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Strangeland Closing Sale #1: 10% OFF EVERYTHING (starts 2/1) [Jan. 31st, 2008|01:04 pm]
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GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE #1:
10% OFF EVERYTHING!!!

Sale #1 Starts Friday, February 1st


We still have a TON of great CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and t-shirts in stock… and all of it needs a good home. Come early for the best selection. And remember, everything on our shelves is in stock for the LAST TIME. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. So if there’s anything you’ve had your eye on, best to pick it up sooner rather than later.

Strangeland may be closing, but we’ll still be here until March 17th. Swing on by and pay us a visit, if not for the last time. We’ll keep an eye out for ya.

Strangeland Records is conveniently located at:
7203 Columbia Pike, 2nd Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
(703)750-1571
For directions, click HERE then select Info tab and Directions.


Mailorder @ StrangelandRecords.com
If you can’t make it out to the shop, then let the shop come to you!
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Sooooo... we're in the City Paper this week... [Jan. 17th, 2008|12:01 pm]
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Last week Amanda Hess, the very personable journalist behind the weekly Show & Tell column in the Washington City Paper, came by and talked with me a bit about the closing of the shop. The result is an article in this week's issue entitled Brick and Mordor. Check it out if you get a chance.

The journalistic process actually fascinates me. Amanda spoke at length with me, my employee Dan Boyd, Tony from Three Faces of Eve, and others for this article. With hours of conversation and so much information to take in how does one even begin to boil it down to a single article... let alone do the same thing every week. I have much respect for anyone who can pull that off. Anyway, I'm glad she was able to come in and discover some of what the metal scene has to offer.

One note that I thought was a bit misinterpreted from our conversation was the notion the article presents that we're going out of business BECAUSE of the lack of support from the DC metal scene. Actually, we had a much stronger and more regular customer base in the metal and industrial genres than we did anything else here. So to our loyal metalhead customers, please know that we love ya! I certainly wouldn't blame our demise on you.

Also, I'm by no means a metalhead myself. Anyone who knows me knows that I come from an electronic music background. That being the case, know that some of my quotes for the specific album section are taken from my LIMITED knowledge of said bands. Dan on the other hand knows what he's talking about.

One last note... do I really use the word "fucking" that much in conversation? Hmm...

Ryan
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Gothic-Industrial Armageddon @ Strangeland on Sat. 1/12... [Jan. 3rd, 2008|08:08 pm]
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Special Event @ Strangeland…

Saturday, January 12th – 2pm-10pm


Strangeland Records Closing Party #1!!!

BANDS:
Ego Likeness (goth/alternative - Baltimore)
Red This Ever (electro/industrial - Baltimore)
The Opposite Sex (goth rock - DC)
Rites of Ash (industrial/alternative - VA)
dharmata101 (industrial/electro - VA)
XUBERX (industrial - VA)

DJs:
Vlad – Submerge // Schadenfreude // Syndrome
Shade – Spellbound // Schadenfreude // Syndrome // Alchemy
Liebchen – Midnight // Ascension // Submerge
Kangal – Catacomb // Alchemy
Rift – The Dawning
DuJour – Midnight
Cheetahdave

Strangeland may be closing, but at least we’re closing in style. Come and help us celebrate the shop’s existence with this, the first of three final shows here. You can also check out here…

1/19 – Live @ Strangeland Apocalypse (10 area metal/punk/indie bands)
1/26 – Strictly Locals End of Days (20 area dnb/breakbeat/house DJs)

And remember, while you’re here be kind and buy something. Every dollar that the shop makes now is a dollar more we can put towards our bank debts. Be generous. Catch an excellent show and walk home with some great music.

FREE EVENT!!! ALL AGES!!!

BYOB if 21+ Remember, drink responsibly… and don’t be a jackass



Strangeland Records is conveniently located at:
7203 Columbia Pike, 2nd Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
(703)750-1571
For directions, click HERE then select Info tab and Directions.


Mailorder @ StrangelandRecords.com
If you can’t make it out to the shop, then let the shop come to you!
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Strangeland Records is closing... [Jan. 2nd, 2008|12:14 pm]
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A Somber Announcement…
It is with deepest regret that I must announce that on March 17th Strangeland Records will be closing its doors forever. Sadly, while we had no shortage of verbal supporters and well-wishers, in the end we simply did not have enough paying customers to cover our expenses and keep the shop going.

An Honor to Serve…
Since day one Strangeland has been an ardent supporter of the local art and music community. In our short time here I’m proud to say that we’ve hosted over 150 DJs and 200+ bands. We’ve also displayed on our walls the works of over a dozen promising local artists. I’m personally honored to have had so many talented bands, DJs, and artists come through our doors. I can only hope the other local shops/venues will carry the torch and help to further our DC music and arts scene.

The Show’s Almost Over…
We’ll be celebrating the memory of Strangeland “Irish wake” style with a series of going away parties here at the shop…

Saturday 1/12 – Goth/Industrial Armageddon (2pm-10pm)
w/ Ego Likeness, Red This Ever, The Opposite Sex, XUBERX,
dharmata101, Rites of Ash and DJs Vlad, Shade, Liebchen, Kangal, Rift,
DuJour, Cheetahdave

Saturday 1/19 – Live @ Strangeland Apocalypse (2pm-12am)
w/ Three Faces of Eve, Salome, Absolute Vengeance, Freehand Arson,
Bliss, Ambition Burning, Vox Populi (more TBA)

Saturday 1/26 – Strictly Locals End of Days (6pm-4am)
w/ Muramasa, ODJ, Deinfamous, Alter-Ego, Encryption, Solace72,
Jungle Jessi, Quannum Logic, Harry Ransom, Brandon Black,
Miguel Lush, Nonchalant, Lycan, Psymon, Darkenetiks, Hollowpoint,
Ademaro, Shaft XXL, Axios

Last Chance Sale…
Our liquidation sale will begin on Friday, February 1st. From here on out we’ll be looking to get rid of everything, from merchandise to fixtures to DJ gear. The liquidation discount percentages will escalate with each subsequent week though the final day of business on 3/17. Details about the sale will be announced in late January.

