Speaker Tree Records in L-Burg

July 25th, 2008 · 5 Comments · By

Did y’all catch that Extraordinaires show last night? Totally awesome. First night with the new Tea House PA and it went very smoothly. Awesome new songs, awesomely enthusiastic audience; a fun sweaty show. Good openers, too. I must admit the general demographics of the show made me feel kinda old (but in a “there’s hope for the future yet!” way, not in a grumpy-old-man way… for once).

Anyhow, they’re playing again tonight down in Lynchburg, for the grand opening of Speaker Tree Records. Speaker Tree is a new record store run by my friend Blair Amberly, who’s an all-around great guy and a serious music-head (somehow every time I hang out with him it turns into a geek-fest over 80’s hip-hop obscurities). I haven’t been to his store since it was in the early planning stages, but I keep hearing promising tales about it — apparently he’ll be offering a smashing selection of vintage vinyl, new releases, and a mural by central VA legend Thomas Dean. It should certainly worth a day trip, now that the place is up and running. Oh, and the place is named after a totally sweet David Ellis painting (see above).

I was hoping to get down there for the opening, but I’m just too busy and too broke. So instead it will be a mellow weekend of swimming and house parties.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 emily // Jul 25, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    sounds like a pretty perfect weekend, and quite similar to mine! see ya there!

  • 2 blair speakertree // Aug 6, 2008 at 11:01 am

    thanks for the love

    you are my 80s hip hop obscurity pal – there are only a few of us

    the store is great – visit


  • 3 savannah Du Barry // Sep 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    This is one of the only places where you feel relaxed, and Hiped up at the same time-gl

  • 4 moobs // Jan 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I am totally lost with it all! information over load!

  • 5 Anonymous // Mar 15, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.