Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Whiteaker Community Thanksgiving Benefit Sale, This Weekend

This weekend, starting Thursday, stop-by Skip's Records & CD World to save big while helping support a worthy local cause.  We'll donate 5% of our sales from Thursday through Sunday to the annual Whiteaker Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  Customers who receive our e-mail newsletter, check your in-box for a special sneak-peek at the sale!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, Live @ Skip's Records & CD World

Portland-based Casey Neill & The Norway Rats bring their unique fusion of rock, folk and punk to Skip's Records & CD World this evening for what promises to be a most raucous instore performance. Swing-by the store to catch this intimate performance and pick-up a copy of their latest, Good Bye to the Rank and File on CD before sliding over to their show at Sam Bond's Garage later tonight.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vampire Weekend ticket giveaway!

We have a pair of tickets to Vampire Weekend to giveaway.The all ages show is September 1st at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene. We'll be doing the drawing August 31st, so drop by and enter to win!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ferraby Lionheart live at CD WORLD 8/4 at 7pm FREE!

Here's Ferraby Lionheart live at SXSW in '09. Don't miss your chance to see him live at CD WORLD for FREE! It's his only Eugene appearance. We're at 3215 West 11th. Check out www.gotocdworld.com for more information or call 541-683-6902. His new album "Jack of Hearts" is out now!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blue Giant live at CD WORLD 7/17 at 3pm

Blue Giant, named after the brightest star in the galaxy, is the creation of Kevin and Anita Robinson, better known as Portland, Ore. indie-pop darlings Viva Voce. The Robinson’s new band features Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Evan Railton (Swords) and Seth Lorinczi (The Golden Bears). Produced by Kevin Robinson, Blue Giant will be released on July 13th.

On their self-titled debut, Blue Giant combines the traditional sounds of American music – country, bluegrass, and folk with driving, straight-ahead rock. The twelve tracks on the album, written by Kevin and Anita, showcase that versatility from the classic country feel of “Lonely Girl,” to the melodic guitars in “Clean The Clock,” to the mellow, deceptively simple “Gone For Good” which features Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker.

Blue Giant will be playing live at CD WORLD on their tour of Northwest indie record stores on Saturday July 17th at 3pm and it's FREE!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

DJ Kicks on sale at CD WORLD!

DJ-Kicks started out in 1995 as a compilation of electronic DJ club-style mixes in the techno or house genres, with the then-novel twist of being targeted to a home listening audience. Soon afterwards, both the choice of compilers and the genres included were expanded: In addition to DJs, more and more producers (like Terranova), remixers (like Kruder & Dorfmeister), bands (like the Stereo MCs) and musicians (like Nicolette) compiled DJ-Kicks albums. The actual music began to vary wildly as well, ranging from Tr├╝by Trio's downbeat jazz sound to Kemistry & Storm's aggressive drum and bass. Still, all contributions remain broadly within the electronic music genre.

At CD WORLD you'll find our entire selection of DJ Kicks comps on sale now in our techno section!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bearcub live at CD WORLD June 20th at 4pm

Bearcub, better known as Kellen Holte, is most recognized as a prolific rock drummer, touring NW clubs with Facing Extinction, Of Mountains and Dead Fucking Serious, to name a few. His new approach is rooted in folk music that ranges from light as Kimya Dawson to heavy as Johnny Cash. Bearcub represents both ends of the spectrum with disarming candor on his solo debut. The song 'In Vain' reveals an introspective side which is explored further on the EP. Catch Bearcub live at CD WORLD on Sunday June 20th at 4pm FREE!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Floater live at CD WORLD FREE!

On Sunday June 13th at 12:30pm local favorites Floater will return to Eugene for a special free acoustic performance to celebrate the release of their new album "Wake"! The album isn't officially out until July 1st but we'll have it early for the day of the show exclusively at CD WORLD!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Enter to win She and Him/Band of Horses tickets!

Band of Horses and She and Him are playing Sunday May 30th in Bend and we have a pair of tickets to give away! Just drop by the store and enter to win. Drawing will be held May 27th. Don't need to be present to win.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sick Puppies live at CD WORLD June 5th at 2pm FREE!

