per channel! Has phono input.
  • BOSE 901 SERIES V SPEAKERS WITH BOSE 901 SERIES V ACTIVE EQUALIZER
    The essentially crossoverless design gives the 901 an unmistakable coherence, the model’s greatest strength. Its incredibly wide dispersion comes in a close second. The Bose 901s sound great anywhere in the room, After extensive listening, the Bose 901s strike me as being damn good. They have some limitations, but don’t all $1,400 speakers? For that matter, what $10,000 speakers are perfect? They are so smooth and musical.
  • SANSUI FR-D35 SEMI-AUTOMATIC DIRECT TURNTABLE
    A new stylus has been installed on the vintage AT cartridge and all features of the table work perfectly!
  • SANSUI SR-525 DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE
    Excellent working and sounding Sansui SR-525 full manual direct drive turntable. A new stylus has been installed, and the cartridge has been properly aligned in the headshell according to Sansui specifications. This is a very heavy table with great Sansui build quality.
  • BOZAK CS4000 mod speakers, omg!! these big-boys ROCK!
    8 tweeters, 1 midrange and 2 woofers per. all original, very clean. extremely rare and VERY AMAZING sound!
  • EPI A110 SPEAKERS: 2-way, classic bookshelf charmers! Sound great, woofers rebuilt like new!
    2-way, classic bookshelf charmers! Sound great, woofers rebuilt like new. Circa 1980’s Epicure Productions vintage feature 8”woofers. Critically acclaimed in their day and still sound good, audiophile delivery without the high dollar price. Full-on ready, great sound, woofers rebuilt like new!
  • TASCAM 102 CASSETTE DECK!
    So fresh and so clean! This deck is in great shape and sounds like a champ. Bust out those old bootlegs and mixed tapes.
  • VINTAGE RARE SAE MARK XXXI SOLID STATE STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER WORKS GREAT! SOUNDS GREAT!
    Unit is in really nice physical condition. Recently gone through, tested and checked, all functions have been tested and work great! ready to rock with a pre-amp!
  • ADVENT LAUREATE Mini Tower Speakers
    amazing sound, brilliant natural refined listening experience. woofers on both speakers just completely rebuilt better than new! The Advents, both large and small, sounded pretty good and gave excellent value for the money. The company was one of a long string of companies that descended from the original Acoustic Research (AR). Advents eventually lost their enormous popularity and nearly faded away. International Jensen, a company based in the Chicago suburbs, rescued Advent and resurrected it. The Advent model we tested deserves a Ph.D. Advent appropriately names it the Laureate. The Laureate overwhelmed my skepticism that a modestly priced floor-standing loudspeaker could deliver good sound