Results tagged with 'acme records'
Published May 13, 2013
We asked Ken Chrisien at Acme and Dan DuChaine at Rushmor - both in Bay View - and Luke Lavin at Bull's Eye, on the East Side, about how the recession affected the business, about Record Store Day and more. Their answers might surprise you.
Published March 22, 2013
Known for their tin can microphone, shiny tuba, eclectic instrumentation--which ranges from a typewriter to a customized whirring vibraphone--and, most importantly, lead singer Daniel Bullock's thoughtful, incisive lyrics. The Scarring Party's songs have roots in the early days of radio jazz, but the tone is more foreboding, as if one was being stalked by guard dogs in a French walled city while on the way to a burlesque show in Hell. Equal parts exciting, unnerving, and devious.
Published Oct. 3, 2012
Sorting out city licensing and permits and a lot of hard work building out the space and amassing and pricing records has pushed back the opening day a bit, but Ken Chrisien better be ready to launch his new Acme Record Emporium by Saturday, because he's planned a gala opening event from noon until 7 p.m.
Published Aug. 25, 2012
Despite the loss of some great indie record shops over the years, record stores are not dead. In fact, one is opening soon in Bay View, right up the street from what is likely the longest-lived record shop in town, Rush-Mor. Ken Chrisien, better known to local music fans as WMSE DJ Shopkeeper Ken, is living up to his on-air moniker and opening Acme Records and Music Emporium soon at 2341 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Published June 25, 2012
Though it's been in the works for a little while, Ken Chrisien, also known as Shopkeeper Ken, has officially announced the opening of his new Bay View record shop.