Sick Puppies don't do things halfway, not when they're playing live in front of their rabid fans, nor when they tackled Tri-Polar, their second major label album for RMR/ Virgin/EMI and follow-up to Dressed Up As Life. When the Australian band decided to break through in the U.S., founding members, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Shimon Moore and his high school classmate, bassist Emma Anzai, simply picked up and moved lock, stock and guitar amps to L.A., advertised for a drummer on Craig's List, and were soon joined by Orange County native Mark Goodwin. Catch Sick Puppies live at CD WORLD June 5th at 2pm FREE! We also have tickets for sale to their show later that night at the WOW Hall in Eugene!

Kaki King live in-store performance May 16th

Kaki King's childhood passions were the drums and Brit-pop, and she figured if she ever made it big it would be because of her skills behind the kit. However, her musical talents didn't stop there: she also played the guitar, and though she learned Beatles and Fleetwood Mac songbooks, she found herself drawn to the styles of Preston Reed and Michael Hedges. Catch Kaki King live at CD WORLD for free on Sunday May 16th at 2pm and pick up a copy of her latest release 'Junior' on sale! CD WORLD also has tickets for sale to her show later that night at the WOW Hall in Eugene!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Local Favorite Shelley (James) and Cal live at CD WORLD March 30th at 6:30pm

Longtime local favorite Shelley James and her husband Cal are releasing their debut EP nationwide on March 30th. To celebrate they're performing live for free at CD WORLD at 6:30! Here's a live clip of them covering KD Lang.

Kasey Anderson live at CD WORLD Sunday March 28th at 3pm

Here's a live clip of Kasey! Catch him free at CD WORLD and later that night for a full set at Sam Bonds Garage in Eugene.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Local Eugene favorite Halie Loren releases live CD nationwide

The first thing you notice is that voice: deep and rich and warm, gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal at once. Think Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday and Joni Mitchell, or, more recently, Diana Krall or Norah Jones. For over 10 years, Eugene native Halie Loren has developed a style in singing and songwriting that is familiar yet totally her own. Her new album shows Halie at her best, in front of a live audience. From great originals (Free to be Loved, They Oughta Write a Song) to interpretations of rock classics, (Sunny Afternoon, Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For), Halie Loren proves that her voice is certainly a must hear voice of the new decade.

Halie Loren's national debut "Stages" is on sale now at CD WORLD for only 9.99!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Passion Pit Ticket Giveaway!

Passion Pit plays the McDonald Theatre in Downtown Eugene on April 10th. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway. Drop by the store and enter to win!

Check out http://www.mcdonaldtheatre.com/ for information on this and other great shows coming up!

We're at 3215 West 11th Avenue. Our Phone number is 541-683-6902. Our website is www.gotocdworld.com.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Crazy Awesome New Releases Out Today!

We've got three of the most anticipated releases of the year (perhaps decade?) waiting for you!

1. GORILLAZ--Plastic Beach SALE PRICED $10.99 (DELUXE VERSION ONLY $19.99)

Plastic Beach unites a huge list of guests, creating yet another well-crafted and dance-friendly set of songs. The songs demonstrate a genre-bending collection of glitchy club beats and hip-hop grooves, augmented by brass, glitzy synthesizers and Asian- and Arabic-tinged orchestral harmonies. -NPR


Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse, always seems to be working on something, but this feels different. Burton has teamed up with James Mercer, who's spent more than a decade leading his band The Shins, to form Broken Bells. This is a smart pop record full of melody and invention. It's pretty and at times unorthodox, and it finds both Burton and Mercer drawing on each other's talents to make a record unique to each of them.

3. JIMI HENDRIX--Valleys Of Neptune SALE PRICED $11.99

Also available today: Deluxe reissues of classic Jimi albums!

The arrival of a new Jimi Hendrix album is an extraordinary occasion. Most of these 12 songs were recorded in 1969 in London and New York after the Jimi Hendrix Experience's third and final studio album, "Electric Ladyland." In the 18 months leading up to his death in September 1970, Hendrix was in the midst of transition borne of confidence and success. These sessions were his last with the Experience's Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell and first with Billy Cox, Hendrix's old army buddy who'd take up bass duties in Band of Gypsys later in the year. The heart of the album (if a posthumous collection can truly be considered such) is the title track, a fully finished and commercially unreleased song. It's brief, beautiful and haunting: Hendrix longing for a sort of cosmic release from earthly constraints, cooing, maybe to himself, "rise on, baby, rise on."

