What’s new this week: part 1 – books, movies and slingshots!

A big order from AK Press has arrived! Do you know what this means? Primarily, it means that the 2012 Slingshot organizers are here. They come small or large, at $6 or $12 respectively.

Secondly, I have several punk documentaries for your viewing pleasure, oh and educational purposes. Could there be film screenings here in the future? I’ll provide the popcorn!

(Pictured here L to R:”The Day the Country Died: a history of anarcho punk 1980-84″, “Afro-punk”, “924 Gilman St: let’s talk about tact and timing”, “Train on the Brain”)

Lastly, and most obviously, I have lots of new books. Here is my hirsute friend Dustin helping me demonstrate the sheer joy that comes from picking up a brand new book:

In stock now:political!
The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Gord Hill (There is no more accessible way to learn about the history of US’ indigenous nations! Read it yourself and then give it to friends!)
The Blast ed. Alexander Berkman (Complete collection of the incendiary San Fran bi-monthly anarchist newspaper from 1916-17 that gave voice to the worldwide anarchist movement.)
The World Has Changed: conversations with Alice Walker (A collection of interviews, etc. with the famous African-American author, elegantly hardbound and ready for your next cup of coffee.)
Introducing Capitalism: a graphic guide by Cryan, Shatil, Piero (Again, super accessible reading about an important topic. Don’t even think about occupying anything until you’re well-versed in how the 1% conduct themselves!)
A Brief History of Corporations: where did they come from? by Daniel Bennett (A pamphlet including a trenchant essay, sources cited and a comic!)

In stock now: DIY!
Winter Harvest Cookbook: how to select and prepare fresh seasonal produce all winter long by Lane Morgan

In stock now: punk music!
The Day the Country Died: a history of anarcho punk 1980-84 by Ian Glasper (A compendium/encyclopedia of early peace punk bands and their albums. So thorough he even bothers to mention Oi Polloi’s “Whale Song”)
We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet the collected interviews expanded edition ed. Dan Sinker ( Remember the punk rag Punk Planet?  In this day of independent publishing they had an honorable run from ’94-’07.  Included in this tome are interviews with bands, artists, labels, activists and even your personal heroes – like, say, Ian MacKaye or Kathleen Hanna)
My First Time: a collection of first punk show stories ed. Chris Duncan (Who did Blake Schwarzenback of Jawbreaker see the first time?  I’m not telling.)
A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the making of Bitter Tears by Antonino D’Ambrosio (Chronicles the making of Cash’s little known folk protest album speaking out on behalf of Native people and the backlash he received from the mainstream music industry.  It will make you love this rebel even more.)

In stock now: en espanol!
Elvia Vive..La Lucha Continua: la historia de Elvia Alvarado por Medea Benjamin (Titulo original en ingles: Don’t Be Afraid Gringo.  Esta sobre la lucha de campesinos de Honduras.)
La Guerra de Guerrillas por Ernesto Che Guevara (El mauscrito estaba intentado ser una documentacion para la guerra de guerrillas.)

 Growler: it’s not just music.  On its best days, it’s building community.


About Growler Distro

Growler Distro, or Growler Record Store, are the same thing: a project aimed at selling records, tapes, CDs, CDRs, zines, books, and cool handmade trinkets in Denver, CO, which I'm proud to say is my home. My name is Molly and I've been tabling at punk shows since 2006 and now I'm expanding to a brick and mortar shop at 742 Santa Fe Drive. (Days and hours TBA) I've always loved underground music for it's freshness and honesty and I want you to feel like you can discover a gem as well. I believe that music brings people together much like a well-prepared meal can. And, I think that underground music and literature often talk about the things in life most important to you, whether that be disenchantment with the state of things or a truly broken heart. I carry a lot of different styles of music, so don't limit yourself to one definition of what underground or punk might mean to you. Growler Record Store has music for quiet, contemplative rainy days, dance parties, and even for the apocalypse. I have music made by women, queers, people of color, and in many different languages. You will find your voice as expressed by talented musicians, just the way it was meant to be. And you will likely leave feeling inspired by and connected to your fellow humans. How to find me: growlerdistro@riseup.net and growlerdistro.tumblr.com
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