Who was your favorite Instore Performer?

June 28, 2008


Here's a link to a some classic notes found in record stores.....also a fun site to check out!

June 6, 2008

Jam Master Jay Doc.

Hey check out this awesome documentary film about Jam Master Jay!

May 23, 2008

Control Contest

As promised, here's how to win! It's fairly easy, honestly.

Click the image above to make it larger, then print it out. And, if you're one of the first FIVE people to make it through the door, with the above voucher in hand, you'll WIN! That's it!

See how painless that was...

May 19, 2008

Check out our NEW Commercial!

This commercial was written and directed by David Estrada... We hope you like it, because we love it!

Parker Avengelis is Park Ave CDs!

May 15, 2008

The White House

Some great folks started to host monthly concerts in their home in September of 2000. The concept is simple; Bring arts and music back into that forgotten venue: the living room. Always FREE to the public. People bring a nice bottle of wine or porto, and a piece of fine cheese or other delicacy. They enjoy an evening of live music performed by some of the best musicians around,
and take in some artwork by local artists.

They put a strong emphasis on living composers, and have had over 112 world premieres so far! That makes them one of the leading new music concert venues in Florida!

For a list of performances, directions and more info, visit: THE WHITE HOUSE website.

May 12, 2008

Early Memories... Replies!

So, we asked you THIS QUESTION and you gave us these answers... These are our favorites!

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My earliest memory of a song is "Touch of Grey" by the Grateful Dead. I was about three when my deadhead dad and I were watching the music video. I remember thinking that the skeletons were really cool. Thanks,

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Forget what you heard about Edgar Allen Poe, Rod Temperton is "da man" when it comes to scaring a three year old shitless. My earliest memory of music was the soliloquy read by Vincent Price at the end of "Thriller." Nothing would make me run faster out of my brother's room as he laid the needle down on that part of the record. It took me a few more years to actually watch the music video all the way through. I must admit, that even to this day, I still find myself looking around my shoulder as this song is being blasted on every radio station during the month of October.

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The earliest memory I have of a particular song is of Tom Petty's "Breakdown". When I was a child, my parents used to turn up the stereo in our living room really loud and we would all dance around and sing with the songs. I fondly remember "playing drums" to this song, meaning I banged wooden spoons on the collector tins my family had. These living room concerts are what really started my love for classic rock, such as AC/DC, Van Halen, Queen, etc.

This memory is very fond to me still, as "Breakdown" is now my favorite song of all time and I have a real drum set that I like to play. Plus, my family still rocks :)

NO AGE Review

As a band, I’m not really sure what to make of No Age. They’re really just a couple of skate punks that make noisy songs, but… there’s gotta be more to it than that. The tracks on their new album Nouns vary from barely contained sound collages to bashing garage stompers, but it’s consistently enjoyable, confounding and above all else: interesting. And let’s face it. Sub Pop releases as of late haven’t exactly blown the proverbial roof off of the sucka. It’s been a whole lot of people that wouldn’t have record deals if they weren’t affiliated with Band Of Horses or Wolf Parade for the past few months. So this begs me to ask: do I actually like this new No Age album or am I just pleasantly surprised that it’s a really good Sub Pop album?

I think the verdict is both. I’m excited to see Sub Pop digging themselves out of a rut, and I’m happy to hear a band that is equal parts Psychocandy, Black Lips and musique concrete. I like how on the opening “Miner”, everything is given such an equal place in the sound field that I can’t tell how many guitars are there, I’m not sure if I can hear a tambourine or not, and I honestly can’t tell if more than one person is singing or not. That might sound sarcastic, but I like a not-so-obvious album here and there.

And then there’s bits like “Keechie”, where it’s just a big pastoral and echoey mess of guitars framing a rhythm track made up of hiss that slowly opens up and goes away. No chorus, no vocals. Just a neat little recording experiment that gives you a quick break from the mid-range pounding that No Age seems to revel in.

On the other hand, I’m glad that Nouns barely lasts over a half of an hour, as it’s not the type of noise pop that I could handle in large doses. You have to understand that the guitar tones often fall somewhere between the I-Doser experiments and the sounds produced by that guitar pedal that Buzz Osbourne made as a joke for DOD back in the day. I’m willing to bet that this band would own you live, though. It sounds like even this relatively lo-fi production is barely able to contain them.

Hats off to Sub Pop for unveiling such a daring signing. Other articles of clothing off to No Age for rocking out with little care for the rest of the world. They sound like they’re having a blast, and it’s contagious.

- Marc

May 9, 2008


Howdy, everyone! This blog is a special blog for us (read: me) here at PARK AVE CDs because we want to share with you a very special Website and Promotion Utility we think you'll love! WE LOVE IT!

It's called SPONGECELL and it's awesome. We use it to post store events and other PACD happenings, too. Best part, aside from being super easy to use and very powerful... it's FREE! You just have to check it out for yourself, honestly. People can add our events to Myspace, Facebook, iCal, and numerous other places. Another awesome feature is folks can set "reminders" about events, and receive them via email or TXT Message!

Hey, it's free and, as far as i'm concerned, (yeah, i'm a little dorky with this kind of stuff) totally badass.


- Ryan