Also available today are new releases by: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ben Harper, The Chieftans/Ry Cooder, Pavement, Liars, The Knife, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Ludacris, and SO MUCH MORE!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Win Every Time I Die Tickets at CD WORLD

Every Time I Die is at the WOW Hall on March 27th and we have a pair of tickets to give away! Drop by the store anytime up until March 25th and enter to win. Drawing will be held March 26th. Don't need to be present to win.

Check out www.wowhall.org for more information about more shows coming to Eugene!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Exene Cervenka live at CD WORLD April 18th at 5pm FREE!!

Ok, so it's not every day that you get a phone call at work telling you a bona fide punk rock LEGEND wants to come by and play a free show at your store. Well, it happened today and we are totally geeked to announce THE Exene Cervenka of the seminal punk band X will be here on April 18th (the day AFTER Record Store Day 2010) to play a free show at 5pm. How cool is that?

For more info check out www.gotocdworld.com or call 541-683-6902.

Sassparilla live at CD WORLD March 13th at 5pm FREE

Hailing from Portland via Chicago, Sassparilla are fast becoming a live favorite in the Eugene area. Sassparilla descibe themselves as 'insurgent blues' and perform with the intensity and spontaneity of street musicians from another era. Drop by CD WORLD Saturday March 13th at 5pm and get a free preview performance before they go on at Sam Bond's Garage later that night!

For more information check out www.gotocdworld.com or call 541-683-6902!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Katie's Fun Corner Of Music Fun!

So, if you like music you should probably click the link and take a listen to this:


Snoop Dogg? Bobby Womack? The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music? Yes, please!

March 9th can't come soon enough. Pick up the new Gorillaz from our store for CHEAP.

Country Music 20% Off Sale This Weekend!

In honor of Johnny Cash's 78th Birthday all our new and used Country & Western CDs, DVDs, and LPs are 20% off their regular price all weekend! Sale ends Sunday at 8pm

You can shop us online at www.gotocdworld.com. We're located at 3215 West 11th Avenue. Our phone number is 541-683-6902.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Enter to win guest list spots to Stockholm Syndrome at the McDonald Theatre!

Stockholm Syndrome
with special guest These United States opening, will play the
Historic McDonald Theatre on
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Check out www.mcdonaldtheatre.com for more great shows coming to town!

Stop by CD WORLD before Sunday February 28th and enter to win 1 pair of guest lists spots!
Check out our site www.gotocdworld.com
Call 541-683-6902
3215 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Out today: Johnny Cash--American VI: Ain't No Grave

American VI: Ain't No Grave, is the sixth and final installment of Johnny Cash's critically-acclaimed American Recordings album series. As with the previous five albums in the American Recordings series, American VI was produced by Rick Rubin.

American VI is deeply elegiac and spiritual, with each song its own piece of the puzzle of life's mysteries and challenges - the pursuit of salvation, the importance of friendships, the dream of peace, the power of faith, and the joys and adversities that entail simple survival. It is an achingly personal and intimate statement, as, from the end of the line, Johnny Cash looks back on a most extraordinary life.

Sale priced at only $9.99 for a limited time.

We also remind you to wear black for Johnny on Friday, February 26. It's Johnny Cash's 78th birthday. Pay your respects to the man who gave his voice to the poor and beaten-down. Wear black.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Los Lonely Boys live today at CD WORLD at 4pm FREE plus at McDonald Theatre TONIGHT!

CD WORLD is proud to welcome Grammy Award-winning Texas trio Los Lonely Boys to the in-store stage for a short preview performance today at 4pm before their full show at the beautiful McDonald Theatre in Downtown Eugene.


Come rock-out with brothers Henry, Jojo and Ringo at this FREE LIVE EVENT, from your pals at Oregons favorite locally owned music store, CD World!

for more information check out www.gotocdworld.com or call 541-683-6902.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

From the Vinyl Room: Ween 180g vinyl re-issues

Just in, 4 classic Ween albums, re-issued on 180 gram. colored vinyl. If you missed-out on their Limited Edition vinyl box-set last fall then now is your chance to purchase each album individually.

Out-now and in-stock:
1994's Chocolate and Cheese, the album (and album cover) that firmly embedded their name in every college-age boy's mind for life.
1996's outrageous dive into Country and Western music, 12 Golden Country Hits.
1997's The Mollusk, perhaps the highlight of their already impressive catalog.
2000's White Pepper, continues Ween's quest to prove that they can cover just about any style of music with impeccable wit and accuracy.