What can you do to help?…
At this point the best thing you can do is spend some money here. Every dollar you spend at Strangeland from here on out is a dollar less that we will have to pay back to the bank. With that in mind, be kind; buy some CDs/vinyl/etc. as a final token of your appreciation.

The Changing Face of Music…
The independent music scene is dying a very painful death right now and it’s dying at the hands of its alleged fans. Downloading/piracy from major labels may strike a blow against “the man”, but doing the same for independent/underground music is KILLING those that make and make available that type of music, from the bands to the labels, the promoters to the shop & venue owners. Right now downloading is at the “fall of Rome” stage, with people ravenously downloading anything they can get their hands on, downloading stuff that they don’t even get around to listening to just so that they can brag about how many songs they have. At the same time fewer people are pulling themselves away from their computers (Tivos, Nintendo Wiis, online gaming, etc.) to see, support and buy merch from bands who are struggling to tour at all before going back to their day jobs.

The effects of this detrimental behavior won’t be truly felt until a couple years from now. As the support structure for underground music continues to erode at an exponential rate, indie labels/shops/magazines will continue to fold. As show attendance continues to decline, fewer bands will tour and venues will shut down. As club attendance continues to decline, once popular club events will cease to be. And certainly the effects will be TRULY FELT when all that remains on the desolate musical landscape is local level MySpace band demos and major label pop fodder… with nothing in between, thus robbing us of the next generation VNV Nation, Jesu, Rancid, Dimmu Borgir, etc. You can only rape independent music for so long before nothing is left.

Without support, art ceases to exist. So I urge you from the bottom of my heart, please support the bands you like. Buy their albums. See them live. Buy merch at their shows (very often this means dinner and gas money to them). In the end this is a very small price to pay in order to keep good independent music going.

One Final Note…
It has truly been a pleasure running the shop for these past two years. I’m thankful for all the new friends I’ve met, the excellent bands and DJs I’ve seen and the customers I’ve helped find and discover new music. After all, that was the point, wasn’t it? For everyone who has come in and bought something, checked out a show, handed out a flyer for us, for everyone who has shown Strangeland, my brainchild and baby, some love…

Thank You!

Ryan @ Strangeland
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Day After Christmas Sale @ Strangeland [Dec. 17th, 2007|03:20 pm]
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Wednesday, 12/26 from 11am-10pm ONLY!!!

VERY IMPORTANT - Be sure to mention the sale promotion at checkout. We wouldn't give this sale to simply everyone. Just you... because you're special and stuff.

Don't let the Chia Shrek you got the day before ruin your holiday. Drop by and pick up something you REALLY want.
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Free CDs @ Strangeland... [Dec. 12th, 2007|02:25 pm]
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FREE CD!
WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF 2 OR MORE ITEMS!!!


We’re cleaning house and we’ve got a TON of promo CDs to give away to you, our lovely customers.
Buy 2 or more items and we’ll let you dig through our stash for a nice bonus CD. Yay! Bonus!!!

Strangeland Records
7203 Columbia Pike, 2nd Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
www.strangelandrecords.com
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Black Friday Sale @ Strangeland this Fri. 11/23, 8am-6pm!!! [Nov. 20th, 2007|03:34 pm]
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This Friday, 11/23 from 8am-6pm ONLY!!!

If you show up early… bring donuts. I like donuts. Mmm… donuts.
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Friday 9/28 @ Strangeland: XUBERX, Rites of Ash, Concrete plus DJs DuJour & Valdyr... [Sep. 25th, 2007|04:52 pm]
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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BANDS! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BANDS!

Live @ Strangeland, Every Friday @ 8PM EST/EDT…

Live @ Strangeland…

Friday September 28th @ 8pm



XUBERX (industrial - VA)
Rites of Ash (industrial/alternative - VA)
Concrete (electro/industrial - VA)
DJ DuJour (DC)
DJ Valdyr (VA)

SPECIAL BONUS
All night long we’ll be giving away $1 off coupons for Submerge, DC’s only all industrial event w/ resident DJs Ras DNA and Vlad. Submerge is held on the last Friday of every month at Club Expo at 1928 9th Street, NW (DC). So after our show here at the shop, definitely take the $1 off coupon and go check out Submerge!!!

FREE EVENT!!! ALL AGES!!!

BYOB if 21+ Remember, drink responsibly… and don’t be a jackass


Coming Soon:
10/5 - Adonis Decay, Haunted Shores, Adversary, Periphery (metal)
10/12 - Three Faces of Eve, Cyaega, Unburied, Cut the Architect’s Hand (metal)

Strangeland Records is conveniently located at:
7203 Columbia Pike, 2nd Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
(703)750-1571
For directions, click HERE then select Info tab and Directions.


Mailorder @ StrangelandRecords.com
If you can’t make it out to the shop, then let the shop come to you!
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BIG SALE @ Strangeland: 15% off everything 9/22-9/23!!! [Sep. 19th, 2007|12:41 pm]
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It’s not often that we do storewide sales… so definitely take advantage of this one. 15% off everything 9/22-9/23!!!

Ryan @ Strangeland
www.strangelandrecords.com
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September Sale #1... [Aug. 30th, 2007|04:57 pm]
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September sale #1... which will last throughout the month for all students. September sale #2 will be announced in about two weeks... and it will be for everybody. Keep an eye out.

Ryan @ Strangeland
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