Check out www.gotocdworld.com or call 541-683-6902.

Doubleplusgood live today at 3pm FREE!

Former Eugenean Erik Carlson and Andrew Nelson make up the electro-pop duo DoublePlusGood. Playing since 2005, Carlson released his first CD as a one-man band on Sleepsound Records in 2007. DoublePlusGoods new mini album, the Dancipation Proclamation, reflects a reimagining of DoublePlusGood. Instead of a band flirting with dance and electro influences, DoublePlusGood dives headfirst into uptempo glitch-pop. The circuit bent synths and distorted drums compliment a more confident and confrontational lyrical sentiment. Come catch Doubleplusgood live at CD WORLD on Saturday February 20th at 3pm and then see them later that night at Sam Bond's in Eugene. Dancipation Proclamation will on be on sale at a special sale price!

Listen to samples here: http://www.myspace.com/dblplusgood

For more info check out www.gotocdworld.com or
call 541-683-6902.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Joanna Newsom Album Available at CD WORLD Monday 2/22

Joanna Newsom's new release "Have One on Me" is available everywhere Tuesday 2/23. The nice folks at Drag City have told us we can go ahead and put it on our racks starting Monday 2/22. So drop by anytime after we open at 9am and pick up your copy on double CD or 3xLP!

For more info or to reserve yours check out www.gotocdworld.com
Or call 541-683-6902.

Chris Kokesh of Misty River gives free live performance today at noon!

Chris Kokesh is a songwriter with an eye for the hard detail, the grit and dirt of real life. A renowned fiddler and singer, Chris has been touring festival stages with Northwest folk stars Misty River for years. Back stage and back home, she has been developing her own songwriting voice and guitar chops. Chris will be performing live at CD WORLD on Friday February 19th at Noon to promote her new solo CD 'October Valentine'.

For more information go to www.gotocdworld.com or call 541-683-6902.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jimi Hendrix Valleys Of Neptune 7" Vinyl Single out NOW!

Jimi Hendrix Valleys Of Neptune 7" Vinyl Single!

Recorded during Jimi Hendrix's final studio sessions, "Valleys Of Neptune" was never commercially released. Now it is being released to announce the compilation album of the same name out March 9th, which includes 12 tracks of previously unreleased material left by the guitar icon.

Jimi Hendrix Valleys Of Neptune Track Listing

1A. Valleys of Neptune
1B. Cat Talking To Me (Non-Album Track)

Check out www.gotocdworld.com to buy yours or reserve for in-store pick-up!

Also, Valleys of Neptune full length is available now to pre-order!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras + Preservation Jazz Hall Band

FOR A LIMITED TIME: Pick up a copy of Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program and score a peice of genuine N'Awlins King Cake and some super sweet beads, courtesy of the Preservation Hall crew!

Also on sale: Titles by many of the artists appearing on the Preservation Hall benefit album, including Steve Earle, Del McCoury Band, and My Morning Jacket!

Over the last year, more than 20 of American music s most exciting artists traveled to Preservation Hall in New Orleans to collaborate with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on classic New Orleans repertoire. The end result is a timeless and joyous celebration of New Orleans music. Proceeds from the sale of the project will benefit Preservation Hall and The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program. Preservation Hall, located in the French Quarter just three blocks from the Mississippi River, remains the intimate venue it originally was when it opened in 1961 as a performance space dedicated to honoring, celebrating and perpetuating New Orleans jazz. Originally erected as a Spanish Tavern in the 1750s, Preservation Hall is a modest French Quarter structure. The building has no running water or air conditioning, and the only seating accommodations are six benches and a few cushions strewn about the worn wooden floor. Its raw and weather-beaten exterior remains unpainted. A half-century later, Preservation Hall continues to ensure the cultural legacy and the future of this beautiful tradition by allowing young and old to collaborate together. In the spirit of New Orleans, legendary and emerging artists donated their time to travel to New Orleans to record this special compilation album benefiting Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program.

The complete roster of artists includes: Louis Armstrong, Andrew Bird, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Anita Briem, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller, Paolo Nutini, and Tom Waits.

Pick up this album today for just $10.99 standard and $15.99 deluxe. Help preserve Preservation Hall, a true national treasure.

Check out pics of our Preservation Hall display and decadent King Cake:

Have a happy lent everyone, au revoir!